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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

  • PM vows major inquiry into use of flammable cladding after Grenfell fire
    Prime Minister Theresa May has said there must be a “major national investigation” into the use of potentially flammable cladding on high-rise towers across the country over a period of decades. Mrs May’s call came as Cabinet was informed 95 samples of cladding from tower blocks in 32 English local...
  • Man loses challenge over sentence for murdering EastEnders actress and children
    The partner of former EastEnders star Sian Blake has lost a challenge against his “whole-life” jail sentence for murdering her and their two young children. Arthur Simpson-Kent, 50, failed to persuade Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas and two other leading judges at the Court of Appeal in London that the...

  • Injury scare for Murray ahead of Wimbledon title defence
    Andy Murray has pulled out of his scheduled Wimbledon warm-up match at the Hurlingham Club on Tuesday because of a sore hip. The world number one had scheduled two matches at the exhibition Aspall Tennis Classic event following his first-round exit at Queen’s Club last week. He had been due...
  • Newcastle move to reassure Rafa Benitez that transfer targets are being pursued
    Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has been told the club shares his frustration as they await a significant breakthrough in the transfer market. A report over the weekend suggested the Spaniard could walk away having become disillusioned over a stalling recruitment drive which to date amounts only to the permanent capture...

  • Petition to ban Big Brother gathers more than 400 signatures
    A petition calling for Big Brother to be axed from television has gathered more than 400 signatures. At the weekend an explosive row led to security stepping in and contestant Lotan Carter being removed from the reality show house. A change. org petition calls for the Channel 5 programme to...
  • Battle of the breakfast hosts – Piers Morgan and Dan Walker row over Grenfell Tower interview
    Rival breakfast news presenters Piers Morgan and Dan Walker have waded into round two of a row about their programmes. Good Morning Britain anchor Morgan had tweeted his anger that Sir Michael Fallon had pulled out of an interview with him about the Grenfell Tower fire just hours before his...


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