Seized fake goods to benefit the needy

A haul of seized counterfeit goods is set for a new lease of life with some of the world’s poorest people thanks to Borough of Poole’s Trading Standards team.
The fake goods consisting of clothing, footwear and bags and with a genuine retail value of around £45,000 was seized by Trading Standards officers during three investigations into the supply of counterfeit goods in Poole.

Better enforcement needed of rules regulating importation of puppies

Dorset MEP Ashley Fox is calling for better enforcement of rules regulating the importation of puppies into the UK.
The UK-based Dogs Trust has presented evidence to Mr Fox about diseases being brought into the UK from countries like Lithuania and Romania and the worrying ease in which commercial transporters can bring puppies into Great Britain under a scheme designed for pet owners.