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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

  • OECD warns over risks of raising interest rates
    Interest rate setters face a “difficult balancing act” amid the threat of a potential housing market correction and risks to the wider economy from raising borrowing costs, according to an influential think tank. The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warned the UK was among a number of economies where...
  • Newport arrests bring total held over Parsons Green bombing to five
    Two more men have been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green bombing, taking the total to five, Scotland Yard said. Men aged 30 and 48 were detained during a raid by counter-terrorism officers at a home in Newport, South Wales at around 5. 10am on Wednesday. A third man,...

  • Ex-Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif given five-year spot-fixing ban
    Former Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif has been banned for five years for his role in the Pakistan Super League spot-fixing case. Latif was charged with six breaches of his country’s anti-corruption code following the scandal which engulfed the PSL in the United Arab Emirates last winter. The 31-year-old has been...
  • ‘Memory Man’ Jimmy Magee, veteran of 11 Olympics and 12 World Cups, dies aged 82
    One of the best loved faces and voices of sport in Ireland, Jimmy Magee, has died. The RTE commentator and journalist, known as the Memory Man, was 82. Magee was indelibly linked with some of the greatest moments in Irish and international sport and commentated at 11 Olympic Games and...

  • Jessie Wallace says EastEnders spin-off will not return
    Jessie Wallace has said she does not think EastEnders spin-off Kat And Alfie: Redwater will be back. The actress, 45, and her co-star Shane Richie appeared in the drama earlier this year. It followed their Walford characters Kat and Alfie Moon as they moved to Ireland to find the long-lost...
  • Michael Jackson’s impact on art explored in major National Portrait Gallery show
    Michael Jackson will be the subject of a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery looking at the late pop star’s influence on art. The gallery said that, almost 10 years after the Billie Jean singer’s death, the way he inspired contemporary artists was “an untold story”. Michael Jackson: On...


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