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Food for Police Officers due to work LFC victory parade donated to Whitechapel Centre

Liverpool City Centre Inspector Geoff Stewart (left) and Russell Ainslie, Outreach Manager for the Whitechapel Centre.

FOOD for hundreds of Ploce Officers who would have Policed Liverpool's Premier League victory Parade, on Monday, 13 May 2019, was donated to the Whitechapel Centre, Liverpool. The 300 packed lunches, that included sandwiches and fruit, had been prepared in advance for Officers and staff, who would have been involved in Policing the Celebratory Bus Parade through the City.

Chief Inspector Chris Hitchell said:- "Events such as this take lots of advance planning. We anticipated that a lot of people would want to turn out to celebrate with the team and we had a number of Officers in place along the parade route and in our Joint Control Centre to ensure the event would have gone ahead smoothly. We have a duty to look after the welfare and needs of our staff and we had food prepared for them in advance. I'm a Liverpool fan, so I was gutted with the result, but I am pleased that this food hasn't gone to waste. We continue to work closely with the Whitechapel Centre and I'm delighted that we could donate this food to them."

A representative from the charity collected the food from Canning Place HQ at lunchtime, on the Monday.

Russell Ainslie, outreach manager for the Whitechapel Centre, said:- "We are very grateful for the donation of food and for Merseyside Police thinking of us. Our clients at Labre House will really enjoy this tonight."

Brits in the North West are 5 grand in debt before they worry

THE average Brit in the North West doesn't begin to worry about their debt until it hits ₤5,464, a study has found. The recent poll of 2,000 adults revealed that shockingly the average adult in the North West only considers themselves to be:- 'in debt' once they are in the red by almost ₤3,249. Despite this those in the North West only begin to see this debt as a serious concern, requiring action, when they owe more than ₤5,000.

Further stats from the survey, commissioned by Salary Finance, revealed that 12% of those in the North West admitted they would need to owe more than ₤10,000 before they started to seriously worry. Disturbingly, 37% of those surveyed in the North West are already concerned about the amount of debt they are in.

The survey also revealed that almost 50% of those in the North West believe having debt has become:- 'so normal' they don't worry about it. 26% said having a credit card, loan or using an overdraft, is just a necessary part of everyday life. In fact, the average adult in the North West has 2 credit cards with a total debt of ₤1,461. Excluding Student Loans and Mortgages, the total average owed is ₤6,128. On top of this, 17% of those in the North West tend to dip into their Overdraft during a typical month, with the average adult currently owing ₤283 to their bank.

Asesh Sarkar, CEO of Salary Finance, a financial wellbeing solutions provider, said they were not surprised by the figures. "In today's world it is normal for people to have some kind of debt," said Asesh, whose business offers salary linked benefits, including:- on demand pay, saving solutions, loans and financial education. "However, these stats are telling, in that people are not tackling their debt until it reaches thousands of pounds, and by this stage it is causing them to worry and may be difficult to control.  When you're already seriously in the red, a 1 off unexpected expense can cause major issues, leading to missed payments, bad credit and a situation where people are forced to turn to high interest borrowing to stay afloat. When people fail to tackle their debt until it is of significant worry to them, they find it much more difficult to get out of a spiral of debt."

The survey also revealed people's feelings towards different types of debt, and what constitutes as good versus bad debt. Almost 70% of those in the North West believe a mortgage is an example of good debt, and a further 44% in this Region feel the same about student loans. But while 59% think dipping into the Overdraft constitutes bad borrowing, 16% think it's 'good debt.' And credit card debt also split the Regions opinions, with 60% believing it to be debt you don't want. However, 39% of the population in the North West admit they find it 'unusual' when someone doesn't have a credit card. 27% of those in the North West have borrowed money to buy a car, 10% have taken a loan to go on holiday, and 13% have borrowed cash to pay off other debts.

Asesh Sarkar added:- "The survey shows that people should be careful they don't take a wider acceptance of debt as a reason to get out of control with their finances. Not only does this lead to a spiral of debt and exclusion from many normal borrowing routes, but it also impacts on wellbeing, with people more likely to suffer from stress and even depression. We know money worries affect 40% of UK employees. Getting into uncontrollable debt can be due to a lack of financial awareness, something we support with when offering our solutions to businesses and their employees. It's vital that financial solutions are partnered with financial education to support better behaviour in the future."

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Liverpudlians expect to marry and have children before earning a high wage

NEW research from CV Library, the UK's leading independent job board reveals that professionals in Liverpool expect to achieve key life events like getting married and having a child before earning a lucrative salary. The study, which surveyed 1,200 UK workers, found that 55% of young professionals expect to be on an annual salary of ₤50,000 and become a manager (43.1%) by the age of 49. However, the City's professionals think that they'll buy a house (69.2%), have a child (61.1%) and get married (51.9%) beforehand. The full findings reveal what people from Liverpool expect to accomplish by each of the following ages:-

Age 21 - Pass driving test (75.5%) Own a car (67.9%) Move out of your parents' house (47.2%)

Age 28 - Buy a house (69.2%)

Age 37 - Have a child (61.1%) Be in your dream job (59.3%) Get married (51.9%)

Age 49 - Earn over ₤50k (54.9%)  Become a manager (43.1%)

Age 55+ - Retire (69.2%)

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, comments:- "It's refreshing to see that workers in Liverpool are, for the most part, realistic about their priorities and expectations in life. Earning a high salary is no longer a major priority for people in the working world, with many expecting to be in their dream job at a younger age rather than in one that pays well.  What's more, it's also good to see that professionals in Liverpool expect to achieve more personal, family-based goals before putting their career at the top of their priorities. While your career and your pay packet are important, this shouldn't overshadow your personal life. With hard work and perseverance, your working goals can be achieved further down the line!"

Police appeal for witnesses following assault in Bootle

IT has been reported to us by Merseyside Police that a male, in his 20's had been assaulted by another man, on Stand Park Avenue, close to our Lady of Walsingham Social Club, shortly before 6pm. We are told that he had a sustained slash wound to the back and was taken taken to hospital for treatment of his serious injuries. Officers from Merseyside Police have said that they are looking for 4 male offenders, who are believed to have left the scene in a black Nissan X-Trail, that was reported to have been driven in the direction of Park Lane West, Bootle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police by calling them on:- 101, quoting incident reference:- '19100258449.' Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111 or via their online reporting form. Detective Inspector Graeme Towndrow said:- "This is a shocking incident, which has left a man with a significant slash wound, and we are determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice. If you have any information at all about this assault, or were passing nearby in a car just before 6pm and have dashcam footage, your account or evidence could be absolutely vital in our investigation, so come forward and we will do the rest."

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