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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.

  • Protesters unite against Rotherham Council: AUDIO

    Protesters unite against Rotherham Council: AUDIO

    By on Fri 30 Oct 2009

    CAMPAIGNERS calling for A Time For Change descended on Rotherham town centre on Saturday. A rally attended by around 150 people was staged in All Saints' Square to publicly protest against Rotherham Borough Council on a range of issues.Meal on wheels prote

  • £8.5 million jobs boost for Rotherham

    £8.5 million jobs boost for Rotherham

    By on Fri 30 Oct 2009

    ROTHERHAM'S battle against the recession has been handed an £8.5 million double boost with news of 90 metalwork jobs and the development of a new police training and major crimes centre.South Yorkshire Police has confirmed that it is developing

  • Rotherham schools cross country: PICTURE GALLERY

    Rotherham schools cross country: PICTURE GALLERY

    By Admin on Fri 30 Oct 2009

    KIMBERWORTH schools, Winterhill and St. Bede’s, claimed win doubles as hundreds of youngsters fought out the Rotherham Schools Cross Country Championships at Herringthorpe.

  • Thousands at Magna for disabled fair: PICTURE GALLERY

    Thousands at Magna for disabled fair: PICTURE GALLERY

    By on Fri 30 Oct 2009

    SUMO wrestlers, football stars, magicians, musicians and circus performers were all on hand to put on a spectacular show this week at an event with a difference.Thousands of visitors flocked to Magna for the second Fairs Fayre event, which combined do

  • Are Rotherham's local pubs doomed? ONLINE POLL

    Are Rotherham's local pubs doomed? ONLINE POLL

    By on Thu 29 Oct 2009

    LANDLORDS and licensees have been hit hard over the past 18 months by rising tax on alcohol, the smoking ban and a world-wide financial crisis . With 52 pubs a week now ringing the last orders bell for the final time and a national call for a pub

  • Thieves dash boy's go-kart dreams

    Thieves dash boy's go-kart dreams

    By on Thu 29 Oct 2009

    BRAZEN thieves dashed the dreams of a boy racer when they stole a go-kart from outside his home.Mitchell Hannaby's £700 machine was snatched after it was parked up on a trailer at the rear of the property in Dinnington.The 13-year-old was left devast

  • Nurse alleged to have ill-treated patients

    Nurse alleged to have ill-treated patients

    By on Thu 29 Oct 2009

    A BULLYING residential care home manager ill-treated three vulnerable patients in her care, a court heard.Jane Harris (45), threw food at one woman and used one patient’s hand as a “weapon” to chastise another patient.She was said to be &

  • Laundry service is axed

    Laundry service is axed

    By on Thu 29 Oct 2009

    A CONTROVERSIAL move to go ahead with plans to axe Rotherham's laundry service for old people won council backing this week. After months of protests by pensioners and their supporters, borough councillors confirmed on Monday their decision—first tak

  • Vengeful husband burns down home

    Vengeful husband burns down home

    By on Thu 29 Oct 2009

    A VENGEFUL husband burned down the marital home after his wife told him she wanted a divorce, a court heard.Former garage boss Philip Evans set fire to the £180,000 bungalow and left a voice message for his estranged wife saying: “Morning bitch

  • Extra help for smokers who want to quit

    Extra help for smokers who want to quit

    By on Thu 29 Oct 2009

    ROTHERHAM smokers who are ready to quit can now access extra support through free group sessions.NHS Rotherham's Stop Smoking Service are introducing the group sessions in addition to the one-to-one, telephone and drop-in support which is already available

  • Dyslexia screening offer

    Dyslexia screening offer

    By on Thu 29 Oct 2009

    FREE dyslexia screening is being offered to children and adults as part of dyslexia awareness week, which begins on Monday.Support4Dyslexia is offering the service free of charge for one month at its centre in Halfway, Sheffield.The centre, based on Statio

  • Maltby Linx win £36,000 allotment grant

    Maltby Linx win £36,000 allotment grant

    By on Thu 29 Oct 2009

    YOUNGSTERS from a Rotherham youth group can plant a better future for themselves thanks to a £36,000 grant.Members of the Maltby Linx Young People's Group received the funding from the Wentworth Valley Area Assembly. It will be spent on a new al

  • Denis MacShane steps into planning applications row

    Denis MacShane steps into planning applications row

    By on Thu 29 Oct 2009

    ROTHERHAM MP Denis MacShane has joined public protests over moves to scrap rules requiring that planning applications have to be advertised in newspapers.Dr MacShane raised the issue in the house after Advertiser editor Doug Melloy wrote to all three of th

  • South Yorkshire sex offender numbers up

    South Yorkshire sex offender numbers up

    By on Thu 29 Oct 2009

    THE number of sex offenders under supervision in South Yorkshire increased by five per cent to 861 over the past year—185 of them in Rotherham.There were 305 registered sex offenders in Sheffield by the end of March, 185 in Rotherham, 128 in Barnsley

  • New surgery for Conisbrough

    New surgery for Conisbrough

    By on Thu 29 Oct 2009

    PLANS for a £6 million super-surgery will become reality after receiving the green light from council planners.NHS Doncaster announced this week that work on the new Conisbrough Health Centre will start early next year and promised that a broader ran