Mary Portas' Margate challenge

Four people involved in the Mary Portas scheme to regenerate Margate have resigned amid accusations that the "Queen of Shops" star is only interested in making a TV programme.

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Portas pilot hits problems

Mary Portas has the backing of prime minister David Cameron Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire

Four key people responsible for sprucing up Margate's High Street have resigned.

They were part of a team working on a pilot project by Mary Portas, who's known as the Queen of Shops.

The departures come after concerns were raised about the filming of a television documentary about the scheme.

Margate was one of twelve town centres which received a share of £1.2million pounds of government money to regenerate their local communities.

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