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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.



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

  • Celebrities add their voices to mental health conversation
    Former England cricket captain Andrew Flintoff, rapper Professor Green and comic Ruby Wax are some of the stars talking publicly about their mental health battles in a series of new films. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have released the 10 films that feature celebrities and ordinary...
  • Missing mother being sought in abduction probe
    A mother who was reported missing with her two sons is wanted by police on suspicion of abduction. Samantha Baldwin, 42, from Newark, was last seen near Nottingham city centre on Monday. Police believe she is with sons Dylan Madge, six, and Louis Madge, nine, who she does not have...

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger: I didn’t get chance of proper goodbye at Old Trafford
    Bastian Schweinsteiger has revealed he did not get the chance to properly say goodbye to his Manchester United team-mates before signing for Chicago Fire. The German’s move to the Major League Soccer club was officially confirmed by United on Wednesday afternoon after the formality of his visa had been resolved....
  • Jermain Defoe ‘could leave Sunderland for nothing following relegation’
    England international Jermain Defoe could leave Sunderland for nothing this summer if the club do not retain their Premier League status. Sources on Wearside have confirmed to Press Association Sport the existence of a clause in the contract extension the 34-year-old striker signed last June which would allow him to...

  • Victoria Beckham films Carpool Karaoke with James Corden
    Victoria Beckham has revealed she will appear on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. The former Spice Girl posted a video on social media as she prepared to start filming the segment for James’s US chat programme, The Late Late Show. She will appear in an episode to be aired in...
  • Emmerdale fans praise soap as Faith Dingle’s cancer history is revealed
    Emmerdale viewers have praised the ITV soap for portraying Faith Dingle’s story as it was revealed that the character had undergone breast cancer surgery. In an emotional episode on Wednesday, Faith, played by Sally Dexter, held back from a reconciliatory hug with estranged daughter Chas following a heated row. It...


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