Hastings re-vamped pier has won a prestigious award, Pier of the Year :-
In the competition judged by the National Piers Society, Hastings have beaten off beat off Worthing pier which came second for the third year running. Llandudno pier tookthird place.
Hastings 145-year-old structure was hit by a devastating fire in 2010 but it reopened last year following a £14.2m restoration project.
Gavin Henderson, National Piers Society president, called the pier "a phoenix" and Maria Ludkin, the chair of Hastings Pier Trustees, said: "We are absolutely delighted that our wonderful community-owned pier has won this prestigious award."