Wirral mayor busts a gut doing his civic duty
You couldn't make this up if you tried.
Wirral hosts a meal to celebrate it's year of food and drink and the mayor Cllr Andrew Hodson splits his trousers.
He told guests at the Cowshed restaurant at the Wheatsheaf in Raby last night that he had enjoyed his meal so much he had literally split his trousers.
Cllr Hodson has a chequered history with food. Readers will remember that he was criticised for drafting in caterers from Manchester to provide refreshments at his mayor making ceremony.
One hopes that he is not in such a rush to get his trousers mended that his mayor car ends up parked on double yellow lines when he visits his tailors.