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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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Comprehensive industry coverage spanning editorial, graphics, data and images.



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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

  • NHS review targets ‘low-value’ prescription items
    Travel vaccinations, gluten-free foods and omega-3 supplements may no longer be available on the NHS under major cost-cutting plans. NHS England will next month launch a consultation as it works to develop new national guidelines to stop GPs prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of...
  • £7m sale of Wentworth Woodhouse stately home ‘a triumph against all odds’
    The £7 million sale of a stately home believed to be the largest house in Britain is “a triumph against all the odds”, a preservation group has said. Grade I-listed Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, is said to have been the inspiration for Pemberley in Jane Austen’s Pride and...

  • England boss Gareth Southgate urges Ross Barkley to continue fine Everton form
    England manager Gareth Southgate understands Ross Barkley’s frustration but says the playmaker will get his chance if he keeps playing well for Everton. An upturn in form at Goodison Park saw the 23-year-old this month return to the Three Lions set-up for the first time since Euro 2016. But, just...
  • Gareth McAuley feared worst two days after Seamus Coleman suffered broken leg
    Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley has revealed how fearful he was when he lost feeling in his foot just two days after Seamus Coleman’s sickening leg break. The Premier League’s current oldest outfield player, ever present in West Brom’s defence during their 29 top-flight games this term, was engulfed by panic...

  • No-one gave me a ‘big reason’ for axing Midweek, says Radio 4’s Libby Purves
    Radio 4 presenter Libby Purves has said nobody has given her a “big philosophical reason” for the decision to axe Midweek after 35 years on air. The long-running Wednesday morning show, which is repeated at 9pm, will come to an end on March 29, the BBC announced last year. The show launched...
  • Adele: I may never tour again
    Adele has said she may never tour again after completing a string of stadium shows in Australia and New Zealand. The British star told a crowd at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium that she was not “good” at touring and felt “vulnerable” on stage, according to the New Zealand Herald. Adele...


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