And finally… for whom the bell tolls

And finally... for whom the bell tolls

A senior judge has decided to sleep next to a small dairy farm to help resolve a dispute over the sound of cowbells throughout the night.

Judge Johannes Nagorsen suggested that he and his colleagues spend a night listening to cows to help bring an end to the farm’s long-running dispute with its neighbours, The Times reports.

Legal proceedings were brought against the farm near Munich by a couple who moved in next door in 2011.

The couple allege that they have suffered insomnia and depression because of the volume of the bells, which they say is more than 70 decibels.

The case has now reached a higher regional court in Munich, where Judge Nagorsen is hoping to reach a firm conclusion.

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