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Madonna in trouble over noisy London house party

US pop star Madonna was in hot water with her neighbours over a loud party thrown at her London house when she was not there, council officials said Monday.
Staff working for Madonna at her home in Marylebone, central London, threw a party on the afternoon of June 27 that was so noisy that nearby residents called Westminster City Council to complain.
Officials who arrived at the property shortly afterwards said the music and singing was loud enough to be considered 'statutory nuisance'.
They pushed a noise abatement notice through the letterbox, after which the music stopped.
The order was issued to Madonna, who is listed as the building's owner, even though she was not present at the party.
The 51-year-old singer, who is not in Britain at the current time, was also told she could face a fine of up to 5,000 pounds for any further offences.
Westminster City Council said the case was unlikely to go to court.
'We take the issue of noise pollution very seriously and treat every case alike and fairly, regardless of who owns the property concerned,' said councillor Ed Argar, cabinet member for city management.
'If people want to hold a party, regardless of the time of day or night, they need to show some common courtesy to their neighbours, who should not have to pay the price for others' selfish behaviour.'

From AFP Via Yahoo! News

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bristar

Let's get things into perspective:

- NO ONE posting here has any idea just how loud this "party" was, irrespective of the time of day.

- Remember, over the years, M has had previous other noise complaints made about her (allegedly), especially in New York.

If you've ever lived next dooe to noisy neighbours - and I have! - it can make your life hell. And that's without the hoardes of Paps and fans that wait outside M's house... which was virtually permanently when she lived in London most of the time.

aaron

The party was going on a Sunday AFTERNOON...She may want to think about moving to a new place where the neighbors are a bit cooler. Sounds like her place is surrounded by lame, old geezers with nothing better to do.

Darryl

Where was my invite??

John Suddes

'We take the issue of noise pollution very seriously and treat every case alike and fairly, regardless of who owns the property concerned,'

SO YOU GO TO THE NEWSPAPERS ABOUT EVERY COMPLAINT YOU RECEIVE THEN DO YOU WESTMINSTER COUNCIL??

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