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November Press Releases

THE GREEN GREEN GRASS OF BUILDING NEW HOMES
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 25/11/03)

RETAILERS REFUSE TO SELL ALCOHOL TO UNDERAGE CHILDREN
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards -
17/11/03)

LIDL WINE WITHDRAWAL
(Cumbria County Council - 14/11/03)

COUNTERFEIT VODKA
(Cumbria County Council - 13/11/03)

POSSIBLE ABSENSE OF VITAMIN B1 IN SOY FORMULA
(Northumberland County Council - 13/11/03)

PROOF OF AGE CARD PROVES SUCCESSFUL
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards -
13/11/03)

NEW CONSUMER MINISTER VISITS WEST YORKSHIRE JOINT SERVICES
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards -13/11/03)

LIDL WITHDRAWS AUSTRALIAN CRESTON BAY CABERNET SHIRAZ RED WINE
(Northumberland County Council - 12/11/03)

METHANOL CONTAMINATION OF KIROV VODKA
(Northumberland County Council - 12/11/03)

URGENT CONTAMINATED CHILLI PICKLE WARNING
(Northumberland County Council - 12/11/03)

MORE DANGEROUS COUNTERFEIT VODKA COULD BE ON SALE IN THE REGION
(Durham County Council - 12/11/03)

FAKE KIROV VODKA CONTAMINATED WITH METHANOL
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 11/11/03)

TRADERS TO GO ONLINE TO AVOID SCAMS
(Durham County Council - 10/11/03)

LOCAL BUILDING SOCIETIES SIGN UP TO PROTECT THE ELDERLY
(Cumbria County Council - 10/11/03)

CHILLI CONTAMINATED WITH ILLEGAL DYE
(Cumbria County Council - 10/11/03)

NATIONAL CONSUMER WEEK STARTS WITH A BANG!
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards -
10/11/03)

LIDL WITHDRAWS UNSAFE AUSTRALIAN WINE
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 10/11/03)

DEATH TRAP SUITES WARNING
(Durham County Council - 07/11/03)

SCHOOLS GET GEHIND THE SCENES AT OFFICIAL FOOD LAB
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 07/11/03)

BUSINESSES WARNED ABOUT SCAM “USA TREASURY” FAX
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 06/11/03)

TRADING STANDARDS CHAMPION COMMUNITY SAFETY
(Northumberland County Council - 04/11/03)

CONTAMINATED SMOKED MACKEREL
(Northumberland County Council - 03/11/03)

DATA PROTECTION SCAM COMPLAINTS TOP 600
(Cumbria County Council - 03/11/03)

SALE OF FIREWORKS TO UNDER 18’s
(Cumbria County Council - 03/11/03)

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES FOR NATIONAL CONSUMER WEEK
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 03/11/03)

October Press Releases

CONTAMINATED CHILLI POWDER IN SPICE MIX
(Northumberland County Council - 31/10/03)

ILLEGAL COLOUR IN FOOD NEW WARNING
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 30/10/03)

NET CLOSES ON FISH SELLERS
(Durham County Council - 30/10/03)

HOUSE RAIDS IN LEEDS
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 29/10/03)

CHARITY CHEATS
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 29/10/03)

DRAMA HELPS AVOID DOORSTEP CRISIS
(Durham County Council - 28/10/03)

TRADING STANDARDS AT YOUR SERVICE!
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 28/10/03)

PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS
(Northumberland County Council - 24/10/03)

COUNTY COUNCIL WARNS OF ILLEGAL FOOD
(Northumberland County Council - 24/10/03)

DRAMA GROUPS WANTED TO PLAY PART IN PROTECTING OLDER PEOPLE
(Durham County Council - 23/10/03)

UNSOLICITED INVOICE WARNING
(Cumbria County Council - 23/10/03)

JOINT OPERATION TO NET ILLEGAL TRADERS
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 23/10/03)

TEN YEAR SHEEP BAN FOR FARMER
(Cumbria County Council - 21/10/03)

FIREWORK RETAILERS FAIL TO HEED WARNINGS
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 20/10/03)

NEW FIREWORK SEASON
(North Yorkshire County Council - 17/10/03)

DOORSTEP CONMAN WARNING
(North Yorkshire County Council - 16/10/03)

SPARKS WILL FLY IF FIREWORKS ARE SOLD ILLEGALLY
(Northumberland County Council - 15/10/03)

