Tag Archives: Devon

Trading standards working to ensure a ‘fake-free’ Christmas

Local law-abiding social media buying-and-selling groups are encouraged to work with Trading Standards and sign up to a five point ‘fake-free’ pledge.

Posted on: 5 December 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Innovative domestic abuse and sexual violence programme launches in Devon and Torbay

IRIS helps general practice staff identify patients experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence and refer them to specialist support services

Posted on: 26 November 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 3 Comments

Retired serviceman warns about phone scam

Fraudsters attempt to con grieving pensioner out of half of his savings

Posted on: 19 November 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Online trader who sold illegal cosmetics ordered to pay back £31,000 or go to jail

An online trader who made thousands from peddling banned cosmetics and cures, which she falsely claimed could cure serious illnesses, has been ordered to pay back £31,000 of her ill-gotten gains. At a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing at Gloucesteraaa

Posted on: 2 November 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Ban for Devon smallholders who neglected their animals

Rebecca Tucker, 46, of Bradworthy and Luke Morley, 37, of Leicester, pleaded guilty to a range of charges under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007.

Posted on: 19 October 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Businesses enlisted to help combat modern slavery

From December a small team of specialised trading standards auditors will be trained in an initial pilot. They will then pass what they have learned to trusted local traders who are part of the Buy With Confidence scheme (BWC).

Posted on: 18 October 2018 | Posted in: | No Comments

Illegal tobacco seized

Haul included 8,120 cigarettes, with an estimated £1,763 duty and VAT evaded
4.5kg kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, with an estimated £986 duty and VAT evaded

Posted on: 26 September 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Residents offered free car servicing quality checks

Residents in Devon, Somerset and Torbay are being offered the chance to have an independent motor expert review the quality of a recent vehicle service

Posted on: 7 September 2018 | Posted in: Community | 1 Comment

Work to stub out illegal tobacco sales in Devon is being highlighted next week.

Trading Standards officers will visit Barnstaple on Thursday 30 August between 10am and 5pm to let residents know about the real harm caused by illegal tobacco

Posted on: 24 August 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Recent heatwave reveals a historic farm in Devon

This summer’s hot, dry weather has revealed cropmarks in a field in Bicton that show a Romano-British farmstead once stood there. Aerial photography of the farmstead, originally discovered by former Devon County Archaeologist Frances Griffith in 1984, have been releasedaaa

Posted on: 16 August 2018 | Posted in: Environment | 9 Comments