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Kieran James

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

Food waste promotion prompts record breaking month

The amount of food waste recycled in Eastleigh Borough was a record breaking 189 tonnes collected for July – 30% more than collected the same month last year. Borough residents increased the amount of food waste they recycled by nearly 40 tonnes in July, following a borough wide promotional campaign by Eastleigh Borough Council to…

Spaces selling fast for new wacky charity event

Spaces are selling fast for Naomi House & Jacksplace’s brand new charity event, the 5k Mix Up, ahead of the event registration closing date on Sunday 2nd September. The fun run, being held at Fairthorne Manor, Southampton on Sunday 8th September, has already attracted more than 250 participants, who will enjoy lots of fun and mess as…

Eastleigh Scouts looking for new volunteers to take on its #Challenge4

On Saturday Scouts from Eastleigh, Fair Oak, Bishopstoke, Allbrook, Horton Heath and Boyatt Wood launched their new adult volunteer recruitment campaign at Eastleigh Town Centre’s Urban Beach. Aged between 6 and 18, the scouts built sandcastles to represent each of the new adult volunteers they need to find to make sure every young person who…

Eastleigh lose 2-0 away to Stockport County

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires are still without a win since the opening game of the season as they lost 2-0 away to Stockport County yesterday. Adam Thomas scored his third goal in three games as Stockport extended their unbeaten run to four games with a victory against Eastleigh. Elliot Osborne’s long-range effort completed the scoring a…

Barton Peveril Improve on Best Ever Results

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College have achieved their best ever results, for the second consecutive year. The College saw improvement across all their results and again achieved a 99% A Level pass rate. In 2018 Barton Peveril celebrated a 99% A Level pass rate, which put them in the top quartile of results in the…

Eastleigh draw 1-1 with Sutton United

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires drew 1-1 to Sutton United in what was a frustrating evening for Eastleigh. Former Eastleigh assistant manager Matt Gray took Sutton United to the Silverlake Stadium in front of 1,750 fans. First, Rob Atkinson headed Eastleigh in front at the back post, only for former Spitfires Jamie Collins to force in a…

Wessex Heartbeat summer ball raises thousands

Representatives and supporters of Wessex Heartbeat gathered at Eastleigh’s Concorde Club recently for the charity’s annual Summer party – raising an impressive £19,000. Held in a beautiful marquee within the grounds of the club, the charity event was attended by 130 guests and featured entertainment from a number of performers – including harpist  Amy Pritchard,…

Open Sight in Eastleigh receives cash boost

Open Sight in Eastleigh has become one of the first beneficiaries of the Hendy Foundation which was set up to support charities and good causes in the south. The Hampshire charity has been given £1,000 by Hendy Foundation which chair Norma York would be used to fund a day out for the blind and visually…

Eastleigh lose 1-0 away to Yeovil Town

Yeovil got their National League campaign up and running with a 1-0 victory over Eastleigh last as Ben Strevens Spitfires couldn’t quite get an equaliser. The newly relegated side started their season with a defeat to Barnet on Saturday but they got off the mark at the second attempt courtesy of Courtney Duffus’ strike, with…

Eastleigh win opening game of the season at home to Notts County

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires beat Notts County 1-0 at home on Saturday at The Silverlake Stadium as Reda Johnson’s 13th minute goal was enough to secure all three points in front of 2,668 spectators. Recently relegated County, who made six signings on Thursday after a takeover of the club was finally completed last week, were handed an early…

Eastleigh sign Tyrone Barnett

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires have signed striker Tyrone Barnett (Eastleigh’s recent trialist) before Saturday’s Vanarama National League opener at home to Notts County. The 33-year-old began his career in the youth set-up at West Brom and has enjoyed spells with a number of football league teams before being released from Cheltenham Town last season. He was…

Poppy Appeal for Eastleigh

The Royal British Legion is urging the great British public to join forces with them this year and volunteer for the charity’s annual Poppy Appeal. Most importantly, volunteer Poppy Appeal Organisers, responsible for areas of Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford, are needed to run the appeal in these towns this year. With the current organisers standing…

Airport helps European Aerial Dance Festival to fly high

Southampton Airport is supporting the tenth birthday edition of the annual European Aerial Dance Festival held at The Point, Eastleigh from 5 to 17 August. The popular and internationally acclaimed event is presented by aerial dance company Gravity & Levity and is also supported by Arts Council England. The Festival is curated by Gravity &…

Eastleigh lose 1-0 to Southampton U23s

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires lost their final pre-season friendly 1-0 to Southampton U23s tonight at The Silverlake Stadium before facing Notts County on Saturday at home in the Vanarama National League. Southampton U23s came the closest in the first 15 minutes with Dan Nlundulu narrowly missing. Sam Smart whipped in a promising ball for Eastleigh moments later…