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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

  • Three Earth-sized planets in newly discovered solar system could support life
    Life may have evolved on at least three planets in a newly discovered solar system just 39 light years from Earth, scientists believe. Astronomers have detected no less than seven Earth-sized worlds orbiting a cool dwarf star known as TRAPPIST-1. The six inner planets lie in a temperate zone where...
  • Whirlpool upgrades its warning to consumers with faulty dryers
    Whirlpool has upgraded its warning to consumers with faulty Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda dryers to unplug the potentially dangerous machines until they have been repaired. Whirlpool updated the advice on its website after receiving enforcement notices from Peterborough Trading Standards (PTS), which has been dealing with the alert involving a...

  • Adam Lallana signs new three-year deal at Liverpool
    England international Adam Lallana has extended his stay at Liverpool after the club announced on Wednesday that he had signed a new contract. Press Association Sport understands the England midfielder has agreed a new £110,000-a-week three-year deal – effective from this summer – with the option of a further 12...
  • Do Manchester United get more penalties than other Premier League teams?
    Manchester United are on the longest run without a penalty of any Premier League club, in contrast to their historical reputation. Press Association Sport data also shows that after Wigan (scored) and Huddersfield (missed) were finally awarded penalties on Tuesday night, Rotherham are the only remaining club in England’s top...

  • Jay Z to be first rapper inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame
    Jay Z is to become the first rapper ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in the US. The music star – whose debut album Reasonable Doubt was released in 1996 – will join the Hall as part of its 2017 class. Jay Z (Yui Mok/PA)Announcing the latest crop...
  • Tom Hardy is to read three more CBeebies Bedtime Stories
    Tom Hardy is to delight mothers across the nation again, when he reads three more Bedtime Stories on children’s TV channel CBeebies. The actor, 39, was a big hit when he read the night-time story to pre-schoolers on New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day. And now the BBC has confirmed...


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