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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Not a bad day today across the NW, but windy throughout, coastal gusts of 50-60mph again. Big waves at the coast
Gusty winds continue until later on Monday, gusts 50-60mph at the coast. Patchy rain and sunny spells for Sunday
Windy throughout the whole of the weekend, especially at the coast. High tides, so beware big waves, coastal gusts 50-60mph