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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.


Council warns Tax Banding scam

November 12, 2018

Eastleigh Borough Council have warned residents about a Council Tax banding scam by a company calling themselves National Tax Consultancy, who are calling residents about their council tax banding. They are then telling residents that this is wrong and if they pay £150 upfront, they can chase monies owed. They are also asking the...
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Dr Phil Hammond set to present comedy evening in Winchester

November 11, 2018

Dr Phil Hammond charts the history of the NHS with new show Happy Birthday NHS?, playing at Theatre Royal Winchester on Friday 7th December. Hammond has worked in the NHS for 31 years while making a name for himself as a broadcaster, journalist, author, campaigner and comic. With a love for his work, Phil...
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Shrek The Musical set to take place at Mayflower Theatre this month

November 8, 2018

Shrek The Musical is set to take place at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre this month and will continue into December. (27 November – 8 December 2018) Following a record-breaking UK and Ireland Tour, the smash hit blockbuster is back – and larger than life! Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation...
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Pantomime cast to perform at Winchester Christmas Lights Switch On

November 8, 2018

On Thursday 15th November Theatre Royal Winchester’s Beauty and the Beast pantomime cast will perform at the historic city’s annual Christmas Lights Switch On. Taking place 4pm to 7pm, Winchester’s popular festive event welcomes back the cast of Theatre Royal Winchester’s pantomime Beauty and the Beast. Returning cast members Julian Eardley – who plays...
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Donation proves a huge boost for Eastleigh disability project

November 6, 2018

An Eastleigh project that supports people with disabilities is celebrating after receiving a cash donation to help it launch a new project. The Pavilion on the Park has been fundraising during the past year to raise money so that their clients can have access to online services and activities. Now they have received £1,000...
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Ben Strevens appointed Eastleigh manager

November 5, 2018

Following being caretaker manager after the departure of Andy Hessenthaler, former player and assistant manager Ben Strevens has been appointed Eastleigh manager permanently. The 38-year-old,spoke to the official club website and said: ‘After hearing the news on Friday, I can’t wait to get started now, I’m really looking forward to the job, it’ll be...
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Nominate your local sporting hero

November 5, 2018

Local people will again have the chance to nominate deserving individuals, teams or clubs in the prestigious annual Eastleigh Sports Awards. The Eastleigh Sport and Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA) is looking forward to celebrating the success of many dedicated individuals, players, volunteers, coaches, teams, officials and clubs throughout the Borough of Eastleigh during 2018....
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Eastleigh denied all three at home to Salford City

November 4, 2018

  Eastleigh were denied all three points at home to Salford City on Saturday as they recorded back to back home draws in the Vanarama National League. Lois Maynard’s last-minute equaliser helped Salford salvage a late draw at Eastleigh and extend their unbeaten league run to 16. Josh Hare went close early on for...
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Eastleigh’s former kit man Kevin Dixon dies at aged 62

November 1, 2018

Today Eastleigh Football Club announced the death of former kit man and player Kevin Dixon who died yesterday (31st October). A club statement read the following on the official website today. It is with great sadness that the club report the passing of popular former player and kit man, Kevin Dixon. Kevin stood down...
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Eastleigh College apprentice makes WorldSkills competition final

October 31, 2018

Following a closely contested series of regional heats at colleges up and down the country, the organisers of SkillFRIDGE, the national refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps (RACHP) skills competition, have revealed the six apprentices, one of which from Eastleigh College, who have qualified to compete in the 2018 final at WorldSkills UK LIVE....
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Eastleigh earn point at home to league leaders Leyton Orient

October 30, 2018

On a freezing cold night at The Silverlake Stadium, Eastleigh earned a point at home to league leaders Leyton Orient in a 1-1 draw in front of 1938 spectators with over 400 travelling fans. There was a minute silence for all who lost their lives during the Leicester City helicopter tragedy over the weekend...
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Eastleigh College wins prestigious award at National Education Estates Awards

October 30, 2018

Eastleigh College’s innovative buildings, which formed part of its £12 million transformational development, recently won the ‘Innovation in Delivering Value’ Category at the Education Estates Awards last week. The project was also awarded Highly Commended in the ‘Pupil/Student Experience’ section. The event, which has been running for several years, celebrates the excellence of the...
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London’s loss is Southampton’s gain in Marathon

October 30, 2018

Entries to the ABP Southampton Marathon have increased fourfold in October as scores of London Marathon hopefuls have signed up for the local event. Throughout this month people who applied for a place in the 2019 Virgin London Marathon have been finding out if they secured a place. And the results of the ballot...
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At 22, is Bumble the oldest cat in Hampshire?

October 30, 2018

Meet calm and caring Bumble. Could she be the oldest cat in Hampshire? There’s nothing the silver and tan tabby likes more than dozing off in the warmth of the sun, and just shy of her 23rd birthday in December, she certainly has many years of fun to look back on in her dreams....
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The country’s biggest improvised musical plays at The Point

October 29, 2018

On Tuesday 27th November The Showstoppers present Showstopper! The Improvised Musical at The Point, Eastleigh. Direct from a run on London’s West End, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is the Olivier Award-winning comedy that has been taking audiences by storm for over ten years. No two nights are ever the same as The Showstoppers take...
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