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Police continue to appeal to trace missing Peter Kerevan

OFFICERS searching for missing 76 year old Peter Kerevan are continuing to appeal for information on his whereabouts 17 days after the last confirmed sighting. Peter, who is from the Aintree area, has been missing from home since Monday, 29 July 2019.  Following enquiries, he was captured on CCTV that morning, on Wango Lane and later seen at around 3pm, the same day, outside Maghull Chiropodists. near the junction of Sefton Lane and Liverpool Road. Officers have focused their search on the surrounding areas, but there have been no confirmed sightings since.

Detective Inspector Gary Stratton said:- "We have dedicated extensive resources, with Officers on foot and in vehicles, the Dog Section, the assistance of the National Police Air Service helicopter and the Marine Unit among others. Many members of the public from the local community and further afield have helped join the search, and the Merseyside Search and Rescue Service continue to put a huge effort into the search for Peter. I would ask anyone who has been in the Maghull or Aintree areas since Peter's disappearance to please cast your minds back and try and consider if you may have seen Peter. Every single sighting has been and will be followed up. When last seen, Peter was wearing a short sleeved dark blue shirt and carrying a dark-coloured cardigan. He was also reportedly wearing blue jeans and brown shoes. I would also like to remind people to remain safe when they are out searching for Peter. The response from the public has been remarkable and we greatly appreciate your help, but please take care if you are out in dangerous areas and make sure you have the correct equipment or seek help from our specially trained Matrix Officers."

Peter is described as white, around 6ft tall, of slim build with short grey hair and had stubble when last seen and anyone who believes they may have seen Peter or someone who resembles his description should call:- 101 or in an emergency, call:- 999.

Liverpool is the worst place to live in the country and London is still the best if you're a homeowner

ESTATE agency comparison website has analysed the good, the bad and the ugly of house price growth and declines since the 2008 financial crisis, discovering that parts of Liverpool have seen gobsmacking drops in value; labelling it the worst place to own a home in England or Wales.

GetAgent looked at Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) and compared the average house price change for these areas in the decade plus since the financial crisis. While top level house price data from the Land Registry and Gov index only drills down to City and Town level, the MSOA data provides a more granular look at the market within these Towns and Cities, highlighting the areas that have seen the worst growth that would otherwise be hidden by the top level statistics.

GetAgent's research has revealed that the 023 area of Liverpool has seen the biggest drop in value, with an average change of -44.21% from ₤116,821 to ₤65,178. This decrease is approximately 5% greater than the next worst MSOA, Bradford (044), which has experienced an average house price change of -39.42% from ₤125,514 to ₤76,034. Hartlepool (005) is narrowly behind in 3rd place at -38.14%, as the average house price in the area has dropped from ₤97,532 in 2008 to ₤60,338.

County Durham sector (036) follows with a drop of -37.41%, before Liverpool and Bradford rear their heads again; Liverpool (060) has seen an average house price change of -36.82%, while Bradford (039)'s drop in value of -36.64% is only marginally better than Bradford (048), which has experienced a change of -36.45%. Middlesbrough also features more than once on the list, with its 002 and 001 MSOAs sandwiching Sunderland (001) in the bottom 3 of the list of worst areas to live in.

The story is very much different in the capital, though, with GetAgent's research revealing major growth in London house prices since the financial crisis. In fact, the top 10 best MSOAs for house price growth are all located in London, with Camden (022) leading the lot at a seismic 389.82%. This growth has seen the average house price for the area rise from ₤308,080 to ₤1,509,051 over the last decade, despite recent price growth weakness. Lambeth (003) sits in 2nd place at a similarly massive 322.74% growth from ₤347,800 to ₤1,470,280, while Kensington and Chelsea (015)'s value increase is 3rd best across England and Wales at 241.98%. Even the smallest house price growth in the top 10 is still an impressive 179.90%, in Westminster (001).

