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Large quantity of fireworks seized following a joint Police/Trading Standards operation

A large quantity of fireworks have been seized following a joint operation in Edinburgh.On Monday, local police officers in Craigmillar joined colleagues from Trading Standards to carry out a search of a home in...

Safety advice to people buying ‘hoverboards’

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has urged people who have bought ‘hoverboards’ to heed Trading Standards’ advice after a huge number of the self-balancing scooters imported from abroad were assessed as unsafe...

Police launch annual Festive Safety Campaign

With Christmas little more than five weeks away, Police Scotland is asking people around the country to take steps to keep themselves safe throughout the festive period, and also to make sure criminals aren’t...

Trading Standards unearth foreign lottery scam

 The council has advised The Edinburgh Reporter that work by their Trading Standards team has prevented a man from falling victim to a £16,000 foreign lottery scam. The man contacted his bank after making several payments to an overseas...

Multi agency day of action in north and central Edinburgh

Police carried out a major operation across north and central Edinburgh yesterday  in conjunction with a number of its partner agencies.Officers from the Search and Recovery Team (SART) and CID searched five commercial premises...

Knock Knock – Make sure you know who’s there

Police Scotland and partners including Trading Standards Officers yesterday launched a major national campaign to help beat doorstep crime.Doorstep crime consists of two main separate types of offences, bogus callers and rogue traders, both...

Boroughmuir are Scottish Young Consumers of the Year

A team from Boroughmuir High School has clinched the title of Scotland’s Young Consumers of the Year 2013 in a closely fought final held last week at the Scottish Parliament.School teams from Ayrshire, Dundee,...

Christmas Shopping advice

With the festive season fast approaching, The City of Edinburgh Council's Trading Standards team has put together their top ten Christmas Shopping Tips to help consumers plan for a wonderful Christmas.Colin Baxter, Trading Standards...

No cold calling

New ‘No Cold Calling’ zones are to be set up in the east of the city after it was discovered that this area was being targeted by doorstep callers.Trading Standards Officers from the City...


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