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PA is the UK’s leading provider of multimedia content and services. Established as the Press Association in 1868, PA remains the national news agency for the UK and Ireland, serving a broad range of customers including major media and digital brands around the world, businesses and public sector organisations.

In addition to our newswire, PA’s products and services span pictures, video, data APIs, hosted live blogs, graphics, listings pages, social media curation and page production. The news agency is part of the PA Group of specialist media companies.



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Providing a library of over 20 million of the best news, sport and entertainment images.



Shareable, emotive and relevant features spanning real life, lifestyle, motoring and more.

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PA’s latest stories

  • Funding cuts to black police group a bid to silence critics – officers
    Britain’s largest police force has been accused of attempting to “silence” criticism on diversity by reportedly cutting funding for its black officers’ association. Plans would see the Metropolitan Black Police Association (MetBPA) lose all three full-time staff in order to cut costs, The Guardian said. Cressida Dick is the incoming...
  • Conservatives snatch Copeland from Labour in humiliating by-election blow
    The Conservatives have dealt Labour a humiliating blow after snatching Copeland in a historic by-election victory. Tory Trudy Harrison took the Cumbrian seat, which had been held by Jeremy Corbyn’s party since the constituency was formed in 1983, with a majority of 2,147. It is the first time a...

  • Leicester’s greatest manager: A timeline of Ranieri’s reign
    Leicester have sacked manager Claudio Ranieri nine months a stunning Premier League title success last season. The Foxes are in danger of becoming the first champions since Manchester City in 1938 to be relegation after winning the title. “Never, never did I imagine this" – Claudio Ranieri pic. twitter. com/oAybkx0Dma—...
  • Leicester begin search for new manager after Claudio Ranieri sacking
    Leicester begin their search for the man they hope will deliver Premier League safety after sacking the club’s “most successful manager of all time” Claudio Ranieri on Thursday. With the Foxes hovering just one point above the relegation zone, the Italian was relieved of his duties after the team returned...

  • EastEnders star Cheryl Fergison hits out at Twitter trolls
    Cheryl Fergison has criticised Twitter trolls after they compared a guest on Jeremy Kyle’s show to her EastEnders alter-ego. The actress, 51, said she was fed up with people “ripping each other apart”. Cheryl Fergison (Gareth Fuller/PA)According to the Daily Mirror, she hit out when a guest on Jeremy’s ITV...
  • Zachary Quinto slams Trump over transgender students at Oscar Wilde Awards
    Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto criticised President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind public-school bathroom rules for transgender students as he received an Oscar Wilde Award. The Hollywood star, who is openly gay, urged the public to “fight for people who are striving to find their way in this world” as...


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