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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.


Barton Peveril’s Swimming Success

November 19, 2018

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s Swimming Team had a successful competition at the English Schools’ Swimming Association National Final last Saturday, 17th November 2018. The competition was held in London’s Olympic pool and saw the five Barton Peveril pupils finish 3rd nationally in the Freestyle Relay and 5th nationally in the Medley Relay. The...
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Biggest Quizaid Yet in Chandler’s Ford

November 15, 2018

Trivia lovers from around Chandler’s Ford raised over £1,500 for Christian Aid’s Autumn Appeal when they gathered at St-Martin-in-the-Wood church last Saturday night (November 10) for the fifth annual Quizaid evening. Over 100 people in 18 teams answered 7 rounds of themed questions set by quizmaster Adam Murton, with the winning team taking home...
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Barton Peveril hosts Anti-Bullying Youth Conference

November 14, 2018

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College hosted a youth conference for local school pupils today, 14th November, as part of Anti-Bullying Week 2018. Pupils from Wildern School, Thornden School, Toynbee School and Lakeside School came to the College for the conference, which was introduced by Mayor for Eastleigh Bruce Tennent. The pupils attended workshops throughout...
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The Spitfire Sisters to perform Christmas show in Winchester

November 14, 2018

On Thursday 20th December The Spitfire Sisters play a special festive set at Theatre Royal Winchester. Performing songs both old and new in an unmistakable vintage styling, The Spitfire Sisters epitomise the joy of the festive season with an evening of nostalgia and toe-tapping music this December. A three-part vocal harmony trio, the must-see...
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Barton students to perform Choral Concert at Romsey Abbey

November 13, 2018

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students will be performing in a Choral Concert at Romsey Abbey on Tuesday 4th December. The students will be conducted by Alexander L’Estrange and will perform his award-winning composition Wassail! Carols of Comfort and Joy. The College students will be performing alongside Wyvern Community Choir and local school pupils...
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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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