A COURT is due to rule on neighbours' complaints that a new children's playground is a "noise nuisance".

Dr Catherine Bentley-Thomas has launched a private prosecution - backed by her husband Roger Price, a former Concorde pilot, and other neighbours - trying to get Winkfield Parish Council to shut the �150,000 playground, which opened in Locks Ride in May last year. They claim there is a disturbing level of noise from children shouting and shrieking.

The case was heard at Reading Magistrates' Court on Tuesday and yesterday (Wednesday) and the judge has reserved judgment until a later date.

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