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Kieran James

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

Eastleigh College Annual Awards Event

Learners, staff, governors and representatives from business and industry joined together to celebrate at Eastleigh College’s annual awards ceremony at Eastleigh’s The Silverlake Stadium. The annual event, which was organised by Eastleigh College’s Event Management students, recognised the talents of staff, students and industry partners for their exceptional work during the last academic year. Nine…

Road closures for Eastleigh’s Christmas Lights Switch-On

Eastleigh town centre is counting down to its Christmas Lights Switch-On & Family Fun Day this Saturday 16 November, ending with the popular Light Parade and a spectacular fireworks display. The event, which gets under way at 11am, brings entertainment, Santa’s Grotto, live music, food and drink, and even a mini-farm for the children, to…

Barton Peveril’s British Biathlete

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Marcus Scullion has qualified to compete in the British Modern Biathlon Championships, which take place on Sunday 24th November 2019 in Nottingham. The Barton Peveril student will swim 200 meters and run 1600 meters, competing against the best Biathletes in the country. Scullion, who formerly attended Wildern School and…

Eastleigh College appoints new Chief Executive and Principal

Eastleigh College is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Cox as its next Chief Executive and Principal, following the retirement of Dr Jan Edrich in September 2020. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, having worked in the further education sector for over 15 years. This has spanned a number…

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,…