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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.

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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

  • Family’s heartbreak after scans reveal mascot Bradley Lowery, 5, has new tumour
    The family of a football mascot whose battle with terminal cancer has won the hearts of people around the world have revealed he has a new tumour. Thousands of well-wishers have shown their support for Bradley Lowery, five, from Blackhall, County Durham, who has neuroblastoma. The Sunderland fan has been...
  • Cressida Dick is appointed first female Met Police commissioner
    Cressida Dick has been appointed as the new head of Scotland Yard, becoming the first woman to hold the most senior post in British policing. The 56-year-old will succeed Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe as Metropolitan Police commissioner. Commissioner "My warmest congratulations to Cressida Dick. She's achieved an incredible amount &...

  • Adam Lallana signs new three-year deal at Liverpool
    England international Adam Lallana has extended his stay at Liverpool after the club announced on Wednesday that he had signed a new contract. Press Association Sport understands the England midfielder has agreed a new £110,000-a-week three-year deal – effective from this summer – with the option of a further 12...
  • Wing George North back in Wales’ line-up for Six Nations game against Scotland
    George North will return to Wales’ starting line-up for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash against Scotland at Murrayfield. The Northampton wing has recovered from a leg injury that sidelined him for Wales’ 21-16 loss to reigning champions England earlier this month, and he replaces Alex Cuthbert. It is the only...

  • Holly Willoughby nearly misses Brit Awards after getting stuck in traffic
    This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby nearly missed the Brit Awards due to being stuck in traffic en route to London’s O2 Arena. The TV star shared a picture of herself looking perplexed in the back of her car next to her husband Dan Baldwin, who appeared to be snoozing, before...
  • David Bowie becomes the first posthumous main category Brits winner in history
    David Bowie has been named British Male Solo Artist at the Brit Awards just over a year since his death. The music superstar received the accolade for the third time and is the first posthumous winner of a main category award in the Brits history. Bowie, who died of cancer...


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