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Trading Standards Wales News

Vacancy news: Two Animal Licensing Officers

Two fantastic opportunities have arisen to become involved in ensuring Wales maintains its position as a world leader in protecting animal welfare.

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Company director to pay £9000 compensation and handed suspended sentence for fraud and theft

Nicholas Rees, who preyed on vulnerable consumers and made false claims, has been sentenced to 8 months imprisonment suspended for 2 years and ordered to pay £9000 compensation

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Facebook sellers admit peddling fake designer items

Two women have admitted to trading in counterfeit designer goods, using selling groups on Facebook.

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Illegal loan sharks cash-in on cost-of-living pressures

New research*, commissioned by Stop Loan Sharks Wales and The Welsh Government, confirms fears that current financial hardships may drive more people in Wales to borrow from illegal money lenders, more commonly known as loan sharks.

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Off licence proprietor prosecuted following underage alcohol sales

The operator of a Barry off licence has been fined more than £2,500 for selling alcohol underage and licencing offences following a successful prosecution by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

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Billy the dog sniffs out a quarter of a million illegal cigarettes

More than 250,000 illegal cigarettes and 20Kg of illegal rolling tobacco (enough for 20,000 roll ups) were sniffed out and seized last month from shops and storage locations following raids across North Wales including Bangor, Rhyl, Caernarfon, and Colwyn Bay.

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