fist of all thanks for your help. Really appreciated!
No difference for me (I had already tried that, but I gave it another go anyway)
I have tried the correct syntax and I still get the 401 error code
Just to be clear I used the credentials I use to login as an admin into the new home page.
I have also removed the special characters ($) I was using in my password (just in case)
What I have discovered though that the API do not require authorization eg:
shows all the APIs available