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Storm Frank hits the West

Hurricane force winds of more than 120mph ave battered the West today as Storm Frank hit our shores. Waves have reached 30ft and more than a month's worth of rain has poured down across the region. It's the sixth storm to pummel Britain.

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Birnbeck plea for donations to save the pier

Birnbeck Pier are asking people for donations to help restore the landmark, and save it before more collapses.

Richard Griffin, the project director for the pier's Regeneration Trust, told ITV News the next storm could "finish it off", and urged people to donate.

John Penrose, the MP for Weston-super-Mare says the collapse now means plans to restore the pier are more urgent than ever.

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