South West
Huge tobacco seizure in Devon
Heart of the South West Trading Standards seized £166,000 worth of suspected illicit goods
Major illicit tobacco haul in Devon
Heart of the South West Trading Standards has seized £166,000 worth of illegal products
Contractor fined for keeping deposit
A fencing contractor has been prosecuted for taking a deposit and failing to carry out work
Time to talk about mental health
Farmers facing personal crises don’t have to go it alone, thanks to an innovative new scheme
Anti-scam toolkit for students launches
A resource to help students and young people avoid scams has been created
Jail for Plymouth rogue trader
A fraudster who tricked residents into unnecessary building work has been jailed
Counterfeit tobacco seller guilty
A Taunton shopkeeper who sold illicit tobacco must carry out 100 hours of community service
Rogue plumber guilty of fraud
A rogue trader in Devon repeatedly defrauded an elderly couple over a five-year period
Closure order for underage vape shop
A Devon shop selling vapes and drug paraphernalia to children has been ordered to close
Fake vinyl record seller guilty
Dorset Trading Standards has prosecuted a man who sold counterfeit vinyl records online
Agent failed to protect clients
A lettings agent has been fined for failing to sign up to a client money protection scheme
HotSW TS seizes illicit tobacco
Heart of the South West Trading Standards has seized illicit tobacco in its latest operation
Dorset man fined for unsafe fireworks
The organiser of a fireworks display failed to take appropriate safety measures
Shop owners fined for illegal vapes
A landmark case marks the first local authority prosecution for the sale of illicit vapes
South West TS takes on illegal vapes
Officers confiscated vapes that did not comply with rules on labelling and nicotine capacity
Farm guilty of welfare offences
A West Dorset farm which caused suffering to cattle has been fined more than £50,000