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Eastbourne Pier has always been a tourist attraction and, ironically, it's now more popular than ever. Sightseers have been arriving in the town to get a glimpse of the burnt structure. Tom Savvides reports
Following the raging fire that took hold of Eastbourne pier on Wednesday, the prime minister visited the seaside town to announce vital funding for the pier. Two million pounds have been set aside by the government to help rebuild the iconic Sussex landmark. John Ryall sends this report from Eastbourne.
The Prime Minister visited the site of a fire that destroyed part of Sussex's biggest landmarks.
David Cameron went to Eastbourne pier this morning to see the extent of damage and reassure residents that the government will help to rebuild it.
David Cameron and George Osborne have seen first-hand the destruction wrought by a fire on Eastbourne Pier - as it was announced that the resort is to be given up to £2 million.
The Prime Minister and Chancellor visited the East Sussex seaside town two days after part of the 144-year-old structure was left a scorched shell.
Eastbourne will receive £2 million by the government to rebuild a pier that was destroyed by a fire.
David Cameron is due to make the official announcement today as he knows the fire on Eastbourne Pier will have 'hit the town hard', and pledged his support for local businesses.