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Kieran James

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

Eastleigh’s 2019/20 season kit revealed

Eastleigh have revealed it’s brand new kits for the 2019/20 Vanarama National League season produced by LAB sports. All three kits touch on the history of the club with special references on the bottom left of the shirt. The home kit has the numbers ‘1946’ representing the year the club was formed. The away kit…

Residents urged to turn their food waste into energy

Residents in Eastleigh Borough are being encouraged to make greater use of the Council’s weekly food waste collection scheme to produce more green energy for their homes. Eastleigh’s food waste will provide enough energy for 185 homes every year and last year households in the Borough recycled 1,917 tonnes of their food waste. Unfortunately a…

Children’s Sport Club at The Hub

Between July 24 and September 3, The Hub based in Eastleigh on Bishopstoke Road will be running their summer holiday programme; ‘Hub Club’. The Hub is operated by the charity ‘Youth Options’, whose mission is to empower and support children and young people to improve their life opportunities for a better future. Youth Options at…

Eastleigh to host Notts County on opening day of the season

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires will host Vanarama National League newcomers Notts County on August 3at the Silverlake Stadium to kick-off their 2019/20 season. Eastleigh side will travel to Huish Park three days later, as they face the other team relegated from League Two, Yeovil Town. The festive period remains a local one, as the Spitfires head…

Super summer of sports and activities for 8-16 year-olds

A summer programme giving Eastleigh Borough’s eight to 16 year–olds a chance to try out a range of sports and activities runs from 29 July to 23 August. Park Sport 2019, organised by the Council’s SportWorks team, takes place at 15 venues across the Borough.  The programme offers a heavily subsidised programme, at just £1 booking fee per child per session, and includes sailing,…

Max Stryjek returns to Eastleigh

Max Stryjek has today re-joined Eastleigh Football Club on a free transfer following the expiry of his contract at Sunderland. Stryjek came through the youth ranks at Polonia Warsaw before his move to Sunderland in 2013. In 2015 Stryjek moved to Boston United on loan from Sunderland and made 12 appearances for The Pilgrims. The…

Barton Peveril Director Writes Children’s Book

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s Director of Maths and Computer Science, Kyle Evans, has written and published his first Children’s book. The book, titled Here Come the Numbers, is a fun rhyming book for children and adults about square numbers, negative numbers, prime numbers and other number-related topics. Author Kyle Evans, who worked with Illustrator…

Local school celebrate top 20 group nursery award

Staff and children at Sherborne House Pre-Reception are celebrating after winning a national award for the second year running. The Nursery’s owners, Bellevue Education, has been named among the leading nursery groups in the country, after receiving a Top 20 award from the leading nursery reviews site daynurseries.co.uk for the second year running. The group…

Eastleigh partner with Southampton Womens

The Spitfires and Southampton Women’s FC are delighted to announce a brand new partnership between the two clubs.   This collaboration between the two clubs is aimed at enhancing the women’s game in the Southampton area and work towards the development of the game.   Next season the partnership will see Southampton play a selection…

Council supports Clean Air Day

Eastleigh Borough Council is supporting National Clean Air Day 2019 on Thursday 20 June to help raise awareness of the issue and encourage residents and staff to take steps to reduce air pollution. The Council is marking the day with an event in Eastleigh Town marketplace to promote understanding of air quality issues, help people…

GrowFest 2019 takes place this Saturday

GROWfest 2019 is this Saturday 22nd June at Royal Victoria Country Park. It will be opened by the Mayor of Eastleigh at 11am. GROWfest is a free community music festival to support Adults with Learning and Physcial Disabilities and to promote community inclusion for everyone. Last year saw some 600 attendees including the TV Celeb…

Barton Peveril win independent learning award

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College have won a Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) Award for Independent Learning, during an award ceremony held at The University of Nottingham on Wednesday 13th June. The College was recognised on a national level for enabling students of all abilities to work independently, both inside and outside of the classroom.…