POLICE are hunting two men who robbed an off-licence on Hoylake Road, Moreton, on Friday.

The two men burst into the store armed with screwdrivers and threatened staff. They escaped with cash in a dark sports car.

The men have been described as being in their 30s, white and of medium build. One had badly decayed front bottom teeth and was five feet seven inches tall. The other was five feet nine.

Anyone with any information can contact Hoylake CID or Crimestoppers on (0800) 555-111.

UP to 70 young people with disabilities competed in the Wirral Schools Boccia Tournament at Bebington Oval on Tuesday.

Boccia is a ball-throwing game, similar to French boules and petanque, and is a Paralympic sport. In the event, sponsored by Midland Bank, children will be selected to represent Wirral at the Merseyside Youth Games in July.

HOYLAKE Cottage Hospital 150 lucky numbers for March are 129, 124 and 84.

WIRRAL South MP Ben Chapman is to meet Detective Chief Inspector Colin Matthews to discuss the problems of GHB, known as liquid ecstasy.

FORMER Tory MEP for Cheshire West and Wirral, Andrew Pearce, resigned over the weekend from the list of the official Conservative party. He is forming a new breakaway group that will probably be called The Pro Euro Conservative Party.

TRADING opportunities in the Arabian Gulf will be the subject of the March meeting of Exporters' Alliance, the Export Club for North Cheshire, Chester and Wirral. The meeting will include a presentation by Emirates Airline. Further information can be obtained from Club Chairman Bill Badrock on 420-9400.

GROVE Street Primary School, New Ferry, and Stanton Road Primary School, Bebington, have reached the regional finals of the Children's Parliament competition.

HOYLAKE Primary School, in Market Street, is holding a car boot/attic sale on Saturday, March 20, between 10am and 12 noon.

Anyone is welcome to book a table at the cost of £5 or £6 if you turn up on the day. Phone 632-4153.

WIRRAL Peninsula Buses are providing free transport for unemployed jobseekers in Wirral to Jobsfair '99 at Deeside Leisure Centre on March 26. There will be over 80 companies at the event with thousands of jobs on offer, say organisers.

The free service will pick up at various Jobcentres throughout Wirral but you are advised to reserve your seat by contacting your local Jobcentre as soon as possible.

WIRRAL COUNCIL has increased house tax by 6.9 per cent, almost three times the rate of inflation and the highest rise on Merseyside. It is still less than Liverpool's tax, which was frozen by the ruling Lib Dem party on the City Council. In Liverpool A Band property is £781 and in Wirral it is now £651. In Liverpool B Band property has a tax of £911, while in Wirral it is £759.

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