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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.

Lionesses looking to bolster squad

06 August 2022
Lionesses looking to bolster squad

Lionesses looking to bolster squad

06 August 2022

The budding teams look to build on the momentum of the national side after their European Championship success.


Father and son return from world championships

06 August 2022
Father and son return from world championships

Father and son return from world championships

06 August 2022

The family team had travelled to Nantes in France and both had great results after looking good through the qualifying rounds.


Linnets are ready for big kick-off

05 August 2022
Linnets are ready for big kick-off

Linnets are ready for big kick-off

05 August 2022

Preparations complete for the National League North campaign.


Leaders keep grip on Norfolk League top spot

05 August 2022
Leaders keep grip on Norfolk League top spot

Leaders keep grip on Norfolk League top spot

05 August 2022

The cricket table-toppers beat Reepham & Salle by three runs in a thriller, while in our round-up four local players hit the century mark.


Ladies recover from a goal down

05 August 2022
Ladies recover from a goal down

Ladies recover from a goal down

05 August 2022

They grind out a draw against hard-working Rovers in their pre-season friendly.


Vital win in battle against Alliance Division Four drop

04 August 2022
Vital win in battle against Alliance Division Four drop

Vital win in battle against Alliance Division Four drop

04 August 2022

Two players share the match award by taking three wickets each in the relegation skirmish six-wicket win against Great Melton 2nds.


Heacham hoping to mark memorable milestone

04 August 2022
Heacham hoping to mark memorable milestone

Heacham hoping to mark memorable milestone

04 August 2022

Magpies make their step six debut with home match against last season's play-off semi-finalists.


Four-some victory margin is Alliance record so far this year

04 August 2022
Four-some victory margin is Alliance record so far this year

Four-some victory margin is Alliance record so far this year

04 August 2022

Highlight is 114 off 68 balls when smashing huge 404-7 after batting first when crushing opponents Bradfield.


Ice-cool young racer shines in tough conditions

04 August 2022
Ice-cool young racer shines in tough conditions

Ice-cool young racer shines in tough conditions

04 August 2022

The cadet kart racer defied extreme temperatures to stay among the leading lights after round six of a sprint series.


Revenge after making the most of batting first

03 August 2022
Revenge after making the most of batting first

Revenge after making the most of batting first

03 August 2022

Star smashes 90 off 84 balls in Norfolk Alliance plus another player's inspired bowling spell sealed a 118-run victory over Norwich.


Away start to new season for the Linnets

06 July 2022
Away start to new season for the Linnets

Away start to new season for the Linnets

06 July 2022

Town will travel to Bradford Park Avenue in opening match of new campaign


Barrett boost for Linnets as midfielder extends his stay

05 July 2022
Barrett boost for Linnets as midfielder extends his stay

Barrett boost for Linnets as midfielder extends his stay

05 July 2022

One-year contract extension for midfield maestro.


Terrific Tommy makes winning start on professional debut

03 July 2022
Terrific Tommy makes winning start on professional debut

Terrific Tommy makes winning start on professional debut

03 July 2022

Fletcher finishes his fight within a minute to earn rave reviews.


Bates battles back to claim coveted county crown for second time

16 June 2022
Bates battles back to claim coveted county crown for second time

Bates battles back to claim coveted county crown for second time

16 June 2022

Comeback king powers up the leaderboard after a low-key start to his final round.


Ladies celebrate first season with awards night

16 June 2022
Ladies celebrate first season with awards night

Ladies celebrate first season with awards night

16 June 2022

Boss Cook thanks squad for making him feel welcome from the start of his tenure.


Free hit helps to ease pressure on leaders Downham Stow

16 June 2022
Free hit helps to ease pressure on leaders Downham Stow

Free hit helps to ease pressure on leaders Downham Stow

16 June 2022

Runcton slip to fourth successive defeat.


Elliot ensures top spot with superb century

16 June 2022
Elliot ensures top spot with superb century

Elliot ensures top spot with superb century

16 June 2022

Castle Acre move above defeated Thornham.


Peak performance as Chris sets sights high

16 June 2022
Peak performance as Chris sets sights high

Peak performance as Chris sets sights high

16 June 2022

Triathlete reaches summit of Snowden, Scafell and Ben Nevis.


Fourth spot as Dan sacrifices podium bid

16 June 2022
Fourth spot as Dan sacrifices podium bid

Fourth spot as Dan sacrifices podium bid

16 June 2022

Quartet finish shoulder to shoulder after making pact for race.


Theo hits top form to triumph in new best

16 June 2022
Theo hits top form to triumph in new best

Theo hits top form to triumph in new best

16 June 2022

Evie continues to keep improving as Emma takes title success.


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