HIGH INTEREST RATE HITS COUPLE
(North Yorkshire County Council - 14/10/03)

DON'T FOOL WITH FIREWORKS
(Durham County Council - 14/10/03)

SEND NOCASH TO NODOTS
(Lancashire County Council - 10/10/03)

REMEMBER, REMEMBER
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 14/10/03)

MISLEADING PRICES
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 10/10/03)

MEAT PRODUCTS CONTAMINATED WITH SUDAN 1 DYE
(Cumbria County Council - 07/10/03)

ILLEGAL COLOUR IN FOODS - NEW WARNING
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 07/10/03)

DANGEROUS HENNA
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 06/10/03)

COUNTERFEITING DOESN'T PAY
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 03/10/03)

AGE-RESTRICTED SALES SEMINARS FOR TRADERS
(North Yorkshire County Council - 01/10/03)

1 in 3 SECOND HAND ELECTRIC BLANKETS FAIL SAFETY TESTS
(Cumbria County Council - 01/10/03)

TRADING STANDARDS FLAT PACK FURNITURE
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 01/10/03)

September Press Releases

TRADING STANDARDS FLAT PACK FURNITURE
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 29/09/03)

IN-STORE CREDIT CARDS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE SAY TRADING STANDARDS
(North Yorkshire County Council- 29/09/03)

TRADING STANDARDS MEET TO CRACK DOORSTEP CRIME
(North Yorkshire County Council- 29/09/03)

RESIDENTS WARNED ABOUT TREE PRUNING CON MEN
(North Yorkshire County Council- 29/09/03)

INTERNET NAME SCAM
(North Yorkshire County Council- 29/09/03)

CHOKING SWEET ALERT
(Cumbria County Council - 22/09/03)

NEW MINI FRUIT GEL FOOD HAZARD WARNING
(Durham County Council - 08/08/03)

MINI SWEETS MAY CHOKE
(Northumberland County Council - 14/08/03)

CONGRATULATIONS - YOU'VE WON THE CANADIAN LOTTERY!
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 22/09/03)

FOOD HAZARD WARNING - MINI CUP FRUIT SWEETS
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 17/09/03)

DATA PROTECTION AGENCIES CONTINUE TO TARGET WEST YORKSHIRE
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 16/09/03)

CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE WON A FREE HOLIDAY
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 09/09/03)

DAMP-PROOFERS RETURN TO TARGET ELDERLY
(Cumbria County Council - 08/09/03)

WARNING OF THE BAKER STREET SCAM
(North Yorkshire County Council- 08/09/03)

ZERO TOLERANCE ON PORNOGRAPHY
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 04/09/03)

BOGUS BANGRA STOPS BEATING
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 03/09/03)

FREE ELECTRIC BLANKET TESTING - NO STRINGS ATTACHED
(Cumbria County Council - 04/09/03)

CHARITY TELEPHONE SCAM
(Cumbria County Council - 02/09/03)

CONTAMINATED CHILLI POWDER - NEW WARNING
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 01/09/03)

August Press Releases

MOTOR TRADE PARTNERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - 1
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 29/08/03)

MOTOR TRADE PARTNERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - 2
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 29/08/03)

HOLIDAY SCAMS UNCOVERED
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 29/08/03)

TRADING STANDARDS NAME AND SHAME
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 27/08/03)

CONTAMINATED CHILLI POWDER WARNING
(Cumbria County Council - 26/08/03)

INSURANCE SALESMAN NOW TARGETING THE ELDERLY
(North Yorkshire County Council- 26/08/03)

TRADING STANDARDS ALERT OVER TARMAC ROGUES
(North Yorkshire County Council- 26/08/03)

HOUSEHOLDERS WARNED OF CREOSOTE BAN
(North Yorkshire County Council- 26/08/03)

DOORSTEP CONMAN WARNING
(North Yorkshire County Council- 26/08/03)

MISDESCRIBED SEA BASS WARNING
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 26/08/03)

INTERNATIONAL YELLOW PAGES & FAX DIRECTORIES
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 26/08/03)

CONTAMINATED CHILLI POWDER ALERT
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 14/08/03)

DAMPENING DOWN FREE OFFERS
(Northumberland County Council - 14/08/03)

TRADING STANDARDS GIVE ILLEGAL FOOD DYE THE BOOT
(Lancashire County Council- 14/08/03)

CONTAMINATED CHILLI POWDER WARNING
(Durham County Council - 08/08/03)

