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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

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


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