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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

  • Man shocked at road rage accusation after he tried to help trapped driver
    A medical sales rep has said he was shocked to be accused of road rage after he tried to help a trapped driver following a dramatic motorway crash. Christopher Dye’s own dashcam captured the collision on the M62 on the Yorkshire-Greater Manchester border on May 12 last year. Mr Dye’s...
  • In pictures: Trafalgar Square vigil for victims of Westminster attack
    Defiance and quiet dignity were shown at a vigil to the victims of the Westminster attack where crowds were told that the “evil and twisted acts of terrorism will be defeated”. (Lauren Hurley/PA)(Yui Mok/PA)Multi-faith leaders, residents, tourists, police and politicians gathered at the candlelit vigil in London’s Trafalgar Square, which...

  • British Swimming investigates bullying claims from para-swimmers
    British Swimming is the latest national governing body to become embroiled in a bullying controversy after it confirmed a BBC report that it has set up an internal investigation into claims from several para-swimmers. The complainants are understood to include several medallists from Rio 2016, where para-swimming was ParalympicsGB’s most...
  • Everton agree deal to buy land for new Bramley Moore Dock stadium
    Everton have taken a significant step towards their goal of building a new stadium on the banks of the River Mersey after securing a deal to acquire land at Bramley Moore Dock. The club have agreed Heads of Terms to acquire the site, two miles from Goodison Park on the...

  • Richard Osman reveals his firm stance on Jaffa Cakes in heated World Cup of Biscuits campaign
    Pointless star Richard Osman has likened the debate over whether Jaffa Cakes are a cake or a biscuit to Brexit, and insisted he will defend them as the latter “against anybody”. The TV presenter is running a World Cup of Biscuits competition in aid of Red Nose Day, and is...
  • Eurovision singer banned from Ukraine could be first to compete via satellite
    A Eurovision Song Contest entrant who was banned from travelling to host country Ukraine may become the first act ever to compete by satellite. Julia Samoylova, 27, was chosen to represent Russia in the annual singing competition, but has been given a travel ban by Ukraine which will stop her...


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