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Hold Your Hoses! Bookie Bans Pipe Betting

Bookmakers William Hill have suspended betting on a hose pipe ban as temperatures rocket. Britain’s biggest bookmaking company slashed the odds on Sunday from 5-1 to 3-1 for there to be a hose pipe ban, but with thermometers peaking in to the red, the firm are dousing a potential betting inferno by closing the market.

“We don’t want to be burned with bets on a ban,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “It’s getting hotter and hotter and those who have already had a bet on the ban look home and hosed.”