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Kieran James

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

Eastleigh beat Halifax 1-0 at home

Tyrone Barnett scored the only goal as Eastleigh snapped their five-match winless run with a 1-0 triumph that ended Halifax’s pursuit of a fifth straight National League victory. In an even first half, Andrew Boyce headed over the bar for Eastleigh while a Halifax break saw Jamie Allen race forward and supply Billy Chadwick, whose…

Student Louis Blomberg wins US soccer scholarship

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…

Eastleigh draw 2-2 away to ten men Wrexham

Wrexham boss Dean Keates and Eastleigh assistant manager Jason Bristow were sent off late on in dramatic contest. Joe Tomlinson opened the scoring with a brilliant effort from well outside the area which dipped into the far corner. Reece Hall-Johnson drew the hosts level but Fiacre Kelleher’s red card after the break gave Eastleigh the…

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

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…

Eastleigh held to 0-0 draw away to 10 men Hartlepool

Ten-man Hartlepool lost ground at the top of the National League as they were held to a goalless draw by Eastleigh. There were few chances in an even first half and the key moment of the game arrived two minutes after the break, when young defender Timi Odusina was shown a second yellow card. Play-off…

Borough to stage the first ever World Test Championship final

The Borough of Eastleigh will stage the first ever World Test Championship final when the Indian and New Zealand cricket teams play for the title at the Ageas Bowl from 18 to 22 June. The Ageas Bowl has already staged men’s international cricket last summer during the Coronavirus pandemic. It was one of only two…

College Careers Day goes online to inspire students

Students at Peter Symonds College are considering their future options after the College held its annual Careers Day online for the first time. Nearly 150 talks were delivered over the course of Careers Day, with a variety of guest speakers from the fields of higher education, public services and local and national business delivering lectures…

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

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…

Hat Fair Outdoor Arts festival 2021 to go ahead

Play to the Crowd, the charity that organises the Outdoor Arts festival Hat Fair, has today confirmed that this year’s event will go ahead as planned on Friday 2 – Sunday 4 July 2021. Deryck Newland, Chief Executive of Play to the Crowd comments ‘Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of the roadmap out of lockdown…

Eastleigh lose 1-0 away to Chesterfield

Chesterfield dented Eastleigh’s National League promotion hopes with victory at Technique Stadium. Tom Whelan wasted an early chance for the hosts when he blazed the ball over after being played in by Akwasi Asante. Asante saw an effort deflected past the post, Alex Whittle fired over and Curtis Weston was denied when Eastleigh keeper Joe…

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

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

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…

Spitfires held in 0-0 draw away to Wealdstone

Eastleigh dropped two points in their bid for promotion from the National League as they were held to a goalless draw at Wealdstone. Tyrone Barnett was the first to threaten after two minutes as Eastleigh started strongly but his volley from a corner was just over the bar before Sam Smart dragged his shot wide…

The Point Eastleigh hosts asymptomatic COVID test centre

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…