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A solution's been proposed to tackle a rising pigeon problem in part of Birmingham - turn over an abandoned house to them and allow for a controlled cull.
It comes after complaints to Birmingham City Council from people in Sparkhill about a huge flock of the birds.
Their arrival is being blamed on some locals enjoying feeding them or being reluctant to throw away excess food.
The city council has put up signs in the local park telling people not to feed the birds and now the founder of a local pest control firm has suggested relocating them.
Alan Ames, of the Ames Group, has suggested to the authority that they find a nearby derelict house or even an unused loft and open it as a pigeon coop.
He said it would allow a cull to take place in a safe and controlled way.
A Trowbridge woman has been ordered to pay £2,000 in court fees and fines for overfeeding pigeons and gulls in her back garden over a period of two years.
Maureen Francis of Langford Road in the town breached a community protection order which restricted the amount of food she left out for the birds to a single bird feeder.
She was convicted in her absence at Salisbury magistrates and fined £500 and ordered to pay £1,600 in costs.