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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.

Gingerbreads seal semi-final spot after Stamford success

03 August 2022
Gingerbreads seal semi-final spot after Stamford success

Gingerbreads seal semi-final spot after Stamford success

03 August 2022

Grantham overturn early deficit to set up Gainsborough clash.


Ladies on the trophy trail with main events at Stoke Rochford

23 June 2022
Ladies on the trophy trail with main events at Stoke Rochford

Ladies on the trophy trail with main events at Stoke Rochford

23 June 2022

Pam takes top prize in Turner Cup competition.


Caretaker boss Chatfield aims to galvanise Grantham

18 March 2022
Caretaker boss Chatfield aims to galvanise Grantham

Caretaker boss Chatfield aims to galvanise Grantham

18 March 2022

New man at the helm as Gingerbreads seek home success to boost relegation fight.


Drew holds his nerve to score winning penalty in shoot-out

17 March 2022
Drew holds his nerve to score winning penalty in shoot-out

Drew holds his nerve to score winning penalty in shoot-out

17 March 2022

Diamonds raise more than £1,100 in charity match at Harrowby United


Late cancellation sees Mick storm to shield success

17 March 2022
Late cancellation sees Mick storm to shield success

Late cancellation sees Mick storm to shield success

17 March 2022

Massingham makes most of relaxed approach with senior triumph.


Colts defy tricky conditions to produce fine team display

17 March 2022
Colts defy tricky conditions to produce fine team display

Colts defy tricky conditions to produce fine team display

17 March 2022

First team pitch provides perfect setting for home victory.


Club has exciting plans in the pipeline

17 March 2022
Club has exciting plans in the pipeline

Club has exciting plans in the pipeline

17 March 2022

New general manager for squash and fitness centre.


Wood scores quick-fire treble to help Kesteven to vital victory

16 March 2022
Wood scores quick-fire treble to help Kesteven to vital victory

Wood scores quick-fire treble to help Kesteven to vital victory

16 March 2022

K's closing in on second spot after home success.


Nine-man Arrows defy double dismissal to secure a point

14 March 2022
Nine-man Arrows defy double dismissal to secure a point

Nine-man Arrows defy double dismissal to secure a point

14 March 2022

Thorpe makes goalscoring return from injury for Harrowby.


Gingerbreads part company with boss Greene

13 March 2022
Gingerbreads part company with boss Greene

Gingerbreads part company with boss Greene

13 March 2022

Chatfield takes over as caretaker manager for the rest of the season.


Massive matches in Town’s survival quest

11 February 2022
Massive matches in Town’s survival quest

Massive matches in Town’s survival quest

11 February 2022

Hat-trick of draws will boost Gingerbreads ahead of crunch clashes.


Chris’ contribution gets recognised in award win

10 February 2022
Chris’ contribution gets recognised in award win

Chris’ contribution gets recognised in award win

10 February 2022

Spendlow sets new best in Skegness race.


Juniors on trophy trail at Belton Park presentation

10 February 2022
Juniors on trophy trail at Belton Park presentation

Juniors on trophy trail at Belton Park presentation

10 February 2022

Ellie elected junior captain as Harry and Amy are among award-winners.


Determined display earns Gingerbreads excellent point at league leaders

09 February 2022
Determined display earns Gingerbreads excellent point at league leaders

Determined display earns Gingerbreads excellent point at league leaders

09 February 2022

Grantham match Matlock in game of few chances.


Injury-time leveller helps Gingerbreads earn excellent away point

06 February 2022
Injury-time leveller helps Gingerbreads earn excellent away point

Injury-time leveller helps Gingerbreads earn excellent away point

06 February 2022

Hall marks his debut with equaliser after rollercoaster finish to match.


FA Cup finalist Palmer is aiming to create some magical managerial memories

03 September 2021
FA Cup finalist Palmer is aiming to create some magical managerial memories

FA Cup finalist Palmer is aiming to create some magical managerial memories

03 September 2021

Gingerbreads face tough trip to tackle Nantwich in first qualifying round clash.


Arrows turn on the style as fans turn out in force for derby duel

02 September 2021
Arrows turn on the style as fans turn out in force for derby duel

Arrows turn on the style as fans turn out in force for derby duel

02 September 2021

Harrowby hit six goals in front of their biggest crowd for a number of years.


Football clubs set to vote on how season is decided

22 January 2021
Football clubs set to vote on how season is decided

Football clubs set to vote on how season is decided

22 January 2021

Non-league clubs across the area are set to get the chance to have their say on the future of their season.


Arrows lose in annual Pete Down Memorial Cup game

19 August 2020
Arrows lose in annual Pete Down Memorial Cup game

Arrows lose in annual Pete Down Memorial Cup game

19 August 2020

Harrowby United conceded five times with no reply in a nonetheless competitive annual fixture with Stamford's Daniels on Tuesday night.


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