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Kieran James

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

Eastleigh newest school successfully opens

Stoneham

Stoneham Park Primary Academy, situated on the new North Stoneham Park Development, is Eastleigh’s newest primary school. The school is sponsored by the University of Winchester and its vision is to provide an exciting and stimulating education where children’s natural curiosity about the world, themselves and others is nurtured. The school has been sustainably built…

Council secures largest ever fine against a landlord

Council

Eastleigh Borough Council has successfully prosecuted a local landlord for failing to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of his tenants resulting in the Council’s largest ever fine against a landlord of £20,000. Mr Christopher Grayston from Southampton, who owned the property, a house in multiple occupation (HMO) in Newtown Road, Eastleigh pleaded guilty at…

Alex Wynter earns Eastleigh a point at home to Aldershot

alex wynter

Eastleigh and Aldershot took a point each after Alex Wynter’s late equaliser for the Spitfires A 42nd-minute penalty opened the scoring for Eastleigh, converted by Joe Tomlinson after Aldershot’s George Fowler was deemed to have handled the ball. The visitors wasted no time in responding, with Craig Tanner finding the top-right corner just three minutes…

Food waste recycling is back

food

Eastleigh Borough Council’s popular food waste recycling service, which was temporarily suspended during lockdown to ensure health and safety, is set to return from 9 November. In a change to the previous service, food waste will now be collected by smaller, lower emission vehicles. The new vehicles will also enable staff to socially distance as they will require less crew members in each vehicle. Food waste will…

Council Collaborating with Eastleigh College to support skills led Covid-19 recovery

Council

Eastleigh College has pledged to proactively collaborate with The Council to serve employers and communities during the immediate Covid-19 recovery. They will do this by expanding their service and offering to provide vocational training for all eligible applicants, including a minimum of 500 new apprentices. The new government incentive payments for apprenticeships means businesses can…

Residents of all ages join litter picking effort

Litter

Armed with litter sacks and pickers provided by Eastleigh Borough Council, groups and individuals decided to take a stand against litter in their area by organising local picks.  Large amounts of rubbish were gathered by local litter heroes across the Borough before being collected and disposed of by the Council’s Street Scene team.  Seven groups and a number of individuals took part in the litter pick; members of the 3rd Chandler’s Ford Scouts Group took on litter in the…

Craig’s loving The Point!

The Point’s theatre space may be temporarily closed due to coronavirus, but the stage is currently occupied by one of the biggest personalities in British television! Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood is in the building rehearsing for his debut solo tour #AllBallsAndGlitter which will start in February next year. But he’s glad to be in…