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'Naive' Albanian cannabis grower jailed over 'large-scale' Laughton set-up

'Naive' Albanian cannabis grower jailed over 'large-scale' Laughton set-up

Wed 10 Aug 2022

A CANNABIS farmer whose lawyer said he had become involved in producing drugs out of “naivety and immaturity” has been jailed for more than two years.

  • Tory Michelle Donelan furious at Royal Mail leaflets blunder

    Tory Michelle Donelan furious at Royal Mail leaflets blunder

    By Gareth Dennnison on Fri 30 Apr 2010

    TORY Michelle Donelan has vowed to take further action after Royal Mail gave her incorrect information about where to send thousands of leaflets.

  • Murder charges dropped over soldier's death

    Murder charges dropped over soldier's death

    By Phil Turner on Fri 30 Apr 2010

    MURDER charges have been dropped over the killing of a dad-to-be whose head “cracked like an egg” as he fell after being punched in a drunken street attack.

  • Thurcroft School special measures school fighing back

    Thurcroft School special measures school fighing back

    By Gareth Dennison on Fri 30 Apr 2010

    A SCHOOL has been placed in special measures after inspectors criticised its inadequate teaching and “dull and mundane” lessons.

  • Rotherham Council sidesteps tendering rules over advertising contract

    Rotherham Council sidesteps tendering rules over advertising contract

    By Gareth Dennison on Fri 30 Apr 2010

    A COMPANY run by a former Chamber of Commerce president has won a lucrative advertising contract from Rotherham Borough Council—without it going out to tender.

  • Diesel the Rottweiler's lost without his cat pal

    Diesel the Rottweiler's lost without his cat pal

    By Admin on Fri 30 Apr 2010

    DEVASTATED Diesel the Rottweiler is pining for his missing cat companion to come home.

  • Kidney donor Chris's 10k fundraising challenge eight weeks after surgery

    Kidney donor Chris's 10k fundraising challenge eight weeks after surgery

    By Naumaan Farooq on Fri 30 Apr 2010

    A YOUNG man who saved his dying father by donating a kidney is to keep on giving by running a 10k race less than eight weeks after surgery.

  • Sex game trial: ignore 'deviance', jury told

    Sex game trial: ignore 'deviance', jury told

    By Phil Turner on Fri 30 Apr 2010

    JURORS in a sex game murder trial have been told by a defence lawyer to ignore their own views on sexual behaviour when they retire to reach a verdict.

  • Katie gives up prize for Bluebell Wood

    Katie gives up prize for Bluebell Wood

    By Admin on Fri 30 Apr 2010

    POORLY youngsters are set to benefit from the kindness of a young Rotherham Advertiser Clipper Club member after she donated her prize tickets to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

  • Teams ready for Charity Cup shootout

    Teams ready for Charity Cup shootout

    By Paul Rickett on Fri 30 Apr 2010

    ROTHERHAM’S oldest surving junior club will look to lift the town’s oldest trophy when Monday’s Charity Cup Final is fought out.

  • Toseland double delight

    Toseland double delight

    By Paul Rickett on Fri 30 Apr 2010

    BATTLING James Toseland put in his best shift of the season by taking a double podium in Assen—despite more niggles with his Yamaha bike.

  • Giants ready for start

    Giants ready for start

    By Paul Rickett on Fri 30 Apr 2010

    AMBITIOUS Rotherham Giants kick off their new Rugby League Conference season tomorrow—and club chairman Chris Bell reckons it’ll be one of the toughest challenges the club has faced.

  • Reject unwanted title

    Reject unwanted title

    By Admin on Thu 29 Apr 2010

    Sir—I have just received a leaflet asking me to support the Labour candidate in the Wickersley ward and vote for Sue Ellis, yet two years ago she was removed from the council by the voters of the Wickersley ward and replaced by Cllr Martin Parker, a Conser

  • A grim situation

    A grim situation

    By Admin on Thu 29 Apr 2010

    Sir—Yesterday's Yorkshire was a place where you could wander out at night without being in fear, where women could walk through parks without feeling threatened and where respect was something that people earned and showed.

  • Fear of losing seats

    Fear of losing seats

    By Admin on Thu 29 Apr 2010

    Sir—I wonder if your readers have noticed how the focus of the Labour and Conservative parties in Rotherham has changed recently.

  • Resistant to change

    Resistant to change

    By Admin on Thu 29 Apr 2010

    Sir—There is an old adage that you can take a horse to water but you can't make it drink!