Warning of possible flooding as heavy rain forecast
The Environment Agency (EA) is warning that there could be more flooding towards the end of the week.
Heavy rain is forecast for some areas of the West Midlands and Wales on Friday and EA spokesperson Dave Throup tweeted to say "With saturated ground and fairly full rivers we’re monitoring the situation closely."
Worcester City Council could seek a licence to shoot gulls.
It has tried a number of non-lethal control methods, including replacing their eggs with fake ones, but at a meeting last night some councillors described that policy as a failure.
The council will discuss legal advice over the move behind closed doors next week.
All wild birds are protected by law, but it is possible for councils to apply to Natural England for a licence to kill them, if they’re seen as a risk to public health and if other methods have failed.
The RSPB said a number of gull species were in decline and it prefers to see steps taken to avoid conflict with humans, such as gull-proof bins and campaigns to stop people feeding the birds.