CLARKE, BROTHER OF CLIFFORD CLARKE
THE family of Clifford
Clarke, 79, who died after being attacked by a dog in his back
garden, at around 8.30pm, in Richard Kelly Close, Clubmoor,
Liverpool, on Saturday, 25 May 2013, have issued this tribute via
Kenny Clarke, aged 70, Clifford's younger brother, said:-
"Cliff was a very easy-going man. He did his own thing and made a
point about helping others. He loved his local pub - the Farmer's
Arms - and had many old friends of his there who will miss him
dearly. He did not deserve this so please put your support behind
new laws for dog owners because you would not like any of your loved
ones to have this happen to them. Our family are heartbroken."
A post-mortem examination has confirmed that Clifford
Clarke had died from multiple injuries consistent with a dog attack.
Merseyside Police also confirmed that the dog
involved in the fatal attack on pensioner was a bull mastiff crossed
with either a presa canario, or a bandog. This is not a prohibited
dog under the Dangerous Dogs Act (1991). They added that there
are currently 4 types of dangerous dog, which are prohibited under
the Dangerous Dogs Act (1991 as amended in 1997). The dangerous dog
types are:- Pit bull terriers, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and
SOUTHPORT INVITED TO PLAY IN THE BIGGEST 6 A SIDE TOURNAMENT IN THE
THE whole of Southport will
be wishing teams from the town well as they confirmed their place in
the biggest 6 a side tournament in the world, which takes place next
month, knowing that a good showing could even see them represent
The FREEBETS.CO.UK 6 a side Championships will see over 250 teams
will descend on Moor Lane Pavilion, in the shadow of Aston Villa's
iconic Villa Park Stadium, on 8 June 2013 and will battle it out to
see who is crowned as the best 6 a side football team in the UK.
The tournament – which is run by the United Kingdom Minifootball
Association (UKMA) - marks the biggest single one-day 6 a side
football tournament anywhere in the world this year and Head
Organiser Alex Young admitted that he could not wait for the event
to kick off:- "Everything is geared up already... It is going
to be a fabulous day and marvelous to see the skills on show."
Including the teams from Southport, over 200 6 a side squads have
already confirmed their attendance for the day, from as far south as
Cornwall right up to the north of Scotland, with Alex admitting that
it showed the truly nationwide appeal of the ever-growing sport,
which now – according to recent estimates - sees five million people
a week playing regularly:- "More people play small sided
football now in the UK than 11 a side and this really is a showpiece
event for us all to look forward to."
The event, which has run since 2008 was won by a team from Reading
last year, and teams that enter for 2013 event will be competing not
only for a trophy worth £5,000, but also any player that impresses
could be in line to play for their country, as Alex explains:-
"We also hold the license to run the England, Scotland, Wales and
Northern Ireland international minifootball teams and any player
that catches the eye on the day will be invited to trials which
could see them picked to play for their country in international
To take advantage of one of the last few remaining places in the
tournament, head to:-
St. George's Hall seeks new
THE St. George's Hall
Charitable Trust is looking to recruit 2 new trustees to help raise
funds for the Hall's development. The Trust has 2 vacancies on
its Board of Trustees and is hoping to find individuals with the
right experience who have a genuine desire to help improve the Hall
and who would act on a voluntary basis.
Professor Steven Broomhead, Chair of the Trustees, said:- "The
Trustees' role is to identify donors who may be prepared to offer
funding towards the Hall's continuing development and restoration.
We would encourage applications from anyone with an interest in St.
George's Hall who think they would be able to assist us in this
task. We would be particularly interested to hear from people with
experience in the financial, heritage or regeneration sectors."
Anyone seeking further information about how to apply should
contact:- Robin Thomaides, Liverpool City Council, Room 220,
Municipal Buildings, Dale Street L2 2DHM, or call on:- 0151 225
2405, also you can send an