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Government prepares clampdown on fixed-odds betting machines

Treasury stalling over limits to stakes on terminals that can take £18,000 every hour The government has signalled that it is preparing to clamp down on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) – the gambling machines described as the “crack cocaine” of the betting world. But the extent to which the …

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Wales v Austria: World Cup 2018 qualifier – live!

Live updates from the Group D match in Cardiff Saturday scoreboard: all the goals as they go in Email Scott at scott.murray@theguardian.com 8.14pm BST 27 min: It seems Prodl injured himself while dragging down Vokes. Off he goes, to be replaced by 18-year-old debutant Kevin Danso. 8.12pm BST 26 min: …

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Twelve from UK among those arrested in Magaluf drug raids

Spanish police say the three kilos of cocaine and other drugs seized on Mallorca and in Barcelona were intended for sale to tourists Twelve people from the UK have been arrested after police smashed an alleged drug-dealing ring in the Spanish holiday resort of Magaluf on the island of Mallorca. …

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Charity walker, 85, reported missing in Wales

Laurence Brophy last seen in Tongwynlais on Thursday after setting off on solo walk from Cardiff to Brecon and back An 85-year-old man who set off on a solo charity walk on Thursday has been reported missing. Laurence Brophy, 85, began his challenge to walk the Taff trail from Cardiff …

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