Hastings Pier officially opened

The pier was decked out in colourful flags ready for the event.
The pier was decked out in colourful flags ready for the event.
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Hastings Pier is being officially reopened today in an invite only gala celebration.

The seaside attraction was gutted in a fire in 2010, but reopened last month following efforts from the public, Hastings Pier Charity and other organisations to get it rebuilt.

Decked out in multi-coloured flags, the pier is only accessible to ticket-holders for the event but will be open as normal tomorrow.

invitations to the ribbon-cutting ceremony and following celebrations were issued to contributors, shareholders and current volunteers as well as other public figures.

The 144-year-old landmark cost £14.2 million to redevelop.

For the full story on how the pier was reopened following the fire,watch our video here

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