TOO RED HOT CHILLI
(North Yorkshire County Council- 08/08/03)

WARNING OVER DANGEROUS VODKA
(North Yorkshire County Council- 08/08/03)

WARNING: IT'S ALL VERY FISHY!
(North Yorkshire County Council- 08/08/03)

NEW REGISTER OFFICE OPENS IN LEYBURN
(North Yorkshire County Council- 08/08/03)

DON’T GET YOUR FINGERS BURNT
(Cumbria County Council - 04/08/03)

MOTOR TRADE PARTNERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 01/08/03)

July Press Releases

LIVESTOCK DEALER FINED FOR FOOT AND MOUTH RECORD & MOVEMENT BREACHES
(Cumbria County Council - 31/07/03)

THE MOTOR TRADE PARTNERSHIP WECLOMES ITS LATEST MEMBER
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 31/07/03)

CHILLI POWDER RECALLED
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 31/07/03)

DANGEROUS FURNITURE
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 30/07/03)

FOUR ARRESTED IN £1 MILLION COUNTERFEIT SMASH
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 25/07/03)

TRADING STANDARDS UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 22/07/03)

£½ MILLION COUNTERFEIT HAUL SEIZED IN LANCASHIRE - MORE SWOOPS PLANNED
(Lancashire County Council - 17/07/03)

FAKES SEIZED IN SOUTH ELMSALL SWOOP
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 15/07/03)

TARMACERS ARE NOT FROM LOCAL AUTHORITY
(Cumbria County Council - 11/06/03)

RIPON REGISTER OFFICE TO MOVE
(Cumbria County Council - 11/06/03)

INTERAGENCY SWOOP ON COUNTERFEITING
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 10/07/03)

FOOD HAZARD WARNING - MINI CUP FRUIT SWEETS
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 10/07/03)

WEST YORKSHIRE KNOWS HOW TO PLAY SAFE
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 10/07/03)

DANGEROUS VODKA
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 10/07/03)

June Press Releases

DATA PROTECTION ALERT
(Cumbria County Council - 11/06/03)

COUNTERFEIT POWER TOOLS WARNING
(Cumbria County Council - 11/06/03)

BRUSHING UP ON MOTOR TRADE LAW
(North Yorkshire County Council- 11/06/03)

NORTH YORKSHIRE GARAGES WARNED OF FAX SCAM
(North Yorkshire County Council- 11/06/03)

HARROGATE WOMAN THREATENED BY TARMAC GANG
(North Yorkshire County Council- 11/06/03)

NORTH YORKSHIRE HIT BY ROGUE ANTIQUES DEALERS
(North Yorkshire County Council- 03/06/03)

DOORSTEP FURNITURE SELLER BEING INVESTIGATED
(North Yorkshire County Council- 03/06/03)

May Press Releases

DATA PROTECTION ALERT
(Cumbria County Council - 27/05/03)

CRACKDOWN ON PIRATES
(Durham County Council - 27/05/03)

PLUG PULLED ON HOMEWORKING SCAM
(Cumbria County Council - 08/05/03)

April Press Releases

£1/2M COUNTERFEIT GOODS SEIZED IN BRADFORD
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 28/04/03)

SLAM THE DOOR ON DOORSTEP SALES
(North Yorkshire County Council- 25/04/03)

LADIES EVENING AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 25/04/03)

TRADING STANDARDS INSTITUTE CALL FOR BAN ON DOORSTEP COLD CALLERS
(Cumbria County Council - 25/04/03)

DAMP-PROOF TEAM TARGET FURNESS & SOUTH CUMBRIA
(Cumbria County Council - 25/04/03)

CUMBRIANS REJECT COLD-CALLING
(Cumbria County Council - 25/04/03)

SECOND-HAND TRADERS PASS THE TEST
(North Yorkshire County Council- 23/04/03)

NORTH YORKSHIRE STILL TOPS FOR WEDDINGS
(North Yorkshire County Council- 23/04/03)

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL LADIES EVENING
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 22/04/03)

COLD CALLING GIVEN THE COLD SHOULDER
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 22/04/03)

MOTOR TRADE PARTNERSHIP AWARDS
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 22/04/03)

THE MOTOR TRADE PARTNERSHIP WELCOMES ON BOARD ITS NEWEST MEMBER
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 22/04/03)

DONT BE A DUMMY!
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 09/04/03)

TRADING STANDARDS AND THE ARCHAEOLOGY & ARCHIVES UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 09/04/03)

