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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

  • Report into Iranian man’s murder finds ‘evidence of institutional racism’
    A police force and a council have been accused of institutional racism after “repeatedly siding with the abusers” of an Iranian man murdered after being wrongly accused of being a paedophile. The Safer Bristol Partnership found a “collective failure” by Avon and Somerset Police and Bristol City Council in the...
  • Two dead and three others in hospital after fire at luxury Scottish hotel
    Two people have died and three others are being treated in hospital after a fire broke out at the luxury Cameron House hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond. Dozens of firefighters were called to the five-star resort at around 6. 40am on Monday. The hotel is on the banks...

  • 5 reasons for England’s Ashes defeat
    England’s hopes of hanging on to the Ashes urn Down Under have disappeared after Australia took a decisive 3-0 series lead on day five in Perth. Here, Press Association Sport considers how and why the defence has evaporated with two Tests still to play. It doesn't get much better than...
  • Statistics behind England’s Ashes defeat
    Defeat by an innings in Perth cost England their chance at retaining the Ashes and set a number of unwanted statistical landmarks. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at the sorry tale of the series and England’s run of form. :: England have now lost eight successive Ashes Tests...

  • Ofcom to investigate Alex Salmond show on Russian TV
    Broadcasting regulator Ofcom is investigating Alex Salmond’s RT programme. The watchdog is examining the first episode of the former Scottish first minister’s show on the state-funded Russian channel, formerly known as Russia Today, to discover whether it broke accuracy rules. The episode of The Alex Salmond Show broadcast on November...
  • Ofcom investigating Lord Lawson climate change interview on Today
    Watchdog Ofcom has announced its first broadcasting standards investigation into the BBC after Lord Nigel Lawson contested evidence about climate change on Radio 4’s Today programme. The former Chancellor of the Exchequer appeared on the programme on August 10, when he claimed that there had been “no increase in extreme weather...


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