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Kieran James

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

Eastleigh students celebrate success at City College annual awards

Two students from Eastleigh are celebrating after taking home awards at City College Southampton’s annual awards. Jamie Marshallsay won the accolade for Academic Achievement and was also shortlisted for Young Student of the Year.  Shane Mullen won a recognition award for his desire to improve his knowledge and skills within the care sector while working…

Eastleigh draw 2-2 away to Stourbridge in FA Cup First Round

Eastleigh earned an FA Cup first-round replay with Storubridge after battling to a late draw with Scott Rendell scoring the equaliser. Stourbridge led twice through Aaron Lloyd and Will Grocott but Eastleigh hit back through Tyrone Barnett and Scott Rendell, in the 86th minute, to take the tie to a replay. The Southern League Central…

Eastleigh Borough remembers

Eastleigh Borough is set to unite with the nation to honour those who have fallen in times of conflict. Services will be taking place throughout the Borough of Eastleigh at 11am on Sunday 10 November 2019 to remember those who gave their lives in two world wars and other conflicts. The Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Darshan…

Barton Peveril Students Volunteer in Nepal

A group of 13 Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students have completed a successful volunteering project in Kathmandu, Nepal between 23rd October and 1st November.  The project saw the Barton Peveril students work on a rural Nepalese school across four days, after experiencing Nepalese culture at the start of their trip. The students deep cleaned…

Fairoak nursery children grow their own pumpkins

Children at Yellow Dot Fair Oak Nursery in Eastleigh, operated by Bright Horizons, successfully grew pumpkins out of their own allotment for Halloween this year.  They found a small, medium and large pumpkin and are going to use them in their rooms for their autumn provocations. ‘The children were delighted to pick their home grown…

Residents asked about improvements to Eastleigh play area

Residents asked about improvements to Eastleigh play area – drop-in session this Thursday 7 November Local residents are being consulted on plans to transform the Lawn Road/St Catherine’s Road play area in the Boyatt Wood neighbourhood of Eastleigh, with a drop-in session this Thursday 7 November. Eastleigh Borough Council manages the Lawn Road Play area…

Local band make national contest finals

Local rock group Dawg have made it through various knockout stages of UK talent contest Now That’s Entertainment to reach the final stages in Nottingham, where the semi and grand finals will take place. The finals will take place on Sunday the 3rd of November in Nottingham. A top prize of £1500 as well as…

Firework fundraiser set to go with a bang

A Spook-tacular firework display is being staged to raise money for a Hampshire school community. Hiltingbury schools in Chandler’s Ford are hosting their annual Spooks and Sparks event on Thursday, November 7 that combines the fancy dress fun of Halloween with the excitement of bonfire night. The popular event is sponsored by estate agent Sparks…

Scott Rendell’s hat-trick secures Eastleigh 4-2 win at home to Harrogate

Scott Rendell scored a hat-trick as Eastleigh halted Harrogate’s nine-match unbeaten run and title chase with a 4-2 win. Brendan Kiernan fired Harrogate into an early lead, but Rendell, who had earlier had a shot cleared off the goal-line, equalised from the penalty spot following Ryan Fallowfield’s challenge on Sam Smart. Rendell headed Eastleigh into…

Netball comes to Fair Oak

The Vitality Netball World Cup, this year hosted in Liverpool, has sent the country into Netball overdrive with over 160,000 women taking up the Sport since the tournament. * Leagues4you is the biggest provider of social Netball in England and Wales and is currently rolling out fresh and exciting new leagues across Hampshire.  Charlotte Waugh,…

Air quality, expanding abroad and healthy eating in the workplace covered by breakfast briefing

Eastleigh Borough Council’s Economic Development Team is inviting local companies to attend a business breakfast briefing on subjects including air quality, expanding abroad and promoting healthy eating in the workplace. It takes place on Thursday 7 November at East Horton Golf Club. The event will open with a healthy breakfast and the opportunity to browse…

Eastleigh lose 3-1 away to Dover Athletic

Oscar Gobern netted against his former club as Dover ended Eastleigh’s six-match unbeaten run in the National League with a home victory. Gobern joined Dover on a free transfer in the summer and registered his first goal for his new club in the 17th minute with an effort from outside the box. Former Spitfire Jai…

Nominate your local champions for the Eastleigh Sports Awards

The Eastleigh Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the extra-special tenth Eastleigh Sports Awards. The ceremony will take place at The Hilton at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday 12 February.  You are invited to nominate your local sporting heroes for their talent, determination and support for…

Barton Peveril’s England Footballers

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students Caitlin Smith and Ella Morris have both represented the England Women’s Football Team, in their respective age categories, this year. Caitlin Smith has just returned from Phase One of the UEFA European Championship Qualifiers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Smith, who formerly attended Noadswood School, competed in three matches to…

Eastleigh draw 1-1 away to Woking

The Spitfires Scott Rendell denied his former club Woking a first National League win in 10 games by striking deep into added time to rescue a 1-1 draw for Eastleigh yesterday. The Cards thought they had won it in the fifth of 15 minutes of additional time following an injury when Jamar Loza finally beat…