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An Eastbourne hotelier has told ITV News that seeing uncontrollable flames engulf the arcades on the town's historic pier was "atrocious".
Sajaad Shah of the Savoy Court Hotel recorded footage of the fire services attending to the blaze and describes the scene at the seafront.
Police have meanwhile said the fire is not believed to be suspicious at this time.
A Bolton-based Muslim charity has accused a bank of putting lives at risk for shutting down its account.
The Ummah Welfare Trust has distributed 70 million pounds to projects in 20 countries. And it's had a presence in Gaza for the past 10 years.
But the charity has now received a letter from the HSBC to tell them their account is being closed for being beyond the bank's "risk appetite".
Mohammad Ahmad is from the charity.
Three Israeli soldiers have been killed in southern Gaza this afternoon, the Israeli army said.
Three IDF soldiers were killed this afternoon during operational activity in the southern Gaza Strip.
Firefighters have said their efforts to battle a major blaze on Eastbourne Pier is being hampered by high winds.
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said crews are making "reasonable progress" in attacking the fire from the "coastal side of the building, from the beach and from underneath the Pier".
Fire crews are being assisted by the Coastguard, the RNLI and Sussex Police, while South East Coast Ambulance are also at the site.
Dramatic aerial footage has captured the major fire roaring on Eastbourne Pier as thick smoke spreads across the East Sussex coastline.
At least six Palestinians have been killed in a strike in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, according to local hospital officials.
The strike came just before the Israeli military declared a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire in parts of Gaza, which started at 3pm local time.
Many children were injured in the attacks were taken to local hospital in Khan Younis.
According to Palestinian officials, at least 1,331 Palestinians have been killed since the current round of fighting began on July 8. More than 7,100 Palestinians have been wounded.
Israel has lost 52 soldiers and three civilians.
The Premier League has announced it has decided to introduce “Vanishing Spray” for use in all matches in the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season.
– Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore
At the Premier League we are open to developments that enhance the competition and it was clear from watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil that Vanishing Spray benefited referees, players, and all of those who watched the matches. Having witnessed that, and following consultation with our clubs and the PGMOL, we have decided to introduce it in the Barclays Premier League and look forward to having it in place for the 2014/15 season.
The major blaze on Eastbourne Pier has been captured in dramatic aerial footage.
The Premier League has confirmed the vanishing spray that was dubbed the 'shaving foam' spray during this summer's World Cup will be used from the start of the football season.
As at the 2014 World Cup, vanishing spray will be used by referees to mark distances for free-kicks and their walls #SprayforBPL
Witnesses have posted video of the Eastbourne Pier fire on YouTube, showing thick smoke pouring across the East Sussex seaside town's skies.