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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

  • In video: Plane crashes into two homes in California
    Three people have died and two others are injured after a small plane crashed into two homes in Riverside, California. The Cessna 310 aircraft came down shortly after take off. It was carrying a husband, wife and three teenagers home from a cheerleading competition at Disneyland....
  • Patients dying as hospitals are ‘jam-full’, says doctors’ report
    NHS doctors’ experiences of “grave pressure” they face while working in the health service have been laid bare in a new report. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said its document shows that doctors are facing “bed shortages, staff shortages and a lack of resources” while working on the NHS...

  • Sale Sharks sign Scotland international Josh Strauss
    Sale have announced the signing of Scotland international Josh Strauss. The Glasgow Warrior has signed a three-year deal with the Sharks. The 30-year-old South Africa-born back-row has made 11 appearances for Scotland and has been hailed as a “world-class” signing by the Sharks’ director of rugby, Steve Diamond. BREAKING NEWS:@JoshStrauss1...
  • Mercedes are still top of the tree, says confident Lewis Hamilton
    Lewis Hamilton insists Mercedes remain Formula One’s team to beat after an ominous opening day of pre-season testing in Barcelona. While the sport has undergone a radical overhaul of its regulations over the winter in a bid to spice up the show, it was a familiar driver and team at...

  • Anti-rape campaigners hail storyline in new series of Broadchurch
    Police and rape counsellors have praised the makers of Broadchurch and said they hope the storyline will encourage victims to come forward. Viewers were moved by harrowing scenes in which Trish Winterman, played by former Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, recounted being raped as the show returned on Monday. The...
  • Everything you need to know about the accountant who caused Oscars chaos with the wrong envelope
    A high-flying accountant caused chaos at the Oscars after handing Warren Beatty an envelope from the wrong pile, a boss at the firm responsible for the ballot countin has said. The climax of the Academy Awards fell victim to “human error”, leading to La La Land being mistakenly named the...


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