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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Friday's forecast for the west of the region from Martin Stew.
Martin Stew has the latest weather forecast for the east of the region.
Martin Stew has the lunchtime forecast for the west of the ITV Meridian region.