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“Dangerous” trio jailed for torturing vulnerable man in his own home

“Dangerous” trio jailed for torturing vulnerable man in his own home

Wed 13 Dec 2017

THREE men who tortured and locked a vulnerable man in a cupboard in his own home after taking over his property have been jailed for a total of 34 years.

  • Dan aims to be the man

    Dan aims to be the man

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    RACER ‘Speedy’ Dan Clarke is aiming to live up to his nickname in 2010—having set his sights on racing in the Formula Two series.The Swinton-born driver admits he’s had a “quiet” two seasons after scoring two podiums in

  • Mark makes his mark in Santa Special

    Mark makes his mark in Santa Special

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    ROTHERHAM Harrier Mark Ruddleston overcame the bitter conditions to win the 13th Santa’s Special race, organised by Kimberworth Striders.A record field of 100 runners took part on the two-lap course through Droppingwell woods and fields, with some ch

  • Millers on ice over Boxing Day clash

    Millers on ice over Boxing Day clash

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    SUB-ZERO temperatures have put the Millers' Boxing Day match against Darlington in doubt, with manager Ronnie Moore admitting: "we'll be very lucky if we get it on."After Saturday's home date against Dagenham was frozen off, Rotherham now face th

  • Government's U-turn on planning applications

    Government's U-turn on planning applications

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    Controversial changes to rules forcing councils to advertise contentious planning applications in newspapers have been scrapped after sparking protests.The Government held a nationwide consultation throughout the autumn on its proposals to allow local auth

  • Council's crackdown on dodgy Rotherham cabs

    Council's crackdown on dodgy Rotherham cabs

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    Illegal and poorly-maintained taxis were driven off Rotherham's roads in the run-up to Christmas to protect revellers and ensure that people get home safely. Rotherham Borough Council licences and regularly inspect taxis and private hire vehicles to e

  • Criminals frozen out by Arctic weather say police

    Criminals frozen out by Arctic weather say police

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    THE bitter cold has brought a freeze on crime in Rotherham in the run up to Christmas, a top cop claimed this week.Insp Abdul Aziz said that there had been significantly fewer crimes reported than normal in the past week because people were staying at home

  • Warning after bogus officials strike

    Warning after bogus officials strike

    By on Wed 23 Dec 2009

    ELDERLY householders are being urged to be on their guard against bogus callers after hundreds of pounds in cash and jewellery were stolen in Wath and Brampton. On both occasions the offenders posed as water board officials.On Thursday December 17, a 93-ye

  • Court date for accused in Canklow death crash

    Court date for accused in Canklow death crash

    By on Wed 23 Dec 2009

    A MAN is due to appear at Crown Court this morning charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a crash in which his passenger died.Richard Balog, aged 24, was arrested after a smash on the A630 Rotherway in Canklow in which his 29-year-o

  • Conisbrough machete attacker fails in bid to sue jail

    Conisbrough machete attacker fails in bid to sue jail

    By on Wed 23 Dec 2009

    A VIOLENT prisoner locked up 25 years ago for frenzied machete attack has tried to sue a jail for not calling him 'Mr'.But Bernard Pennington, who is serving a life sentence for the attack on his estranged wife in Conisbrough, had his case thrown out of co

  • Brave Alex hands over £3,500 cheque

    Brave Alex hands over £3,500 cheque

    By on Wed 23 Dec 2009

    A BRAVE student who defied doctors' orders to finish his education despite battling cancer has presented a £3,500 cheque to The Teenage Cancer Trust.The beneficiaries of Wickersley School's annual sponsored walk were picked by friends of straight A p

  • Hospice volunteers honoured

    Hospice volunteers honoured

    By on Wed 23 Dec 2009

    VOLUNTEERS from  Rotherham Hospice held a party to celebrate their win at the Community Achievement Awards.Joanne Huckett, chief officer of the Rotherham Hospice Trust, said: "Our volunteers are often resistant to accepting praise. "Receivin

  • Help for carers

    Help for carers

    By on Wed 23 Dec 2009

    A FREE course to help carers to manage their own health and well-being is being launched by a Rotherham charity.The Rotherham Hospice, in partnership with NHS Rotherham, is offering carers a place on the Looking After Me course.A hospice spokeswoman said:

  • Help to beat Christmas stress

    Help to beat Christmas stress

    By on Wed 23 Dec 2009

    STRESS management sessions have been set up to help those feeling the pressure of Christmas.The free five-week course - Stress Control - is being provided by by NHS Rotherham's primary care mental health service.It is designed for those suffering with anxi

  • Hunt for missing Rotherham girl

    Hunt for missing Rotherham girl

    By on Tue 22 Dec 2009

    A TEENAGE girl has gone missing from her Rotherham home and has not been seen since Friday.Lisa Louise Elliott (15), from Thurcroft, was last seen when a relative dropped her off near the Penny Black Pub at Sheffield Interchange on Friday night. Police off

  • Red hot Aston takes the chill out of winter

    Red hot Aston takes the chill out of winter

    By on Tue 22 Dec 2009

    ASTON Martin's ultra exclusive One-77 supercar has moved closer to setting a new all-time record for the British marque in initial high speed testing.The £1.2 million ballistic Brit has surpassed all predictions by comfortably breaking the 200mph mar