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Kieran James

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

Solent Freeport bid backed by Eastleigh Borough Council

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A bid to create a regional Freeport, that would include a site next to Southampton Airport, has received the backing of Eastleigh Borough Council. The Cabinet meeting on Monday unanimously confirmed its support for the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) bid to Government that could create three locations in the region with Freeport status. The…

Career boost for young carers during National Careers Week

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Young people in Eastleigh Borough who provide care for a family member will be getting a career boost during National Carers Week. During National Careers Week in March, Eastleigh Borough Council will be supporting local young people by providing information about different career paths, with a focus on an exciting development to create a new…

Students Get Active to Raise Money for Local Food Banks

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students and staff have raised over £1,000 for local Eastleigh Basics Bank, after collectively walking and running 10,000 kilometres over the course of the first half-term. The College members completed their ‘10k for £1k’ challenge to help Eastleigh Basics Bank support those in need throughout the community, during the ongoing…

The Point Eastleigh hosts asymptomatic COVID test centre

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Eastleigh is hosting one of Hampshire’s 11 community COVID test centres for people showing no symptoms of the virus. As part of the County-wide coronavirus response, Hampshire County Council asked Eastleigh Borough Council to set up and run an Asymptomatic COVID-19 Test Centre. Eastleigh’s is based at The Point theatre in Eastleigh town centre, which…

Eastleigh beat Stockport 1-0

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Promotion-chasing Eastleigh extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a win over 10-man Stockport in the National League. Joe McDonnell made a superb save from Ashley Palmer’s header as Stockport had the first real opportunity. But Stockport were reduced to 10 men in the 32nd minute when Harvey Gilmour was dismissed for a poor…

Eastleigh College students provide home-schooling resources as part of Fairtrade awareness campaign launch

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Students at a Hampshire college have organised a range of fun and inspiring educational online events and activities for children and young adults to raise awareness of Fairtrade. For Fairtrade Fortnight this year, a team of Eastleigh College’s Event Management students have organised many activities including quiz nights, interactive learning sessions and a Fairtrade bake…

2021 Women’s Domestic Cricket Schedule Announced

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have today announced the women’s domestic cricket schedule for 2021. The Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy will return alongside the new Women’s Regional T20 as a new era begins for women’s domestic cricket this summer, with 56 matches to be played across both competitions. After claiming the inaugural competition…

Residents in favour of new councils for Boyatt Wood and central Eastleigh

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A recent public consultation has shown that householders in Eastleigh town centre and surrounding neighbourhoods are strongly in favour of more locally focused decision-making – and the Borough Council has responded by recommending that two new local councils are created for the area: for central Eastleigh and Boyatt Wood. A survey carried out over the…

Eastleigh beat Hartlepool United 2-1

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Eastleigh put a dent in Hartlepool’s promotion bid and boosted their own National League play-off hopes with victory at Silverlake Stadium. Ben House gave Eastleigh a first-minute lead after deceiving Pools keeper Ben Killip from a long ball upfield. Joe McDonnell saved well from Gavan Holohan at the other end, but House’s strike partner Tyrone…

Lawn Road play area takes on a tropical feel with further improvements

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As part of a £1 million plus programme to deliver new and improved play areas, Eastleigh Borough Council will be carrying out further improvements to make the Lawn Road play area in Boyatt Wood more exciting and attractive. The work will include installation of new planting beds and the introduction of exotic plants,  including palm…

Are you an Eastleigh Undefeatable?

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A national campaign to encourage people with long-term conditions to share ideas of how they get active is being given a local focus by Eastleigh Borough Council’s SportWorks team. We Are Undefeatable is funded by the National Lottery through Sport England and works with multiple health and social care charities who support people with a range…