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With noise pollution seemingly on the up, Will Self bemoans the ever-increasing difficulty of finding a bit of peace and quiet.

From the “pernicious fife-footlers polluting the sooty Victorian cities” to the “fiendish electronic cacophony” of today, Will Self bemoans the ever-increasing difficulty of finding a bit of peace and quiet.

He wonders why we tolerate this growing noise pollution, even though we know that high levels of ambient noise cause stress, insomnia and even, if persistent, poor mental health.

Producer: Adele Armstrong

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