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Year: 2018

Smallholder guilty of breaching life ban on keeping animals

A Somerset smallholder has been given an eight-month suspended prison sentence for breaching his life ban from keeping animals. Martin Veysey, 63, of Bridgwater, Somerset, pleaded guilty to six charges … Continue reading

Trading Standards working to stamp out fake goods being sold through social media

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is keeping a close eye on social media buying-and-selling groups in the lead up to Christmas in a bid to stem the sale … Continue reading

Amended General Safety Certificate for St James Park Football Ground

Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975. General Safety Certificate for St James Park Football Ground (Exeter City Football Club). Notice is given that the Council (Devon County Council) has amended … Continue reading

Telephone scam warning

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is warning residents to be on their guard after unscrupulous telephone scammers attempted to con a grieving ex-serviceman out of half of his savings. … Continue reading

Jail for farmer who ignored animal welfare advice

A Devon farmer found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal has been given a custodial prison sentence and banned from keeping cows and sheep. William Douglas Dolley, of … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Reminder to businesses to check identity of “official” callers

Staff from official bodies, like the police, fire service, or local councils, who have to visit businesses as part of their jobs, are provided with identification material, like photo cards … Continue reading

Ban for Devon smallholders who neglected their animals

A couple who ran a small holding in Bradworthy where horses, cattle and pigs were kept in squalid conditions and regularly denied access to fresh water and feed have been … Continue reading

Businesses enlisted to help combat modern slavery

Businesses across Devon and Cornwall will be given help and training to recognise the signs of modern day slavery and how to report it. The new scheme is being launched … Continue reading

Operation Rogue Trader targets doorstep criminals

Rogue traders and aggressive doorstep sellers across Devon and Somerset were targeted by Police and Trading Standards officers in a joint operation last week. As part of Rogue Trader Week, … Continue reading