These inspections resulted in more than 210,000 illegal cigarettes and almost 10kg of illegal hand rolling tobacco being seized. The operation was part of the activities around Stoptober, encouraging people to give up smoking.
On the 5th October 2018, Mr Valiollah Hassanzadeh who ran the Mars A Day shop, 274 Lumb Lane, Bradford, BD8 7SF appeared at Bradford Magistrates Court to answer charges relating to the underage sale of fireworks to a minor and possession for sale of imported cigarettes which did not have the required health warnings.
On the 26th October 2018, Mrs Petzold pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a 10 Month Prison Sentence, suspended for 1 year. An additional order was also made for her to do 150 hours unpaid work to cover the prosecution costs.
After an investigation by West Yorkshire Trading Standards, Kashmir Supermarket Ltd receives a fine for food fraud and selling out of date food at Leeds Magistrates Court.
Following an investigation by West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service, director of Custom Designs UK Ltd receives 8 months prison sentence suspended for 2 years
West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service through their Historic Landscape Characterisation Project have brought to life the changes to land use across West Yorkshire since 1066.
Following a West Yorkshire Trading Standards investigation, owner of New Paradise takeaway of Wakefield has been fined for food substitution.
Following an investigation by WYFEAT, Safestyle UK have been fined £120,000 after pleading guilty to multiple offences of breaching consumer protection legislation.
A number of treasures from the Kirklees Archive Office can be viewed at ‘Huddersfield 150’, an exhibition that celebrates 150 years since Huddersfield was granted a Royal Charter as a Municipal Borough.
Zulkernan Hussain Mahmood who traded as UKHI Ltd, 'UK Home Improvements' and 'Energy Efficient Double Glazing' has been found guilty of a number of offences.
West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service has recently published a book focusing upon the excavation of Kirkstall Abbey’s monastic guest house.
Circus 250 is a UK wide celebration of 250 years of circus in 2018. WYAS are celebrating the anniversary at West Yorkshire History Centre with an exhibition of documents from across their five offices showing circus in West Yorkshire.
Trading as UK Everest Ltd, Terry Rogers has been sentenced to 13 months imprisonment and ordered to pay £20,000 in compensation following a joint investigation.
The joint project between West Yorkshire Archive Service and Calderdale Museums Service is to coincide with of a new BBC drama entitled ‘Gentleman Jack’ which will explore Anne’s life and relationships at Shibden Hall estate in Halifax
West Yorkshire Trading Standards operates the Motor Trade Partnership. Each year, members who excel in their audits are recognised with an Excellence in Customer Service Award.
Elderly vulnerable consumers to receive compensation following investigation under the Proceeds of Crime Act
Bradford man ordered to repay criminal profits of over £460,000
Andrew Pollard (37) of Longfield Road, Leeds, who traded as “A&J Roofing Solutions Ltd” has been ordered to repay £26,472.86 to the victims of his rogue trading.
One of the earliest written references for tea was discovered in the West Yorkshire Archives on a bill from 1644 for supplies to Temple Newsam Estate.
Archaeological Services WYAS and artist David Armes working together to explore Leeds heritage through the medium of print.
Our Annual Report 2016-17 is now available and details our achievement, plans, people and financial information. Click here to download a copy.
The West Yorkshire History Centre is another step closer to opening following the completion of a new building in Kirkgate, Wakefield.

Is what you're eating really Halal?

Monday 28 November 2016
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.