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Brighton i360 welcomes 100,000th visitor

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The British Airways attraction opened thee weeks ago and welcomed its 100,000th visitor on the Bank Holiday Weekend.

It's the world's tallest moving observation tower at 162 metres. It cost £46 million and can carry up to 200 passengers.

The world’s first vertical cable car was designed by London Eye architects Marks Barfield Architects.

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"We are delighted that British Airways i360 is already proving to be so popular and is attracting visitors from far and wide as well as helping to build Brighton & Hove’s fame across the world.”

– Cllr Gill Mitchell, deputy leader of Brighton & Hove City Council


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Asbestos alert for emergency workers who dealt with the IRA Brighton bombing in 1984

The Grand Hotel in Brighton was bombed in 1984

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£30m scheme to regenerate Brighton's historic arches

Ambitious plans have been unveiled to regenerate a large section of Brighton seafront.

The Madeira Terraces east of the pier have fallen into disrepair, and are closed to the public for safety.

Now, a project is getting underway to regenerate the Victorian arches at a cost of £30m.

But some heritage experts say the scheme doesn't go far enough to preserve the Grade 2 listed structure.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Cllr Warren Morgan, Labour leader of Brighton & Hove City Council, and Joe O'Donnell of the Victorian Society.

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