Is this the end of paper banknotes Plastic version could be in your pocket in just three yearsOverhaul could see environmentally-friendly notes introduced from 2015Have proved a success since being introduced in Australia in 1988Plastic lasts much longer and are more hygienic but more expensive to make | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 17 December 2012 Plastic banknotes are set to be introduced in Britain, replacing the paper money used for more than 300 years. The radical overhaul could see the more durable, waterproof and harder-to-counterfeit polymer sterling notes in circulation within three years.
Pigs blown up, guinea pigs poisoned and marmosets given anthrax: Campaigners expose 'cruel' secret military experiments at Porton Down Campaign group uncovered details of the 'cruel and grotesque' research projects at the Porton Down labs in WiltshireExperiments involved substantial suffering and led to the death of the animalsPigs were anesthetised, blown up by bombs, then drained of a third of their blood before being resuscitatedMarmosets infected with highly dangerous chemicals | UPDATED: 07:39 GMT, 27 November 2012 Pigs have been blown up, guinea pigs poisoned and marmosets given anthrax in germ and chemical warfare experiments at the top secret British military research base, it has emerged. The campaign group that uncovered the details of the 'cruel and grotesque' research projects by scientists at the Porton Down labs in Wiltshire said that in some cases it appeared the animals had been given nothing to ease their pain. Many of the experiments involved substantial suffering and led to the death of the animals, the British Union for Abolition of Vivisection's investigation found