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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.

  • ACT aims to lure show crowds

    ACT aims to lure show crowds

    By Gareth Dennison on Thu 22 Apr 2010

    TRADERS are planning ways to maximise town centre business when the Rotherham Show returns to Clifton Park this year.

  • Crime figures show fall

    Crime figures show fall

    By Gareth Dennison on Thu 22 Apr 2010

    POLICE have welcomed new figures showing that criminal damage, violent crime and fraud have dropped in Rotherham.

  • Three arrested over 66,000-volt sub-station drama

    Three arrested over 66,000-volt sub-station drama

    By Naumaan Farooq on Thu 22 Apr 2010

    THREE people have been arrested over an incident in which a man suffered a 66,000-volt electric shock when he allegedly tried to steal metal from a Rotherham electricity substation last week.

  • Shadow housing minister given tour of town

    Shadow housing minister given tour of town

    By Amy Parkes on Thu 22 Apr 2010

    SHADOW housing minister Grant Shapps visited Rotherham on Wednesday following a request from Conservative parliamentary candidate Michelle Donelan.

  • Top cop in talks over Dearne Valley crime

    Top cop in talks over Dearne Valley crime

    By Gareth Dennison on Thu 22 Apr 2010

    SOUTH Yorkshire Police chief Meredydd Hughes discussed crime issues with concerned residents in the Dearne Valley this week.

  • Rotherham voters rush to sign up

    Rotherham voters rush to sign up

    By Gareth Dennison on Thu 22 Apr 2010

    A NATIONAL surge in registering to vote has been reflected in Rotherham, statistics showed this week.

  • Pearl and Dean picked up for a quid

    Pearl and Dean picked up for a quid

    By Michael Upton on Thu 22 Apr 2010

    Cinema advertising legend Pearl and Dean is being sold for just £1.

  • Double-0 heaven or double-0 hell?

    Double-0 heaven or double-0 hell?

    By Michael Upton on Thu 22 Apr 2010

    Michael Upton explains why news of a James Bond cash crisis has not left him shaken or stirred.

  • £40,000 Rotherham jewellery raid: three arrested

    £40,000 Rotherham jewellery raid: three arrested

    By Phil Turner on Thu 22 Apr 2010

    THREE suspected members of a gang who stole £40,000 worth of jewellery in a raid at a Rotherham shop have been arrested by police.

  • Ski lessons keep Dearne kids out of trouble

    Ski lessons keep Dearne kids out of trouble

    By Gareth Dennison on Thu 22 Apr 2010

    POLICE have been giving young people something to do—by offering them the chance to learn how to ski and snowboard.

  • Volcanic ash delays stop inquest

    Volcanic ash delays stop inquest

    By Phil Turner on Thu 22 Apr 2010

    A HIGH-PROFILE inquest was halted this week when an important witness was stranded by the ban on UK air travel in the wake of the volcanic ash cloud.

  • Toseland targets win

    Toseland targets win

    By Paul Rickett on Thu 22 Apr 2010

    JAMES Toseland has targeted this weekend’s World Superbike race in Assen as the one when he intends returning to the top of the podium.

  • A walk on the weird side . . .

    A walk on the weird side . . .

    By Michael Upton on Thu 22 Apr 2010

    A SPINE-chilling wander into the unknown is on offer to brave souls courageous enough to find out about Rotherham’s supernatural side.

  • 'Woman killed furing kinky sex' - claim

    'Woman killed furing kinky sex' - claim

    By Phil Turner on Thu 22 Apr 2010

    A LOVE cheat killed his girlfriend during a kinky sex session as her baby slept upstairs and then claimed he had lost his memory, a court heard.

  • Hunt for missing teenager

    Hunt for missing teenager

    By Gareth Dennison on Wed 21 Apr 2010

    A TEENAGER with learning difficulties has gone missing from home, leading police to appeal for help tracing him.