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.
Three people have been convicted of selling illegal tobacco from a shop in Gloucester. They were brought before Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court yesterday (7 October) following an investigation by Gloucestershire County Council’s trading standards service. Shorsh Hashmi, aged 32, now living in Boston, Lincolnshire, Karwan Namiq, aged 34, of High Street,… Read More
As the Government launches the Green Homes Grant today, Trading Standards South West begins a campaign to help protect consumers from the threat of fraud. The Green Homes Grant is an initiative to get homeowners to invest money in improving the energy-efficiency of their property – while also giving the... Read More
A Gloucester man who was convicted earlier this year of various charges relating to illegal cigarettes and tobacco has been ordered to repay £46,914.41 or face a prison sentence. Geoffrey Townsley, aged 60, of Highview, Hempsted, appeared at Gloucester Crown Court yesterday (24 September) for a hearing brought by Gloucestershire... Read More