The sudden death of a teenager, the fury of payday loans and the worry of the collapse of the Liverpool markets

These are the latest headlines from ECHO this morning.

Mom feels ‘part of her is gone’ after son, 18, dies suddenly

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 finished his A-Levels and was keen to take a place at the University of Birmingham. But the teenager died suddenly in his sleep from a rare heart condition that showed no signs or symptoms.

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

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Dad Upset About Compensation From Payday Loan Company

A father racked up thousands of pounds in debt to a payday loan company that he said was “playing on people’s misery”.

George Lea, 76, and his wife Linda, 71, of Tuebrook, took out a series of loans from Provident Lender over the years to help pay for grocery, Christmas and birthday purchases. George said the loans were a “quick fix” at the time, but with sky-high interest rates they soon spiraled into debt.

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

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Concerns over the multimillion-dollar collapse of the Liverpool markets company

A collapsed company that ran markets for Liverpool City Council owes the local authority millions of pounds.

Liverpool Markets Limited, (LML), which ran the council’s markets across the city, went into liquidation in May 2019. A report by liquidators FRP Advisory Limited LLP 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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