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A TOWN has turned its tra­di­tional red re phone box into a tiny night­club – com­plete with mu­sic sys­tem, glit­ter ball and light­ing.

In­stead of mak­ing phone calls, the kiosk in Fore Street in Kings­bridge, Devon, plays records in­clud­ing Blondie’s Hang­ing On The Tele­phone and Tele­phone Line Light Orches­tra.

The 8ft 3in-tall box be­came the 5,000th to be adopted from BT when Kings­bridge Town Coun­cil took own­er­ship of it.

Only one per­son – or two at a squeeze – can fit into the kiosk, which has stood in Fore Street for 60 years.

Coun­cil­lor Chris Povey said: “This red phone box is an im­por­tant part of Kings­bridge’s her­itage and we were de­ter­mined to keep it, but we also wanted to do some­thing dif­fer­ent with it – some­thing eye-catch­ing – so we came up with mak­ing it the world’s small­est night­club.

“Very im­por­tantly, it will also help raise funds for a Kings­bridge char­ity, which pro­vides a vi­tal ser­vice for the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

The most com­mon uses for phone boxes in BT’s Adopt A Kiosk scheme are art gal­leries, no­tice and in­for­ma­tion boards, book ex­changes and to house de­fib­ril­la­tor equip­ment.

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