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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

  • St Peter’s Square fountains being shut off due to drought
    The Vatican has said it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St Peter’s Square, because of Italy’s drought. Vatican Radio said the decision is linked with Pope Francis’s teachings on the environment. The pope has decried wasteful practices and said clean drinking water is vital for both...
  • Asda withdraws own brand nappy after father says baby had ‘chemical reaction’
    Asda has withdrawn an own brand nappy for newborns from sale after a father claimed his son suffered a “chemical reaction” to the product. Jordan Bartliff posted pictures on Facebook showing his premature baby’s red and irritated skin. He said the youngster, who was born five weeks early, had been...

  • Lukaku: Mourinho convinced me to join Man Utd and I’m grateful for chance
    Romelu Lukaku is determined to make history with Manchester United and help Jose Mourinho “rebuild the club”. Most onlookers expected the 24-year-old to be donning blue right now, with it appearing for much of the summer a case of when rather than if he rejoined Chelsea from Everton. But Mourinho,...
  • Danny Willett admits he would consider surgery to solve back injury problems
    A disconsolate Danny Willett would consider surgery to solve his ongoing injury problems after another disappointing performance in the Open Championship. Willett, who in April became the first reigning Masters champion to miss the cut at Augusta since Mike Weir in 2004, has withdrawn from three of his last six...

  • Michael Morpurgo: I was doubtful that War Horse stage play would see success
    Author Michael Morpurgo has admitted that he doubted the hugely popular stage adaptation of his novel War Horse would ever be a success. The heart-wrenching wartime tale, which was also turned into a major film in 2011, has become one of the most talked about productions since it came to...
  • Happy Valley’s Sally Wainwright says being a woman still means she is overlooked
    Happy Valley creator Sally Wainwright says she believes her talents as a writer have been overlooked in the past because she is a woman. The award-winning writer and director has earned the honour of a South Bank Show profile with presenter Melvyn Bragg, but she said the accolade was long...


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