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Manchester's Night & Day cafe keeps licence after noise row

Night & Day, Manchester
Image caption Manchester City Council served an abatement notice because the noise levels amounted to a statutory nuisance after the complaint

A Manchester music venue which has hosted bands such as Elbow and the Arctic Monkeys has kept its live music licence after a complaint over noise.

But Manchester City Council has ordered the owner of the Night & Day Cafe to meet with nearby residents every three months and to discuss any issues.

The decision comes after the council served a notice on the venue for breaching statutory noise levels.

The licensing review panel said the owner must also keep a complaints log.

Image caption Elbow's Guy Garvey supported Night & Day after its licence was under threat following a noise complaint

The noise complaint by a nearby resident prompted an online petition with more than 74,000 signatures in support of the venue.

Elbow's Guy Garvey, ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr and the Musicians Union also gave it their backing.

After receiving the complaint, the council reviewed the venue and served an abatement notice because the noise levels amounted to a statutory nuisance.

The notice resulted in the review hearing on Friday where the panel also reminded the licence holder noise levels must be kept to a level which "does not cause problems to residents of nearby properties".

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