Kieran James

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

Naomi House & Jacksplace launch new virtual running challenge, ‘Run 4 Respite’


Naomi House & Jacksplace has launched Run 4 Respite, a brand new virtual running distance challenge, encouraging supporters to run 105 miles in the month of March, and raise £105. The event has been backed by renowned Great Britain long distance runner, Naomi Mitchell, and sponsored by building services engineers, the Royston Group. Recognising the…

Barton Peveril’s Award Winning Digital Learning

Student Megan Roberts

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s 4,000 students will continue to attend each of their timetabled lessons from home, throughout the closure of the country’s educational institutions. As well as attending lessons taught by the College’s teachers (over 140) students have continued access to the College’s Counsellors, Student Progress Advisers, Nurse, and Careers Department. This comes…

Eastleigh rugby juniors help kick hunger in to touch

ERFC Juniors food bank donations

Players and families at Eastleigh Rugby Football club show their community spirit with an outstanding collection for Eastleigh Basics Bank. Since returning to training after the second lockdown the club has been taking donations for the food bank at their regular Sunday training sessions. Over 300 items have been donated this week alone, ranging from…

Shop Safely and Shop Locally in Eastleigh this Christmas


Eastleigh Borough Council has some festive plans in store for Borough residents. Together We Make Eastleigh Festive has been designed to welcome residents and businesses alike into the town centre to enjoy some festive fun safely while shopping locally and supporting Eastleigh’s retailers and businesses. An artisan Christmas craft and makers market, perfect for those last minute special hand-crafted gifts, will be…

Council pays nearly £325k to over 200 Eastleigh Borough businesses

Eastleigh Civic offices

More than 200 Businesses in Eastleigh Borough have benefited from almost £325,000 in financial support following a second period of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. The national Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) scheme is being paid out by Eastleigh Borough Council. It supports businesses that were open as usual, providing services in person to…

Council plants a tree for every employee

COuncil tree

Eastleigh Borough Council is celebrating national tree week by planting a tree for every one of its employees, as part of its goal to reach 160,000 more trees in the Borough by 2030. Over 500 trees will be planted at various locations in the Borough from 28 November to 6 December. Around 160 trees will be planted at Itchen Valley Country park, with other planting locations including Lakeside Country Park,…