Ladbrokes branch ‘under review’

Betting giant Ladbrokes confirmed this week that its High Street shop could be facing closure.

In a statement to the Hawick News following speculation that the shop was set to close within a fortnight, spokesperson Alex Donoghue said: “I can confirm that our Oliver Place shop will not be closing but can say at this stage that our shop on the High Street is under review.”

Asked if this meant the shop would close, Mr Donoghue refused to be drawn but added: “All I can say is that the High Street shop is, in line with several other branches nationwide, under review.”

Ladbrokes have been in business for 120 years and have 2,700 shops.