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Southwark 'biggest spender' on bird control in England
The amount spent on ridding streets of pigeons and gulls has almost doubled in the past three years, it has emerged.
About two-thirds of England's councils responded to a BBC information request on bird control.
Their responses reveal the amount spent rose from £452,000 in 2013-2014 to £830,000 in 2015-2016.
The biggest spender on bird control is the London Borough of Southwark, which has shelled out £393,000 since 2013.
The British Pest Control Association said the increase in spending might reflect a growing awareness of public health risks posed by some birds.
The first signs of winter vomiting bug norovirus have been recorded in Redbridge, the Ilford Recorder reports.
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust said it had recorded a case of norovirus, the most common stomach virus in the UK, on a ward at its Romford hospital.
Redbridge to fly the Saltirestandard
Redbridge town hall will fly the Saltire alongside the Union Flag ahead of the Scottish Referendum to urge support for union, This Is Local London reports.
Councillor Wes Streeting, deputy leader of the council, said the symbolic gesture will "show the Scottish that we in England care about the outcome".