A Cornwall councillor has been dressing up as a seagull as part of a new campaign against litter. Councillor John Boase joined other members of Helston Town Council to promote seagull-proof sacks. It's hoped residents will use them to prevent the birds from tearing apart bin bags.
A man from Cornwall says he's too scared to leave his home after a series of attacks by seagulls.
In the latest incident, Barry Poore from Newquay suffered a dislocated shoulder and cuts to his hands when he was dive-bombed by a flock of gulls near his work.
Mr. Poore told us he's staying inside following a warning that any sudden movement could put his shoulder out again.
Seagulls are on people's minds in our region. The Prime Minister has spoken about the issue, in the wake of several reports of gull attacks on pets and people in recent weeks.
Cornwall Council are encouraging residents to play their part to prevent seagulls from attacking people and pets.
They say everyone can play a part in solving the problem by disposing of litter carefully, not feeding the gulls and putting rubbish out for collection in a seagull proof sack.
With incidents of gulls swooping down on people as they eat and attacks on individuals and animals, concerns have been raised about how to tackle the problem.
RSPB have written to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) proposing a National Gull Summit to tackle the issue.
The news comes after David Cameron recently said a "big conversation" was needed about the threat from aggressive birds.
The Prime Minister spoke out after two attacks in Cornwall left a pet tortoise and a Yorkshire terrier dead.
But the RSPB believe the summit must also look at the wider issues of the plight facing many of these birds:
There's a been a new twist in the seagull saga after police in Dorset took to social media to label a seagull poisoning as "cruel and unnecessary".
The Bridport, Beaminster and Lyme Regis Safer Neighbourhood Team posted this photo on their social media account with the message 'Love them or loathe them. One of our resident seagulls near the Dorset Police station at Bridport (currently looking after its chick) is suffering following a suspected poisoning.'
The RSPCA were called to the bird, who agreed it had been poisoned. They are now looking after it.
All gulls, like other wild birds, are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, making it illegal to intentionally injure or kill any gull or to damage or destroy an active nest or its contents.
A Liskeard woman has told ITV News West Country of the 'devastating' moment she found a seagull attacking her pet tortoise.
Stig and his brother George were both in the family's garden, where they spent most of their days happily munching on the grass and wild flowers. Jan Byrne, 43, said she returned from work to find a large gull "pecking a lump" in the garden. To her horror, it was her beloved pet, Stig.
Stig died from his injuries two days later. Mrs Byrne told us about the attack, which happened three weeks ago, after seeing yesterday's news story about a pet dog that had died after a seagull attack.
Mrs. Byrne says there is no evidence of any seagull nests at their property, but is concerned that litter and rubbish left on streets in the area has been attracting the gulls to come and look for food.
A dog has been killed by a seagull in Cornwall. Roo the Yorkshire terrier was attacked in the garden of his owner's home at St Columb Minor near Newquay.
The bird swooped down from the roof and pecked at tiny Roo's head. He was later put down after a vet decided he could not survive his wounds. Roo's owner Emily Vincent now fears for the safety of her two other dogs.
A Hawk will be flying above the buildings in Plymouth City centre this morning to ward off badly behaved seagulls! It's been specially trained to fly but not attack gulls after complaints that they are swooping on people. The hawk patrol will be in the city centre every Tuesday until the end of September.
Don't feed the seagulls - that's the message from a new campaign being launched today in Plymouth. The city council and local businesses are urging people not to feed the birds or leave litter around. The authority says it's seen increase in complaints about seagull behaviour.