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Kieran James

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

Night of entertainment raises thousands for heart charity

A night of entertainment at one of the region’s biggest theatres has helped Wessex Heartbeat raise £12,000. The charity held its annual variety show at Mayflower Theatre on February 10 and, thanks to the generosity of audience-goers, thousands has been raised for the charity. Among the performers on the night were Kerry Ellis, star of…

The 2019 Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour Is Coming To Hampshire!

The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy arrives in Hampshire next week as the ICC and the Hampshire Bowl host four exciting events which will see the silverware showcased in different locations across the county. The trophy, which will be lifted by the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup winners at Lord’s on 14 July, will be…

Barton Peveril host first round of FA People’s Cup

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College hosted a qualifying round of the FA People’s Cup, for current students, on Wednesday 13th February. 7 teams competed in this round of the 5-a-side indoor tournament, consisting of both recreational and competitive footballers. The winning team will now compete in the regional competition, the winner of which will progress…

Cbeebies favourites, The Twirlywoos, set sail to Winchester

The wonderful world of Twirlywoos – as seen on CBeebies – will be brought to life on stage at Theatre Royal Winchester from Sunday 3 – Monday 4 March as Toodloo, Great BigHoo, Chickedy, Chick and Peekaboo set sail to the city. Featuring all the favourite characters from the hit TV show, there will be…

Winchester theatre nominated in The Great British Pantomime Awards

James Barry (lyricist) and Simon Slater, (composer) have been nominated for the Musical Achievement Award in the Great British Pantomime Awards for their musical score of Theatre Royal Winchester’s traditional pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.    The nominations were announced by comedian Al Murray via Facebook on Sunday evening.  The winners will be announced at…

Ryanair donates €100,000 to support seriously ill local children

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 low cost airline, have presented a €100,000 donation to Naomi House & Jacksplace in the United Kingdom. Ryanair has supported Naomi House & Jacksplace through its scratch card game for over four years, donating over €300,000 to the charity during this partnership. Ryanair scratch cards offer customers the opportunity to win cash…

Barton Peveril Remember the Holocaust

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College welcomed Holocaust survivor William M Bergman, who shared his testimony with students from across the College including those who study History, Politics, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Sociology. After hearing his testimony, students took part in a question and answer session with Bergman before attending three seminars run by members of…

Eastleigh hold on for 2-1 win at home to Braintree

Eastleigh moved up to eighth in the Vanarama National league after a 2-1 home win to last place Braintee as they sit one place below that all important play-off spot on goal difference. The BT Sports cameras were there at The Silverlake Stadiun as TV presenter and BT Sports’ Jeff Brazier watched on. The Spitfires…

Barton Peveril’s Sporting Stars

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College staff, students and alumni won, and were short-listed for, a range of awards in the Eastleigh Sports Awards (celebrating 2018) that took place on Monday 11th February 2019 at The Hilton at the Ageas Bowl. Students Taylor Bevan and Maisie Stocks won Junior the Sports Person of the Year and…

Chandler’s Ford School Qualify for National Netball Tournament

Staff, children and parents at Sherborne House School in Chandler’s Ford are celebrating after qualifying for the ISA National Netball Tournament Finals which will take place in York. The local school team will represent the region in the tournament next month. Each year, the Independent School’s Association hold national tournaments in a range of sports,…

Eastleigh aims for knockout in next fight

Harry Limburn says he’s going for a knockout in his next fight. The 22 year old from Eastleigh has eased into the professional boxing ranks with three points wins and says he’s now planning to turn on the power. Limburn is fighting on promoter Steve Bendall’s show at Bournemouth’s O2 Academy on Friday, March 15…

Council helps to fund new gym at Hamble Sports Complex

  A newly refurbished gym at Hamble Sports Complex in Hamble-le-Rice has opened thanks, in part, to an investment of £125,000 from Eastleigh Borough Council’s Bursledon, Hamble & Hound Local Area Committee. The Hampshire County Council project to refurbish the gym now means that the facility boasts over 80-station gym with state-of-the-art equipment and is…

Sporting Achievements recognised at Eastleigh Sports Awards

The superb sporting achievements of talented local people were recognised at the ninth annual Eastleigh Sports Awards held at the prestigious ballroom at the four-star hotel, Hilton at the Ageas Bowl. The ceremony provided the opportunity to celebrate individual excellence, team achievement, as well as recognising those people who work tirelessly ‘behind the scenes’ to…

My Mother Said I Never Should heads to Winchester

Charlotte Keatley’s award-winning play My Mother Said I Never Should is brought to Theatre Royal Winchester from Thursday 14 March to Saturday 16 March by London Classic Theatre. This poignant, bittersweet story above love, jealousy and the price of freedom, details the lives of four generations of women in one family as they confront the…

Motor Vehicle students restore classic car

Eastleigh College Motor Vehicle students have successfully managed to restore a traditional 1999 Mini Cooper, a classic model that finished production in the year 2000, back on the road again. The owner of the Mini, Tom Lattimer, who had not seen the car for over a year, recently joined students, lecturers, technicians and the representatives…