Tag Archives: Devon

Devon residents urged to guard against scams as cash recouped from rogue plumber

Victims of jailed rogue plumber Gary Henry from North Devon will receive more than £16,000 of his ill-gotten gains.

Posted on: 22 September 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Residents across South West join the Sugar Smart September challenge

Sugar Smart teams across the South West are encouraging people to attempt the Sugar Smart September challenge and are providing support and tips throughout the month.

Posted on: 30 August 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

Lack of brisk walking puts Devon adults at risk

Thousands of adults aged 40-60 living in Devon are putting their health at risk by not managing a brisk ten minute walk every day.

Posted on: 24 August 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

Identity theft reaches epidemic levels. Guard your personal details.

Identity theft is reaching epidemic levels, warns fraud prevention group, Cifas. Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards offers advice on how to help avoid identity theft.

Posted on: 23 August 2017 | Posted in: Community | 8 Comments

Home Office awards £357,000 for Devon project tackling violence against women and girls

Devon County Council is to receive £357,000 to help combat domestic violence within the county. The fund will go towards a project aimed at ensuring people in positions of care are helped to identify early signs of domestic violence and giving them the knowledge of how to intervene.

Posted on: 23 August 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 2 Comments

Consumers urged to follow soft toys safety advice

The advice includes checking the toy for small parts, sharp edges and accessories like jewellery and checking the age range of the toy before giving to small children

Posted on: 8 August 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

There’s no hiding place for rogue traders

Trading standards services on different sides of the country have worked together to convict a rogue trader.

Posted on: 20 July 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments
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Scams targeting young people on social media warning

Cyber fraud is 16 per cent of all crime and young people being targeted through social media

Posted on: 4 July 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Devon cabbie wins Hero Award

Chris Smith, 37, owner of Black Swan Taxis, Dawlish, was awarded the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Hero Award .

Posted on: 30 June 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Trading Standards donates counterfeit clothes mountain to charity

5,000 items including track suits, t-shirts, sweatshirts and trainers, came from seizures

Posted on: 30 June 2017 | Posted in: Community | 5 Comments
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