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Staffordshire Farmer sentenced for breaking cattle identification and TB rules

A Staffordshire livestock keeper from Great Wyrley has been sentenced to a 27-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months after pleading guilty to a string of animal health charges at Stafford Crown Court. John Sadler, 53, of Cannock Road, Great Wyrley was sentenced today after pleading guilty to offences relating to the failure to dispose of animal carcases, and failing ...

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Fight against Tobacco crime continues

Sniffer dog Yo-Yo

More than 6 million illegal cigarettes and 350kg of hand rolling tobacco were seized last year by local authority Trading Standards services across the West Midlands region despite ingenious efforts to hide them. Sophisticated concealments using electronic magnets controlled by a switch, hydraulic compartments in floors and cavity wall compartments were all used by traders acting illegally in an effort ...

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Staffordshire joins national campaign in fight against scams

People across Staffordshire are being urged to spot the signs of scams, report them and look out for those who may become victims as part of a national awareness campaign. Scams Awareness 2019, which starts today (10 June) and runs for two weeks aims to inform people of the types and extent of con tricks which pose a threat to ...

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Bans for livestock keeping family following animal welfare convictions

A family of livestock keepers operating in the Staffordshire Moorlands have been banned from keeping animals and ordered to pay thousands of pounds in costs after pleading guilty to a string of animal welfare cases. Douglas Bailey, 76, of Dial Lane, Congleton and Elizabeth Bailey, 77, of the same address, were sentenced on Friday 17 May at North Staffordshire Justice ...

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this bank holiday

Real Deal Staffordshire

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s Whitsun bank holiday markets or car boot sales. While providing a family day out where people can pick up a bargain, market events can attract traders selling counterfeit and illicit goods. The county council’s trading standards team coordinates the national Real ...

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Prison sentence for unlicensed puppy seller

A woman who sold puppies without a licence and used false details to avoid regulations has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. Esther Titterton, 26 from Milwich, Stafford, had previously pleaded guilty at Newcastle Magistrate Court & Stafford Crown Court to charges involving fraudulent trading of puppies. Ms Titterton was also charged with the breeding of dogs without a licence, ...

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this Easter bank holiday

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s Easter bank holiday markets or car boot sales. The first bank holiday weekend of the year also marks the beginning of the car boot sale and markets season. While providing a family day out where people can pick up a bargain, ...

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Staffordshire traders demonstrate responsible knife sales during trading standards operation

Gill Heath

Nearly all shops visited as part of a trading standards knife sales test purchase operation refused to sell to underage volunteers. During a week-long operation, underage volunteers working with the trading standards team were refused sales in all but one shop when they tried to buy knives. Twenty-four shops were visited in Newcastle, Stafford and Tamworth, with just one failure ...

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

Trading Standards

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. Mark Pickford, of Kniveden farm, Mount Road, Leek, also breached important cattle ID rules by providing false information on Cattle Passports, misapplying an ear tag to an and failing to report the ...

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Shop workers handed fines for counterfeit tobacco sales

Illicit tobacco

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. The shop owner pleaded guilty to five charges of selling counterfeit tobacco under the Trade Marks Act and five under tobacco regulations for selling products without health warnings. Horas Abdul Rahman will ...

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