Kieran James

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

Eastleigh rugby juniors help kick hunger in to touch

ERFC Juniors food bank donations

Players and families at Eastleigh Rugby Football club show their community spirit with an outstanding collection for Eastleigh Basics Bank. Since returning to training after the second lockdown the club has been taking donations for the food bank at their regular Sunday training sessions. Over 300 items have been donated this week alone, ranging from…

Shop Safely and Shop Locally in Eastleigh this Christmas


Eastleigh Borough Council has some festive plans in store for Borough residents. Together We Make Eastleigh Festive has been designed to welcome residents and businesses alike into the town centre to enjoy some festive fun safely while shopping locally and supporting Eastleigh’s retailers and businesses. An artisan Christmas craft and makers market, perfect for those last minute special hand-crafted gifts, will be…

Council pays nearly £325k to over 200 Eastleigh Borough businesses

Eastleigh Civic offices

More than 200 Businesses in Eastleigh Borough have benefited from almost £325,000 in financial support following a second period of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. The national Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) scheme is being paid out by Eastleigh Borough Council. It supports businesses that were open as usual, providing services in person to…

Council plants a tree for every employee

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Eastleigh Borough Council is celebrating national tree week by planting a tree for every one of its employees, as part of its goal to reach 160,000 more trees in the Borough by 2030. Over 500 trees will be planted at various locations in the Borough from 28 November to 6 December. Around 160 trees will be planted at Itchen Valley Country park, with other planting locations including Lakeside Country Park,…

Barton Peveril Teacher Amasses Millions of Views on TikTok

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s Subject Leader for Media Studies, Trish Kiloh, has amassed over 2.6 million likes and millions of monthly views on video-sharing social media platform TikTok. The Barton Peveril Subject Leader set up her TikTok account during the first Covid-19 pandemic lockdown as a way of getting in touch with the apps…

New electric charging points for Eastleigh car parks


Eastleigh Borough Council is installing eight new electric charging points across four of its car parks. Romsey Road Car Park, Channon Retail Park (Woodside Avenue) and Chestnut Avenue Retail Park will be equipped with one new rapid charger (50kW) and one fast charger (7kW) each. Charge time depends on the vehicle type, but it will take around 30mins to take a battery from empty…