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Kieran James

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

Eastleigh announce fixture reaarangement

Eastleigh have confirmed that the postponed Vanarama National League home fixture against Barnet has been rescheduled. The game will now be played at The Silverlake on Tuesday 2nd April, with a 19:45 kick off. The Spitfires take on Aldershot away this Saturday as they look to continue their good form in the Vanarama National League.

Eastleigh college students launch art exhibition

Eastleigh College second year Art, Design and Creative Media students are proud to launch ‘What’s the point in Art?’, an exhibition displaying their work at The Point Theatre, Eastleigh. The inspiration for the title ‘What’s the point in Art?’ came from a student visit to the theatre. In their work, students decided to focus on…

Search on for ‘daffodil volunteers’ in Hampshire

Terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, needs the help of volunteers in Hampshire to give two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins, in return for donations. The charity’s annual fundraiser, the Great Daffodil Appeal, takes place in March and Marie Curie are hoping to get more people than ever wearing…

Local Builders Sponsors Eastleigh Football Club Community Facility

Elliotts Builders Merchant, the south’s largest independent suppliers of building materials to the trade and public, has sponsored the new community changing room at Eastleigh Football Club.  Materials including timber, MDF and paint were donated by Elliotts Builders Merchant in Southampton to help the football club provide a new changing space for their walking football,…

Hospital trust’s IT staff hit nation’s TV screens

IT staff and clinicians at Southampton’s university hospitals will hit the nation’s TV screens this week as part of a new NHS recruitment ad. It is a continuation of the ‘We are the NHS’ campaign which launched last year as part of the organisation’s 70th anniversary. The 60 and 30-second ads, which are designed to…

Live Review: American Idiot Musical at The Mayflower, Southampton

Returning to mark the show’s 10th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award winning original album, American Idiot was truly sensational at Southampton’s Mayflower. Former X Factor contestant Luke Friend, actor Tom Milner and Sam Lavery all put in one hell of a performance to justify how important Green Day’s American Idiot was…

Ruby Turner heads to Winchester

One of the UK’s greatest voices, Ruby Turner, heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 17 February.  Known for her long established collaboration with Jools Holland, Ruby can breathe life and meaning into a song whether it is a passionate soaring ballad or a soulful up-tempo groove. Born in Jamaica, Ruby moved to England when…

Barton Peveril hosts Olympic Weightlifting

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College hosted an Olympic Weightlifting session, run by Lakeside Weightlifting Club’s Olympic Weightlifter Lizzie Havers, as part of their This Girl Can programme. 17 female students attended the session and had no prior experience of the sport. Over the course of the session, the students were taught how to perform a…

Eastleigh sign Shaun Hobson on loan from Bournemouth

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires have completed the loan signing of Shaun Hobson  from Premier League side AFC Bournemouth. The 20-year-old defender has agreed to join The Spitfires until the end of the season Speaking on his arrival, Strevens said: ‘Shaun is a player who we have monitored over the course of the season and is someone…

New partnership aims to build futures with Eastleigh groups

Groups working with under 18’s in Eastleigh could be in with a chance of winning a share of £1,000,000 thanks to a major scheme launched today by a leading housebuilder. Persimmon Homes is launching its national Building Futures programme in partnership with Team GB, the British Olympic Association. The scheme, being run locally by Persimmon…

Sherlock Holmes heads to Winchester

A thrilling new stage adaptation of The Sign of Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes novel, by Blackeyed Theatre heads to Theatre Royal Winchester from Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 February. This spectacular production has been adapted for the stage and directed by Nick Lane with music composed by Tristan Parkes. When…

Barton Peveril’s Careers in Maritime Day

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College hosted its first Careers in Maritime Day, on Wednesday 23rd January, with guest speaker Helena Lucas MBE; Lucas is a Paralympic, gold medallist Sailor for Team GB. The day gave students an insight into the wide range of careers available in the maritime industry, which is a large employment sector…

Eastleigh charity awarded £5,000

Eastleigh based charity Invest in ME Research has been awarded £5,000 from Health Games, after receiving an outstanding 97% of votes on a public poll.   From hundreds of nominations, four charities were chosen and put to a vote, where the local Hampshire charity swept the floor with over 2,000 votes as a popular and…

Winchester set to revolt with Robin Hood

Get ready to “Boo” the Sheriff, cheer the Merry outlaws and Revolt with Robin! Firm favourites, Oddsocks Productions, return to Theatre Royal Winchester for two performances on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February, with their inimitable trademark humour, live music and audience interaction in Andy Barrow’s exciting new telling of the legend of Robin Hood:…