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Illegal tobacco seized in raids across the region

Trading Standards has seized illegal tobacco worth more than £31,000 from six shops across Devon, Plymouth and Somerset. Supported by Avon & Somerset Police and Devon and Cornwall Police, officers … Continue reading

Amended General Safety Certificate issued for Exeter Rugby Club

Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service is pleased to announce it has issued an Amended General Safety Certificate to Exeter Rugby Club for its Sandy Park Stadium,  to … Continue reading

Farmers invited to a free wellbeing and mental health support webinar

Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service commissioned by Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay councils is holding the next in a series of webinars to promote Mental Health and … Continue reading

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declared across Great Britain

Bird flu – Latest situation: Avian influenza prevention zone declared across Great Britain Poultry keepers must take action now to protect their flocks from bird flu this winter. From 5pm … Continue reading

Trading Standards wins national award for supporting farmers during pandemic

Trading Standards has been nationally acclaimed for a ground-breaking project which focuses on farmers’ mental health and strengthens links with rural communities. The Heart of the South West Trading Standards … Continue reading

Rogue builder from Tiverton jailed

A rogue builder from Tiverton has been sentenced to 27 months in prison, the majority of which was for fraudulent trading. Lee Brent Butler, 40, of Gale Way in Tiverton, … Continue reading

Students and other renters warned to be wary of paying ‘banned’ fees

Private tenants such as students looking for new digs ahead of the autumn semester are being warned not to get caught out by costly rental fees which have now been … Continue reading

Consumers urged to be wary of ‘inaccurate’ thermometers

Trading Standards is urging members of the public and healthcare professionals to take care when purchasing infrared thermometers online. It follows an alert by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory … Continue reading

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


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