Kieran James

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

Council pays nearly £325k to over 200 Eastleigh Borough businesses

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More than 200 Businesses in Eastleigh Borough have benefited from almost £325,000 in financial support following a second period of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. The national Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) scheme is being paid out by Eastleigh Borough Council. It supports businesses that were open as usual, providing services in person to…

Council plants a tree for every employee

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Eastleigh Borough Council is celebrating national tree week by planting a tree for every one of its employees, as part of its goal to reach 160,000 more trees in the Borough by 2030. Over 500 trees will be planted at various locations in the Borough from 28 November to 6 December. Around 160 trees will be planted at Itchen Valley Country park, with other planting locations including Lakeside Country Park,…

Barton Peveril Teacher Amasses Millions of Views on TikTok

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s Subject Leader for Media Studies, Trish Kiloh, has amassed over 2.6 million likes and millions of monthly views on video-sharing social media platform TikTok. The Barton Peveril Subject Leader set up her TikTok account during the first Covid-19 pandemic lockdown as a way of getting in touch with the apps…

New electric charging points for Eastleigh car parks


Eastleigh Borough Council is installing eight new electric charging points across four of its car parks. Romsey Road Car Park, Channon Retail Park (Woodside Avenue) and Chestnut Avenue Retail Park will be equipped with one new rapid charger (50kW) and one fast charger (7kW) each. Charge time depends on the vehicle type, but it will take around 30mins to take a battery from empty…

Virtual Youth Conference goes ahead to explore ‘Keeping Safe during COVID’

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The Council funded the eleventh annual Youth Conference to bring students from schools and colleges together virtually to explore the timely theme of ‘Keeping Safe during COVID’. The event took place Wednesday 11 November and normally takes place in a local college or public building. This year, with Coronavirus government guidelines, the conference organiser Stacey Miller…

Barton Peveril Are Stonewall Champions

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College has become a Stonewall Champion, as part of its continued efforts to maintain equality, diversity and inclusion in its community. The Stonewall School and College Champion membership provides institutions with a range of resources to help support LGBT students and celebrate diversity. Stonewall is a charity, established in 1989, that…

Barton Peveril Student Earns England Football Call-Up

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Grace Palmer has received a call-up for the England Women’s Under 17 Football Squad. Palmer, who plays club football for Southampton Football Club Women, was selected to participate in a training camp for the Lionesses’ Under 17 squad after a series of footballing accomplishments for club and country. The…

Residents encouraged to turn bandstand red with poppies

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This year, local residents, groups and organisations are being urged to, for the first time in its history, help turn Eastleigh Bandstand red with poppies to provide a very visual show of support as, due the Coronavirus pandemic restrictions, people will not be able to attend Remembrance Day parades and services. Eastleigh Borough Council and…