Portland Helicopter Campaign

Questions are being raised over the government's decision to close the Portland rescue helicopter by 2015.

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Scrapping of search & rescue helicopter questioned

The Portland helicopter is due to be scrapped in 2018 Credit: ITV Westcountry

The MP for South Dorset has again called on a government minister to visit the search and rescue helicopter base on Portland, which is threatened with closure. In a debate in Parliament last night, Richard Drax accused the government of failing to consult local people about the proposal.

He says the move would cost lives at sea.

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