Urgent meeting in Eastbourne to assess damage caused by fire

The Sussex seaside landmark has been badly damaged by fire. Today there's an urgent meeting taking place attended by the town's MP, Stephen Lloyd, and those affected by the devastating fire.

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Sixty firefighters tackling Eastbourne Pier blaze

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service have said they were called to the fire at Eastbourne Pier shortly at 3.13pm. At that time a two-storey building measuring around 30 metres by 50 metres was well alight.

Sussex Police and the Coastguard are also at the scene.

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