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Jane Austen to feature on £10 note from 2017

24 July 2013 Last updated at 23:20 BST

Author Jane Austen is to feature on the next £10 note, the Bank of England says, avoiding a long-term absence of women represented on banknotes.

The Pride and Prejudice author will be the next face of the note, replacing Charles Darwin, probably in 2017.

Stephanie Flanders reports