MPs have hit out at the Ministry of Justice's decision to close down Wellingborough Prison, calling the move a "disastrous mistake".
Conservative MPs Peter Bone and Philip Hollobone urged the Government to reconsider plans to dispose of the prison, which they described as "cost-effective".
Mr Bone said the decision was "completely and utterly wrong."
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Rain will turn steady and occasionally heavy after midnight before clearing early tomorrow. Sunnier but colder weather then returns.
The very mild weather will continue during the rest of today before it turns wet overnight. Tomorrow will be sunnier but also colder.