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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.

Hampshire Churches raise money for Winchester Hospice

December 13, 2018

Church-goers from across Hampshire and East Dorset are raising money as part of the Bishop of Winchester’s Christmas Appeal in aid of Winchester Hospice. The Right Reverend Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester is asking people to contribute to his Christmas Appeal and help raise the sums needed to build a new hospice in Winchester....
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Local pupils spread Christmas cheer at Winchester Christmas Market

December 12, 2018

Children from Sherborne House School in Chandler’s Ford, helped spread Christmas cheer to the Winchester Christmas Market last Thursday evening when they performed a repertoire of Christmas songs for Christmas shoppers. Led by the Director of Performing Arts Shelagh Lee, children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 sang a medley of festive favourites,...
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Barton Peveril Students Make It Count

December 11, 2018

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Further Mathematics students achieved a fantastic set of results in the national Senior Maths Challenge, this year. 13 students achieved a Gold Certificate, 37 earned a Silver Certificate and 52 gained a Bronze Certificate. Former Thornden School pupil Patrick Winter, who won the TCS Oxford Computing Challenge earlier this...
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Itchen Valley Country Park receives support from Tesco Initiative

December 11, 2018

Eastleigh Borough Council’s Itchen Valley Country Park has been selected to receive a Tesco Bags of Help award which will be used to create a new family activity trail within its stunning parkland. The country park, located in Allington Lane, Eastleigh, will receive a minimum of £1,000 towards the project but it could be...
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Eastleigh lose away to Wrexham

December 10, 2018

Wrexham returned to winning ways after three games without a victory as they beat Ben Strevens’ Eastleigh despite The Spitfire being five games unbeaten away going into the game at the Racecourse. James Jennings’ cross-come-shot after less than two minutes found its way past Max Stryjek and into the back of the Eastleigh net....
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The Point support Eastleigh Young Carers for an unforgettable Christmas

December 7, 2018

This month, The Point, Eastleigh is offering the chance for a young carer to experience a Christmas to remember at a magical seasonal show… Sparked by the generosity of audiences from previous Christmas productions, the venue will once again call on its customers to give the gift of theatre by buying an extra ticket...
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Traditional family panto, opens at Theatre Royal Winchester

December 6, 2018

Theatre Royal Winchester’s traditional family pantomime Beauty and the Beast is now open and receiving rave reviews from audience members!   Beauty and the Beast is a traditional family pantomime written and directed by James Barry – marking his fourteenth Christmas production at the venue. This enchanting story-driven show features original songs written by...
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Eastleigh College student wins gold at National Finals of WorldSkills UK

December 4, 2018

Apprentice Dominic Dray recently won Gold in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, at the WorldSkills UK Live Event, held at the NEC, Birmingham. Dominic’s title, as the National SkillFridge champion, means he has been crowned as the UK’s best Refrigeration and Air Conditioning apprentice. He will now join the elite Team UK, having the potential...
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Paul McCallum’s late goal secures Eastleigh a point at home to Dover Athletic

December 3, 2018

Paul McCallum’s late goal earned Eastleigh a point at home to former Spitfires manager Andy Hessenthaler’s Dover Atheltic despite opening the scoring early on at The Silverlake Stadium in front of 1,430 spectators. The Spitfires’ Ben Williamson opened the scoring in the second minute, following up after Mark Yeates’ free-kick which was saved by...
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Council carries out taxi vehicle testing operation

November 29, 2018

Eastleigh Borough Council recently carried out on the spot inspections of ten taxis or private hire vehicles across the Borough. The inspection is part of a Council initiative to ensure that licensed vehicles that operate in the Borough meet all the requirements as set by the local authority and to also reassure local residents....
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Eastleigh win 3-1 away to Maidstone United

November 28, 2018

Paul McCallum scored twice as Ben Strevens’ Spitfires continued their fine away form with victory at struggling Maidstone. McCallum added to Joseph Jones’ first-half opener with two headers in the second period as Eastleigh made it five straight away wins in the National League. The Spitfires looked like being frustrated in the opening period,...
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2019 Hampshire Cricket Fixtures Announced

November 27, 2018

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have this morning announced the 2019 Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures, with the full Vitality Blast fixtures to be released at 5pm this evening. Hampshire will contest back-to-back home fixtures to begin the season as James Vince’s side host Essex in the opening...
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Eastleigh earn point at home to Chesterfield

November 26, 2018

Ben Strevens’ Eastleigh earned a point at home to Chesterfield on Saturday despite taking an early lead through Alex Wynter. The Spitfires took the lead when a Mark Yeates corner was flicked on and Wynter headed in at the back post. Minutes later Chesterfield goalkeeper Callum Burton pulled off a fine reflex save to...
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Come join Places Leisure Eastleigh birthday celebration

November 23, 2018

Eastleigh’s Borough’s superb new health and fitness venue, Places Leisure Eastleigh, is celebrating its first anniversary this month by throwing open its doors to the local community. The award-winning £28 million venue – developed by the Borough Council as the replacement for Fleming Park Leisure Centre – welcomed its first customers on Tuesday 28...
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Eastleigh Borough Council launches new Couch to 5K programme

November 22, 2018

If you’ve ever considered the idea of taking up running but just didn’t know where to begin then Eastleigh Borough Council may have just the solution to help get you started. Couch to 5K is the council’s New Year fitness initiative which is designed for anyone who is feeling out of shape or unfit...
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