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Kieran James

NCTJ trained and have worked for The News, Portsmouth, for a year as a community assistant reporter. Sport and gig reviews is my passion.


Super Mario powers up ahead of Portsmouth Guildhall Games Fest

August 17, 2018

Star of the retro platform video game series, Super Mario, took on his latest adventure ahead of the very first Guildhall Games Fest retro and board gaming event coming to Portsmouth Guildhall this weekend. Taking to Emirates Spinnaker Tower’s platform 25m above sea level, Mario braved the new adrenalin experience, The Drop! Taking a...
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The Point supports health and wellbeing in Eastleigh with Stroke Odysseys

August 16, 2018

Rosetta Life, an arts-in-health charity, presents Stroke Odysseys at The Point, Eastleigh on Thursday 4th October. Stroke Odysseys is a daring movement and song project performed by an ensemble of stroke survivors alongside professional performers. The production explores intertwined journeys of recovery from stroke, and is informed by three years of creative intervention in...
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Poet commissioned to write special verse for Eastleigh First World War commemorative event

August 15, 2018

A performance poet has been commissioned to create an original verse as part of Eastleigh Borough Council’s commemorations to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Dave Hubble from Bishopstoke will pen a special verse as part of Eastleigh Remembers, a free family event paying tribute to Eastleigh’s role in...
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Interview: Jimmy Osmond talks upcoming Concorde show

August 15, 2018

Join legendary hit maker Jimmy Osmond in his all-new ‘70s Jukebox Show’ that tours across the UK this year and hits the Concorde Club in Eastleigh on Friday 14th September. This action packed show includes nostalgic videos and stories of his superstar friends and includes a 7-piece band with a horn section, singers and...
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Eastleigh beat Bromley 1-0 at home

August 14, 2018

Andy Hessenthaler’s Spitfires made it back to back wins as they beat Bromley 1-0 tonight at The Silverlake Stadium. Eastleigh had a number of chances in the opening few minutes and Chris Zebroski squared the ball to Mark Yeates and the winger headed past Bromley keeper David Gregory with ease. Bromley won a free...
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Eastleigh earn first win of the season away to Barnet

August 13, 2018
Eastleigh earn first win of the season away to Barnet

Eastleigh picked up their first points of the season after claiming victory away to Barnet on Saturday at The Hive. The Spitfires were beaten by Solihull and Sutton in their opening two matches, but Michael Green’s stunning first-half strike set them on their way to a morale-boosting win. Defender Green found the top corner...
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Eastleigh lost 1-0 away to Sutton

August 9, 2018

Former Spitfire Jamie Collins fired the only goal of the game as Sutton secured their first success of the season with a 1-0 home win against Eastleigh on Tuesday night. Sutton midfielder Collins converted a 31st-minute penalty after Tom Bolarinwa had been brought down in the area, but both sides struggled to create clear...
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Southampton MP takes behind the scenes look at work on Mayflower Theatre’s £7.5m refurbishment

August 8, 2018

MP Royston Smith has been on a fact-finding, behind the scenes tour of Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre as it undergoes an 11-week, £7.5 million refurbishment. A keen supporter of culture within the city and, when leader of Southampton City Council, an instigator of the city’s Cultural Quarter, the theatre falls within Mr Smith’s Itchen constituency....
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The Point hosts 9th annual European Aerial Dance Festival

August 7, 2018

Internationally acclaimed aerial dance company Gravity & Levity (G&L) presents the 9th annual European Aerial Dance Festival (EADF) from now to 18th August 2018 at The Point, Eastleigh. The EADF is curated by Gravity & Levity’s Artistic Director Lindsey Butcher and offers inclusive intensive courses and workshops, taught by world class professional tutors. The...
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Eastleigh Remembers – marking the end of the First World War

August 6, 2018

  A day of activities marking the centenary year of the end of the First World War will bring military vehicles and a re-enactment of a field hospital, as well as music, dance and educational events, to the centre of Eastleigh. Eastleigh Remembers, which takes place on Saturday 15 September from 11am to 5pm,...
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Eastleigh colleague raises £2,000 raised for local Charities

August 6, 2018

Event Management students at Eastleigh College have raised a fantastic total of £2,257.61 which has been donated to four local charities; PICU, Piam Brown Children’s Ward, Blue Cross and Wessex Cancer Trust. The donation was raised following a number of successful charity events and projects that were planned, organised, marketed and ran by students...
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Eastleigh lose opening match of the season at home to Solihull Moors

August 6, 2018

Adi Yussuf and Dan Sweeney denied Eastleigh in final 10 minutes as Solihull Moors came from behind to open their National League campaign with a win at The Silverlake Stadium in front of 1,354 spectators. Eastleigh’s Paul McCallum’s 77th-minute penalty looked to be the decisive moment but Solihull hit back almost immediately and left...
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Park Sport launches with popular SkateJam

August 2, 2018

The Council’s popular Park Sport programme returned with the annual Skate Jam event at Freespace Skate Park run by Team Extreme. Around 100 local youngsters and families attended and took part in a number of scooter, BMX and Skateboard competitions, with some fantastic prizes awarded to the winners. There were also some brilliant demonstrations...
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Dame Esther Rantzen and her daughter Rebecca Wilcox head to Theatre Royal Winchester

July 31, 2018

Broadcasting legend Dame Esther Rantzen will be in conversation with her daughter, the presenter and journalist Rebecca Wilcox, on Sunday 23 September at Theatre Royal Winchester discussing their illustrious careers, personal lives and family ties. Find out what drives Dame Esther as she shares anecdotes from over 50 years in broadcasting. Having presented and...
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Eastleigh FC worker gets broadcast experience at BT Sport

July 30, 2018

An Eastleigh FC fan has landed a unique opportunity to gain broadcasting experience with BT Sport thanks to an innovative scheme by the sports broadcaster. James Worthington, 20, has been selected to collaborate with the sports broadcaster over the coming season to film, edit and produce Eastleigh FC action for BT Sport’s coverage of...
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