Slot machine risks

In response to your article on Monday on fixed-odd betting terminals, these machines have established themselves as the new working-class cancer.

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They cause damage to families and individuals throughout Glasgow and Scotland as a whole.

Children are standing outside betting shops, while parents are spending every last penny to fund their addiction to these machines and insolvency is on the rise, with people having to take drastic measures to deal with debt that has been a direct result of this method of gambling.

Bookmakers need to start behaving in a responsible manner and introduce tougher in-house policies to help safeguard vulnerable individuals who will suffer through the continued expansion of outlets hosting these cash magnets.

Paul

Glasgow

Hand hygiene

WITH regards your story on doctors and nurses who do not use proper hand hygiene.

On attending the Beatson last week, I walked from the front door along the main corridor and the first three hand sanitisers were empty.

When I spoke to a receptionist, she told me the corridors are busy and they would be filled later, it was not her job.

I informed her of her attitude being wrong and I would like to think she could arrange for them to be filled.

Marion Begg

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Memories

I ALWAYS love the pictures in the memories page in my Evening Times.

The picture from 1948 (Thursday) was a great image. The ladies must have got a bargain.

Russell Miller

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