The historic landmark has been turned into an empty shell after the devastating blaze.
Rather than a winter phenomenon, hail is surprisingly common during the most intense summer thunderstorms.
More than 30 recommendations have been made in a Serious Case Review, looking at the "institutionalised abuse" at a care home in Sussex.
Our seaside piers are a popular tourist attraction - structures of historical significance - of a Victorian era. But, after being badly damaged by fire, is there the money to rebuild them? Before Eastbourne, in 2010, Hastings Pier succumbed to flames. We look back at the history of piers - and whether lessons can be learnt. With our report, Sarah Saunders.
Cameras in the air were able to assist in the battle to put out the flames at Eastbourne Pier. Andy Dickenson reports on the efforts by those on the seashore, at sea and beneath the pier to save an historic landmark.
Business leaders and politicians say it's "business as usual" after the Eastbourne pier was devastated by fire. This report - from John Ryall - looks at the campaign already underway to restore the Victorian seaside attraction to its former glory.
Partner agencies continuing to work hard to make the structure of the pier safe. http://t.co/xSlaWgBHa8
A task force of business leaders met today to discuss a timeframe for rebuilting the fire ravaged arcade and getting Eastbourne Pier up and running. Our John Ryall went to the meeting to find out more.
RNLI and firefighters have joined forces to tackle the pier fire that turned the iconic structure into a blackened metal shell.
This picture shows the destruction done to Eastbourne Pier arcade following the fire yesterday. http://t.co/gCKOKoPk5G
Eastbourne Police have released images of the pier ruined by a fire that started in the wall panelling yesterday and spread to engulf the entire arcade.
24 hours after the pier set alight, this afternoon emergency services are pulling together to ensure the Sussex landmark suffers no further damage.
A scaled-down crew of firefighters are working to secure the pier as the surrounding areas remain cordoned off for safety.
Our reporter Malcolm Shaw has been in Eastbourne this morning to assess the aftermath of the pier fire.
Mr Sargent, 23, who landed on a Thomson Airways flight at 1.25am on Sunday, told the Daily Telegraph: "I was left stranded in baggage reclaim. I was not asking for special treatment, just to be able to freely move around the terminal and use the toilet."
Another traveller had still not got his suitcase by the middle of this week having flown to Paphos in Cyprus last weekend
– Gatwick airport spokesman
Bags on 95% of scheduled flights into Gatwick are delivered to passengers in the reclaim halls within 55 minutes. We want all bags on all flights to be delivered within this timeframe and so are working closely with the small number of airlines which employ Swissport to help improve the baggage delivery service.
Gatwick will continue to carefully monitor Swissport's performance and offer assistance to them as required over the remainder of the summer to minimise the impact on passengers and safeguard our expected level service."