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Month: August 2023

Plumber who defrauded elderly couple given suspended sentence

A rogue plumbing and heating engineer who ‘preyed’ on an elderly couple, defrauding them of £13,000, has been given a 12-month suspended prison sentence. Gary Coombes, 58, of 20 Quantock … Continue reading

Traders reminded to check ID on age-restricted goods

Traders are being reminded that they are putting their livelihoods at risk by not asking for identification when selling age-restricted goods. The warning from Heart of the South West Trading … Continue reading

“People really, really need to be on their guard”, warns Trading Standards scams expert

Consumers’ champion, Martin Lewis, has had to repeat his advice for people not to engage with online adverts promoting investments. The Money Saving Expert’s spokesperson reiterated: “Martin NEVER does adverts … Continue reading

Businesses are urged to prepare for this October’s ban on some single-use plastics

Our Trading Standards service is reminding businesses, such as takeaways, sandwich bars, care homes and retailers who supply certain single-use plastic items, that a ban comes into force this October, … Continue reading