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Kieran James

NCTJ trained. Previously Assistant Community Reporter for The News, Portsmouth. Sport and gig reviews are my passion.

Barton Peveril Student is National Player of the Year

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Grace Wood has been named the Association of Colleges (AoC) National Netball Squad Coaches’ Player of the Year. Wood, who represented the country’s colleges in the Netball Squad, received the award after an impactful first season. Wood represented the National Netball Squad on several away weekends throughout the season,…

Eastleigh care home hosting virtual afternoon teas to connect residents

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Anchor care homes across England are joining together for virtual afternoon tea parties via video call, to connect and unite residents during this challenging time. With all non-essential visits to care homes on pause, staff are harnessing the power of technology to provide alternative opportunities for residents to socialise and build on their valuable community…

14 year old boy from Eastleigh charged for ‘preparation of terrorist acts’

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Detectives from Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) have charged a 14 year old boy from Eastleigh with one count of preparation of terrorist acts, section 5(1)(a) of the Terrorism Act 2006 connected to Islamist terrorism. The boy who cannot be named because of his age, was initially arrested by officers from Hampshire Constabulary on…

Barton Peveril Shortlisted for National Award

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College have been shortlisted for the FE College of the Year Award in the national Edufuturists Awards 2020, which will take place online on Friday 10th July 2020. Barton Peveril was recognised because of its digital learning capabilities and continued success delivering teaching and support remotely. Throughout the current Covid-19 pandemic…

Non essential shops reopen in Eastleigh

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‘Non-essential’ retailers in Eastleigh town centre and in shopping hubs around the Borough have reopened their doors thanks to a range of measures designed to ensure social distancing and make shopping safer. Eastleigh Borough Council has received over £118,000 of government funding to support the safe reopening of its ‘high streets’ and other commercial areas…

Barton Peveril’s Science Mentors

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College successfully launched a student-lead mentoring programme for its Biology A Level, to help students during the current lockdown. Second year Biology students used the knowledge they gained in preparation for their summer exams, which were cancelled, to mentor first year students and provide them with further support ahead of the…

Eastleigh College is first in Hampshire to meet national careers standard

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Eastleigh College is the first technical and professional college in Hampshire to achieve the new national Quality in Careers Standard, awarded by Investor in Careers. The accreditation followed a 15 month period of assessment and scrutiny. By meeting eight career guidance benchmarks – known as the Gatsby Benchmarks – Eastleigh College has been recognised for…

Barton Peveril Student is Southampton Football Club Player of the Season

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Ella Morris, formerly of Noadswood School, has been awarded Southampton Football Club’s Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season.  Morris had another successful season for the Southampton FC Women’s Team. Her success on the pitch earned her the votes of her fellow players, for the Players’…

Barton Peveril’s Team of the Year

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s FA People’s Cup Team have won the Team of the Year Award in the Eastleigh Sports Awards 2019, during an online ceremony on Monday 18th May 2020. The Eastleigh Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA), supported by Eastleigh Borough Council’s SportsWorks team, held the tenth Eastleigh Sports Awards evening despite…

#Stayinworkout and improve your mental health

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As well as looking after your mental health being physically fit is also important during this challenging time, which is why we’re encouraging people across the Borough to take part in the #Stayinworkout fitness drive during Mental Health Awareness Week. Eastleigh resident, Christine Northover is one of Eastleigh Borough Council’s ‘This Girl Can’ ambassadors and she has been sharing with us how…