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Mary visits Margate

Photo: ITV Meridian

Five hundred free train tickets to Margate have been given to Londoners in the hope of boosting visitor numbers this weekend.

Among those travelling to the town was 'the Queen of the Shops' - Mary Portas was in Margate to open the first new business as part of her big push to revitalise the East Kent town.

There's been criticism of the retail guru's plans since it was announced she would be filming for a TV documentary there - but shopkeepers say any investment is positive news.

Iain McBride reports.