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Community and living

Staffordshire communities are the heart of our county and we want to make sure they are safe prosperous places to live and work.

We work with our partners across the county, including the police, fire authority, district and borough councils to get to the heart of what matters to local people

Cowboy builders jailed for bullying and ripping off vulnerable customers

Cowboy builders jailed for bullying and ripping off vulnerable customers

Description
Four rogue builders from Newcastle-under-Lyme who took advantage of their customers have been jailed.
Date:
30 September 2019
Farmer given jail sentence for animal neglect

Farmer given jail sentence for animal neglect

Description
A livestock keeper from Stoke on Trent has been given an 18-week jail sentence, suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay £1,500 in costs.
Date:
26 September 2019
Jail sentence for farmer who left lambs to die in freezing conditions

Jail sentence for farmer who left lambs to die in freezing conditions

Description
A Uttoxeter farmer who left livestock to die in a frozen field has been given a 16-week jail sentence suspended for 12-months.
Date:
24 September 2019
Vast majority of Cannock shops demonstrate responsible knife sales

Vast majority of Cannock shops demonstrate responsible knife sales

Description
Cannock traders are demonstrating community responsibility by carrying out necessary checks when selling knives, a county council test purchase operation has found.
Date:
23 September 2019
Private foster carers urged to find out about on-hand support

Private foster carers urged to find out about on-hand support

Description
Carers from across Staffordshire who privately foster children are being reminded that help is at hand as part of a campaign.
Date:
23 September 2019
Counterfeit and illicit tobacco seized in Stafford

Counterfeit and illicit tobacco seized in Stafford

Description
An ongoing operation to combat the sale of illicit and counterfeit tobacco in Stafford has seen the seizure of 3,280 cigarettes and 6,950g of hand-rolling tobacco.
Date:
20 September 2019
East Staffordshire counterfeit tobacco seller imprisoned

East Staffordshire counterfeit tobacco seller imprisoned

Description
An ongoing operation by Staffordshire Trading Standards to combat the sale of illicit and counterfeit tobacco has secured a conviction following the seizure of a quantity of cigarettes and rolling tobacco.
Date:
13 September 2019
Counterfeit Golf merchandise seller sentenced to 14 months

Counterfeit Golf merchandise seller sentenced to 14 months

Description
A Kidsgrove man has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment, suspended for 24 months, after selling counterfeit golfing goods on eBay.
Date:
12 September 2019
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