CHARLIE Sherris, of Priestfield writes to settle Harry Watson's argument about the betting shop
next to the Acklam pub.
The 42-year-old, from Longbridge, is manager of The Sports Cafe Betting Shop
, in Broad Street, which is part of the Better chain.
The licence application was opposed by a sub-committee of Newham Council in the belief that the rising number of betting shops
on high streets is making them hotspots for crime and anti-social behaviour.
1m lost by problem gamblers alone in the 41 local betting shops
Previously, gamblers could only exclude themselves from one betting shop
at a time and had to fill in forms for each different company.
But in the spirit of reconciliation, the surprise winner was invited to open a seventh Kingsport betting shop
in Charles Street.
More than 200 betting shops
have closed in the last 12 months and tough new measures to address concerns about fixed odds betting terminals are due to come in on April 6.
30pm two people barged into a betting shop
at Polis Chrysochous, Paphos, holding clubs.
My uncle was killed in a betting shop
which collapsed and left him pinned against a wall by a slab of betting slips.
Newcastle is only behind Soho in Central London for density of betting shops
beating cities like Liverpool and Bradford coming second in the nine areas identified.
In other parts of the country the proliferation of betting shops
is having a significant detrimental effect on the vitality of town centres.
Under planning policy betting shops
are classed as financial services the same as banks, estate agents and insurance brokers and there a few restrictions on them opening in shopping parades.
are contributing towards community decline, a councillor says.
With punters at betting shops
throughout the country following his choice, the horse started as favourite, at odds of 11/2.
In his constituency there are an estimated 24 betting shops
with FOBTs on their premises, operating about 96 terminals.