North West
Pub fined for diluting drinks
A Cheshire pub and its manager have been fined for watering down alcoholic drinks
Record illegal cigarette stash found
Trading standards officers in Salford seized a record haul of illegal cigarettes
Illegal cigarette haul flushed out
Trading standards officers in Salford seized illegal tobacco hidden in a shop's toilet
Pair convicted of cancer scam
Fraudsters claimed equipment designed for horses could be used to detect breast cancer
Property company prosecuted
A property company has been fined for failing to protect the deposits of vulnerable tenants
Illegal cigarette haul seized
Trading standards officers in Salford were tipped off by members of the public
Illegal puppy importer arrested
A woman who had fled to Spain to avoid jail is to appear back in court in the UK
Hero Award for loan shark campaign
A campaign in Runcorn to crack down on loan sharks has won a Hero Award
Shopkeeper guilty of illegal tobacco sales
An illegal haul of tobacco was uncovered during a raid on an Oldham shop
Company ‘put consumers at risk’
A company which sold unsafe goods has been ordered to pay £168,000 by the courts
Blackburn livestock auction fined
A livestock auction has been fined following a prosecution brought by trading standards
Getting animated about scams
Halton Borough Council has launched a series of animations to raise consumer awareness