TRADING STANDARDS WARN OF YO-YO BALLS HAZARD
(Cumbria County Council - 09/04/03)

TRADING STANDARDS ALERT OVER TARMAC ROGUES
(North Yorkshire County Council- 09/04/03)

TRADING STANDARDS WARN OF YO-YO BALLS HAZARD
(North Yorkshire County Council- 09/04/03)

PIRACY UNIT RAIDS NORTH YORKSHIRE HOUSE
(North Yorkshire County Council- 09/04/03)

NORTH YORKSHIRE WELCOMES NEW RIGHTS FOR SHOPPERS
(North Yorkshire County Council- 09/04/03)

March Press Releases

BOGUS HOLIDAY CLUBS WARNING (Don’t be pressurised into signing)
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 27/03/03)

DANGEROUS VODKA
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 27/03/03)

ANOTHER CONTAMINATED VODKA ALERT
(Cumbria County Council - 27/03/03)

GARFORTH GO FORTH TO THE NATIONAL FINALS
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 26/03/03)

SCHOOLS COMPETE IN FINAL HEAT
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 26/03/03)

DANGEROUS VODKA
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 26/03/03)

SHORT MEASURE SPIRITS
(North Yorkshire County Council- 18/03/03)

INTERNATIONAL INTERNET SWEEP
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 19/03/03)

FROM TRADING STANDARDS QUIZ TO COMPUTER WHIZ!
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 19/03/03)

THE ONE-YEAR-OLD CRIME-FIGHTER
(North Yorkshire County Council- 18/03/03)

TRADING STANDARDS CALL FOR BAN ON DOORSTEP SELLING
(Northumberland County Council - 18/03/03)

LADIES ONLY DO YOU KNOW YOUR CRANKSHAFT FROM YOUR DIPSTICK?
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 18/03/03)

DANGEROUS FAKE WHISKY
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 11/03/03)

ANOTHER "FREE HOLIDAY" WINNER!
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 06/03/03)

CONTAMINATED VODKA ALERT
(Cumbria County Council - 06/03/03)

YOUNGSTERS “KICK” THE MESSAGE HOME ABOUT ILLEGAL SALES OF ALCOHOL AND CIGARETTES
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 05/03/03)

LETHAL VODKA WARNING
(Durham County Council - 05/03/03)

DANGEROUS VODKA ALERT
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 05/03/03)

WATCH OUT ROGUE TRADERS - SCHOOLS GET SMART!
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 05/03/03)

Febuary Press Releases

CASTLEFORD TIGERS SUPPORT PROOF OF AGE PARTNERSHIP
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 28/02/03)

LATEST INVOICE SCAM HITS LOCAL BUSINESSES
(Cumbria County Council - 26/02/03)

TRADING STANDARDS TEAM SAVES COMPANIES £100,000 IN DATA PROTECTION SCAM
(Lancashire County Council- 26/02/03)

AFRICAN SCAM LETTERS STRIKE AGAIN
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 13/02/03)

NO CARD? NO SALE! PROOF OF AGE HITS WAKEFIELD
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 13/02/03)

SAFETY CHECKS URGED ON LPG CONVERSIONS
(North Yorkshire County Council- 11/02/03)

TRADING STANDARDS SEMINAR FOR THE HOME IMPROVEMENTS INDUSTRY
(North Yorkshire County Council- 11/02/03)

DATA PROTECTION SCAM ALERT BY TRADING STANDARDS & OFFICE OF FAIR TRADING
(Cumbria County Council - 04/02/03)

January Press Releases


NEW OFFICES A HIT WITH COUPLES
(North Yorkshire County Council- 30/01/03)

DISCOUNT HOLIDAY TRAVEL CLUBS WARNING
(Lancashire County Council- 28/01/03)

HOUSEHOLDERS ADVISE NOT TO FALL FOR 'FREE DAMP PROOF CHECK' HARD SELL
(Lancashire County Council- 28/01/03)

WEB OF DECEIT

(Lancashire County Council- 28/01/03)

MORE JUNK MAIL HITS THE DOORMAT
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 28/01/03)

PLAYSAFE PRIZEWINNERS TRIP TO LONDON
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 16/01/03)

BEWARE FORTUNE-TELLER'S FALSE PROMISES
(Durham County Council - 14/01/03)

TRADING STANDARDS UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE
(West Yorkshire Trading Standards - 13/01/03)

 
     
 

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