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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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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.

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Covering real time news monitoring to daily briefings and alerts.

PA’s latest stories

  • In pictures: Playful Prince Harry joins in park fun
    Prince Harry left a little boy giddy with delight by giving him a royal spin. The playful antics came as Harry visited an east London park to join children taking part in a session of the Fit And Fed campaign, which gives youngsters in the borough of Newham free sporting...
  • Delight as red squirrel kittens are born at Belfast Zoo
    Five new red squirrel kittens have been born at Belfast Zoo in a major success for conservation efforts. The population has dramatically declined due to the loss of the tree-living rodent’s forest habitats and competition from the grey squirrel, which carries a lethal virus. Zoo manager Alyn Cairns said a...

  • UEFA fines Celtic over crowd offences against Linfield
    Celtic have been fined just over £20,000 by UEFA for crowd offences in their home Champions League qualifier against Linfield. The Scottish champions were fined 23,000 euros (£20,616) over “illicit banner” and “blocked stairways” charges. UEFA said the first charge related to a banner portraying a person in a paramilitary...
  • The Britons hoping to succeed at the World Championships
    The British athletes can bank on extra support from the crowd at the World Championships as they plot home success. Sir Mo Farah and Laura Muir are expected to deliver and, here, Press Association Sport looks and them and the other Britons expected to challenge for medals. LAURA MUIRLaura Muir...

  • Ross Kemp drops major Strictly Come Dancing hint
    Ross Kemp has not ruled out taking part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. The former EastEnders star recently said he was previously asked to appear on the BBC One dancing series, but that he had turned it down. During an appearance on ITV’s Loose Women, Kemp was asked by...
  • Sir Mick Jagger makes political statement with new music
    Sir Mick Jagger has taken aim at Brexit Britain in new music released this week, declaring “England Lost” and the country has “Gotta Get A Grip”. The two new tracks, released late on Thursday night, give a sneering take on many hot topics including corruption, immigration, “fake news”, anti-intellectualism and...


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