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Kieran James

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

Eastleigh beat Notts County 2-0

Notts County’s five-game unbeaten run in the National League came to an end as they were beaten 2-0 by Eastleigh at the Silverlake Stadium this past Saturday. Callum Roberts almost put the visitors in front when he flashed an effort inches wide as County looked to bounce back from their FA Cup loss to Rochdale.…

Live Review: Grease at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to watch and review Grease the musical – UK tour at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton – by Jodie Pfisterer. I was super excited to see this show, as Grease is one of my all time favourite films and it is such a well known musical across the…

Barton Peveril Students Return to the Stage

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students returned to the stage once again, for their production of Oklahoma! in the College’s extensively remodelled Rose Theatre between 9th and 12th November 2021. This is the first time Second Year students on the Performing Arts: Musical Theatre course have been able to perform to a live, in-person audience…

Nominations open for Eastleigh Sports Awards 2021

The Eastleigh Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA) has opened nominations for the eleventh Eastleigh Sports Awards, after a year gap due to the pandemic. The ceremony will take place at The Hilton at Ageas Bowl on Monday 9 May 2022, and you are invited to nominate your local sporting heroes for their talent, devotion…

Council launches new campaign to Help Homelessness in Eastleigh

Although levels of homelessness are generally low in Eastleigh Borough, even one is considered too many for the Council’s housing team, who launch a new campaign for this autumn/winter: Help Homelessness in Eastleigh. The campaign aims to raise awareness of prevention and accommodation services, as well as to promote a new online form that residents…

Eastleigh beat Maidenhead 1-0

Tyrone Barnett helped Eastleigh return to winning ways with a narrow victory over Maidenhead at Silverlake Stadium. The 36-year-old striker opened the scoring seven minutes before the break, following up after Tom Whelan’s effort had rebounded off a post. Cavanagh Miley was denied a second by Maidenhead goalkeeper Rhys Lovett, who also foiled Whelan. Vincent…

Mayor presents Local Heroes with certificates for contribution during pandemic

A group of Health Walk leaders, who head various walks around Eastleigh Borough, have been presented with Local Heroes certificates by the Mayor, Councillor Cynthia Garton, after nominations were submitted from the community praising individuals and groups who helped people during a very challenging time. The Council launched the Local Heroes campaign earlier this year…

Eastleigh make it back to back league wins

Eastleigh recovered from losing an early goal to overcome Altrincham 2-1 at the Silverlake Stadium. The visitors hit the front inside five minutes when a corner was deflected towards the back post, where Jake Moult was on hand to fire home. Altrincham almost had a second soon after as Matty Kosylo was inches away from…

Council Backs High Court Rejection of Airport Judicial Review

The Council has received notice from the High Court that the two applications, one from Bournemouth International Airport Ltd and one from Group Opposed to the Expansion of Southampton Airport Ltd (GOESA), appealing the planning decision made by the Council to permit a 164 metre runway extension at Southampton International Airport have both been refused.…

Live Review: Crimes in Egypt at Theatre Royal Winchester

The multi-award winning theatre company, New Old Friends, made a return to the Theatre Royal Winchester last night (Tuesday 19th October) with their amazing thriller ‘Crimes in Egypt’ and what a show it was! By Jodie Pfisterer. This thriller inspired by Agatha Christie was definitely a show not to be missed.   A thriller storyline…

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…