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£35,000 of counterfeit goods seized in Northampton

The counterfeit goods included perfume and clothes Credit: Northamptonshire Trading Standards

Counterfeit goods worth up to £35,000 have been seized during a raid at a house in Northampton.

Roy Leah who is 62 of Woodland Close, Duston admitted admitted six offences contravening the Trade Marks Act and was given a fine totalling £1,724 including court costs of £1,060 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court.

Trading Standards say he planned to sell the items which included clothes and perfume in local pubs.

  • 31 Jo Malone Candles
  • 18 Bottles of perfume
  • 13 pouches of tobacco
  • 70 Designer coats
  • 29 Football shirts

"This is a great result for our Trading Standards team and it demonstrates that unlawful trading will not be tolerated in Northamptonshire. I would urge people not to buy counterfeit goods and only use reputable traders. It may be tempting to buy what appear to be authentic items at a low price, but if it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

– Cllr Andre Gonzalez de Savage, Northamptonshire County Council

Water to return to Aylsham properties after burst main fixed

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Raveena Ghattaura

A burst water main which left properties in Aylsham without water this morning has been fixed.

Anglian Water said the repair, at Red Lion Street in the town, had been completed and the supply would soon begin to return to homes and businesses.

Three schools in the town have been closed today because of the disruption.

"We’re really sorry customers in Aylsham had low pressure or no water this morning. A burst on Red Lion Street was being repaired in the early hours of this morning and it is now fixed. Water will be returning to customers now and we’re grateful for everyone’s patience."

– Anglian Water spokesman.

A spokesman said the entire town had been affected "to varying degrees".

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Festive spike in demand for Cambridge foodbank supplies

Supplies ready at Cambridge Foodbank. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Demand for emergency food supplies in Cambridge has seen a festive spike.

Volunteers say it is a particularly busy time of year but throughout the last 12 months they have seen a big increase in the need for help.

Almost 5,000 food boxes were given to people in crisis this year - 13% more adults than the year before and 17% more children.

Co-op recalls chocolate Santas after cell batteries found in them in Suffolk and Essex

The Co-op has launched an urgent recall of the Santas Credit: Suffolk Trading Standards

The Co-op is recalling chocolate Santas after batteries were found inside two of them at stores in the East.

The retailer said there were two “alleged tampering incidents” involving the hollow milk chocolate figures, which sell for £1.

The chocolates that had been subject to tampering were bought at two different locations, one in Suffolk and one in Essex.

It has informed the police and Food Standards Agency and started a national product recall.

The Co-op has sold 165,000 of the German-made Santas, which are available from other retailers, and has advised people not to eat them.

The Co-op said customers with one of these products should not eat it, but call the company’s customer relations team for a full refund.

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