Teenager’s sudden death, payday loan rage and concern over collapsing Liverpool markets

These are the last headlines from ECHO this morning.

Mum feels a part of her is gone after her 18-year-old son’s sudden death

An 18-year-old man who “saw the best in everyone” has died in his sleep from a rare heart condition.

John Nesbitt had just completed his A-Levels and was eager to take up a place at the University of Birmingham. But the teenager died suddenly in his sleep from a rare heart condition which showed no signs or symptoms.

John’s heart stopped beating following an arrhythmia caused by myocarditis – a condition in which the body’s immune system causes inflammation in response to infection. The condition is extremely rare and can be triggered by something like a cold.

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Dad disgusted with payday loan company compensation

A father has racked up thousands of pounds in debt with a payday loan company which he says is ‘playing on people’s misery’.

George Lea, 76, and his wife Linda, 71, from Tuebrook, have taken out a number of loans from home loan provider Provident over the years to help pay for groceries, Christmas and birthdays. George said the loans were a “quick fix” at the time, but with sky-high interest rates they quickly got into debt.

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Provident, was part of a company called PFG, which previously provided short-term, guarantor and home loans with interest rates of up to 1,557.7% APR – but after being hit hard by sales claims abusive, the company permanently closed its doors on December 31 of last year. .

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Concern over multi-million collapse of Liverpool markets company

A collapsed firm which handled contracts for Liverpool City Council owes the local authority millions of pounds.

Liverpool Markets Limited, (LML), which ran council markets across the city, went into liquidation in May 2019. A report by FRP Advisory Limited LLP liquidators has now revealed that LML owes the council £3,469,896.00.

Colin Laphan, chairman of the Liverpool Markets Traders Association, said he did not understand how debt had risen to such levels before the lockdown period.

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