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Preston shopkeeper faces prison if payment not made for selling over-sized vapes

Vapes seized from EN News in February last year Pic: Lancashire County Council A Preston city centre shopkeeper who constantly flouted the rules on vapes has been ordered to do community service and pay back more than £20,000 in ill-gotten gains. The director […]

4 weeks ago
Chorley shop blatantly and repeatedly sold vapes to kids

A stock image of vapes and liquids The owner of a Chorley vape shop has been fined and ordered to carry out 150 hours’ unpaid community work after admitting selling to kids and stocking illegal products. Umar […]

2 months ago
Illegal vapes seized as three Preston and South Ribble stores fail under-age purchases

Some of the illegal vapes seized by trading standards Pic: Lancashire County Council Teenagers were able to buy alcohol, vapes and cigarettes across Preston and South Ribble despite being under the legal age. Lancashire Police and Lancashire County Council’s Trading Standards team joined […]

3 months ago
Preston Police and Trading Standards seize £84,000 worth of illegal cigarettes

Some of the over-sized and counterfeit cigarettes seized during raids Pic: Lancashire County Council A ‘problem premises’ in Preston has been raised by police and trading standards officers. Lancashire County Council said the shop in Preston – no information was given as to where […]

6 months ago
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Ingol rogue trader jailed for trail of wrecked properties and broken promises

A rogue builder has been jailed after leaving families with ‘unliveable properties’. Billee Hopkinson will face 20 months in prison after running a building firm despite possessing no building qualifications. […]

1 year ago
Thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit nicotine products seized from shops across Preston

Illegal nicotine products bagged up Illegal nicotine products including cigarettes, counterfeit hand rolling tobacco and vapes have been seized as part of a joint operation between Preston Police and Lancashire Trading Standards. If sold as […]

1 year ago
Preston city centre shop fined for underage e-cigarette sales

A Preston shop owner has received a £166 fine after a staff member sold e-liquid and e-cigarettes to two underage Trading Standards volunteers. Lancaster Magistrates heard that the e-cigarette kiosk […]

2 years ago
Lancashire Trading Standards issue safety advice to Prestonians planning to enjoy fireworks this weekend

The event culminated with a 10-minute fireworks display Pic: Michael Porter Photography Firework safety advice has been issued by Lancashire Trading Standards to the people of Preston who are going to celebrate Bonfire Night and Diwali. Tonight (November 5) many Bonfire Night […]

3 years ago
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