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PM defends coastguard plans

The Prime Minister today defended changes to the south's coastguard's helicopter search and rescue service.

Dorset MP fights for Portland helicopter

The Prime Minister today defended changes to the south's coastguard helicopter search and rescue service, saying they would improve average response times by 20%.

Dorset MP Richard Drax asked David Cameron to step in to save the Portland coastguard helicopter base, which is due to close by 2017.

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