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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.


Fashion show raises £4,000 for local charity

November 21, 2017

The first Wessex Cancer Trust fashion show, Shopping and Champers, took place last week showcasing the huge range of clothing from their retail stores while raising vital funds to support local families. The event, held at The Dolphin Hotel, Southampton, raised an outstanding £4,000 to provide local cancer care support services for adults, teenagers...
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Commissioner and Winchester Prison join forces in Restorative Justice Week

November 21, 2017

Throughout the morning of the 20 November residents at HMP YOI Winchester were able to ask members of the Commissioner’s Team, and his Restorative Justice service provider, questions about Restorative Justice. There was also a session for staff and partner agencies that work with residents to better equip them to support the residents and...
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Marwell Zoo: A great day out for all

November 20, 2017
Marwell Zoo: A great day out for all

Marwell Zoo is a fantastic day out for all and the attraction just keeps getting more and more popular. I managed to get some review tickets for the zoo near Winchester and I have to admit I was very impressed. With it being a Sunday also, the day saw plenty of families eager to...
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Frankie Dettori tells his fascinating life at Eastleigh’s Concorde

November 19, 2017

Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori, took to Eastleigh’s Concorde as he told the packed out crowd life stories with his manager Peter Burrell. The fascinating two-hour show saw Frankie opened up about this life as he told stories that would either make you laugh out loud or simply just make you remain silent while you...
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Eastleigh lose to Barrow at home

November 19, 2017

Goals either side of the interval helped Barrow end a dismal run of form as Richard Hill’s Spitfires lose again at home. The visitors with just one win in 12 before the match, made their move on the half hour. Not long after Byron Harrison had a spectacular effort saved by Graham Stack, the...
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Ross Stearn leaves Eastleigh

November 17, 2017
Ross Stearn leaves Eastleigh

Richard Hill’s Spitfires have announced that Ross Stearn has left the club by mutual consent. During his year at the club, Stearn made 31 appearances and scored five goals. The club thanked Ross for his contribution and we wish him well in his future endeavours on the official website. Eastleigh take on Barrow tomorrow...
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Imelda May stuns Southampton’s O2 Guildhall with fantastic performance

November 17, 2017

The show started with a singer called Andreya Triana, it was wonderful with just her and the stage (the odd times with a guitarist) – By Imogen Carvell. She was amazing warming the audience up for the most wonderful night! Imelda had a very good impact on the audience and she got the crowd on...
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Local wrestling stars get ready to rumble

November 16, 2017

The superstars of the world of wrestling will be getting ready to rumble when local promoters The Solent Wrestling Federation bring family friendly big time wrestling to The Thornden Hall on Saturday January 13th. The stunning Chandlers Ford venue plays host to what will be the first wrestling event in the area for some...
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ITV presenter backs children’s emergency department appeal

November 16, 2017

ITV horse racing presenter Ed Chamberlin has backed the appeal for a new emergency and trauma department at Southampton Children’s Hospital. The Broughton-based host, who previously worked on Sky Sports News and the broadcaster’s Monday Night Football programme, called the appeal ‘an amazing cause’ as he urged people to show their support. The £4.8...
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Eastleigh sign Heslop on loan

November 16, 2017

Richard Hill’s Spitfires have announced the signing of Simon Heslop, who joins the club on a one-month loan deal, subject to the completion of league paperwork. Heslop joins from York City, who he captained to FA Trophy victory against Macclesfield at Wembley Stadium in May this year. The midfielder played against the Spitfires last...
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Eastleigh Lights Switch-On and Fireworks start Christmas

November 14, 2017
Eastleigh Bandstand Christmas fireworks 2012

The Christmas countdown in Eastleigh town centre officially starts on Saturday 18 Novemberwhen Santa joins the Borough’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Thomas, to switch on the yuletide lights – and get the festive season under way. The grand Eastleigh Christmas Lights Switch-On & Fun Day brings a spectacular light parade to the main shopping centre and culminates in a dazzling firework...
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Frankie Dettori set for Concorde Club appearance

November 13, 2017

Jockey Frankie Dettori is galloping round theatres this week with a hilarious one man show of recollections over a horseracing career spanning 30 remarkable years and this Wednesday (Nov 15th) he’s appearing in Eastleigh – By Charles Yates. With his talented manager Peter Burrell as compere, Dettori, 46, one of the greatest and most...
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College students battle it out at national SkillFRIDGE competition

November 13, 2017

Two Refrigeration and Air Conditioning students from Eastleigh College are excited to be competing in this year’s National SkillFRIDGE competition. Apprentices, Jack Culhane employed by Gelidus AC and Stephen Taylor from Kooltech will compete against four other top trainees across the country to try to win this year’s National SkillFRIDGE competition. The competition which...
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Live Review: Mark Thomas at Eastleigh’s The Point

November 12, 2017

Comedian Mark Thomas took to The Point last week as he brought his funny yet witty show to a packed audience. Few could have anticipated the events of 2016, and even fewer seem to know where they will lead us or where we are going, however, Mark gives the audience chance to predict before...
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Eastleigh lose away to Dover

November 12, 2017

Goals from James Alabi and Connor Essa made sure Richard Hill’s Spitfires came away with nothing at Dover yesterday as the Kent side remained top of the National League table. Eastleigh’s Mark Yeates almost gave the Hill’s side the lead when his free-kick looked like being deflected past Mitch Walker, but instead it was...
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