Petition to make £5 notes suitable for vegetarians reaches 5,000 signatures

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Petition to make £5 notes suitable for vegetarians reaches 5,000 signatures
Bad news, vegans and vegetarians (Picture: Rex/Shutterstock)

A petition against new £5 notes has hit gained more than 5,000 signatures in less than 24 hours.

It was launched after the Bank of England confirmed in a tweet that the new note contained tallow – a substance made from animal fat, meaning the cash is not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.

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