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Never mind the Sex Pistols, London's noisy

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I am glad to hear Malcolm McLaren considers noise a problem in the city (aj 27.1.00). I recall Jane Drew, when talking about one's approach to large-scale building, stating that 'one should visit the local hospitals to find the main complaints of the patients'. Unfortunately, we do not need to visit the hospitals. Today London has an increasing mass of audibly impaired people. Hearing aids are not infrequent among the passengers of London's underground network. Travelling through the Central Line one can easily hear above the recommended 80dB of safe noise levels - the inspiration for Underworld's 'Born Slippy' - a distinct rhythm that reverberates through the bones. Let's hope London Transport takes a lesson from the father of punk rock and listens to the rubber wheels of the Paris Metro in an attempt to correct its capacity to destroy our hearing.

Malcolm Dickson, Norfolk

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