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New powers to control the number of betting shops

The proliferation of betting shops on England's high streets could soon be curbed as a result of new powers being given to local authorities.

Councils will be able to refuse a planning application if they are worried about the number of shops in their area.

There are also set to be restrictions on fixed odds betting machines where you can bet up to as much as £100 every 20 seconds.

Duncan Kennedy reports from Southampton.

  • 30 Apr 2014
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