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Hope Cove life boat row

Volunteer coastguards at Hope Cove in Devon are being made to choose between which of their rescue services to keep.

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Lifeboat rescue service is centre of political row

A small lifeboat and cliff rescue service is at the centre of a political storm tonight.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency says the service at Hope Cove in South Devon should be run by two separate teams.

But locals fear one would have to go because they don't have enough trained people.

Now the local MP has stepped in, accusing the MCA of intransigence. Richard Lawrence has the story.

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