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Kieran James

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

Council launches Employer Engagement Support Service

As part of the COVID recovery strategy, we’re pleased to announce a new service to help businesses in the borough to bounce back as quickly and as successfully as possible as restrictions continue to ease. The employer engagement and support service aims to help local businesses by providing support in various areas to assist as…

Council celebrates local heroes in the community with moving tribute

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic people from across the community have gone above and beyond to help others during what has been a very difficult time for many. Eastleigh Borough Council asked for nominations of individuals, groups and volunteer groups who gave up their time to help others. Residents in the Borough submitted over a hundred…

Barton Peveril Donate Minibus To Support Local Charity

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College have donated a minibus to PEDALL, a New Forest based organisation that provides inclusive cycling to individuals across the region. The College donated the minibus after updating its current fleet of minibuses, which helps its students explore educational and sporting opportunities away from campus. PEDALL, run by the charity Friends…

Bofors Gun at Hamble Point is accessible again

The World War Two anti-aircraft gun overlooking the beach at Hamble Point can once again be enjoyed as work on the new emplacement has been completed The Bofors Gun has now been mounted on a new concrete base on part of the adjoining car park. The gun emplacement’s wartime role was to guard the approach…

New deputy principal joins Eastleigh College

Eastleigh College has appointed a new deputy principal who will be responsible for the delivery of a growing curriculum as well as spearheading the college’s digital development with learners and staff alike. Thirty-nine year old Pete Joddrell has 15 years’ experience in the education sector including teaching and management roles at a school and colleges…

Council encourages residents to ‘Bike Back Better’

Eastleigh Borough Council are asking residents to ‘Bike Back Better’ this summer to improve their physical and mental health, their bank balance and the environment. During the coronavirus pandemic lots more people have experienced the joys of cycling; sales of bicycles and cycling accessories increased by 45% last year (an extra £1billions in sales), and a recent…

Barton Student on Course for Paramedic Science

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Emily Cleightonhills has been offered a place to study Paramedic Science at St. George’s, University of London. The Paramedic Science course is a highly sought-after and selective degree programme, which leads directly into the Paramedic profession upon completion. Cleightonhills studies Vocational Level 3 qualifications in Health and Social Care…

Pirelli Park now open for families to enjoy improved features

Additional work on the Pirelli Park site is now complete with improvements that offer an area for children and their parents/carers to enjoy as restrictions ease and the sun begins to shine. New features in the park include the planting of a Hornbeam hedge; a semi-evergreen species that holds its leaves during the winter months…

Ninja Warrior UK, Southampton, opens to the public

See an interview on the day with Ninja Warrior UK host Chris Kamara Ninja Warrior UK has officially arrived in Southampton yesterday (20th May 2021) as families across the area came along to experience the new fun filled indoor adventure park based on the hit TV show. Host Chris Kamara was invited to the opening…

Food Review: Rick Stein’s Restaurant, Winchester

As restaurants start to open up again for indoor dining following the ease of lockdown restrictions in the UK, Rick Stein Restaurant, Winchester, certainly haven’t missed a beat when it comes to fine cuisine. We arrived on time for our reservation and was greeted by general manager Louis who was very accommodating throughout the evening…

Eastleigh beat Aldershot Town 3-1 away

Eastleigh kept their National League play-off hopes alive with a 3-1 victory at Aldershot. Alex Wynter steered Eastleigh into a 28th-minute lead after Shots goalkeeper Mitchell Walker had struggled to deal with Jack Payne’s free-kick. Aldershot levelled seven minutes into the second half when Harry Panayiotou expertly finished a delicious pass from Craig Tanner. But…

Eastleigh beat Barnet 3-0 at home as play-off boosted

Eastleigh boosted their play-off hopes and pushed Barnet closer to relegation with a 3-0 National League victory at The Silverlake Stadium. Tyrone Barnett scored against Barnet for the second time this season in the ninth minute, heading in Pierce Bird’s pass. With 72 minutes gone, Eastleigh were awarded a penalty after Bees keeper Adam Parkes…