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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

  • ‘Highly unusual’ square monument found within Avebury stone circle, surveys show
    A “striking and apparently unique” square monument has been discovered within the famous stone circle at Avebury, archaeologists said. Surveys of an area within the Wiltshire World Heritage Site where excavations in 1939 were interrupted by the outbreak of war have revealed a series of previously unknown prehistoric standing stones...
  • UK entry fee could be used to improve border technology
    Visitors should be charged £10 to enter Britain to pay for new technology to avoid the need for a hard Irish border and increase the ease of doing business after Brexit, a think-tank has said. The Reform think-tank said the fee would be in line with United States charges for...

  • Leeds own Elland Road for the first time in 13 years
    Leeds’ Elland Road stadium is under club ownership for the first time in 13 years after Andrea Radrizzani completed a deal to purchase the ground. The Sky Bet Championship club announced the agreement with Teak Commercial Limited, a firm based in the British Virgin Islands and owners of Elland Road...
  • New Zealand full-back Ben Smith out of second Test against British & Irish Lions
    New Zealand full-back Ben Smith has been ruled out of Saturday’s second Test against the British and Irish Lions. Smith, who suffered concussion during last weekend’s 30-15 victory in the first match, and centre Ryan Crotty (hamstring) are both sidelined for the Westpac Stadium clash. TEAM NAMING | Two changes...

  • Tom Holland ‘mind blown’ at Spider-Man premiere
    Tom Holland has said attending the world premiere of his first Spider-Man film is “mind-blowing”. The British actor, 21, also said he has no immediate plans to leave London yet for the lure of Hollywood, despite being lined up for sequels. Holland poses on the red carpet (Paula Munoz/AP)Holland, who...
  • Andrew Scott: Important I don’t always play freaks
    Sherlock star Andrew Scott has said it is important he does not only portray “freaks”. The actor returned to the role of Moriarty in series four of the hit BBC drama and is currently portraying Hamlet at the Harold Pinter Theatre. He told Attitude Magazine how his choice of acting...


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