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Kieran James

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

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…

Angus Deayton set to revive classic radio comedy

Comic TV host, Angus Deayton, is reunited with fellow comedians for a stage version of classic radio comedy, Radio Active, at Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 12 May. Best known for presenting panel show, Have I Got News For You, Deayton is joined by Helen Atkinson (Blackadder), Michael Fenton Stevens (My Family), and Philip Pope…

Barton Peveril Perform 9 to 5 at The Point

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College performed 9 to 5: The Musical at The Point, Eastleigh, on 24th, 25th and 26th April 2019. Guests from the local community and local schools attended both evening and matinee performances. The production was based on the hit 1980 film 9 to 5, which starred Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda…

Eastleigh Unwrapped returns on Saturday 22nd June

Eastleigh Unwrapped – a free day of live performance produced by The Point – will return to the Town Centre on Saturday 22nd June. Now in its seventh year, Eastleigh Unwrapped brings together an exciting programmes of circus, aerial, family theatre and dance, celebrating the best in world-class contemporary performance. The event attracts thousands from the…

Eastleigh draw 3-3 away to Boreham Wood

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires will face Wrexham on Thursday (7pm live on BT Sport) in the play-offs as their fate was determined with a 3-3 draw away to Boreham Wood. Keiran Murtagh scored a second-half equaliser for Boreham Wood as the hosts came from two goals down to draw wit a youthful Eastleigh side in the…

Hat Fair Carnival workshop for teachers

Hat Fair – the UK’s longest running annual Outdoor Arts festival – hosted a free workshop this week for Hampshire teachers to learn how to make colourful carnival costumes so they can help their pupils create their own to wear in the Hat Fair Carnival, which opens the festival on Friday 5 July at 12…

Eastleigh Film Festival announce 2019 dates

The Point, Eastleigh has announced dates for its seventh annual Eastleigh Film Festival. Running from Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th September Eastleigh Film Festival will again create memorable cinematic adventures, showcasing much-loved films in locations across the Borough to put the fun back into going to the movies. With thanks to support from BFI Film…

Bill Bailey set to entertain Mayflower

Bill Bailey will be taking his hit live show Larks in Transit to  on an additional tour of the UK this spring 2019 with Southampton’s Mayflower being one of the dates on 5th May. Bill kicks off his Larks in Transit tour in Brighton on 4th May 2019 and takes in Southampton, Doncaster, Halifax, Hull,…

Barton Peveril Introduce Chinese Course

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College will offer a Chinese Mandarin course, from September 2019. The course is officially certified by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) and is based on the HSK, the standardised Chinese language proficiency test for Chinese language learners around the world. The course, which students can study alongside their…

Solent Uni sports complex marks completion

Building work has now completed on Solent University’s new £28million sports complex. To mark the latest milestone, key representatives, including contactors Morgan Sindall Construction, joined the University this week to officially handover the keys to the Solent Sports Complex, and celebrate the end of building work. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Graham Baldwin says: “As a University, it…