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Work has officially started today on the i360 project on Brighton seafront. The tower will stand 160m high with a viewing platform rising up to the top. But can the cost of more than 46 million pounds be justified? Malcolm Shaw reports.
A Brighton MP has called for a statue to be built to honour the longest living First World War veteran.
Henry Allingham - who was 113 years old and from Ovingdean - died in 2009 after he served in the Royal Flying Corps.
It has cost nearly £5m and taken just under a year to complete, but now the makeover at Brighton's historic seafront arches is ready.
The new look will be officially revealed this afternoon - we speak to a local business about what they think of the new idea, including i360.
Work on the ambitious i360 viewing tower in Brighton could start within a year after the council gave the project it's backing last night.
The council has agreed new loans to get the project, first approved in 2006, off the ground.
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Plans for the biggest viewing tower in the UK, Brighton's i360, could be back on track with Government and council loans totalling £17m.