Desperate college heads have hired falcons to clear an art building of nuisance seagulls.
Hartlepool College of Further Education cost £53m to build, but it is now plagued by dive bombing seagulls who leave an "unsightly mess".
The college has employed a falconry expert to try clear the gulls.
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