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Fake ewes: Meet the latest incumbents at the Whitehouse

Trump the Lamb - fake ewes? Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Spring has sprung and it's got a political feel to it at Whitehouse Farm in Morpeth.

They've named some of their baby lambs after US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Theresa May.

The farm, which celebrates it's 20th anniversary this year, say they decided as they lambs were so noisy they should be named after the people who have dominated world headlines so far in 2017.

Tens of lambs are expected in the next month.

The official Spring Equinox is 20th March.

T.May the lamb Credit: Tyne Tees

We've got T-May for Theresa May, Trump and Putin - we don't have a Corbyn yet but but he definitely will be arriving at some point - maybe even a Sturgeon but she has quite a long name to stick on the side of a lamb!

– Farm handler Sally Slater, Whitehouse Farm
Putin the Lamb Credit: ITV Tyne Tees



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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