LAST week walking through Northgate (Darlington) I saw the (shop next to the) old BHS store was having a makeover, I wondered at the time who was taking over the premises, well, walking through Northgate that question was answered.

It’s a new BETFRED, I couldn’t help thinking “well whoopey doo that’s just what Darlington needs, another premises to bet”.

But by the location I don’t think it will last long.

Terence Fineran, Darlington

Note: A spokesman for Betfred told The Northern Echo, the new shop was a relocation of a shop from Northgate in the town.

"We have looked to improve facilities for our customers in the area," he said.