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Minister to visit threatened Wellingborough prison

Wellingborough Prison Credit: ITV Anglia

The government's prison minister has agreed to visit Wellingborough Prison in Northamptonshire following widespread campaigning to save it from being shut down.

The prison has been earmarked for closure as part of a government review of the prison system.

The MP for Wellingborough Peter Bone says the ministerial visit in October is a positive move towards securing its future.