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Italian city of Milan wants to introduce law to ban sale of takeaway food after midnight. The reason for this is to help local residents sleep. Many people have complained to local government about noise on the streets at night. There are often large and noisy groups of late-night revellers in downtown Milan. Local officials have decided to ban all takeaway food and drink in 12 districts of city. Some of these areas are well known for their "wild" nightlife. The takeaway ban means people would not be able to buy pizza or ice cream after 12:30 a.m. on weekdays and after 1:30 a.m. at weekends and on public holidays. It would come into effect from mid-May and last until November.

Milan's deputy mayor explained why the ban was important. He said: " goal is to seek a balance between socialising and entertainment, and peace and tranquillity of residents." However, there are also many people who oppose ban. spokesperson for Italian retail association said the ban on post-midnight food and drink would not stop the noise. He said: " rule banning people from drinking a bottle of water or eating an ice cream or pizza while taking stroll…won't solve thing, as people will still stay outside." He asked: "Do you think 25-year-old is going to go home at stroke of midnight simply because they can't get takeout?" He added: "What about tourists who want to eat ice cream?"

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