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African swine fever identified in wild boar in Belgium

African swine fever has been identified in some wild boar in Belgium. Information about the disease – including the GB Disease Control Strategy which will underpin the government response if … 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

Warning to be aware of investment scams

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is issuing a warning for people to be aware of a spate of investment scams. The Trading Standards Service has received a number of … Continue reading

Trading Standards wins national award

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service has been nationally recognised by Government as the best Service of its kind in the UK for its support of local businesses. The … Continue reading

Campaign launched to reduce the number of toddlers being accidently poisoned

Trading Standards is aiming to reduce the number of incidents in which babies and toddlers (under fives) are being accidentally poisoned in Devon, Somerset and Torbay. A recent report published … Continue reading

Scams Awareness Month lifts the lid on the latest scams

Do you know your vishing, from your phishing and smishing? The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has reported a seven per cent increase in the number of fraud offences recorded in … Continue reading


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