Murders, rapists, paedophiles and international drug smugglers were among the criminals jailed across Merseyside this year. In many cases, their victims showed tremendous courage in facing their tormentors in court or fighting back against the thugs who targeted them. Officers have spent months and in some cases years working tirelessly to bring these callous criminals to justice for their horrific crimes. Below are all the details about 500 of the men and women put behind bars in 2018. January Ryan Lacey Doorman Lacey was caught up in a mass brawl after a contingent of Eintracht Frankfurt fans travelled to Liverpool to “participate in violence”, on November 22, 2017. After trying to defend a colleague, Lacey was filmed “body-slamming” a local man, Damion Tucker, who was mistaken for one of the German group, before stamping on the head of Jan Richter-Gemer. Mr Richter-Gemer, 25, spent weeks in Aintree Hospital where he required intensive treatment for multiple … [Read more...] about 500 people locked up in Merseyside in 2018
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MSE Equity Total Return Index almost replicated July's 0.713% loss, having declined by 0.725%, to close at 8,513.44 points. Turnover amounted to €8.2 million and was spread over 23 issues of which 10 fell and seven gained ground. HSBC Bank Malta plc shares headed the list of fallers, having stumbled by 8.6% - fully erasing the previous month's 2.2% gain. The banking equity was active across 100 deals of 384,368 shares, closing €0.16 lower at €1.71. This negative performance was reflected by a decline in profit before tax of 38% or €9.8 million for the first six months of 2018, amounting to €16.2 million. Downturn in profits was somewhat expected, as it was the result of a strategy focused on mitigating risks and overhauling the bank's compliance function. Profit was also impacted by the continuing negative interest rates. The implementation of these de-risking actions is now nearing completion, and thus, the bank is transitioning into a new phase of its … [Read more...] about Monthly Round up Report for August 2018: MSE Index maintains negative stance
The drop in the pound against the euro and US dollar is bad news for anyone heading to Europe or America this summer. Back in April £1 bought you around € 1.15, or $1.43. Today it is closer to €1.11, or $1.28. It means America is now 10.4% more expensive to visit, while the cost of a European meal out will be 3.5% pricier. It’s not all bad news. Those going to Turkey won’t believe their spending power. They are getting 52% more Turkish lira to the pound than a year ago, receiving £171 more of local currency for every £500 exchanged. Buying local currency before departure Don’t buy from a high street bank - they are nearly always an expensive way to change money. And never use an airport exchange desk on a walk-up basis unless you are desperate. All airport currency is expensive and one of the worst on Thursday was the Forexchange bureau at Cardiff airport, which was offering just €0.90 for each pound or €177 for each £200. … [Read more...] about What does falling pound mean for cost of holidays in Europe and US?
BRITS abroad are being hit with bills of up to £13.15 in extra fees from their bank simply for using their debit cards abroad. Travellers have forked out more than £400million in bank fees on payments they made while on holiday over the past year, according to new figures from CompareTheMarket. The average Brit spends around £300 on holiday but 62 per cent of tourists don't know that they will be stung by fees for using their debit cards to make purchases and withdraw cash from a foreign ATM. The comparison site looked into how much high street banks charge for using your card to spend £300 abroad, half through cash withdrawals and half used to make purchases. M&S Bank customers are hit the hardest, incurring fees of up to £13.15, while those who bank with TSB will be slapped with a £12.74 fee. Santander customers will need to fork out £12.26 on a £300 transaction, and £11.91 for HSBC customers. How to avoid being ripped-off on your … [Read more...] about Worst banks for fees while on holiday revealed – and how to avoid getting stung
It was the moment Saudi Arabia’s reforming young prince told the world he meant business. In early 2016, Mohammed bin Salman said he planned to sell shares in the kingdom’s crown jewel: Saudi Aramco, the giant energy company that produces 10 percent of the world’s oil and finances the Saudi state. The initial public offering—planned for 2018—would be the deal to end all deals, raising more than $100 billion for a new sovereign wealth fund, creating the world’s most valuable listed company, and funneling hundreds of millions of dollars in fees to Wall Street’s elite banks. MBS, as the 32-year-old crown prince is known, said the company would be worth at least $2 trillion—more than double the current market valuation of Apple Inc.—and perhaps as much as $2.5 trillion.Two years later, things look very different. A combination of hubris on the valuation, an overambitious timetable, and indifference—if not derision—from … [Read more...] about Saudi Aramco’s $2 Trillion Zombie IPO