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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.

  • Rotherham labelled 'repossession hotspot'

    Rotherham labelled 'repossession hotspot'

    By on Wed 18 Nov 2009

    ROTHERHAM has been named as a repossession "hotspot" as part of a drive to encourage households struggling to make ends meet to get help with paying their bills.Advertisements highlighting the range of government support available to homeowners w

  • Thieves get away with JCB digger

    Thieves get away with JCB digger

    By on Wed 18 Nov 2009

    BRAZEN thieves made off with a one-and-a-half ton bright yellow JCB digger in a daring dawn raid.They were spotted loading the £20,000 mini-digger on to a low loader before driving away.Owners N. Stones Builders Ltd, of Thurnscoe, have offered a &quo

  • Rotherham targeted as house repossession hotspot

    Rotherham targeted as house repossession hotspot

    By on Wed 18 Nov 2009

    ROTHERHAM has been named as a repossession "hotspot" as part of a drive to encourage households struggling to make ends meet to get help with paying their bills.Advertisements highlighting the range of government support available to homeowners w

  • Alphabeat star at Rotherham Christmas lights switch-on

    Alphabeat star at Rotherham Christmas lights switch-on

    By on Wed 18 Nov 2009

    DANISH popsters Alphabeat, whose hits include Fascination, Boyfriend and 10,000 Nights, will headline the entertainment at the switch-on of Rotherham's Christmas lights tomorrowAlso on the bill at the event in ALl Saints Square will be  Hall

  • Titans ring changes for cup clash

    Titans ring changes for cup clash

    By on Wed 18 Nov 2009

    TITANS have rung the changes for Saturday’s British and Irish Cup opener at home to Birmingham. Only three of the side which started against Doncaster will play: Gregor Hayter, Sam Dickinson and Jonny West. The incoming players are  from th

  • Manor make first signing

    Manor make first signing

    By on Tue 17 Nov 2009

    FORMULA One newcomers Manor Motorsport have landed their first driver. German ace Timo Glock has signed a two-year deal with the Dinnington-based team with the option for another season.He parted company with Japanese company Toyota after their withdrawal

  • Death crash coach pair jailed

    Death crash coach pair jailed

    By on Tue 17 Nov 2009

    THE FAMILY of a couple killed when a coach smashed into their car have welcomed the jail sentences handed to the coach driver and his business partner but added: "It won't bring them back." Patricia Clements, whose son Paul and daughter-in-l

  • Death crash coach pair jailed

    Death crash coach pair jailed

    By on Tue 17 Nov 2009

    THE FAMILY of a couple killed when a coach smashed into their car have welcomed the jail sentences handed to the coach driver and his business partner but added: "It won't bring them back." Patricia Clements, whose son Paul and daughter-in-l

  • Herringthorpe's new multi-million pound school opened

    Herringthorpe's new multi-million pound school opened

    By on Tue 17 Nov 2009

    PUPILS have been brought together under one roof thanks to a new multi-million school building which was officially opened this week.Youngsters from Herringthorpe Junior and Infant schools were joined by The Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Shaukat Ali on Monday,

  • Millers hope to land Roberts

    Millers hope to land Roberts

    By on Tue 17 Nov 2009

    ROTHERHAM United expect to confirm the signing of midfielder Gary Roberts today.The 22-year-old, released by Yeovil in the summer, has been training with the Millers and had an encouraging run-out for the reserves next week. The gifted play-maker is t

  • Suspended sentence for care home manager

    Suspended sentence for care home manager

    By on Tue 17 Nov 2009

    A CARE home manager who used the arms of other residents to hit a woman over the head has been given a suspended sentence.Jane Harris, of Priory Close, Conisbrough, was given a six-month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months, at Leeds Crown Court yesterda

  • Mexborough boy (8) saves man's life in blaze

    Mexborough boy (8) saves man's life in blaze

    By on Mon 16 Nov 2009

    A CHILD who raised the alarm when he spotted a house fire has been hailed a hero for saving a man’s life.Eight-year-old Joshua Lees-Steele, from Mexborough, was playing in his back garden when he spotted flames shooting from the window of his neighbo

  • MILLERS' LATE SHOW DELIGHTS RONNIE

    MILLERS' LATE SHOW DELIGHTS RONNIE

    By on Mon 16 Nov 2009

    MANAGER Ronnie Moore was full of praise for the Millers after they grabbed a late winner to sink ten-man Port Vale on Saturday.Nicky Law struck in the second minute of injury time to seal a 2-1 and a first win in five league games. Vale were forced to play

  • Mexborough man faces murder charge

    Mexborough man faces murder charge

    By on Mon 16 Nov 2009

    A 31-year-old man has been charged with murder after the death of a 28-year-old man.Father-of -our Kevin Millns, of Victoria Street, Mexborough, sustained serious injuries in an incident at his home on Monday November 9 and died two days later at Rotherham

  • Dr Who at Magna

    Dr Who at Magna

    By on Mon 16 Nov 2009

    DR WHO will be dropping into Rotherham as part of the BBC Children in Need campaign, which gets underway next month.The doctor, who will be accompanied by the Daleks and other characters from the hit TV show, will be at the Time War event at Magna on Satur