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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.

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  • Rotherham Borough Council elections: list of candidates

    Rotherham Borough Council elections: list of candidates

    By Admin on Mon 19 Apr 2010

    Full list of candidates in the May 6 elections for seats on Rotherham Borough Council.

  • Only Labour can invest in future, claim candidates

    Only Labour can invest in future, claim candidates

    By Admin on Mon 19 Apr 2010

    ROTHERHAM'S Labour candidates set out their election pledges as the general election campaign got underway in the Town.

  • Elections: tell your councillors what you want them to do.

    Elections: tell your councillors what you want them to do.

    By Richard Smith on Mon 19 Apr 2010

    The list of candidates standing for Rotherham Borough Council in next month's election has been announced - and we want to know what YOU think the council's priorities should be.

  • Tory housing spokesman to tour Wentworth and Dearne

    Tory housing spokesman to tour Wentworth and Dearne

    By Admin on Mon 19 Apr 2010

    SHADOW housing minister Grant Shapps will visit the town next week after an invitation from Conservative parliamentary candidate Michelle Donelan.

  • Rotherham Pensioners' Action Group ready to give candidates a grey grilling

    Rotherham Pensioners' Action Group ready to give candidates a grey grilling

    By Admin on Mon 19 Apr 2010

    ROTHERHAM Pensioners' Action Group has invited each of the three main parties in the General Election to send a candidate to a public meeting and answer the questions of older voters.

  • Peter Thirlwall betting he can beat the odds

    Peter Thirlwall betting he can beat the odds

    By Michael Upton on Mon 19 Apr 2010

    INDEPENDENT councillor Peter Thirlwall has been stumped in a bid to fund his General Election campaign in an unusual way—by betting on himself to win.

  • Small businesses need more help, says Tory candidate

    Small businesses need more help, says Tory candidate

    By Admin on Mon 19 Apr 2010

    ROTHERHAM business people want lower taxation on small businesses and more government help to encourage investment into the area, according to Michelle Donelan, Prospective Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Wentworth and Dearne.

  • The real winner in last night's party leaders' TV debate

    The real winner in last night's party leaders' TV debate

    By Richard Smith on Mon 19 Apr 2010

    So the big moment finally arrived and the three party leaders finally squared up for last night's TV debate.

  • A way out of bus 'mess'

    A way out of bus 'mess'

    By Alan Pearman on Mon 12 Apr 2010

    I WONDER if Councillor Stone and Rotherham Chief Executive Martin Kimber were watching BBC Look North on Tuesday?

  • Save our Green Belt

    Save our Green Belt

    By Eamonn Ward on Mon 12 Apr 2010

    Dear Sir, The only Green Party candidate in Rotherham will be Richard Penycate in Rawmarsh council ward as we focus on supporting the "Save our Green Belt" campaign.

  • £10m windfall to pay for new council homes

    £10m windfall to pay for new council homes

    By Amy Parkes on Fri 09 Apr 2010

    HOUSING minister John Healey has announced a £10 million boost for council housing across the county, including cash for dozens of homes in Mexborough.

  • Have your say: is there any point voting?

    Have your say: is there any point voting?

    By Gareth Dennison on Thu 08 Apr 2010

    The General Election called by Prime Minister Gordon Brown yesterday is already over for voters in Rotherham, whose MPs have some of the safest seats in the country, according to the Electoral Reform Society. The society is calling for a shake-up in the vo

  • Legacy of Labour a  reason to vote Tory

    Legacy of Labour a reason to vote Tory

    By Cllr Thomas Fenoughty, Conservative on Tue 06 Apr 2010

    Sir—”My dad would turn in his grave.”
    “My Dad would turn in his grave” “If they put a donkey up they’d win” When elections are coming up in Rotherham these are the 2 phrases I constantly hear.

  • HAVE YOUR SAY: Council officials pay cut call

    HAVE YOUR SAY: Council officials pay cut call

    By Michael Upton on Fri 02 Apr 2010

    PAY RISES given to Rotherham’s top-earning council officials at the height of the recession have been condemned by campaigners.

  • Twenty-one council seats up for grabs as election called

    Twenty-one council seats up for grabs as election called

    By Amy Parkes on Wed 31 Mar 2010

    THE race for seats on Rotherham Borough Council officially got under way today.