Thursday, 12 December 2019
Sandy shop caught selling alcohol to minors
We've successfully prosecuted a Sandy shop owner and his employee, who breached licensing laws by selling alcohol to under-18s.
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
More than 8,000 cigarettes seized in illegal tobacco operation
A Dunstable shop owner has admitted and been fined for selling illegal tobacco products for the second time.
Thursday, 22 October 2020
We've prosecuted shops over drink sales to children
Shop owners were hit by hundreds of pounds in fines and court costs after we sent under-age volunteers to buy alcohol (one as young as 13).
Friday, 4 December 2020
Barber fined for lockdown breaches
Faroq Khosnam, trading as Turkish Barber, Church Street, Dunstable, appeared before Luton Magistrates’ Court earlier this week.
Thursday, 14 January 2021
Trading Standards warning after second illegally imported puppy is quarantined
Buying or rehoming a cute puppy may seem a good idea and a welcome addition to a family, but our Trading Standards team is warning residents to be aware of illegal imports.
Thursday, 21 January 2021
We're flushed with success after rogue plumber ordered to repay proceeds of crime
Our financial investigation team has successfully obtained a confiscation order of over £1.4 million, including assets of £88,000 and £42,000 victim compensation, after a rogue plumber was convicted.
Monday, 8 March 2021
Rogue gas fitter convicted after trading standards investigation
A rogue gas fitter who falsely claimed to be Gas Safe registered before carrying out unsafe work has received a suspended prison sentence.
Thursday, 8 July 2021
Lily and Dixie sniff out shops’ illegal tobacco and cigarettes
Sniffer dogs Lily and Dixie have put their noses to good use, helping our Trading Standards Team seize illegal tobacco across several shops in the area.
Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Trading Standards investigation leads to conviction of husband-and-wife rogue trader team
We've convicted a rogue trader couple of fraud and aggressive commercial practices
Tuesday, 7 June 2022
We're reminding food businesses to focus on food safety on World Food Safety Day
Today (7 June 2022), on World Food Safety Day, we're reminding food businesses to focus on maintaining high food safety standards and we're here to support them to improve and keep consumers safe.
Wednesday, 24 August 2022
Council Trading Standards Team springs into action with Operation Jumpstart
Our Trading Standards Team have cracked down on the safety of used cars being sold by car dealers across Central Bedfordshire.
Tuesday, 1 November 2022
Firework season triggers retailer checks to ensure public safety
The nights are drawing in, there is a chill in the air, and it won't be long before Bonfire Night season is here.