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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

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

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

Devon, Somerset and Torbay residents offered 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

Work to stub out illegal tobacco sales is being highlighted next week

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is visiting communities across the area to let residents know about the real harm caused by illegal tobacco and how residents can help … Continue reading

Rogue plumber sentenced for fraud and consumer protection offences

A dishonest plumber who charged an elderly victim almost three times the going rate for a bathroom refurbishment that experts called ‘unsafe’ has been sentenced for fraud and consumer protection … Continue reading

Plumber who tried to defraud a convent also preyed on the elderly

A dishonest plumber who attempted to defraud a convent and charged an elderly victim almost triple the going rate for a bathroom refurbishment that experts branded as ‘unsafe’ has pleaded … Continue reading

Rogue car trader sentenced

A used car dealer has been ordered by a judge to pay £7,365 – and could go to prison for six months if he defaults. Malvin Price of Chilton Cantelo, … Continue reading


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