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October 10, 2016 - 10:29

The latest testing of shops for their willingness to illegally sell cigarettes, e-cigarettes and alcohol to children has produced some disappointing results - Cornwall Council has said in a statement.
The council's Trading Standards team completed a test purchase operation in Launceston, targetting illegal sales of tobacco and alcohol to children. Three of seven business visited failed the test and sold tobacco or alcohol to a 17-year-old volunteer.

July 11, 2016 - 10:30

A Bridport gardener has been jailed for two years after charging his 78 year old victim £760 for an hour’s work pruning a tree. The prosecution followed an investigation by Dorset County Council’s trading standards service.

February 25, 2016 - 16:02

Trading standards officers are warning Dorset residents about copycat websites dealing with applications and renewals of Blue Badge disabled parking permits.

January 15, 2016 - 14:14

 A rogue trader, whose gang targeted older home-owners and persuaded them to have maintenance work on their properties at vastly inflated prices was convicted at Bodmin Magistrates Court last Friday (Friday 8 January 2016).

August 14, 2013 - 14:49

This brief guide explains the co-ordination of Trading Standards nationally and the national workstreams that flow from the National Trading Standards Board