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Kieran James

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

Barton Peveril’s Careers in Maritime Day

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College hosted its first Careers in Maritime Day, on Wednesday 23rd January, with guest speaker Helena Lucas MBE; Lucas is a Paralympic, gold medallist Sailor for Team GB. The day gave students an insight into the wide range of careers available in the maritime industry, which is a large employment sector…

Eastleigh charity awarded £5,000

Eastleigh based charity Invest in ME Research has been awarded £5,000 from Health Games, after receiving an outstanding 97% of votes on a public poll.   From hundreds of nominations, four charities were chosen and put to a vote, where the local Hampshire charity swept the floor with over 2,000 votes as a popular and…

Winchester set to revolt with Robin Hood

Get ready to “Boo” the Sheriff, cheer the Merry outlaws and Revolt with Robin! Firm favourites, Oddsocks Productions, return to Theatre Royal Winchester for two performances on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February, with their inimitable trademark humour, live music and audience interaction in Andy Barrow’s exciting new telling of the legend of Robin Hood:…

Eastleigh win 1-0 away to Bromley

Andrew Boyce scored a late winner for Eastleigh to end Bromley’s five-match unbeaten run in the National League and now just sit one point behind that all important play-offs spot. The triumph was a first away win since November for the Spitfires. An even first half drew to a worrying conclusion as Bromley midfielder Adam…

Olympians encourage swimmers to make a splash for charity

Team GB swimming heroes Mark Foster and Duncan Goodhew are encouraging people in Hampshire to sign up to Swimathon, the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim, to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.   Taking place from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March, swimmers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to…

James Vince Signs Hampshire Cricket Contract Until 2022

Hampshire Cricket are delighted to announce that captain James Vince has committed his long-term future to the Club, after signing a new contract extension which will keep him at the Ageas Bowl until at least the end of 2022. The 27-year old, who has made 347 appearances in all formats for Hampshire since making his…

Diocese of Winchester achieves Eco Diocese award

The Bishop of Winchester was this week presented with an Eco Diocese award for the contribution the Diocese of Winchester is making to protect the environment. The ‘Eco Diocese’ award recognises the steps the Diocese of Winchester has taken to ‘go green’. As part of this, churches across Hampshire have made the decision to switch…

Donation helps charity’s work with the elderly

A charity that reduces isolation and loneliness amongst elderly people in Eastleigh has received a cash boost towards one of its most popular clubs. Persimmon Homes South Coast has chosen MHA Eastleigh Live at Home to receive £1,000 towards its Natter ‘n’ Platter Club, which gives members a chance to sit down, eat a meal…

Comedian Stephen Bailey to kick off tour in Eastleigh

On Thursday 7th February, up-and-coming comedian and everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record) Stephen Bailey begins his brand new UK tour, ‘Our Kid’, at The Point, Eastleigh. Mixing Northern warmth with some working-class guilt and a little bit of blue, Stephen’s friendly brand of gossipy humour has made him of the country’s most exciting acts…

Eastleigh beat Sutton United at home

Ben Strevens’ Eastleigh improved their chances of a National League play-off place as Ben Williamson’s late goal earned them victory over Sutton United at The Silverlake Stadium in front of 1872 spectators. The Spitfires got off to a quickfire start when Andrew Boyce bundled home from close range after Mark Yeates’ corner caused chaos in…

Dance Project heads to Theatre Royal

Yolande Yorke-Edgell’s contemporary ballet company, Yorke Dance Project, heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Tuesday 12 February to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Yorke-Edgell first set up her company on Los Angeles in 1999, relaunching it when she returned to London in 2009. Since then, the company has become known for presenting by past masters and…

Barton Peveril holds Jazz Workshop

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College held a Jazz Workshop for 25 of the region’s school musicians, which was run by Barton Peveril Teacher of Popular Music and Jazz Studies and leading UK Jazz Saxophonist Simon Allen. Pupils from The Mountbatten School, Wyvern College, The Henry Beaufort School, Brookfield Community School, The Trafalgar School at Downton…

New road opens in Hedge End

Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Bruce Tennent has officially opened the Sundays Hill bypass along Barnfield Way at Hedge End. The bypass is now open and links Heath House Lane/Kings Copse Avenue to Junction 8 of the M27. The new road is 1.2km in length and includes a major new road bridge at the site. The…

Circomedia returns to The Point

On Wednesday 30 January Circomedia, the country’s leading provider of circus-based training, presents Out of the Loop at The Point, Eastleigh. In an attempt to discover what it means to be ‘out of the loop’, the BA students of Circomedia blend daringly high-skilled contemporary circus with physical theatre in a show that’s guaranteed to knock your…