Helena Bonham Carter in pub fight

Wednesday, May 31 2006, 12:37 BST
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Helena Bonham Carter and her husband Tim Burton are fighting to stop a pub from extending its opening hours.

The couple live in the expensive Primrose Hill area of London, and are trying to stop a celebrity-friendly pub in the area from extending its opening hours, saying the noisy regulars would disturb their way of life.

The couple have written a letter of complaint to the council about The Sir Richard Steele pub, asking the authorities not to allow the landlord to extend his opening hours.

The drinking hole has been a popular haunt for celebrities who live in the area, including Oasis singer Liam Gallagher, supermodel Kate Moss and actress Sienna Miller.

The letter reportedly declared: "We live extremely near to the pub and have to endure enough noise after it has shut. If the hours are extended we fear our quality of living is going to be severely hampered."

Pub manager Paul Davies is shocked by the complaint and insists the pub is not a raucous place.

Another of the happy couple:
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