Kieran James

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

Student Louis Blomberg wins US soccer scholarship

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Romsey-based student Louis Blomberg has signed for Campbellsville University in the USA, having earned himself a full soccer scholarship at the top flight NAIA D1 University, whose soccer team play in the Mid-South Conference. Campbellsville have been conference champions two times in the past five years and compete in the most competitive National Association of…

Solent University and Eastleigh College work together to deliver learner benefits across the region

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As part of ongoing work to strengthen Higher and Further Education ties across the region, Solent University and Eastleigh College have entered into a reciprocal governance arrangement. Professor Karen Stanton, Solent University Vice-Chancellor, has been appointed to the Eastleigh College Board as a governor, and Paul Cox, Eastleigh College Chief Executive & Principal, has been…

Student Secures Place on Oxbridge Programme for UK black students from African or Caribbean heritage

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Lamar Mukundi has been selected for the highly selective Target Oxbridge Programme 2021, a competitive programme sponsored by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge that receives thousands of applications each year. The programme, which awards only 160 places out of a pool of over 1000 applicants from throughout the…

Solent Freeport bid backed by Eastleigh Borough Council


A bid to create a regional Freeport, that would include a site next to Southampton Airport, has received the backing of Eastleigh Borough Council. The Cabinet meeting on Monday unanimously confirmed its support for the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) bid to Government that could create three locations in the region with Freeport status. The…

Career boost for young carers during National Careers Week

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Young people in Eastleigh Borough who provide care for a family member will be getting a career boost during National Carers Week. During National Careers Week in March, Eastleigh Borough Council will be supporting local young people by providing information about different career paths, with a focus on an exciting development to create a new…

Students Get Active to Raise Money for Local Food Banks

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students and staff have raised over £1,000 for local Eastleigh Basics Bank, after collectively walking and running 10,000 kilometres over the course of the first half-term. The College members completed their ‘10k for £1k’ challenge to help Eastleigh Basics Bank support those in need throughout the community, during the ongoing…

The Point Eastleigh hosts asymptomatic COVID test centre

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Eastleigh is hosting one of Hampshire’s 11 community COVID test centres for people showing no symptoms of the virus. As part of the County-wide coronavirus response, Hampshire County Council asked Eastleigh Borough Council to set up and run an Asymptomatic COVID-19 Test Centre. Eastleigh’s is based at The Point theatre in Eastleigh town centre, which…