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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Jess Glynne and Rudimental are just some of the stars performing at the opening day of the MTV Crashes event in Plymouth.
Fire crews remain at the scene at Richer Sounds on Sidwell Street, Exeter where a building caught fire on 27 July.
Bath Rugby announce Todd Blackadder will join as Director of Rugby with Tabai Matson following him to the Rec as Head Coach.