Tag Archives: Devon

Rogue trader who conned the elderly jailed

John Carroll, 26, of Cricklade, Wiltshire, was sentenced to 38 months in prison

Posted on: 25 May 2017 | Posted in: Community

Time’s up for ‘branded’ tobacco sales

From 20 May 2017 it will be illegal to sell packs that do not comply with the new rules.

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Trading Standards and Police warn against rogue traders

Trading Standards and police officers visit communities throughout Devon and Somerset to highlight the dangers of rogue traders

Posted on: 12 May 2017 | Posted in: Community

Devon pledges to compost more

More than 2,000 pledges to recycle food waste has been made by Devon residents, thanks to a prize draw.

Posted on: 10 May 2017 | Posted in: Environment
Grand Western Canal

Community cash boost for Grand Western Canal’s play area project

The scheme has funding from Devon County Council, Tiverton Town Council and Tesco’s eco-friendly community awards scheme ‘Bags of Help.’

Posted on: 22 March 2017 | Posted in: Community

Ruthless fly-tipper jailed

The defendant was caught following a joint investigation led by the Environment Agency with support from Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service, the police and other councils.

Posted on: 21 March 2017 | Posted in: Environment

‘Build for Bees’ competition launched

Competition aims to galavanise public into building ‘bee’ hotels – over 70 years up to 97% of the UK’s wildflower meadows have been lost, a key reason why pollinators are declining.

Posted on: 20 March 2017 | Posted in: Environment

Trading Standards warns consumers about illegal skin lighteners

Trading Standards have seized a large amount of illegal skin lightening creams which contain a product that could cause damage to the liver and nervous system.

Posted on: 16 March 2017 | Posted in: Community

Online trader sentenced for selling counterfeit goods

Gemma Grainger-Peach, 42, of Churchill Way, Taunton, pleaded guilty to selling more than 5,000 counterfeit Cath Kidston phone cases.

Posted on: 1 February 2017 | Posted in: Community

Tour of Britain boosts Devon’s economy by millions

The 2016 edition attracted more spectators than the previous 2014 stage and generated more than £4.26 million for Devon’s economy.

Posted on: 9 January 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy