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Scam Marshal Scheme

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Are you, or someone you know, inundated with scam mail? Are you tempted to respond to it? Do you want to help track down the criminals behind scams and help put a stop to their activities? If you answered yes to any of the above then why not become a Scam Marshal for the National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team.
Date:
Wednesday 16th January 2019

Owner of TB affected herd ordered to pay over £34,000 for illegal movement of cattle

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A Staffordshire livestock owner who illegally moved herds of cattle while his holding was under bovine tuberculosis restrictions has been ordered to pay over £34,000 in fines costs.
Date:
Thursday 20th December 2018

Shop workers handed fines for counterfeit tobacco sales

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Two shop workers have been ordered to pay over £500 each in fines and costs for selling counterfeit cigarettes with no health warnings at a premise in Rugeley.
Date:
Tuesday 18th December 2018

Stay safe during festive season and avoid counterfeit alcohol

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People are being urged to stay safe during the festive season and avoid dangerous counterfeit alcohol.
Date:
Monday 17th December 2018

Trading Standards E-Newsletter

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Welcome to the latest issue of Trading Standards Business News. This is a free digital publication that brings local businesses the latest in regulation changes and guidance.
Date:
Tuesday 11th December 2018
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