South West
Fuel cost increase drives pump checks
Heart of the South West TS is seeking to reassure motorists that fuel pumps are accurate
Online counterfeits seller sentenced
A woman who sold counterfeit clothing has been sentenced to community service
Dorset takes on illegal puppy sales
Dorset Council has revamped its website to tackle unlicensed puppy sales
Counterfeit clothing seller prosecuted
Dorset Trading Standards has prosecuted a trader who sold counterfeit clothing online
Trader who sold unsafe truck fined
A trader who sold a dangerous vehicle via eBay has been fined by Dorset Trading Standards
Illegal puppy importer jailed
A man who illegally brought puppies into the UK has been jailed for more than two years
Rogue jailed for overpriced work
Thomas Turner targeted vulnerable residents of four counties with overpriced work
Obituary: John P Boundy
Trading standards lost a much-liked and highly respected colleague in February 2020. 
Public health first for TSO
Elizabeth Kirk is the first TS officer to become a public health practitioner
Smallholder guilty of animal cruelty
A man in Dorset has been sentenced for animal welfare offences
Fraudster ordered to repay earnings
A man who was jailed for selling fake goods has been ordered to pay back £750,000
TSSW begins ‘week of action’ campaign
The week-long campaign will raise awareness of consumer protection issues
Campaign warns of blind cord danger
A safety campaign is warning of the danger posed to young children by blind cords
Neighbour rewarded for bravery
A woman who saved her neighbours from a rogue trader has won a CTSI Hero Award
Kebab shops warned over allergens
Kebab shops in the southwest have been told to provide better allergen information
Fraudulent lettings pair jailed
A mother and daughter who ran a fraudulent lettings agency have been sentenced