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Kieran James

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

The Point set to premier new show ‘Anima’

Joli Vyann are a performance company that present an innovative fusion of circus, dance and theatre – blurring the boundaries of dance and circus skills. Their brand new performance Anima, Latin for breath, life and soul explores the simple act of breathing in all its forms and how it connects us all. Joli Vyann acclaimed…

Barton Peveril’s Therapy Dog

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College have begun bringing in a Therapy Dog to help students with their mental health. The Therapy Dog’s first week falls during the Mental Health Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Week, 13th – 19th May 2019, and is one way the College’s Health and Wellbeing Team are supporting students in the build…

Britain’s Got Talent star for Theatre Royal

Ben Hart, who wowed the judges of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday night, returns to his home-town of Winchester this autumn, for his first-ever show in the city, at Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 17 November. Ben Hart, 28 – dubbed ‘a master of sleight of hand’, with a trick where he made an…

Nursery raises money for charity with sponsored walk

Children at Yellow Dot Fair Oak Nursery in Eastleigh recently raised more than £200 for the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children by taking part in a sponsored walk. Inspired by Nursery Manager Clare Ashton, who raised just over £500 for the foundation with a half marathon earlier this year, the children embraced the walk which…

Eastleigh announce retained players list

Eastleigh manager Ben Strevens has confirmed his retained list for the 2019-20 season. The following out-of-contract players have been offered new deals: – Josh Hare – Andrew Boyce – Oscar Gobern – Cavaghn Miley – Paul McCallum – Ben Williamson – Mark Yeates – Danny Hollands – Joey Jones The following players remain in contract,…

Ageas Bowl’s England v Pakistan sells out

  The Ageas Bowl’s Royal London One-Day International between England and Pakistan on Saturday 11th May is now sold out. In response to the high demand for tickets, the home of Hampshire Cricket added in thousands of additional temporary seats, but these have all now been snapped up and England’s second 50-over fixture of the series…

Local diabetes group make £3000 research donation

Winchester and Eastleigh Diabetes UK support group donated £3000 to a diabetes research project on the inner workings of blood vessels. The Winchester Mayor Frank Pearson presented Diabetes UK with a cheque, on behalf of the Winchester diabetes group, towards research being carried out by Dr Aranzazu Chamorro Jorganes from Imperial College London. Damage to blood…

Solent Mind invites everyone to share #onyourdoorstep campaign

Solent Mind, the local mental health charity, is inviting people to share the places and things that help their wellbeing through the#onyourdoorstep campaign this Mental Health Awareness Week (13th – 19th May). Members of the public, businesses, schools and other organisations can print and complete an ‘On Your Doorstep’ sign, and share it in their community and online using the…

Local children’s hospice named partner for Winchester Half Marathon

Naomi House & Jacksplace, the region’s specialist hospice charity, has announced that it will be the lead local charity partner for Winchester Half Marathon 2019. The Winchester Half Marathon is going into its fourth year with hundreds of runners expected to take part on Sunday 22ndSeptember 2019. Over £65,000 was raised at the 2018 event…

HEWEB Local Area Committee hands out grants

Local community groups and organisations have benefitted from nearly £10,000 of community grants given out by Hedge End, West End & Botley (HEWEB) Local Area Committee. The grants are given out to groups to help recognise and celebrate the breadth of community work being undertaken in the local area. The well established annual community grants…

Barton Peveril Students Help South East to Victory

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students helped the South East Region’s Colleges win the Wilkinson Sword in the Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport Championship, held at the University of Nottingham on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2019. The Barton Peveril students represented colleges in the South East at Table Tennis and Rugby, competing amongst…

Local kids join Dick & Dom on Spanish song challenge

A group of enthusiastic children from Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh and Otterbourne are set to take on a sponsored Challenge learning and original song in Spanish called ‘Watch me Fly’, accompanied by Makaton actions. The challenge will be completed next month as part of a national campaign to improve support for children with autism. The challenge…

England Captain Eoin Morgan Looking Forward Ageas Bowl atmosphere

With the Ageas Bowl’s Royal London ODI between England and Pakistan now less than two weeks away, England captain Eoin Morgan is looking forward to the upcoming 50-over series ahead of this summer’s ICC Cricket World Cup. Tickets for next Saturday’s (11th May) highly-anticipated 50-over clash have been in extremely high demand, with fewer than 250…