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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.



Giving news teams across the UK and Ireland access to the latest breaking news.



Fast, high quality video for digital or broadcast platforms.

Racing & Betting


Comprehensive industry coverage spanning editorial, graphics, data and images.



In-depth coverage encompassing editorial, data, images and video.

Page Production


Delivering cost-effective newspaper and magazine layouts as well as print-ready content.



From live and non-live sports data to TV, arts and events listings.



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.

PR & Industry Monitoring


Covering real time news monitoring to daily briefings and alerts.

PA’s latest stories

  • Murder charges possible after fatal Oakland warehouse fire
    Prosecutors say they are investigating the warehouse fire that killed 36 people in Oakland, California, and murder charges are possible. Alameda County district attorney Nancy O’Malley said her office has just started its probe and has not yet determined whether a crime occurred, but charges could range from murder to...
  • Helen Marten named winner of 2016 Turner Prize
    The artist Helen Marten has scooped a £25,000 jackpot after she was named winner of the 2016 Turner Prize. In a presentation, broadcast live by the BBC at London’s Tate Britain on Monday, she was praised for her “exceptional contribution” to “contemporary visual art”. The jury described her portfolio of...

  • Alastair Cook expected to be in charge for next winter’s Ashes
    Coach Trevor Bayliss expects Alastair Cook to lead England into next winter’s Ashes. Cook, who has captained his country more times than anyone else, recently admitted he did not know how long he would remain in the job, suggesting it could be as little as two months. But Bayliss thinks...
  • Brendan Rodgers hoping to remain Celtic boss for as long as possible
    Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has emphasised ahead of his side’s Champions League trip to Manchester City how happy he is with the Scottish club and that he is not thinking about making a return to English football any time soon. The ex-Swansea and Liverpool manager took charge at Celtic over...

  • Victoria’s Secret catwalk show like going into battle, says Joan Smalls
    Victoria’s Secret model Joan Smalls has compared walking in the lingerie brand’s annual fashion show with going into battle. The catwalk star, who recently strutted her stuff alongside Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid in underwear and wings at the event in Paris, said it is harder than it looks. Joan...
  • Pixie Lott in a ‘whirlwind’ since engagement to Oliver Cheshire
    Singer Pixie Lott says she has been in a “whirlwind” since she got engaged to boyfriend Oliver Cheshire. Model Oliver proposed to Pixie last month and the musician said she has not yet called him her fiance. She told the Press Association: “It is so exciting, it only happened a...


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