Dolly Parton music fanatic hit with noise ban

A COUNTRY and western fan has been hit with a noise ban after her passion for Dolly Parton classics such as Nine to Five sounded a sour note with her neighbours, a council said yesterday.

As well as bombarding her neighbours in Heights Drive, Leeds, with loud repeat performances of the country classic, Diane Duffin, 36, also subjected them to a range of other noisy disturbances and antisocial behaviour, Leeds City Council alleged.

As a result, council and police officers have confiscated noise-making equipment from Ms Duffin’s property, and removed TVs, DVD players, a computer, games consoles, and a number of CDs and games. Ms Duffin will also face legal action for breaches of previous noise abatement notices. Legal proceedings are also under way to evict her.

A neighbour told how she had kept a diary and on one day alone the track D.I.V.O.R.C.E by Tammy Wynette had been played 20 times.

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