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Multi-agency operation targets sale of part worn tyres
Published October 19, 2018 4.26pm
Garages selling part worn tyres have been targeted during a week-long operation.
Man arrested in County Durham red diesel raid
Published October 19, 2018 4.00pm
A suspected fuel laundering plant in County Durham has been dismantled and one man arrested following an investigation.
Unlicenced scrap metal dealer successfully prosecuted
Published October 16, 2018 11.15am
A scrap metal dealer who traded without a licence has been left financially worse off and with a criminal record.
An Ode to Road Safety
Published October 15, 2018 11.05am
Pupils from four County Durham primary schools have been getting creative with a professional writer and learning how to stay safe around traffic.
Water safety campaigner gets Chairman's Medal
Published October 12, 2018 12.51pm
A 13 year old boy whose brother died after jumping into a river has been given County Durham's highest honour in recognition of his campaigning to prevent further loss of life.
Shop owner pays the price for fake goods
Published September 28, 2018 2.58pm
A man who was found with a stash of fake branded goods in his possession has been ordered to pay over £1,800.
Failed repairs leave rogue trader £3,000 worse off
Published September 26, 2018 3.45pm
A rogue trader who charged people hundreds and in some cases thousands of pounds for electrical goods repairs which failed has been left more than £3,000 worse off.
Failing to pay fixed penalty lands woman in court
Published September 21, 2018 2.22pm
A woman who left two sofas on the street outside her home has been left hundreds of pounds worse off and with a criminal record.
Man sold illicit cigarettes to our officers three times
Published August 17, 2018 2.55pm
A man who sold illegal and counterfeit cigarettes to trading standards officers three times has been left hundreds of pounds worse off.