Kieran James

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

Hollywood Bowl confirms reopening in Eastleigh

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  UPDATE. Reopening now postponed. See here The bowling balls are rolling once again after Hollywood Bowl confirmed it will be reopening its centres in England from 1st August, including the centre in Eastleigh. Following the TBPA and Hollywood Bowl #BringBackBowling campaign – designed to protect the 8,000 ten pin bowling industry-wide jobs by calling…

Dan Smith signs for Eastleigh

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Eastleigh Football Club have confirmed the signing of striker Dan Smith from Bognor Regis Town. The 20-year-old has been a prolific goalscorer in his time with The Rocks, netting 28 goals in 38 games for the Isthmian League Premier Division side. Smith began his footballing journey with Eastleigh, playing in several youth tournaments before signing…

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


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


‘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…