Video: Retail queen Mary Portas visiting Market Rasen today
RETAIL queen Mary Portas is visiting Market Rasen today.
She is touring the high street in the town, which became a Portas Pilot - and one of 12 in the UK to benefit from a share of £1 million to turn it around.
As reported, Mary is an ardent supporter of revitalising the high street economy. Following her latest TV series, she and the Government created Portas Pilots.
Market Rasen was delighted to be chosen from more than 370 applications, and received £100,000.
The locals involved in the scheme have already met Mary twice.
This afternoon, they are showing off the fruits of their labour.
This morning, Mary tweeted: "En route to Portas Pilot Market Rasen in Lincs which has reduced empty shops by 60 per cent and created new foody hub. Who says the high street's dead."
The Grimsby Telegraph is there covering the visit - check back here and also see tomorrow's newspaper.