Below you will find the most recent news directly from Trading Standards South West (TSSW), the authorities in the South West that are part of TSSW, or projects operated by TSSW. All the news from the authorities is sourced directly from its respective press office.
An outbreak of avian influenza has been confirmed in poultry near Gillingham, North Dorset. A small number of chickens died suddenly and so were tested for bird flu. The results confirmed that they had contracted the H5N8 strain of the disease. The small number of remaining birds at the premises… Read More
A woman formerly of Gloucester has been found guilty of falsely advertising that her company could treat and reverse diseases through a “brain tonic” she was promoting. Genevieve Flight, aged 43, was investigated by Gloucestershire County Council’s trading standards service after complaints were made about posts she placed on social... Read More
A window fitter from Poole in Dorset has been handed a 16 month suspended prison sentence and ordered to re-pay nearly £4,000 to an elderly couple in Frampton Cotterell after agreeing to supply and fit new windows and doors at their home, taking £8,000 in cash up-front, and never returning.... Read More