Further collapses expected at Brighton's West Pier

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11:11am Wednesday 12th February 2014

As winds are set to batter the south coast, the caretakers of Brighton's ravaged West Pier are bracing themselves for more collapses.

Thousands flock to Argus website to read about future of Brighton's crumbling West Pier

The Argus: Thousands flock to Argus website to read about future of Brighton's crumbling West Pier

9:53am Friday 7th February 2014

The Argus saw a recordbreaking day on Tuesday when almost 100,000 visitors flocked to the paper’s website to read about the future of the West Pier.

Large chunk of Brighton's West Pier falls victim to the sea

The Argus: The pier today

8:29am Wednesday 5th February 2014

WITH VIDEO: A large chunk of Brighton's West Pier has fallen into the sea - and the trust which owns it says more collapses could follow.

The West Pier in the arts

The Argus: Richard Attenborough on the West Pier during the shoot of Oh What A Lovely War!

2:55pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

The West Pier is the subject of hundreds, if not thousands, of amateur photographs and paintings by Brighton artists every year. 

Is the i360 pie in the sky or a fortune cookie?

The Argus: Rival firms set to clash over Brighton seafront tower plans

11:42am Monday 20th January 2014

This weekend I wrestled with an elephant.

Rare Brighton poster found under lino

The Argus: Rare Brighton poster found under lino in Edinburgh house

7:27am Tuesday 17th December 2013

A rare 1940s British Railways poster advertising Brighton is up for auction after being found beneath the lino of a house.

Brighton and Hove's i360 seafront tower 'will happen' as West Pier plans go back to the drawing board

The Argus: The West Pier

5:40am Saturday 16th November 2013

A conservation group is looking for new ideas to rescue Brighton and Hove’s ruined West Pier.

Turn the West Pier into a three-tiered car park

6:00am Thursday 7th November 2013

Once again someone is saying we should renovate the West Pier with someone else’s money (Letters, October 30).

Rival firms set to clash over Brighton seafront tower plans

The Argus: Rival firms set to clash over Brighton seafront tower plans

9:44am Sunday 3rd November 2013

Rival firms are set to clash over plans for a major tourist attraction on Brighton seafront.

i360 tower given go-ahead

The Argus: An artist's impression of the i360

1:10pm Friday 11th May 2012

The nation's tallest viewing tower could be open to the public on Brighton seafront in less than two years

Long and short of the i360 tower saga

The Argus: An artist's impression of the i360 tower proposed for the seafront by Brighton's West Pier

12:00pm Sunday 6th May 2012

The saga of Brighton and Hove's i360 tower took another twist this week when the city council announced it is considering giving a loan of £14 million to the developer. Business editor John Keenan asks if it will be money well-invested

£3m funding bid to boost Brighton's i360 project

The Argus: STALLED: The i360 project

1:50pm Monday 2nd April 2012

A bid for £3 million funding for the i360 has been submitted to the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growing Places fund by Brighton and Hove City Council.

Millionaire's plans for Brighton's West Pier put on hold

The Argus: AMBITIOUS: Mike Holland's plans for the West Pier

1:00pm Tuesday 20th March 2012

Millionaire property developer Mike Holland has put his ambitious plans for the West Pier on ice.

West Pier plan with potential?

The Argus: Murmuration of starlings at the West Pier, Brighton

2:50pm Saturday 3rd March 2012

The future of one of Brighton and Hove’s most famous landmarks is once again the centre of heated debate. John Keenan sets out the different sides of the arguments

First images of West Pier plan

The Argus: An artist's impression of the proposed West Pier rebuild

12:30pm Thursday 9th February 2012

Artist impressions reveal proposals

What price Mike's passion for West Pier?

The Argus: The remains of the West Pier

2:07pm Wednesday 1st February 2012

Businessman mike Holland has vowed to redevelop Brighton's iconic West Pier by 2016. Reporter James Wallin asks whether his ambitious plans could become a reality and whether the trust set up to protect the pier really is 'wasting time'

Brighton property developer reveals plans to save West Pier

9:28am Sunday 29th January 2012

£25 million scheme to resurrect crumbling icon

West Pier 'recreated' for one night only

The Argus: ALL LIT UP: An artists' impression of how the West Pier will look

10:49am Friday 5th February 2010

Brighton’s iconic West Pier is set to be restored to its former glory – but for one night only.

New sites looked at for Brighton O

The Argus: What the 'Brighton O' would look like

5:59pm Wednesday 3rd February 2010

New sites are being investigated for a £6million ferris wheel after plans to install it on Brighton seafront collapsed.

West Pier clean-up operation begins

11:24am Tuesday 2nd February 2010

The wreckage of the West Pier started to be removed from Brighton beach today.

Brighton O set to be rejected by council

3:40pm Monday 1st February 2010

Experts have again recommended that plans for a 60 metre seafront ferris wheel should be turned down – despite emergency talks to try to save the project.

Safety work at derelict pier

The Argus: Safety work at derelict pier

7:50pm Wednesday 4th March 2009

Machines have rolled in to remove remains from the West Pier in Brighton because of safety fears.

