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.
More top news
Stammering affects around 700,000 people in the UK
North east festivalgoers have been enjoying live music at Hardwick Hall this weekend, as part of popular music event Hardwick Live.
Olympic and Paralympic athletes have been taking part in park runs across the country today to encourage the nation to get active.