Existing staff will continue to run the site but the Home Office will meet the costs of its operation. Offenders housed at The Verne will be moved to other suitable prison accommodation.
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It will be dry this evening, with bright spells for most. It will stay mostly dry with clear spells tonight.
It will be quite a dry and fine evening with sun in most areas. It should stay dry overnight.
The owner of the Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter has spoken to for the first time about the devastating fire that gutted his building.