The historic landmark has been turned into an empty shell after the devastating blaze.
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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.
As the summer holidays take hold, Gatwick is experiencing the busy rush of holidaymakers travelling through the airport. Last weekend, a mix of busy flights and sparse staffing put a strain on Gatwick's luggage handlers Swissport. Richard Slee has this report.
New footage has been revealed by Newhaven RNLI shows how the second RNLI crew assisted the team of firefighters and original RNLI at the scene of the Eastbourne fire.
The blaze tore through the Sussex landmark on wednesday and left a burnt out shell.
– Detective Inspector Mark O'Brien, Sussex Police
"As a result of our investigation we have received information to suggest that the fire may have been started by someone, either deliberately or accidently, and our investigation is now focusing on that line of enquiry.
A temporary scaffold platform has been erected adjacent to where the fire is thought to have broken out in order to enable scenes of crime officers and fire investigators safe access to the area.
In the meantime, we are very keen to hear from anyone who has photographs or video taken at the entrance or actually on the pier in the hours before the fire started. If you have such material or indeed any other information about the incident, please email us at email@example.com quoting Operation Barsham. Alternatively, you can call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
Police investigating the fire that ripped through Eastbourne's historic pier on Wednesday afternoon (July 30) have confirmed that they are now treating the incident as suspicious.
Holidaymakers flying from Gatwick this weekend are being urged to pack essential items in their hand luggage after another warning of possible delays.
The baggage handling firm, Swissport, have recruited extra staff to help deal with any problems.
Last weekend hundreds of passengers were left waiting hours for their luggage because of staff shortages.
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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.