An MP has again called on a Government minister to visit the Portland search and rescue helicopter base, which is threatened with closure. In a debate in Parliament, Richard Drax accused the government of failing to consult local people about the proposal, which he said would cost lives.
The South Dorset MP called for the discussion after the announcement that the aircraft is due to go when the service is privatised in 2018. The area will then be covered from bases further away. He said officials should see the area for themselves.
More top news
Riverside Leisure Centre in Exeter has been evacuated, after a fire in the health suite.
CCTV footage has emerged of a couple, with a combined age of 151, fighting off an intruder who tried to steal from their newsagents.
The Colin Tizzard-trained horse was the heavy favourite to win the landmark race of the festival in March.