Southeastern Trains is to offer significant discounts on their rail fares from London to Margate over the winter months in support of the Mary Portas scheme to regenerate the town.
But the plans by the "Queen of Shops" have drawn criticism from local business leaders who say that she is more interested in making a TV programme rather than regenerating the high street.
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