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Hard day's night for neighbours after macca's wedding

IT was certainly a case of a Hard Day's Night for Paul McCartney after his marriage to Nancy Shevell -- when disgruntled neighbours called the council to complain when the party carried on into the early hours.

Officers swooped on the former Beatle's home in London after residents in the exclusive neighbourhood were angered by the noise of the celebrations.

McCartney, who wed US heiress Nancy Shevell in a low-key ceremony in on Sunday in front of 30 guests, celebrated afterwards with a party at his home.

DJ Mark Ronson played for the 130 guests -- among them stars such as Kate Moss, Twiggy, Ringo Starr and Tracey Emin.

But as the revellry continued past midnight at the exclusive street in north London's St John's Wood, Westminster City Council was called.



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Officials went to the €9m home at about 1.30am to ask for the sound system in a marquee erected in the garden to be turned down so that neighbours could sleep. A council spokesman said, "A complaint was received, officers visited and the volume was reduced on request. No further action is being taken."

Earlier in the evening, wedding guests had dined beneath a vast net of dangling, white fairy lights. They then moved to a temporary club and bar area with flashing pink and blue neon lights.

Paul serenaded his new bride with a specially-written song -- dedicated to his "lovely Nancy".

Guest David Frost said: "It was lovely. She was truly touched and looked as though she shed a tear. It couldn't have been more superb or perfect a wedding."

The newlyweds took to the floor for their first dance to a recording of the song, Paul And Nancy.

Twiggy said it was "gorgeous", while Tracey Emin added that it was "very beautiful, very romantic". The happy couple are expected to fly to New York tomorrow for a blessing at a synagogue, to be followed by a honeymoon in Antigua.

hnews@herald.ie