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.
More top news
Philippa has Sunday's weather for the east
Philippa has Sunday's weather for the west
A cloudy start with showers at times later.