South West
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
Businesses briefed on modern slavery
Businesses in Devon are to be given training to recognise signs of modern-day slavery
Smallholder receives livestock ban
A Dorset man has been banned from keeping poultry and pigs after a TS investigation
Car dealer guilty of clocking offence
A car dealer has been fined after selling a van with a fraudulently altered milometer
Devon plumber sentenced for fraud
A plumber has been convicted of a series of fraud and consumer protection offences
A brush with art fraud
A look at Dorset Trading Standards’ first foray into the murky world of art fraud.