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PA to retain PA Sport following review of business

PA Group is to retain ownership of PA Sport after investigating the possibility of a sale or outside investment.
The board considered various proposals but concluded they did not meet the criteria set out at the beginning of the strategic review process so it was in the best interests of shareholders and customers to keep the business.
PA Group says it will support PA Sport in the next stage of its development, ensuring the continued supply of “quality sports news and data” to its customers. PA Group stressed that it was committed to its future.

The Society of Editors joined broadcasters to talk to Maria Eagle MP from the Ministry of Justice about cameras in court.
Pilot studies have been completed – and the Society has been pushing for limited access, perhaps to judges’ sentencing remarks.
The Society emphasises this is not simply a matter for broadcasters: newspapers would be happy to carry video on their websites.

Training centres are being reminded that representatives from the National Council for the Training of Journalists will be dropping in to conduct spot checks on all approved exam centres in the coming year. The visits, which ensure policy and procedures are being followed correctly, is a requirement of the regulators.

Free media training is up for grabs for Merseyside charities and good causes.
As part of Capital of Culture, Liverpool Echo parent company Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales is pledging 2,008 hours of staff time. One of the projects is a half-day free workshop entitled “How to be media savvy”.

Technology company Comtech M2M has won a hat-trick of new contracts to supply regional newspaper groups with high quality digital signs at newsagents and retail outlets across the country.
As part of the deals, Comtech M2M will supply the ‘extra…’ display systems to North Wales Newspapers, Cornwall & Devon Media and the Newsquest Media Group owned Bolton News and Bury Times.