Then owners of Weston-super-Mare's pier, Michelle and Kerry Michael, have been given an MBE for their work in restoring it.
This report which went out on The West Tonight in July 2008 shows how badly the pier was destroyed by the fire.
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The Shaun in the City sculpture trail, which hits Bristol's streets on Monday, was given its official, and typically unusual, launch today.
Not enough beds and an agonising wait for the right help - a mother describes the anguish of trying to save her anorexic daughter.
Police believe one of the West's most infamous criminals, timeshare fraudster John Palmer, was murdered.