Kieran James

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

New coronavirus testing site in Southampton

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A walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened at Woodley Road Car Park in Southampton, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for communities. Testing is only available for those either with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense…

Adrian Chiles Shares Expertise with Barton Peveril Students

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National television and radio presenter Adrian Chiles offered Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students an insight into his career, as part of the College’s Aspire Programme. Giving the lecture via video call, Chiles shared his journey from student to well-known presenter to educate and inspire the new First Year Barton Peveril students. Chiles has worked…

Barton Peveril Students Continue with DofE Awards Despite Lockdown

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Two Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students have successfully continued their Silver Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Awards, despite the difficulties imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. Oliver Bown and Sophie Wade are now on course to receive their awards as planned this autumn.The DofE Awards task students aged 14 to 24 with helping the…

Dame Judi Dench backs Play to the Crowd’s Survival Appeal

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Last week, national treasure and theatre royalty, Dame Judi Dench, sent a message of support to Play to the Crowd – the arts and education charity which runs Theatre Royal Winchester, Hat Fair and Playmakers towards their Survival Fundraising Appeal. Dame Judi comments ‘I remember so clearly my first experience on the stage of Theatre…

Council run summer youth programme teams up with food banks to help Borough families


Council-run summer youth programme, Park Sport, has provided Eastleigh Borough’s three food banks with gift bags containing sports equipment to help families affected by the coronavirus pandemic to stay fit and healthy. The Borough has three food banks located in Eastleigh town centre, Hedge End and Hound. They are run by independent charities that help…

Hampshire Cricket To Raise Further Funds For NHS & Local Charitable Programmes

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Hampshire Cricket are delighted to add a second raft of lots to its ongoing charity auction, helping to raise further funds for Southampton Hospitals Charity and the Hampshire Cricket Foundation, the Club’s official registered charity. Following the overwhelming popularity of the auction’s opening lots which saw over £31,000 raised, more than 30 new items are open…

Hollywood Bowl confirms reopening in Eastleigh

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  UPDATE. Reopening now postponed. See here The bowling balls are rolling once again after Hollywood Bowl confirmed it will be reopening its centres in England from 1st August, including the centre in Eastleigh. Following the TBPA and Hollywood Bowl #BringBackBowling campaign – designed to protect the 8,000 ten pin bowling industry-wide jobs by calling…