Illegal tobacco worth almost £60,000 has been confiscated from retailers across the region following a series of operations.
Led by Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, and Torbay Trading Standards and supported by HM Revenue and Customs and the police, the seizures were part of a three-day operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco.
A drainage company has been fined £3,685 after pleading guilty to unfair trading and has paid back over £20,000 to victims across Devon, Somerset, Torbay, Dorset and Wiltshire following a Trading Standards investigation.
Dorset-based 24 Hour Emergency Services Limited, of Unit 1, 20 Wharfdale Service Road, Bournemouth, was investigated by Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards...
Trading standards is advising online consumers in Devon, Somerset and Torbay to only buy from ‘reputable’ traders, and to refer to a new advice video if they experience any problems.
The new advice video has been commissioned by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) ahead of ‘Black Friday’ (Friday 27 November) and ‘Cyber Monday’, (Monday 30 November), the two big pre-...
Residents in Devon 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 part of Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service’s motor trade project, and is aimed at local residents who want assurances that their vehicle service was carried out properly.
Illegal skin lighteners, containing potentially harmful products, have been found on sale in our region.
Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service say that the creams are similar to products which have been on sale in London. Trading Standards officers have seized a considerable quantity of illegal skin lightening creams that were being sold over the internet by a Devon-based trader...