A government scheme to stop women re-offending by getting them into work will be piloted at Styal prison in Cheshire.
Female inmates will serve their sentences closer to home and will be offered skills to help find work after their release.
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Warning for snow and ice valid 6am-6pm Sunday for the whole region, except western coastal slice & the Isle of Man
Cold, showery and icy overnight. Staying wintry at times over the weekend.
Cloudy on Saturday with rain continuing for a while, some hill snow.