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Following the phenomenal success of their debut album, Here We Come, and the awesome follow up, The A List, a1 are busy working on new material.

 A Little Ray Of Sunshine!

a1 want to send a big shout-out to all the folk who came down to Planet Hollywood for The Sunís Little Ray Of Sunshine campaign on 26th July.

The guys had a great time meeting up with all of you and send you their best wishes! You're an inspiration!

 a1 at Prom In The Park!

Mark 16th September in your diaries 'cause that's when a1 will join Steps, Russell Watson, the Tweenies and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at the very special CBBC's Prom In The Park!

The whole event takes place in London's Hyde Park, is hosted by Blue Peters Simon Thomas and Matt Baker and Faye from Steps and should see a whole host of other celebs drop in too!

Tickets cost £6 (3-16 year-olds) and £10 (adults) and are available from Ticketmaster (0870 533 4333).

 A Postcard From China!

OK, OK, in true holiday style, we didnít send it till we got back home, but China was a lot of fun!

We went out to Beijing to perform 'Same Old Brand New You' at MTV Asia Awards and to present an award. We werenít expecting to win anything, so it was a MASSIVE surprise when we won Best International Pop Group, itís so weird to know that people the other side of the world are actually listening and appreciating your music. Weíve said it a million times, but a1 fans are the best Ė no matter where you are in the world!

Presenting the award was lots of fun too even if we couldnít understand everything that was said! But weíre sure Sandy Lam was just as happy with her award for Best Female Vietnamese Artist as we were with ours!

We also did a whole bunch of interviews while we were there. Itís quite strange because people donít know that much about us and you have to do the whole thing through a translator!

We were really lucky too because we were also able to taken in a spot of sightseeing - you never imagine youíre ever going to see such breathtaking sites as the Great Wall Of China and the Forbidden City! Beijing was a totally amazing place, on the one hand it's like going back in time, but then you go into a hotel and itís so high-tech, itís like being on a film set. Canít wait to go back!

See you soon

Love

a1

 Have Your Say!

News just in! Now all of you lucky enough to have lost it over Ben, Mark, Chris and Paul live can send the rest of us green with envy!

There are even more live dates than ever waiting for your reviews over in the Community section, so get on the case and spill the beans!

 Free Prize Draw

The first lucky winner of the a1 free prize draw is Jane Kirkham from Birmingham. She wins a signed copy of "No More" and "Same Old Brand New You". To be in with a chance to win exclusive memorabilia, all you've got to do is join the a1 news service. The prizes include signed singles, posters, photos, promo vinyl and tons more!!! The lucky winners will be drawn at random and announced each month on a1-online. Click here to sign up.

 New Summer PAs Comin' Your Way

Only just halfway through the summer and the guys had already put in showstoppin' performances at the likes of Mardi Gras and Capital FM's Party In the Park, now there are even more dates for you to look forward to...

14th July - Red Dragon FM, Cardiff
15th July - Aire FM, Leeds
29th July - TFM Party In The Park, Stockton

5th August - Party In The Park, The Wave, Swansea
9th August - GWR Balloon Fiesta, Bristol
10th August - CITV Roadshow, Alton Towers
13th August - Blue Peter Roadshow, Scarborough
19th August - Radio 1's One Big Sunday
25th August - Viking FM, Hull; Hallam FM, Sheffield
26th August - Metro FM, Newcastle
27th August - Party In The Park, BRMB; Party On The Pier, Radio City
2nd September - Party In The Park, Fox FM.