100 volunteers have been keeping a watchful eye over our waters for the last two years but the team at Calshot in Hampshire has officially become part of the Maritime Search and Rescue Emergency services.
The tower which overlooks Southampton Water from Portsmouth to Yarmouth is one of the most iconic watch stations along our coastline .
An Eastern Airways aircraft flying from Southampton has made an emergency landing at Newcastle International Airport after the pilot discovered a fault with an instrument panel in the cockpit. All the passengers have since transferred and departed on another flight to Aberdeen.
The airline has apologised to passengers for the inconvenience and say they will always err on the side of caution as safety is paramount.
A major security exercise is underway at the Port of Dover designed to test the ability of Kent's emergency services to deal with a terror attack.The scenario is that two terrorists have detonated a 'dirty bomb', exposing 50 border control staff to hazardous chemicals.