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Medway's gambling fears

Councillors have been invited to meet bookmakers in the Medway to discuss their concerns over fixed odds betting terminals. It comes after a meeting with the Gambling Commission over the council's concerns about the betting shop machines -

where you can bet anything from £100 to £18, 000 in an hour. The body that represents bookmakers told us they had every confidence that the machines could be used responsibly.


Sat nav warning in Chatham

90 vehicles are driven through the bus station each day Credit: ITV News

Motorists say confusing road signs are to blame. Medway Council blames irresponsible driving. But now it seems satellite navigation systems are the cause of traffic chaos around Chatham's new bus station.

The council has put up signs warning drivers to ignore their satnavs because many out of date models are directing cars through the bus station, endangering pedestrians. It's hoped the signs will stop the 90 vehicles a day that end up driving through the Kent bus station.

Robin Cooper, from the council says, "We are asking people to please look out of the window when they are driving instead of listening to their sat-nav. These can quite often be out of date or even wrong."

"We have already ringed the bus station with 15 signs and other road markings asking motorists not to drive through it. We have also put in place automatic number plate recognition cameras to catch those that do."

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