GetAgent also looked into the best 10 MSOAs for house price growth outside of London, finding that Cambridge (010) sees the most buoyancy, where growth has been 156.71% since the financial crisis. There, the average house price has risen from ₤167,620 to ₤430,291, while Winchester (008) follows in 2nd place, with an increase of 149.11% from ₤307,256 to ₤765,412. Coventry (007) is 3rd placed, with the average house price growing from ₤70,067 to ₤170,877; an increase of 143.88%.

Colby Short, founder and CEO of, commented:- "While we tend to focus on top line statistics the UK housing market is made up of thousands of micro markets and so what is happening in 1 area can be the polar opposite to another. Looking at these more granular levels of data provides an interesting insight that differs from the usual blanket, generic observations and demonstrates how even in the same City, the market can perform differently from 1 area to the next. Currently, we're seeing the London market struggle with other major Cities in the Midlands and further North enjoying stronger price growth. However, looking at the long term picture since the financial crisis, we can see a real contrast across the different areas of the UK, with the capital flourishing overall, while other macro areas have experienced really difficult recoveries."

Ranking - worst price growth by MSOA...

Local Authority MSOA name Average Price - year ending Dec 2008 Average Price - year ending Dec 2018 Average Price change / growth (2008-2018)
Liverpool Liverpool 023 ₤116,821 ₤65,178  -44.21%
Bradford Bradford 044 ₤125,514  ₤76,034  -39.42%
Hartlepool Hartlepool 005  ₤97,532  ₤60,338 -38.14%
County Durham  County Durham 036 ₤78,612  ₤49,203 -37.41%
Liverpool Liverpool 060  ₤153,232 ₤96,805  -36.82%
Bradford Bradford 039  ₤106,023  ₤67,180  -36.64%
Bradford Bradford 048 ₤103,531  ₤65,797  -36.45%
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough 002 ₤70,602 ₤45,486 -35.57%
Sunderland Sunderland 001  ₤258,307  ₤166,832  -35.41%
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough 001  ₤99,788 ₤66,336  -33.52%

Ranking - best price growth by MSOA...

Local Authority MSOA name Average Price - year ending Dec 2008 Average Price - year ending Dec 2018 Average Price change / growth (2008-2018)
Camden Camden 022 ₤308,080  ₤1,509,051  389.82%
Lambeth Lambeth 003 ₤347,800  ₤1,470,280  322.74%
Kensington and Chelsea Kensington and Chelsea 015 ₤591,097 ₤2,021,422  241.98%
Kensington and Chelsea Kensington and Chelsea 003 ₤588,843 ₤1,918,679 225.84%
City of London  City of London 001  ₤414,722 ₤1,269,846  206.19%
Westminster Westminster 011 ₤940,160  ₤2,811,039 199.00%
Islington  Islington 019  ₤313,646  ₤921,354 193.76%
Westminster Westminster 021 ₤551,376 ₤1,604,600 191.02%
Westminster Westminster 018 ₤1,081,556 ₤3,100,377 186.66%
Westminster Westminster 001 ₤854,349 ₤2,391,340 179.90%

Ranking; best price growth by MSOA (excluding London)

Local Authority MSOA name Average Price - year ending Dec 2008 Average Price - year ending Dec 2018 Average Price change / growth (2008-2018)
Cambridge Cambridge 010  ₤167,620  ₤430,291 156.71%
Winchester Winchester 008  ₤307,256  ₤765,412 149.11%
Coventry Coventry 007 ₤70,067 ₤170,877 143.88%
Manchester Manchester 045  ₤194,632  ₤431,771 121.84%
Brighton and Hove Brighton and Hove 023 ₤238,589  ₤526,245  120.57%
South Oxfordshire South Oxfordshire 008   ₤335,591  ₤728,975  117.22%
Chelmsford  Chelmsford 004  ₤187,448 ₤403,896 115.47%
Salford Salford 004  ₤100,160  ₤214,358 114.02%
East Hertfordshire  East Hertfordshire 004  ₤259,613  ₤549,914  111.82%
Stoke on Trent Stoke on Trent 032  ₤110,554  ₤233,671 111.36%
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