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Noisy neighbours challenged by new measures

25 February 2013 Last updated at 05:50 GMT

Noisy and inconsiderate residents can make the lives of their neighbours a living hell.

After the tragedy of Fiona Pilkington who killed herself and her daughter after years of neighbourhood abuse in Leicestershire, new measures are being used to tackle this growing problem.

Eight new pilot schemes have been set up across England, including Lincolnshire, which has developed a new call handling system and database shared between local councils and the police.

The officer who developed the scheme, Chief Inspector Mark Housley, talks about the challenges of tackling noisy neighbours.

BBC Inside Out also meets some of those affected by the problem and looks at how Derby City Council's response team is dealing with noise nuisance.

Inside Out East Midlands is broadcast on Monday, 25 February on BBC One at 19:30 GMT and nationwide for seven days thereafter on the iPlayer.