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Kieran James

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

Eastleigh Scouts go on a virtual march to celebrate St George’s Day

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  Last Sunday, Scouts from Eastleigh, Fair Oak, Bishopstoke, Allbrook, Horton Heath, Boyatt Wood and beyond went online to attend a virtual St George’s day parade. Baden-Powell chose Saint George to be the patron Saint of Scouting. He felt that the Saint George legend set an excellent example of faith, courage and perseverance for future…

Coronavirus payouts pass the £10 million mark as grants distributed to 806 Eastleigh Borough businesses

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Over £10 million has now been paid out in emergency support to 806 Eastleigh Borough businesses impacted by the coronavirus crisis and the Council is reminding businesses there is still time to apply. The grants are being distributed by the Borough Council which is currently processing a steady stream of applications; payments totalling £10,645,000 have…

Eastleigh Borough residents urged to keep exercising to help maintain physical and mental wellbeing

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The closure of gyms, sports centres and clubs during the coronavirus pandemic has affected a lot of people’s motivation to work out, which is why Eastleigh Borough Council is encouraging people across the Borough to still exercise regularly to help their physical and mental wellbeing as the lockdown continues. The Council recommends that residents exercise…

Online remote working a success for Eastleigh College learners

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During this testing time, our Uniformed Public Service learners are far from being obstructed. Through online resources and teaching platforms, our learners have been able to continue their education from home, as part of the stay at home procedure. As part of timetabled lessons, course lecturers have been able to release teaching resources and mark…

Virtual gigs from local musicians raise over £1,500 for Naomi House & Jacksplace

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On Monday 30th March, Naomi House & Jacksplace, the region’s hospice charity for seriously ill children and young adults, launched Naomi & Jack’s Sessions, a series of virtual charity gigs on Facebook Live. The first set of musicians, who streamed live from their own Facebook and Instagram pages, were Matisse, lead vocalist of FLOWVERS and…

Helping Eastleigh residents stay physically fit – and in good mental health

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During the coronavirus lockdown Advice and other resources for residents staying at home during the coronavirus crisis, that focuses as much on mental wellbeing as physical health, has been developed by Eastleigh Borough Council. Eastleigh Borough Council have been working on ways to support residents during the coronavirus pandemic by offering advice on health and…

Local student secures Deck Officer cadetship

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Matthew Steward has secured a Deck Officer Cadetship, with sponsorship from Swiss global cruise line MSC Cruises. Steward will complete the course over three years, with a mixture of onshore training in Scotland and offshore training across the globe. A Deck Officer is responsible for passage planning, safely navigating…

Hat Fair 2020 cancelled

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Play to the Crowd, the arts and education charity that runs Hat Fair, Theatre Royal Winchester and Playmakers, has announced that Hat Fair 2020 has been cancelled due to the national and international spread of Coronavirus. Andrew Loretto, Hat Fair Director comments ‘It is a sad decision to postpone our wonderful Hat Fair 2020 programme to…

Naomi House Jacksplace frees up NHS beds in COVID-19 response

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Naomi House & Jacksplace, the region’s specialist hospice charity for children and young adults, has reopened its state of the art hospice for young adults, Jacksplace, to take in adult patients from local hospitals to support the NHS in the fight against COVID-19. The charity, which last week announced it was temporarily suspending its respite…

Former Barton Peveril Student Nominated for Rookie of the Year in USA

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  Barton Peveril Sixth Form College alumnus Ken Pryde has been nominated for 2020 Male Rookie of the Year after a successful first season playing football for The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America. Pryde, who originates from Fareham and studied at Brookfield Community School before joining Barton Peveril in…

Naomi House & Jacksplace team up with local music community to launch live virtual charity gig

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Tonight (Monday 30th March), Naomi House & Jacksplace, the region’s hospice charity for seriously ill children and young adults, is launching ‘Naomi & Jack’s Sessions’, a series of virtual charity gigs on Facebook Live. The charity is launching this new fundraising campaign in collaboration with musicians across the south, who will live stream a gig…

Barton Peveril’s Digital Innovator Shortlisted For National Award

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Learning Support Tutor Laura Stephens has been shortlisted for the Pearson Digital Innovator of the Year Award, in the Pearson National Teaching Awards 2020.  Stephens was shortlisted for the award following her work using assistive technology to remove barriers to learning, fostering independence in the classroom and in exams amongst…