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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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PA’s latest stories

  • Austerity policies caused Grenfell Tower disaster, firefighter says
    MPs should be “dragged” from Parliament to see Grenfell Tower’s shell as a reminder of how their decisions caused the disaster, a firefighter has said. Lucy Masoud, who worked on the recovery operation after the June 14 tragedy, blamed the blaze on Government austerity measures and a contempt for social...
  • Suicide attack kills 15 officers at Afghan military academy
    A suicide attack has killed 15 army officers west of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. Defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said the attack took place outside the training academy of the Marshal Fahim National Defence University, killing 15 officers and wounding four others. He added that the attack on foot occurred in...

  • Hearts close on leading group while Thistle claim first win
    Hearts moved above St Johnstone into fifth in the Ladbrokes Premiership table as Kyle Lafferty’s goal sealed a 1-0 victory at McDiarmid Park. With the top four not in league action because of the Betfred Cup semi-finals it was a chance for both St Johnstone and Hearts to close the...
  • Leaders Shrewsbury leave it late to beat Fleetwood
    Aristote Nsiala headed a late winner as Sky Bet League One leaders Shrewsbury beat Fleetwood 1-0. The central defender crowned an impressive performance when he nodded home Shaun Whalley’s 89th-minute corner for his second goal of the season. Shrewsbury, the only unbeaten team in the Football League this season, have...

  • Liam Gallagher ‘upset’ with brother Noel’s performance of Champagne Supernova
    Liam Gallagher is “upset” with a version of Champagne Supernova played by his brother Noel. The former Oasis frontman called out Noel, who wrote the 1996 hit, after he played it live at a gig in Brazil. Just heard Dollys version of champagne supernova in Brazil somebody needs to have...
  • ES Magazine offers ‘unreserved apologies’ to Solange Knowles
    ES Magazine has apologised to Solange Knowles over an image of the singer on its cover. The US singer, who released a song called Don’t Touch My Hair, complained on Instagram that her image had been altered in the Evening Standard publication. dtmh @eveningstandardmagazineA post shared by Solange (@saintrecords)...


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