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Kieran James

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

Thriller inspired by Christie, Coward & Ealing comedies heads to Theatre Royal Winchester

The multi-award winning theatre company, New Old Friends, return to Theatre Royal Winchester with their production of Crimes in Egypt – a thriller inspired by Agatha Christie, Noel Coward and the classic Ealing comedies – on Tuesday 19 October. It’s 1935 and celebrated Belgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is enjoying a cruise along the Nile…

Eastleigh Walking Football are national champions

For the second time in 4 years, Eastleigh Walking Football are over 65 national champions. They travelled to Barnsley at the weekend to take part in the Walking Football Association finals day, participating in a league format of 6 teams playing each other, with the top 4 qualifying for the semi finals. The finals day…

One Horton Heath masterplan gets green light

Horton Heath Development Management Committee last night approved principles of an outline planning permission for the One Horton Heath development, a 125 hectare site on land at Burnetts Lane, Fir Tree Lane and Allington Lane in Horton Heath. The outline planning application is an important step for the One Horton Heath (OHH) development as it…

Urgent Tree Safety Work at Eastleigh Cemetery

There will be restricted access for visitors to some areas of Brookwood Cemetery due to essential tree work to be carried out by Network Rail to ensure the safety of the railway and those who visit and work in the cemetery. Work will be carried out on two trees on the railway embankment alongside Brookwood…

Eastleigh fight back to earn 3-2 win

Tom Whelan’s double from the penalty spot helped Eastleigh fight back from two goals down to beat Woking at the Silverlake Stadium. The away side raced into a two-goal lead through Tahvon Campbell who scored a brace within the first 15 minutes. Campbell drove into the box and put the ball through the keeper’s legs…

Barton Peveril Lay the Foundations for its Next Generation of Students

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College has secured planning permission for a new, £8.5 million building development project. The College’s new development, The Business School, will allow the Hampshire-based establishment to broaden its educational offering to more of the county’s young people. The Business School will boast 28 new classrooms, student study spaces for independent and…

Eastleigh beat Dover Athletic 4-1

Harry Pritchard grabbed a birthday goal to help Eastleigh claim a first win of the National League season with a 4-1 thrashing of Dover. The Spitfires had the points wrapped up at half-time after treating the home fans to four goals in the opening 45 minutes. Ryan Hill made the breakthrough midway through the first…

Families flock to Eastleigh and Hedge End for the return of Unwrapped

Thousands of families soaked up the sunshine and the pleasure of shared live arts experience at the weekend as free outdoor festival Eastleigh Unwrapped returned.  This year’s event, organised by The Point Eastleigh and supported by Eastleigh Borough Council and Arts Council England, brought a fun weekend schedule of high quality live performance to Leigh…

Council reminds parents to ‘park considerately’

Eastleigh Borough Council is reminding parents and guardians to make sure they park properly and responsibly when dropping off/collecting their children from school as the new school year gets underway. We have already received a number of reports from schools in the borough regarding inconsiderate and in some cases dangerous parking outside schools.  We will…

The Ageas Bowl To Host Two Huge England Internationals In 2022

The Ageas Bowl To Host Two Huge England Internationals In 2022 – Ballot Open For Ticket Applications The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today announced its Men’s Major Match Schedule for 2022, with confirmation that The Ageas Bowl will host two Vitality IT20s. England Men will visit the home of Hampshire Cricket for…

Eastleigh held to 3-3 draw at home to King’s Lynn Town

Substitute Brett McGavin struck a late leveller as King’s Lynn Town twice fought back to earn a 3-3 draw at Eastleigh in the National League. The Spitfires, who had lost both their opening games without scoring, made a flying start to lead 2-0 inside nine minutes. Linnets defender Pierce Bird turned the ball into his…

Park Sport helped children and young people reconnect this summer

The Park Sport 2021 programme helped children and young people reconnect with sports – and with each other – this summer. It was back to business for the Council SportWorks team’s summer holiday activity programme, with the annual Park Sport programme able to go ahead in a more familiar format (due to Covid restrictions easing) across…

Online free webinar on Freeports and their benefits

In March’s budget speech, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced eight Freeports across England to support the UK to make the most of its post-Brexit opportunities and to deliver on its pledge of ‘levelling up’ regions across the UK. In partnership with Solent Freeport – one of the eight – the Institute of Export & International Trade…