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



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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

  • Driver shot by German police after car injures three in Heidelberg
    A man drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg on Saturday, injuring three people. He then fled and was shot after being tracked down by officers, police said. One of the three people hit outside a bakery was seriously injured, police spokeswoman...
  • Jodie Foster joins rally against Trump travel ban
    Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster told demonstrators it is “our time to resist” as she joined a rally opposing US president Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban, two days before the Academy Awards. She spoke to demonstrators gathered outside the Beverly Hills headquarters of United Talent Agency (UTA), which cancelled its...

  • Andre Ayew rescues a point for West Ham at Watford
    Andre Ayew climbed off the bench to rescue a point for West Ham in a 1-1 draw at Watford. The Hammers were trailing to Troy Deeney’s third-minute penalty until Ghana forward Ayew tucked in the rebound after Michail Antonio’s shot had hit both posts. It was no more than West...
  • Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton makes match-winning return against France
    Johnny Sexton shrugged off France’s latest bully-boy tactics to pilot Ireland’s stubborn 19-9 RBS 6 Nations victory in Dublin. Sexton copped a heavy, late hit from former Racing 92 team-mate Eddy Ben Arous but shook off any damage to end the day with an 11-point haul in Ireland’s fine triumph....

  • Abigail’s Party is 40 – but director Mike Leigh expected it to ‘sink without trace’
    Director Mike Leigh has said he expected his hit play Abigail’s Party to “sink without trace”. The film and theatre writer spoke to The Guardian to mark the 40th anniversary of his classic 1977 tale that enjoyed huge success after making the crossover to television. He recounted how he had...
  • Film slamming Hillary Clinton collects four Razzie Awards including worst picture
    A film taking aim at former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has been handed a number of accolades at the not-so-prestigious Razzie Awards. Hillary’s America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party and Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice each collected four prizes at the 37th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards. British...


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