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Neil Beck
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Neil edited XtraTime magazine across all 11 issues from September 2015 to the spring of 2017. He is a vastly-experienced West Country sports journalist who cut his teeth at the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald before moving on to become head of sport at Bath News & Media.

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Aug 27, 2016    0
It is only six years since Sophie Kamlish was identified as a star of the future by athletics talent-spotters in the West, but the Bath sprinter is already looking forward to her second Paralympic...
Aug 26, 2016    0
There will be no excuses from new Bath Rugby head coach Todd Blackadder as his tenure at Bath Rugby begins with a trip to Northampton Saints on the opening day of the 2016-17 Aviva Premiership...
Aug 13, 2016    0
What does winning an Olympic gold medal actually feel like? Someone who knows the answer is Athens 2004 relay champion Jason Gardener (above, left), who was the lead-off man for Team GB as they...
Aug 03, 2016    0
Who could forget Super Saturday? Certainly not Alex Gregory, who reached the pinnacle of his rowing career just a few hours hours before Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Greg Rutherford threatened to...
Aug 03, 2016    0
Getting along famously might not be a prerequisite when it comes to forging a successful sporting partnership but, if one half of Britain’s most dominant double acts is to be believed, then...
Aug 03, 2016    0
It's fair to say Andrew Willis has gained a wealth of knowledge during his seven years at the University of Bath, but the most valuable nugget of all might just turn out to be the moment he...
Jul 29, 2016    0
The demands of the world’s leading broadcasters will see some Olympic swimming finals take place after midnight in Brazil this summer, but Bitton’s Siobhan-Marie O’Connor is losing no sleep over...
Jul 29, 2016    0
While podium places at an Olympic Games are far from guaranteed in any sport, it would be fair to say that the country's elite cyclists, rowers and sailors will feel the weight of expectation more...
Jul 29, 2016    0
Cheltenham's Jamie Cooke, 25, will make his Olympic debut in Rio on the back of his best-ever season. After the heartbreak of obtaining the selection criteria for London 2012 but missing on one of...
Jul 22, 2016    0
Claudia Fragapane is living proof of the old saying that good things come in small packages. Bristol's very own Pocket Rocket cartwheeled into the watching public's consciousness two summers...

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