Architects say i360 is on course

The Argus: An artist's impression of the i360

2:58pm Friday 21st November 2008

Brighton’s i360 observation tower is still on course to open in spring 2011 despite a question mark over its funding.

Work starts on i360 tower - in Holland

The Argus: The steel 'cans' which will make up the tower

3:58pm Wednesday 22nd October 2008

Work has begun on Brighton’s i360 tower despite the project being delayed by another year.

Landmark i360 tower faces delays

The Argus: An artist's impression of the i360

10:31am Monday 20th October 2008

Brighton's i360 tower has been further delayed – but those behind the project insist it will still be built.

Historic pier 'to become housing'

10:47am Wednesday 10th September 2008

A historic Victorian pier which has been closed to the public has been sold and is set to be turned into residential accommodation, according to reports.

Further delays for the i360

The Argus: An artist's impression of the i360

11:29am Tuesday 15th July 2008

A firm date has still not been set for work to get underway on Brighton's landmark i360 tower.

Brighton Eye moves step closer

5:21pm Wednesday 21st May 2008

Building work is to begin finally on the Brighton Eye over a year late and after a succession of false starts.

i360 tower could beam wi-fi

The Argus: Seafront internet could cover a 30-mile radius, taking in Worthing, Crawley and Eastbourne

4:08pm Thursday 8th May 2008

A campaign is under way to use the i360 tower to provide free internet access for up to a million people.

Police admit defeat in West Pier arson investigation

The Argus:

9:45am Tuesday 25th March 2008

Police chiefs have admitted they never expect to catch the arsonists who destroyed the West Pier.

Will a new West Pier rise from the ashes at last?

The Argus: The ruins in winter

6:52am Tuesday 25th March 2008

It is now years since fire engulfed the grand old lady of Brighton in the most dramatic disaster to hit the West Pier.

Work to construct Brighton Eye delayed

5:08pm Friday 2nd November 2007

Work to construct a much-anticipated city landmark will begin nearly a year late because of fears it could become a repeat of London's wobbling Millennium Bridge.

'Brighton Eye' wins award

The Argus:

11:37am Monday 12th March 2007

The futuristic Brighton Eye seafront observation tower has been handed an award before work has even begun.

Is this pier lunacy?

7:24am Wednesday 7th February 2007

Comdedians are to declare independence for Brighton's West Pier.

Pier's concert hall collapses

2:59pm Thursday 13th July 2006

The concert hall on Brighton's crumbling West Pier finally crashed into the sea as storms pounded Sussex yesterday.

Rival bids to de-list pier

2:53pm Thursday 13th July 2006

The Government has been asked to scrap the West Pier's Grade I listed status.

West Pier supporters back bid to change law

2:52pm Thursday 13th July 2006

Supporters of the restoration of Brighton's West Pier have welcomed a possible change in the law to prevent unnecessary delays to marine projects.

10,000 sign petition to save pier

2:51pm Thursday 13th July 2006

Brighton and Hove has given 10,000 reasons why nothing should stand in the way of the West Pier's restoration.

Police rule out pier fires link

2:45pm Thursday 13th July 2006

Sussex Police say two arson attacks on Brighton's historic West Pier are not being linked.

Second fire hits pier

The Argus: Flames tear through the historic concert hall

2:41pm Thursday 13th July 2006

Brighton's crumbling West Pier went up in flames again today in a suspected arson attack.

Police still baffled over pier blaze

2:40pm Thursday 13th July 2006

Police still have no idea how the fire which destroyed the West Pier's historic pavilion started.

Pier vision is no fantasy

2:24pm Thursday 13th July 2006

Creators of a rival bid to save and transform the crumbling West Pier have insisted their vision is not an unrealistic fantasy.

Fears for West Pier starlings

2:12pm Thursday 13th July 2006

English Nature has objected to the proposed renovation of Brighton's West Pier, saying the plan would not protect starlings and birds of prey.

Pier protest all the way from LA

2:03pm Thursday 13th July 2006

Opposition to a controversial beachside development near Brighton's West Pier is coming from as far away as California.

A different dream for West Pier

2:00pm Thursday 13th July 2006

An amateur designer has revealed his alternative vision for the West Pier - and it could leave Brighton and Hove with a sandy beach as big as Blackpool's.

Vow to fight pier plans

1:58pm Thursday 13th July 2006

More than one hundred people today demonstrated against plans to develop the shoreline at the West Pier.

Pier plans will blot landscape, protesters say

1:52pm Thursday 13th July 2006

Protesters say magnificent sea views of the seafront at the West Pier could be obliterated by a plan to restore the ruined pier.

Would a restored West Pier fit in?

1:47pm Thursday 13th July 2006

New £30 million plans to transform Brighton seafront around the derelict West Pier announced yesterday have sparked mixed reactions.

Development hiccup as backer is wound up

1:42pm Thursday 13th July 2006

The main company behind plans to restore the West Pier in Brighton is to be wound up.

Brighton Pier boss lambastes near rival

1:42pm Thursday 13th July 2006

The director of the biggest tourist attraction in the South-East has launched an attack on the redevelopment of the West Pier.



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