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Residents and business owners say their lives are being blighted by the noise and inconvenience caused by the building of the new tram service in Nottingham. Work on the 2nd phase of the city's tram network began last year.
But some retailers say the upheaval is damaging trade. Others say the construction work has led to an increase in the numbers of rats. Phil Brewster reports.
Residents in Nottingham have complained of a rat infestation since construction work started on Phase Two of the tram network.
Rat droppings can be seen in a garage on Lower Road in Beeston, near to where the tram lines are being placed.
Residents in Nottingham have complained about the noise levels while construction of tram lines has been taking place.
There are tram works on Regent Street in Beeston, as well as Lower Road and Fletcher Road.
There have also been complaints about rat infestation in the area.
Business and shop owners in Nottingham, say they may be forced to close as the tram building works have led to a big drop in footfall.
New tram lines are currently under construction in Lower Road and Fletcher Road, in Beeston.
Some are now calling for a renegotiation of the compensation scheme, set up to provide financial assistance to businesses while the works take place.