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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

Rogue builder jailed for 46 months

A rogue builder has been jailed for three years and ten months (Monday March 18) for defrauding his victims. At Exeter Crown Court Lee Antony Butterworth, 47, of Oxlea Close, … Continue reading

Rogue stove-fitter from Somerset sentenced

An unqualified rogue stove fitter from Crewkerne who installed an appliance that emitted potentially lethal carbon monoxide whenever it was lit, has been given a suspended four-month prison sentence. At … 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

Doorstep traders sentenced after carrying out illegal work on protected trees

Father and son doorstep traders who carried out unauthorised work on several protected oak trees have been ordered to pay a total of £1,200 in fines and costs. Christopher Hughes, … Continue reading

Free car servicing quality checks

Residents in Devon, Somerset and Torbay are being offered the chance to have an independent motor expert review the quality of a recent vehicle service. The free quality check is … Continue reading

Rogue stove installer pleads guilty

An unqualified stove fitter from Somerset who lied about his certification and installed an appliance so badly it produced carbon monoxide whenever it was lit, has pleaded guilty to 15 … 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


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