West Yorkshire Trading Standards, West Yorkshire Police and Wagtail UK tobacco detection dogs seize over 60,000 illicit cigarettes and more than 25kg of illegal hand rolling tobacco, with an estimated street value of more than £20,000, off the streets in Huddersfield.
This week’s focus is around telephone scams, and comes on the back of a recent article in which BT stated that the UK receives 30 million nuisance calls a week!
Having grown up surrounded by technology younger people are often confident in their ability in using technology which could make them vulnerable to scams as they feel comfortable with what they are doing and let their guard down.
Mr Vasim Iqbal, owner of Armaans Restaurant & Takeaway of Bradford Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2HD appeared before Huddersfield Magistrates Court on 12th July 2017 where he pleaded guilty to offences under the Food Safety Act 1990.
Andrew Pollard (37), who traded as “A&J Roofing Solutions Ltd”, was today sentenced to 20 months in prison having previously pleaded guilty at Leeds Crown Court to ten offences under The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
Scammers use a variety of tactics to get people to part with their cash. Between October 2015 to October 2016 Action Fraud reported that £10.9 billon was lost to the UK economy as a result of fraud.
Andrew Pollard (37) of Longfield Road, Leeds, who traded as “A&J Roofing Solutions Ltd” pleaded guilty at Leeds Crown Court to ten offences under The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
The West Yorkshire Business Hive continues to grow in popularity and in June played host to two important local groups.
The period for the exercise of public rights on the WYJS statement of accounts commences at 10am on 3rd July 2017 and will conclude at 4pm on the 11 August 2017.
As the armies of Rome march to York for the second Eboracum festival from 1-4 June 2017, archaeologists from Archaeological Services WYAS will be joining them to run the archaeology tent on the Saturday and Sunday.
This May half term sees some exciting activities for all the family coming to the West Yorkshire History Centre in Wakefield.
On the 20th May 2016 new regulations concerning tobacco products, herbal products for smoking and electronic cigarettes came into force.
The West Yorkshire History Centre is another step closer to opening following the completion of a new building in Kirkgate, Wakefield.
West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service are reminding traders of their legal responsibilities to ensure they are supplying safe fireworks and are adhering to the law by only selling them to persons of legal age.
Archaeologists from Archaeological Services WYAS have uncovered a picture of Leeds that is very different to the Leeds today.