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James Bedford held the role of sports editor for the Rutland and Stamford Mercury between 2006 and 2011. He rejoined as sports editor for the Mercury, the Rutland Times and the Bourne Local in August 2017. In 2021, he was appointed head of sports for Iliffe Media Publishing Midlands.

Continuity will be key for Arrows after promotion success

28 May 2024
Continuity will be key for Arrows after promotion success

Continuity will be key for Arrows after promotion success

28 May 2024

Harrowby aiming to build on super season in their next challenge.


Cooke commits to Daniels as skipper Morgan extends Stamford stay

27 May 2024
Cooke commits to Daniels as skipper Morgan extends Stamford stay

Cooke commits to Daniels as skipper Morgan extends Stamford stay

27 May 2024

Team building plans continue to gather pace.


Josh joins Tulips as players continue to commit to champions

27 May 2024
Josh joins Tulips as players continue to commit to champions

Josh joins Tulips as players continue to commit to champions

27 May 2024

Attractive home pre-season friendlies in the pipeline for Spalding.


Bentley blasts century as Bourne bounce back to winning ways

27 May 2024
Bentley blasts century as Bourne bounce back to winning ways

Bentley blasts century as Bourne bounce back to winning ways

27 May 2024

Deeping defeated by new leaders as Spalding suffer heavy away loss.


Talented teenage athletes are aiming to secure European selection

24 May 2024
Talented teenage athletes are aiming to secure European selection

Talented teenage athletes are aiming to secure European selection

24 May 2024

Lawson eyes England call while Sean selection for the Republic of Ireland.


Balfe bidding to cement grip on top spot in championship

24 May 2024
Balfe bidding to cement grip on top spot in championship

Balfe bidding to cement grip on top spot in championship

24 May 2024

Driver admits his team are exceeding their early expectations by leading the way.


Logan lands gold medal as Touch Gloves quartet impress at special event

24 May 2024
Logan lands gold medal as Touch Gloves quartet impress at special event

Logan lands gold medal as Touch Gloves quartet impress at special event

24 May 2024

Competition was held at the Meres Leisure Centre to remember young boxer who lost his life in the sport.


Belvoir athletes compete in international events

23 May 2024
Belvoir athletes compete in international events

Belvoir athletes compete in international events

23 May 2024

Paul heads to Croatia and Claire competes in Slovakia.


Fantastic experience for Gingerbreads at champions tournament

23 May 2024
Fantastic experience for Gingerbreads at champions tournament

Fantastic experience for Gingerbreads at champions tournament

23 May 2024

Grantham compete against the best teams in the Junior Premier League.


Colsterworth collect league title after final game of the season

23 May 2024
Colsterworth collect league title after final game of the season

Colsterworth collect league title after final game of the season

23 May 2024

Depleted Apples return with hard-earned point from last match of the campaign.


Colts celebrating a terrific title triumph

23 May 2024
Colts celebrating a terrific title triumph

Colts celebrating a terrific title triumph

23 May 2024

Just two league losses all season as Ropsley are crowned champions.


Quartet dedicate their win after Texas triumph

23 May 2024
Quartet dedicate their win after Texas triumph

Quartet dedicate their win after Texas triumph

23 May 2024

Excellent score takes the honours in popular format.


Harrison leads the way with shield success

23 May 2024
Harrison leads the way with shield success

Harrison leads the way with shield success

23 May 2024

Memorial trophy match is next on the agenda for Bottesford club.


Category prize cheers Paul up after underwhelming time

23 May 2024
Category prize cheers Paul up after underwhelming time

Category prize cheers Paul up after underwhelming time

23 May 2024

Ever dependable Tony is first back for Grantham club.


Pair of aces brings rare feat for Belton Park golfers

23 May 2024
Pair of aces brings rare feat for Belton Park golfers

Pair of aces brings rare feat for Belton Park golfers

23 May 2024

Duo in the same group deliver aces within 20 minutes of each other.


Shaikh scores century to guide Grantham to another victory

23 May 2024
Shaikh scores century to guide Grantham to another victory

Shaikh scores century to guide Grantham to another victory

23 May 2024

Hat-trick of Saturday successes after wins for the second and third teams.


Fresh challenge for Gingerbreads after Midlands move

23 May 2024
Fresh challenge for Gingerbreads after Midlands move

Fresh challenge for Gingerbreads after Midlands move

23 May 2024

Sisa makes Trinity switch while Burgess becomes seventh player to commit to Daniels.


Ancaster show remarkable resilience as Haynes hits match-winning innings

23 May 2024
Ancaster show remarkable resilience as Haynes hits match-winning innings

Ancaster show remarkable resilience as Haynes hits match-winning innings

23 May 2024

Gibson grabs five wickets to help Belvoir to victory.


Simon starts club’s centenary in style with award win

23 May 2024
Simon starts club’s centenary in style with award win

Simon starts club’s centenary in style with award win

23 May 2024

Secretary has been involved with bowls club for more than 40 years.


Veterans are victorious as Lions land league title

22 May 2024
Veterans are victorious as Lions land league title

Veterans are victorious as Lions land league title

22 May 2024

Manager marks his 10th anniversary of running the team by winning the league.


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