The Government has announced Gloucester prison is one of several prisons to be closed across the country.
It's part of programme to update Britain’s prison estate and is part of the Government’s drive to build new capacity to replace older prisons and so bring down the cost of operating the prison system.
It is expected to save £63 million a year.
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More rain and wind will move in on Friday before the cold weather takes over for the weekend.
It will be cloudy and mild with some brightness today but rain will move in overnight, becoming heavier tomorrow afternoon.
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