Campaigners fighting to save the search and rescue helicopter at Portland in Dorset have been dealt a major blow today.
Speaking during a visit to the new coastguard operations centre the Shipping Minister Stephen Hammond MP said he's convinced Government plans to close the base are safe.
This report from Kerry Swain.
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