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Seville cracks down on noisy domino players

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Seville cracks down on noisy domino players
The new measures will also look to clamp down on unnecessary car engine revving and loud TVs in restaurant terraces. Photo: Diego Urdaneta/AFP
16:57 CEST+02:00
Authorities in the southern Spanish city of Seville have taken the unusual decision to ban dominoes and dice games in outdoor cafe areas, as part of a wider plan to crack down on noise in the city.

The new measures will also look to clamp down on unnecessary car engine revving and loud TVs in restaurant terraces .

Rolling beer barrels in the street or eating and drinking while standing up next to café terraces has also been banned.

SEE ALSO: The Local's gallery of Spain's strangest laws 

However, Seville’s religious associations will still be able to set off fireworks during their processions, Spanish online daily 20 minutos reported. 

Neighbourhood associations have suggested most of the new regulations, 40 percent of which were ultimately voted in by the City Council. 

Opposition groups see the bizarre new measures as regressive and doubt the police will manage to control their implementation.

‏Spain is the noisiest country in Europe according to the World Health Organization.‏

Most Spaniards have to put up with noise levels of at least 70 decibels while the WHO recommends limits of 55db during the day and 45db at night.

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