Tag Archives: Devon

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards shortlisted for ‘best’ service

The service has been nominated in the LGC Awards in the ‘Best Service Delivery Model’ category.

Posted on: 18 November 2019 | Posted in: Community| No Comments

Rogue handyman admits defrauding elderly lady over nine years

At Taunton Crown Court on Monday 16 September, Thomas Samuel Godfrey, 48 of Ford House Road, Newent, Gloucestershire, admitted to defrauding an 82-year-old lady o

Posted on: 19 September 2019 | Posted in: Community| No Comments

Don’t become a victim – training resource is launched to safeguard young people from scams

Young Friends Against Scams has been specifically created to help leaders of youth organisations, such as scout groups, youth groups, schools and colleges to inform and educate young people on how to recognise and avoid scams.

Posted on: 12 September 2019 | Posted in: Community| No Comments
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South Hams farmer banned from keeping animals

These offences relate to the neglect of cattle and sheep under his care and for failing to protect lame cattle from pain and suffering.

Posted on: 6 September 2019 | Posted in: Community| No Comments
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Warning after retailers sell knives to teens without asking for ID

Eleven of the 16 retailers sold a knife to the 18 year old without first asking for proof of age.

Posted on: 27 August 2019 | Posted in: Community| No Comments
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Teignbridge farmer banned from keeping animals

Graham Mabin had pleaded guilty at earlier hearings to two charges under the Animal Welfare Act, two charges under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations and one charge under the Animal By-Products Regulations.

Posted on: 23 August 2019 | Posted in: Community| No Comments

Monkey skulls seized as part of investigation into the trade of endangered species

A number of properties in Newton Abbot and Torquay were searched under the Control of Trade in Endangered Species Regulations 2018.

Posted on: 15 August 2019 | Posted in: Community| No Comments

North Devon builder sentenced for fraud

Leonard Eastwood, 60, of Royston Road, Bideford, trading as LE Gardens and Patios and Ocean View Paving, pleaded guilty to the charges on Tuesday June 18 at Barnstaple Magistrates Court.

Posted on: 20 June 2019 | Posted in: Community| No Comments
Trading Standards

Bubble blowers in Devon safe following EU safety scare

21 samples in Devon and Somerset passed product safety tests following an EU-wide safety scare  

Posted on: 20 May 2019 | Posted in: Community
Trading Standards

Company boss admits misleading customers

Karl Paul Ward, 40, of Ilfracombe, Devon, pled guilty to seven charges of misleading consumers at Barnstaple Magistrates Court

Posted on: 2 April 2019 | Posted in: Community