There has been a major shake-up of the search and rescue services. Despite vigorous campaigns, operations will move out of Portland, Chivenor and Culdrose to a new base at Newquay Airport.
The service will be run by a private company, Bristow, which is based in the US. It will mean that from 2015, 22 new helicopters will operate from ten locations around the UK. The Dorset coast will be covered by a base at Leigh-on-Solent.
More top news
Weather wizard Kate Haskell gives an insight into the rainy July we've had, and what might be in store for the rest of the summer.
Fancy taking a trip back in time to see how Cornwall looked more than 70 years ago?
Police are looking for two people who were seen running away from a fire at a disused factory in Plymouth.