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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

  • More than 140 missing as homes buried by China landslide
    More than 140 people are feared to have been buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth which crashed into their homes in south-western China early on Saturday, officials said. The landslide from a mountain engulfed a cluster of more than 40 homes and a...
  • Hundreds face housing chaos as tower blocks evacuated over cladding fears
    Hundreds of residents of a London housing estate have found their lives thrown into chaos after their tower blocks were evacuated amid safety fears linked to the Grenfell disaster. From families with newborn babies to a Second World War veteran, residents of the Chalcots estate in Camden were ordered out...

  • Alvaro Arbeloa retires from football
    Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and West Ham defender Alvaro Arbeloa is retiring from football. The 34-year-old Spaniard made three Premier League appearances for the Hammers last season before being released and in an interview with Marca he revealed he was hanging up his boots. “It’s time to say goodbye,” he...
  • Dan Evans’ future in hands of International Tennis Federation after drug test
    British number three Dan Evans is waiting to find out his punishment after testing positive for cocaine in April. Evans, who is ranked 50th in the world, will now miss Wimbledon next month and could face a ban of up to four years. He has been provisionally suspended by the...

  • Tilda Swinton and Brad Pitt delight fans at late-night Glastonbury film screening
    Actors Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton have delighted film fans at Glastonbury Festival as they staged a late-night “premiere” for upcoming movie, Okja. The heartwarming fantasy, with an important environmental message, follows a little girl in South Korea and her best friend Okja, a species of “superpig’ bred for livestock....
  • Evita to return to London’s West End for limited run
    Acclaimed theatre show Evita will return to the West End for a limited run to mark the 65th anniversary of the death of Eva Peron. The hit musical, penned by Lord Lloyd-Webber and Sir Tim Rice, is to be staged by Bill Kenwright from the end of July to mid-October, to coincide...


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