A campaign has been launched in Hartlepool to urge residents and visitors not to feed seagulls.Read the full story ›
Police are investigating after a spate of seagull shootings in Berwick.
Dead and injured seagulls having been found in the areas of Ravensdowne, Parade, Walkergate and Church Street.
Several birds have died after being shot with an air weapon in the last three months.
We want to remind people that it is an offence to kill or injure seagulls. It is also very distressing for members of the community to find these dead and injured birds where they live.
The people responsible may not only be committing offences by shooting gulls, but could endanger the public by using firearms in a public place."
Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number of 258 29/06/16 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Seagulls and their effect on tourism have been top of the agenda at a Scarborough Council meeting.
The town has been plagued by gulls dive bombing visitors for food and ripping open refuse sacks.
Now efforts to curb their numbers have been stepped up, as Chris Kiddey reports:
James Arkle, from Ashington, who posted a picture of himself apparently choking a seagull has described himself as an animal lover.Read the full story ›
The man uploaded pictures of himself holding the bird under the caption: "Who's the ******* boss tonight then".Read the full story ›
Four firefighters and a fire engine spent part of a busy Friday evening rescuing a Seagull in South Tyneside.
The seagull was trapped in netting on the top of a three story building on Keppel Street in South Shields.
Firefighters from South Shields Fire Station attended the scene just before 6pm yesterday, where there was an alarm caused by the bird.
The seagull was untangled and rescued by the fire service using the fire engine which had been sent from Fulwell Fire Station in Sunderland.
The landlord of a seaside inn has hit back after a guest claimed he was 'dishonest' for failing to warn them about squawking seagulls.Read the full story ›
Councillors in Scarborough will meet later today to discuss plans to control the area's seagull population.
Concerns were raised over the summer after a record number of complaints about the birds menacing locals and visitors.
There is controversy in Scarborough over calls to cull seagulls which have been branded a menace to public safety.
There is a growing campaign to limit the numbers there by destroying the eggs.
Conservationists and some locals disagree. They say that far from being pests, the birds are part of the rich mix that makes the life on the coast so special.
Watch the full report below.
Neil Vary: Keep the seagulls. Cull the councillors they do more damage.
Jane Sharp: It's the seaside, the sea side without seagulls is like the seaside without fish n chips, come on leave the birds alone.
Rosalina Kennedy: Birds have been around a lot longer than man... therefore they were here first and it is us humans that are a menace!