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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.


Eastleigh earn all three points away to Hartlepool

September 24, 2017
Eastleigh earn all three points away to Hartlepool

Two goals in four second-half minutes earned Richard Hill’s Spitfires victory in the Vanarame National League away to Hartlepool and ended their opponents five-game unbeaten run. A quiet first half produced just one noteworthy chance, with the hosts’ forward Ryan Donaldson firing inches over the crossbar at the end of a fine team move. Eastleigh...
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Local store raises money for charity

September 22, 2017

Colleagues at Sainsbury’s Eastleigh have raised £3523.85 to support their local charity, One Community. The store have supported the charity since 1st June 2016 and previously raised funds through Car Boot Sales, Raffles, Christmas Carol singing and in store collections. The money raised will be put towards helping One community support the local community...
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Eastleigh beat Hampshire rivals in cup

September 20, 2017

Richard Hill’s Spitfires came from behind to progress to the next round of the Hampshire Senior Cup after beating Aldershot Town 2-1 on Tuesday. Aldershot took an early lead thanks to an audacious lobbed effort from Fabien Robert. Robert’s effort was cancelled out by an own goal late in the half by Lyons-Foster and...
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Eastleigh announce ticket promotion for Chester game

September 19, 2017

Eastleigh have announced that every Season Ticket Holder is entitled to bring up to two guests to their Vanarama National League home fixture against Chester on the 30th September, free of charge. In order to take advantage of this fantastic offer, simply use ‘Special Voucher A and/or B’ from the back of your Season Ticket...
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Local people to have their say on M27 Southampton Junctions Scheme

September 19, 2017

Local people are being encouraged to have their say about the proposed M27 Junctions Scheme. Highways England, in partnership with Hampshire County Council and Southampton City Council, are consulting on the proposed scheme to improve the route into Southampton from the M27 at junction 8 via Windhover Roundabout and the A3024 corridor (Northam Road-Bitterne...
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Council delighted with Planning Inspector’s decision

September 19, 2017
Eastleigh Civic Offices

An outline planning application for houses on land at Bubb Lane, Hedge End has been dismissed by an independent planning inspector. Hedge End, West End, & Botley, Local Area Committee refused an outline planning application by Gladman Developments Ltd in January 2016 for 200 houses on the site.  Gladman Developments Ltd appealed that decision...
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Eastleigh’s new leisure venue is a regional netball centre

September 19, 2017

Eastleigh’s new £25 million leisure centre, Places Leisure Eastleigh, will offer state-of-the-art facilities for participants in a range of sports – from beginners and grass roots players to high performers. Netball will feature strongly and England Netball, the national governing body of the game, will be using Places Leisure Eastleigh as their South of...
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UK’s leading full mask theatre company return to The Point

September 18, 2017

On Saturday 23rd September the UK’s leading full mask theatre company presents critically-acclaimed production Finding Joy at The Point, Eastleigh. Vamos Theatre’s wordless production tells the story of a teenager’s decision to care for his grandmother with dementia, with humour, poignancy, and warmth. This life-affirming story of lost memories and discovered love is an...
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Comedy Club proves a hit in Portsmouth

September 17, 2017

LOL (Laugh Out Loud) Comedy Club took place last weekend (8th September) at Portsmouth Guildhall and it was a great evening of laughter and smiles throughout. With a total of four comedians on the night, the event is great value for money and attracted a packed out venue. Tanyalee Davies as seen on The John...
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Millie Mackintosh opens Southampton Boat Show

September 17, 2017

Southampton Boat Show opened on Friday in glorious sunshine, with fashion and lifestyle entrepreneur, Millie Mackintosh kicking off all the action. Running from now until Sunday 25 September, the UK’s biggest festival of boating celebrates the fun and lifestyle that being on the water has to offer. Offering brand new attractions for this year...
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Eastleigh share spoils with AFC Fylde

September 16, 2017

Richard Hill’s Spitfires are now without a win in six after a 2-2 home draw with AFC Fylde today. A total of 3,312 watched on at The Silverlake Stadium. Reda Johnson came close to opening the scoring after five minutes as his header was just wide. Eastleigh we’re starting to press and Michael Green...
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Youth Theatre set for fundraiser

September 15, 2017

Centrestage Productions Youth Theatre are holding a special fun day on 14th October. It will be a bring and buy sale style fun day for all to enjoy. If you would like to purchase a stall they would require a £5 deposit and a donation of 20% of any takings made on that day,...
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Local optician warns eye health crisis set to deepen

September 15, 2017

Minal Thaker, store director from Specsavers in Eastleigh, is urging locals to put eye health top of their agenda during National Eye Health Week (18 – 24 September). A new report published by charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Specsavers shows that one in five people will live with sight loss...
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City Council looking for foster carers

September 14, 2017

Southampton City Council urgently need new foster carers from Southampton and the surrounding areas, including Eastleigh. Foster carers provide stable homes for children who can no longer live with their birth families and can last from one night, to months or sometimes years. All approved foster carers are paid an allowance and are provided...
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Autumn comedy at The Point

September 13, 2017

This autumn The Point presents some of the UK’s best touring comedians including satirical comedy and traditional stand-up. Opening the season of comedy is critic’s favourite The Noise Next Door with Uproar! Causing a commotion with their fourth nationwide tour – an anarchic evening of side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters, and mind-blowing songs – audiences...
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