Last week i got a 32x8 board through which is basically 4x 8x8 matrixes still not happy i ordered another that arrived today and soldered the two together so i have 8x 8x8 matrixes and with editing led.matrix() from 4 to 8 it worked.
With the help my last post and rmhull s github code for the 7219 chip i was soon running various code. Next was to get a news ticker working and after a search i found feedparser a python module which can be installed with apt-get python-feedparser.
Running into a bit of difficulty i turned to twitter with what i had coded so far and help from @rgee0 aka richard gee we got there in getting a news ticker on screen.
Next was to merge the two codes and bingo worked on first attempt
Here is my newsticker in action.