New hope for pier

Hastings Pier could be compulsorily purchased by local council after devastating fire.

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Council to decide pier's future

Firefighters damping down after pier inferno Credit: ITV Meridian

The compulsory purchase of Hastings Pier could be decided when the Council meets this week.

They say that the present owners of the pier have failed to carry out essential renovation work.

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