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MP expresses disappointment over plans to close RAF Boulmer

The chairman of the Commons Transport Committee has expressed serious concerns over plans to close a helicopter search and rescue base in Northumberland.

Louise Ellman says she is surprised and disappointed about the proposed closure of RAF Boulmer.

Ms Ellman says there are understandable worries the closure may lead to slower response times and more fatalities. She wants a wider consultation on the plans.