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Whale causes a splash off the North East Coast

Footage of a whale off the east coast has been causing a splash.

The video shows, what appears to be a lone whale, breaching the water and performing several 'tail slaps'.

The whale was caught on camera by fisherman Darren Senior last week - around 15 miles north east of the River Tyne.

ORCA - an organisation that looks out for whales and dolphins off our coast- say they are confident it is a humpback whale.

Humpbacks are sometimes spotted in the North Sea, with the majority of sightings happening between May and September.

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Birds of prey could be answer to seagull problem

Gulls 'swooping' on locals and visitors alike Credit: PA

Birds of prey may be brought in to try and scare off seagulls from parts of Scarborough and Whitby after mounting complaints that the gulls are a menace.

The introduction of Harris hawks and falcons to deter the seabirds is the latest idea by civic leaders in the towns after dozens of reports that gulls have swooped on locals and visitors alike.

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