The sudden death of a teenager, anger at payday loans and concerns about Liverpool’s markets collapsing

These are the latest ECHO headlines from this morning.

Mom feels ‘a part of her is gone’ after 18-year-old son suddenly dies

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

John Nesbitt had just graduated from high school and was looking forward to taking up 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 due to an arrhythmia caused by myocarditis – a condition in which the body’s immune system triggers inflammation in response to infection. The condition is extremely rare and can be triggered by something like the common cold.

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Dad is disgusted with the payday loan company compensation

A father has accumulated thousands of pounds’ worth of debt from a payday loan company, which he says has “played on people’s misery”.

George Lea, 76, and his wife Linda, 71, of Tuebrook, have taken out a number of loans from doorstep lender Provident over the years to help them pay for grocery shopping, Christmas and birthdays. George said the loans were a “quick fix” at the time, but with sky-high interest rates, they soon ran into debt.

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Provident was part of a company called PFG that previously offered short-term, surety and door-to-door loans at interest rates up to 1,557.7% APR — but after being hit hard by abusive claims, the company shut down for good on December 31 last year .

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Concerns over multi-million dollar collapse of Liverpool market company

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

Liverpool Markets Limited (LML), which managed the council’s city-wide markets, went into liquidation in May 2019. A report by the 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 didn’t understand how debt had risen to such levels before the lockdown period.

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