Berkshire town overrun by flock of pigeons

A town in Berkshire is being so badly overrun with pigeons it wants to send them up north. 

Hungerford residents are fed up with the amount of mess the pigeons' droppings is creating.  

They're hoping to send the birds to a sanctuary in Whitby in North Yorkshire.

The people of Whitby don't seem very keen though.

Mum-of-three Dee Jessop, who lives near Whitby town centre, told the Mirror: “We don’t want Hungerford’s pigeons - we’ve got enough problems here with our own seagulls who mess everywhere and try to eat holidaymakers’ sandwiches.

“They say seagulls are like flying rats - it sounds like we’d be importing a load more if we take these pigeons too, why choose us?”