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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

  • Man arrested and bailed after swoop by counter-terror officers
    A second man arrested as part of an investigation in London by counter-terrorism officers has been released on bail. The Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism command detained the 40-year-old man in south-east London on Saturday. He was held on suspicion of “being concerned in funding arrangements for the purposes of terrorism” and...
  • William, Kate and Harry make a splash as they cheer on marathon runners
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge found out the hard way about the perils of manning the London Marathon’s water station when they were forced to dodge a flying deluge. William and Kate had to take evasive action from an incoming shower as they handed out liquid refreshments to the...

  • Wayne Rooney marks comeback with goal as Manchester United beat Burnley
    Returning captain Wayne Rooney complemented Anthony Martial’s 10 million euro strike as Manchester United secured a much-needed victory at Burnley, moving Jose Mourinho’s men within a point of Manchester City ahead of this week’s derby. Back in action after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo to serious knee injuries in...
  • Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez sinks Manchester City to set up all-London FA Cup final
    Alexis Sanchez struck an extra-time winner as Arsenal came from behind to beat Manchester City 2-1 in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Sergio Aguero had put City ahead with a fine breakaway goal just after the hour having had another strike controversially ruled out – but Nacho Monreal equalised....

  • Chris Evans ‘hit wall’ 18 miles into marathon and says real one couldn’t be worse
    Chris Evans has said hitting a real wall would have been more comfortable than hitting the wall of exhaustion during the London Marathon. The Radio 2 DJ completed the 26. 2-mile run to raise money for Children In Need. The keen runner told the BBC it was harder than ever...
  • Rihanna branded ‘disgusting’ for images of Queen’s head superimposed on her body
    Rihanna has been criticised by fans after sharing images of herself with the Queen’s head superimposed on her body. Many said the Barbadian singer, 29, was being “disrespectful” after the four pictures were posted on Instagram. The images showed Rihanna in a string of raunchy looks – including skimpy cut-offs,...


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