Illegal vapes seized in Kensington and Chelsea

Around 3,000 illegal vapes have been seized in Kensington and Chelsea, worth approximately £24,000. Retailers are using food brand names such as Fanta or Skittles to encourage young people to buy vapes.  The illegal vapes are being sold throughout the borough, but most products have been seized from premises in the Portobello and Earls Court
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Rowdy Jack’s bar in Fulham fined £26k for breaking Covid rules

The owner of a Fulham bar that broke Covid rules again and again, has been required to pay nearly £26,000 after a joint investigation by trading standards and licensing teams. Jack’s Café & Bar in Wandsworth Bridge Road was stripped of its licence in July 2020 after residents complained to Hammersmith & Fulham Council that the bar
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Hayes car dealership fined £58,825 falsely listing cars as ULEZ compliant

A Hayes car dealership has been fined almost £60,000 for misleading customers by selling cars deliberately listed as being ULEZ compliant when they weren’t. Elite Automotive Ltd, trading as Hilton Car Supermarket of 1-3 Uxbridge Road, admitted 12 counts of breaching regulations 9 and 13 of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, at
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Sniffer dogs Pippa and Rex with the counterfeit and illicit tobacco seized from the containers near Chrisp Street market

More than 60,000 illegal cigarettes seized during Tower Hamlet raid

Illegal tobacco worth more than £28,000 has been seized during a two-day raid.  Officers from Tower Hamlet Council’s Trading Standards team were joined by sniffer dogs Pippa and Rex to uncover the counterfeit and illicit tobacco from containers and shops in the borough.  The biggest haul was found in a container near to Chrisp Street
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Southall business fined for stocking unlicensed erectile pills

A Southall business has been fined £8,000 after pleading guilty for intending to supply thousands of unlicensed erectile tablets and counterfeit goods, following a joint trading standards and police operation in April 2021. The company’s director, Mr Mano Singh Gaba, who owns Ajmeet UK Limited based at Charles House was also fined £2,777 when he
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Tower Hamlets Hajj Project

Tower Hamlets’ Hajj project returns to support pilgrims

Tower Hamlets Council has relaunched its Hajj Project this year to provide Muslim pilgrims to Saudi Arabia with useful health and travel advice ahead of their journey. The Hajj is an annual pilgrimage to Makkah. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and must be carried out at least once in a Muslim’s
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Hammersmith counterfeit vodka shop fined £6k for selling alcohol to kids

The former owner and employee of a Hammersmith off licence that sold alcohol to children have been fined. The rogue retailer was rumbled after Trading Standards officers from Hammersmith & Fulham Council investigated their ‘Smokemart’ store in King Street and sent underage buyers in. But just one month after selling alcohol to two underage volunteers
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Rogue HGV training provider handed 12
month suspended sentence

Trading Standards operation busts training provider who conned victims wanting HGV training 23 people caught up in the scam Usman Qureshi given three suspended sentences A rogue Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) training provider who conned people across the country out of more than £63,000 has been handed a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from being
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£162,000 of illegal tobacco seized in Newham crackdown

Newham Council’s Trading Standards teamed up with specialist detection dogs to track down and seize illegal tobacco worth over £162,000 at the weekend. 250,000 cigarettes have been taken off the streets, as well as 30kg of hand-rolling tobacco which had a value of £9,000.   The illegal tobacco haul was uncovered when officers visited a
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Hayes shopkeeper fined after selling banned skin lightening products

A Hayes shopkeeper has been fined £1,260 after selling an illegal skin lightening cream he told trading standard officers he thought was a harmless moisturiser. Jean Bitulu, owner of John Foods in Hayes Shopping Centre was sentenced at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on 24 May, after admitting seven counts of breaching the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations
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