Man killed noisy neighbour with fish filleting knife – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2012 in homicide, news, noise, offensive weapons, sentencing, unlawful killing by tracey

“A man has been jailed for 10 years for stabbing his neighbour to death following a series of disputes over noise in St Helens.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2012


OAP given Asbo for playing her radio too loud – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2012 in ASBOs, elderly, news, noise, nuisance by sally

“An 87-year-old woman has been given an interim anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) for playing her radio too loud and banging her walking stick on the wall, a council confirmed today.”

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The Independent, 10th April 2012


‘Carpets not legal action’ to solve neighbour dispute – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2012 in appeals, costs, dispute resolution, news, noise, nuisance by sally

“A £140,000 court case could have been avoided with ‘a moderate degree of carpeting’, a senior judge has said.”

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BBC News, 16th March 2012


Couple sue over neighbour’s noisy wooden floor – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 2nd, 2012 in news, noise, nuisance by tracey

“A couple yesterday launched legal action claiming their lives had been made hell by the clicking of heels on the hard floor of the £5m apartment above their West London flat.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd March 2012


Lawrence and another v Fen Tigers Ltd (in liquidation) and others – WLR Daily

Posted March 1st, 2012 in appeals, law reports, noise, nuisance, planning, sport by tracey

Lawrence and another v Fen Tigers Ltd (in liquidation) and others: [2012] EWCA Civ 26;  [2012] WLR (D)  49

“If the character of a locality had been changed as a consequence of planning permission having been granted and implemented, then the question whether particular activities in that locality constituted a nuisance should be decided against the background of its changed character. One consequence might be that otherwise offensive activities in that locality would cease to constitute a nuisance.”

WLR Daily, 27th February 2012


Love of Rihanna lands couple in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 28th, 2012 in fines, news, noise by tracey

“Sean Brough, 27, and Lyndsey Smith, 28, have been hit with a £1,215 bill after noise enforcement officers caught them playing music too loudly after midnight.”

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Daily Telegrpah, 28th February 2012


Thomas and others v Bridgend County Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted July 28th, 2011 in appeals, human rights, law reports, local government, noise, roads, valuation by tracey

Thomas and others v Bridgend County Borough Council [2011] EWCA Civ 862;  [2011] WLR (D)  254

“For article 1 of the First Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms to be engaged, it was enough to show interference with peaceful enjoyment possessions combined with evidence of loss of value.”

WLR Daily, 26th July 2011


Noisy wind farm ‘drove couple out of their home’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2011 in compensation, injunctions, news, noise, nuisance by sally

“A couple who say they were driven out of their family farm by the ‘nightmare’ hum of wind turbines have mounted a ground-breaking £2.5 million compensation bid in London’s High Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2011


‘Neighbours from hell’ claim eviction breached their human rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 13th, 2011 in housing, human rights, news, noise, threatening behaviour by tracey

“Paul and Amanda Wilkes and their two children were finally thrown out of their home after 57 allegations of anti-social behaviour in just five months. But they have secured legal aid to take Blackpool council to the European Court of Human Rights – despite admitting ‘we’re no angels.’ ”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2011


Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Posted April 15th, 2011 in health & safety, law reports, noise, statutory duty by sally

Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Ltd and others [2011] UKSC 17;  [2011] WLR (D)  132

“A workplace could be unsafe for the purposes of section 29(1) of the Factories Act 1961 if operations constantly and regularly carried on in it made it so. Section 29(1) applied to the risk of noise-induced hearing loss arising from such activities in relation to long-term employees. Safety had to be judged according to the general knowledge and standards of the time.”

WLR Daily, 13th April 2011


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Supreme Court overturns CoA’s Pretty Polly hearing loss ruling – The Lawyer

Posted April 14th, 2011 in health & safety, negligence, news, noise, Supreme Court by sally

“The Supreme Court has refused to endorse a Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling on noise induced hearing loss, blocking the progression of what lawyers believe could have been thousands of hearing loss claims.”

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The Lawyer, 13th April 2011


Residents lose ‘fight the flights’ court battle – The Independent

Posted January 20th, 2011 in airports, environmental protection, judicial review, local government, news, noise by sally

“Local residents have lost their High Court battle to block an ‘extremely large’ increase in the number of flights proposed for London City Airport.”

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The Independent, 20th January 2011


Teacher who lost voice trying to make herself heard awarded £150,000 – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2010 in compensation, health & safety, news, noise, personal injuries, teachers by sally

“A teacher of English whose voice was permanently damaged as she struggled to make herself heard in the classroom has been awarded more than £150,000 in compensation.”

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The Guardian, 9th November 2010


Johnny Cash fan jailed for playing music too loudly – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 13th, 2010 in ASBOs, news, noise, suspended sentences by sally

“Susan Cook refused warnings to turn down her stereo volume and was given a 16-week sentence by a judge at Basildon Crown Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2010


‘Noisy sex’ Wearside woman spared jail for second time – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2010 in ASBOs, news, noise, suspended sentences by sally

“A woman who made her neighbours’ lives hell by having noisy sex has been spared jail for a second time.”

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BBC News, 29th June 2010


Calls to ban Mosquito ‘teen repellent’ device ruled out – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2010 in children, gangs, human rights, news, noise by sally

“The UK government has rejected calls to ban a device that uses a high-pitched noise to disperse teenage gangs.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2010


Teenager-repellent ‘mosquito’ must be banned, says Europe – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2010 in children, EC law, gangs, news, noise, torture by sally

“A device that uses high-frequency sound to disperse teenage gangs is illegal under human rights law and is ‘degrading and discriminatory’ to youngsters, a report this week claims.”

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The Guardian, 20th June 2010


ASBO bans woman from lap dancing, pole dancing and prostitution – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 24th, 2010 in alcohol abuse, ASBOs, drug abuse, news, noise, prostitution by sally

“A woman alleged to have driven neighbours out of their homes by her sexual activities has been banned from inviting any men around for the night except for her brothers and the emergency services.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2010


Lord Tebbit will not be prosecuted over claims of kicking Chinese dragon – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2010 in assault, news, noise by sally

“Tory peer Norman Tebbit will not face criminal action over claims that he kicked a person wearing a dragon costume during Chinese New Year celebrations.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2010


‘Noisy sex’ woman spared prison – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2010 in ASBOs, news, noise, sentencing by sally

“A woman who breached an Asbo banning her from having noisy sex has been given a suspended prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 22nd January 2010