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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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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

  • Angela Merkel wins fourth term but nationalists surge in German vote
    German chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened her conservatives and a nationalist, anti-migrant party surged into parliament. Ms Merkel’s centre-left challenger, Martin Schulz, conceded that his Social Democrats had suffered...
  • Surgeon stabbed outside mosque in ‘hate crime’
    A surgeon has been stabbed outside a mosque in an attack that Muslim community leaders condemned as a hate crime. The victim, a man in his 60s named locally as surgeon Dr Nasser Kurdy, was taken to hospital with a stab wound to his neck following the assault outside the...

  • Casey falls away as Thomas claims FedEx Cup with second-placed finish in Atlanta
    Paul Casey suffered a nightmare final round as Xander Schauffele won the Tour Championship and runner-up Justin Thomas claimed the FedEx Cup title and 10million US dollars bonus. Casey began the day with a two-shot lead and in pole position to celebrate the recent birth of his second child by...
  • Luke Campbell reveals his father died in lead-up to title fight
    Luke Campbell had to cope with the death of his father in the lead-up to his WBA lightweight title fight with Jorge Linares. The London 2012 gold medal winner was beaten on a split decision in California on Saturday night against the Venezuelan champion. And the 29-year-old Englishman revealed his...

  • Villain Willmott-Brown sneaks around Kathy’s Cafe in new EastEnders pictures
    EastEnders villain James Willmott-Brown wastes no time before he starts nosing around just days after returning to Albert Square. The posh baddie, played by William Boyde, has returned to Walford 28 years after he was sentenced to three years in prison for the rape of Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth). James...
  • Charlotte Hawkins: No Strictly ‘curse’ for me – I’m happily married
    Newsreader Charlotte Hawkins has brushed off concerns about the so-called Strictly “curse” because she and her husband are very happily married. The Good Morning Britain host, who is one of this year’s hopefuls for Strictly Come Dancing, has also revealed she is taking inspiration from her “carefree” two-year-old daughter on...


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