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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 months 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 […]

6 months ago
Rogue trader who scammed Preston and South Ribble residents jailed

An East Lancashire man is serving 32 months in jail following action by Lancashire County Council’s Trading Standards team. John Hargadon, aged 54, of Collingwood Street, Colne, pleaded guilty to […]

11 months ago
Preston and Bamber Bridge residents targeted by ‘Covid conmen’

County Hall in Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall Residents in Preston and Bamber Bridge are being warned by Lancashire County Council to stay alert as Lancashire is targeted by scammers. One Preston resident received a cold call from […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Warning as dodgy door-to-door sellers operating in Samlesbury

Tea towels are among the items being offered for sale but Trading Standards say they are poor quality Households in Samlesbury are being warned about doorstep sellers. Underhand sales tactics are being used according to Trading Standards. Lancashire County Council has issued the warning after reports of door-to-door […]

3 years ago
Sniffer dogs help find illicit tobacco and cigarettes haul at Preston shop

One of the sniffer dogs with their haul Pic: Lancashire Trading Standards Illicit cigarettes and counterfeit handrolled tobacco was found during a raid on a Preston shop. Lancashire Police’s sniffer dog unit joined Lancashire County Council’s Trading Standards officers in the investigation. […]

3 years ago
Rogue trader warning issued for Lostock Hall

Linden Drive in Lostock Hall has been targeted Pic: Google Linden Drive in Lostock Hall has been targeted Pic: Google Police have issued a warning after a man was taken to a cash point by a rogue trader and forced […]

5 years ago
Postcode lottery scam letters doing the rounds in Preston

The postal scam has been reported in Preston Pic: PublicDomainPictures The postal scam has been reported in Preston Pic: PublicDomainPictures A scam lottery letter is doing the rounds in Preston according to police. The People’s Postcode Lottery – where players […]

5 years ago
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