Seeing the `too bright' light

Click to follow
The Independent Online
A couple have been ordered to camouflage their bright yellow burglar alarm because it clashes with the stone houses in their village, a conservation area.

John and Jill Sharp fitted the box on their home in Windrush, Gloucestershire, but neighbours disliked the contrast with the yellow of the stone buildings. Cotswold District Council has issued a notice telling them to repaint it but they have refused, saying the colour is designed to deter housebreakers