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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.

Tilley takes positives in his first test at Thruxton

25 June 2022
Tilley takes positives in his first test at Thruxton

Tilley takes positives in his first test at Thruxton

25 June 2022

Hopes of a victory double are dashed when suspension component bolt snaps.


Ashton’s on cloud nine after perfect winning performance

24 June 2022
Ashton’s on cloud nine after perfect winning performance

Ashton’s on cloud nine after perfect winning performance

24 June 2022

Hunter also breaks two Deepings age group club records.


Rangers ready to continue progression despite French's departure

22 June 2022
Rangers ready to continue progression despite French's departure

Rangers ready to continue progression despite French's departure

22 June 2022

New business ventures forces Deeping boss to depart.


Brewin's best display helps maintain winning record as a professional

21 June 2022
Brewin's best display helps maintain winning record as a professional

Brewin's best display helps maintain winning record as a professional

21 June 2022

Ukrainian fighter provides a tough test for Wittering boxer.


Competitive clashes as Strollers stage trophy tournament

21 June 2022
Competitive clashes as Strollers stage trophy tournament

Competitive clashes as Strollers stage trophy tournament

21 June 2022

Stamford side beaten in semi-final by eventual winners.


Bourne complete successful cup defence after beating Burghley in final

21 June 2022
Bourne complete successful cup defence after beating Burghley in final

Bourne complete successful cup defence after beating Burghley in final

21 June 2022

Final flourish follows up gripping league win to maintain unbeaten start to the season.


Rangers recruiting for new first team boss as French steps down

21 June 2022
Rangers recruiting for new first team boss as French steps down

Rangers recruiting for new first team boss as French steps down

21 June 2022

Launch of new business venture forces Clarets chief to resign.


Fantastic finals night ahead for Super Sevens tournament

17 June 2022
Fantastic finals night ahead for Super Sevens tournament

Fantastic finals night ahead for Super Sevens tournament

17 June 2022

Burghley, Oakham, Stamford and Barnack set for semi-final showdowns.


Matt and Tim’s title wins crown fantastic season for Stamford club

17 June 2022
Matt and Tim’s title wins crown fantastic season for Stamford club

Matt and Tim’s title wins crown fantastic season for Stamford club

17 June 2022

Town boxing club is competing against the big powerhouse city establishments.


Derby delight and cup brace for Burghley

16 June 2022
Derby delight and cup brace for Burghley

Derby delight and cup brace for Burghley

16 June 2022

Park pocket two impressive semi-final successes.


Royce are giant slayers after impressive effort

16 June 2022
Royce are giant slayers after impressive effort

Royce are giant slayers after impressive effort

16 June 2022

Oakham youngsters shine in tournament at Leicester City.


Busy tournaments after successful league season

16 June 2022
Busy tournaments after successful league season

Busy tournaments after successful league season

16 June 2022

Chairman hopes schools and communities will continue to recognise the inclusivity of table tennis.


Janet rises to regional test in controlled Stanton showing

16 June 2022
Janet rises to regional test in controlled Stanton showing

Janet rises to regional test in controlled Stanton showing

16 June 2022

Michelle leads the way in Jubilee Cup clash at Burghley Park.


Hodson hits double century in successful weekend for Uppingham

13 June 2022
Hodson hits double century in successful weekend for Uppingham

Hodson hits double century in successful weekend for Uppingham

13 June 2022

First team get off the mark as thirds toast derby triumph.


Rutland can help create lasting legacy after trust’s donation

09 June 2022
Rutland can help create lasting legacy after trust’s donation

Rutland can help create lasting legacy after trust’s donation

09 June 2022

Keelboat project earns selection as one of nine clubs from more than 100 applications.


Burghley ladies overcome tough task in national contest

08 June 2022
Burghley ladies overcome tough task in national contest

Burghley ladies overcome tough task in national contest

08 June 2022

Success continues in the in the Lincs Veterans Ladies Golf Association Spring meeting.


Ashton continues fine form at Fenland meeting

08 June 2022
Ashton continues fine form at Fenland meeting

Ashton continues fine form at Fenland meeting

08 June 2022

Young guns step up to the mark with medal haul.


Perfect opportunity for new management team to take over the Blackstones helm

08 June 2022
Perfect opportunity for new management team to take over the Blackstones helm

Perfect opportunity for new management team to take over the Blackstones helm

08 June 2022

Harrison and Wood are appointed as bosses of United Counties League club.


Sam helps seal seventh success for champions Bourne

06 June 2022
Sam helps seal seventh success for champions Bourne

Sam helps seal seventh success for champions Bourne

06 June 2022

Opener and wicket-keeper join forces for match-winning stand.


Festival makes a welcome return in Mark's memory

29 May 2022
Festival makes a welcome return in Mark's memory

Festival makes a welcome return in Mark's memory

29 May 2022

Former Bourne and Baston player was a huge advocate for both junior and women’s cricket in the community.


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