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Almost £60,000 of illegal tobacco seized

Illegal tobacco worth almost £60,000 has been confiscated from retailers across the region following a series of operations. Led by Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards and supported by … Continue reading

Book now for free farmers’ wellbeing webinar

Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is holding a webinar to promote wellbeing in the farming community on Thursday 22 July. The pandemic and Brexit have put huge pressure … Continue reading

Made in Devon will be at Devon County Show this year

Our Made in Devon team will be at Devon County Show on 2-4 July, with a stand in the Devon County Council area of the showground. We will be promoting … Continue reading

Trading Standards urges renters not to be caught out by banned tenancy fees

Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service has launched a new campaign to help prevent renters in the region being caught out by fees that have now been banned. … Continue reading

Amended General Safety Certificate issued for Somerset County Cricket Club

Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is pleased to announce it has issued an Amended General Safety Certificate to Somerset Cricket Club to allow fixtures at the County … Continue reading

Pensioner imprisoned for selling illicit tobacco

A 75-year-old Plymouth man has been sentenced to an 18-month custodial sentence, half to be served in prison, for selling illicit tobacco and evading £162,000 in duty. Patrick White, of … Continue reading

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards expands to include Plymouth from April

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service will merge with Plymouth City Council Trading Standards from 1 April 2021. All four authorities have approved the plans which will give them … Continue reading

How to verify if a vaccine invite text is genuine

This week the NHS began texting some people inviting them to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Almost 400,000 people aged 55 and over and thousands of unpaid carers will be … Continue reading

Young people warned about ‘fake jobs’ on social media

Trading Standards is warning young people to be wary of fake job adverts on social media that at first glance might appear to be the answer to their financial worries. … Continue reading

Woman fined after breaching animal ban

A North Devon woman who was caught tending livestock despite being banned has been ordered to pay £1,380 in compensation, fines and costs. Bridget Barrell, 64, of Chittlehampton, admitted three … Continue reading


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