Ten years ago, worried Northern Rock customers queued outside branches hoping to get their money back.
Personal finance reporter
The launch comes after a four-month period when women, apart from the Queen, have not been represented on the Bank's notes.
The last was the £5 note featuring reformer Elizabeth Fry which was replaced by a Winston Churchill fiver.
The new £10 note is made of polymer and includes raised dots for blind people.
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Today is expected to be sometimes sunny with a scattering of showers.
These showers are more likely to be near coasts at first, but will form inland during the afternoon and possibly be thundery.
It will feel cool sometimes in brisk northwesterly winds.
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