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Kieran James

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

Eastleigh win away to Aldershot in Hampshire derby

Eastleigh added to Aldershot’s winless run as Paul McCallum scored twice in three second-half minutes to fire Ben Strevens’ Spitfires to victory in a 3-1 victory. Alex Finney lost possession to McCallum in his own area and the Eastleigh striker played in Danny Hollands to open the scoring. After the interval Aldershot levelled when Regan…

Eastleigh fans walk to Aldershot for charity

Eastleigh fans have today began their 40mile charity walk in aid of Autism Hampshire. The fans set off from Eastleigh FC on heading towards Aldershot FC for the match at 3pm on Saturday 9th February. The brave walkers aim to walk for approx 24miles today stopping over in Four Marks then completing the remaining 16miles…

Naomi House & Jacksplace hosts first ever virtual event

Naomi House & Jacksplace, hospices for children and young adults in Winchester, have announced their very first virtual event; Game On! The event, which people can take part in from the comfort of their own home, involves participants playing any game of their choice for as long as possible to raise money for the hospices…

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…