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Multi-agency investigation into trading of endangered species

Thirty macaque skulls were seized from a property in South Devon following a search by officers from Devon and Cornwall Police, supported by partners including trading standards. On Tuesday 13 … Continue reading

Devon and Somerset restaurants “meating expectations”

Residents and visitors to the Westcountry can be assured that restaurants and gastro-pubs are accurately describing the geographical provenance of their locally sourced meats. Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards … Continue reading

Majority of Exeter retailers visited comply with under 18s knife sale laws

Issued on behalf of the Exeter Community Safety Partnership, Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service and Devon and Cornwall Police. Shops and retailers in Exeter were visited by police … Continue reading

Company boss admits misleading customers

The director of a North Devon company which specialised in cleaning and repairing wax jackets, has been told to pay almost £4,500 in fines, costs and compensation for misleading consumers. … Continue reading

Shop has licence to sell alcohol revoked following evidence from trading standards

An off licence in Torquay has had its premises licence to sell alcohol revoked because it was not fulfilling one of its licensing objectives, the prevention of crime and disorder. … 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

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

Illegal tobacco seized in Devon, Somerset and Torbay

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco across Devon , Somerset and Torbay uncovered more than 8,100 cigarettes and four kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, all believed … Continue reading

Trading Standards wins national award

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service has been nationally recognised by Government as the best Service of its kind in the UK for its support of local businesses. The … Continue reading

No ID? No sale! Businesses urged to sign up for free online training

Traders selling age-restricted goods in Devon, Somerset and Torbay are urged not to put their livelihoods at risk and use a free online training tool to help them stay on … Continue reading