Trading Standards

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
Warning issued over Omicron Covid scam post shared in Preston

The Preston Covid-19 testing centre close to the University of Central Lancashire campus Pic: Blog Preston A scam social media post encouraging people to apply for Omicron Covid-19 tests is currently doing the rounds in Preston and Lancashire. The county council’s Trading Standards team has received […]

6 months ago
Businesses in Preston warned about hiking up prices amid coronavirus outbreak

A woman shopping for food in a face mask Suppliers and retailers in Preston are being urged not to increase prices during the coronavirus outbreak. The warning follows reports of some companies setting excessively-high prices for protective items such […]

2 years ago
Fake Amazon calls, prison release schemes and cheap carpets – some of the scams doing the rounds in recent weeks

Trading Standards have issued an alert over a number of scams targeting Lancashire households in recent weeks. The scams include high pressure doorstep sales and bogus callers claiming to be […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Rogue trader alert after high pressure door-to-door sellers target Preston

Door-to-door salesperson knocking on door Trading Standards officers have issued a warning after a number of complaints of high pressure cold callers targeting Preston and South Ribble. One elderly woman received repeated visits from a […]

3 years ago
Shops caught selling knives to children

Knives seized during 2019 checks by police and trading standards Police and Trading Standards officers swooped on a number of shops in a crackdown on knife crime. Test purchases were carried out by young people who looked too young to […]

3 years ago
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
Illegal cigarettes seized after Ribbleton shop raid

Some of the cigarettes uncovered during the raid Pic: Trading Standards/LCC More than 600 packets of contraband cigarettes have been confiscated from a stockroom of a shop in Ribbleton. Trading Standards officers from Lancashire County Council inspected the premises along with […]

3 years ago
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