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In the news: Sound of Music sends teenagers home

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Youth club organisers have found a new weapon to drive out teenagers who overstay their welcome - songs from the musical 'The Sound of Music' have been used to encourage youngsters to go home when youth clubs wrap up for the night.

Staff at the Hilton Community Centre were having difficulty dispersing teenagers, who were reluctant to leave when the youth club ended at 10pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Hearing the singing nun pipe up is the way they are told that the party's over.

The belief is the tunes are so unpopular with hip, modern-thinking youngsters that those who previously refused to leave at the end of the night are now happy to head off at closing time.

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