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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.


Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf comes to The Berry Theatre

February 15, 2018

The Berry Theatre’s stage plays host to Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf on Saturday 3rd March; a magical musical for young people and their families. Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through fields and forests as he discovers new sounds and noises and meets singing birds, waddling ducks and a rocking wolf along the...
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Hospital charity calls for help with £100,000 marathon target

February 15, 2018

‘Get your running shoes on and do something great for your local hospital.’ That’s the message from Southampton Hospital Charity, which is encouraging runners in the city to lace up their trainers and take part in the ABP Southampton Marathon on its behalf. The charity is hoping to raise £35,000 through this year’s event...
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Students train using latest industry products

February 14, 2018

Eastleigh College Refrigeration and Air Conditioning students are the first in the country to benefit from high-end equipment, kindly donated by Blue Diamond Pump. Thanks to Blue Diamond Pump, students at Eastleigh College will continue to train with excellent industry-standard equipment to enhance their skills and knowledge preparing them for their future career. The...
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Community centre to hold charity event for 11-year-old boy

February 14, 2018

This Valentine’s day (today, 14th February) Eastleigh Youth & Community Trust are looking to raise money for Ben an 11-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He desperately needs a specialised wheelchair to enable him to play with his friends, be more independent and improve his quality of life. Pavilion on the Park will be running lots...
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Live Review: Ed Byrne at Southampton’s O2 Guildhall

February 13, 2018

Ed Byrne brought his superb and witty stand-up show ‘Spoiler Alert’ to O2 Guildhall, Southampton on Friday night as the theme was all about how people are being spoilt too much in the world. The Irish comedian told the crowd that he went to a Southampton bar beforehand  Belgium and Blues and met some fans who...
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Sporting Achievements recognised at Eastleigh Sports Awards

February 12, 2018

The superb sporting achievements of talented local people were recognised at the eighth annual Eastleigh Sports Awards held at the prestigious ballroom at the four-star hotel, Hilton at the Ageas Bowl. The ceremony provided the opportunity to celebrate individual excellence, team achievement, as well as recognising those people who work tirelessly ‘behind the scenes’...
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Solent Seahawks Academy awarded grant

February 11, 2018

Preparation for the upcoming season couldn’t be going much better for the Solent Seahawks American football Academy. As well as the usual influx of new players that are beginning to gel into 2018’s Seahawks teams, the club was recently awarded a National Lottery grant by Sport England for £10,000. Without a corporate sponsorship deal...
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Eastleigh’s fine form comes to an end at Home to Boreham Wood

February 10, 2018

Eastleigh’s run of good form came to an end today as Andy Hessenthaler’s men lost 2-0 at home to Boreham Wood in front of 1,751 spectators. Former Spitfire Jamie Turley returned to The Silverlake Stadium as he looked to keep his former team quiet in defense. It was a slow opening five minutes with...
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Interview: The Harp Twins talk sold out Netley Abbey show

February 8, 2018

Chapel Sessions Music are presenting The Harp Twins at St Edward’s Church on Grange Road, Netley Abbey on Wednesday 21st February. Young harpists Camille and Kennerly Kitt from the USA, known as the Harp Twins, have achieved extraordinary success by taking Electric Harps and acoustic Concert Grand Harps to unprecedented levels and smashing boundaries...
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Gold-medal swimmer Rebecca Adlington launches leisure centre celebration

February 8, 2018

A day to celebrate the arrival of one of the biggest and best leisure centres in the South takes place on Saturday 17 February – with one of the UK’s greatest ever swimmers taking part. Olympic double-gold medallist, Rebecca Adlington, will join the team at Places Leisure Eastleigh for the Community Celebration Day. The...
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The Damned set to play Southampton’s O2 Guildhall

February 8, 2018

British punk The Damned are set to come to Southampton’s O2 Guildhall on Tuesday 13th February. Rock’n’roll icon Slim Jim Phantom has been supporting the band on the road in support. The Brooklyn-born rockabilly legend is renowned for his expertise as the drummer of the Stray Cats, spearheading the neo-rockabilly movement of the early 80s....
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Route for this year’s Southampton Marathon unveiled

February 7, 2018

The date is set and now the route is too. Organisers of the ABP Southampton Marathon have this week unveiled the final confirmed routes for 2018’s event. The ABP Southampton Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 22 and features a 10k, half marathon and children’s mile fun run as well as a full marathon. This year’s...
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Interview: Reginald D Hunter talks upcoming Southampton show

February 6, 2018

Due to popular demand Reginald D Hunter has extended the critically acclaimed UK Tour of ‘Some People Vs Reginald D Hunter.’ Reginald will play Southampton’s NST Nuffield (Campus) on Sunday 25th February. In the years that he has been living and performing in the UK Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular...
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The Point offers free dance training

February 6, 2018

The Point, Eastleigh has partnered with Extraordinary Bodies to offer young people aged 16-30 inclusive dance training. Moving Forward: 3 Day Masterclass Training is free and runs Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th April at the Eastleigh arts hub. The opportunity, created by Extraordinary Bodies in association with The Point’s Dance Development Team, comprises of...
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Final line-up revealed for ‘Big Mouth Comedy Festival’

February 6, 2018

Comedy in all its forms is coming to Portsmouth in March, as Portsmouth Guildhall reveals the final line-up of the inaugural Big Mouth Comedy Festival. Taking place on 10th and 11th March 2018, visitors can look forward to performances from established headliners, the country’s top impressionists, and the best of Edinburgh previews. The Festival...
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