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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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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

  • Thousands join Spanish king and prime minister in observing minute’s silence
    Barcelona, a hugely popular tourist destination, came to a halt at noon on Friday (11am BST) as a minute’s silence was observed in the Placa Catalunya, close to the scene of the attack. Led by King Felipe and Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy the silence was then followed by applause...
  • Ex-terror laws adviser calls for identity checks on those hiring vehicles
    Motorists should be subject to identity checks when hiring vehicles as part of measures to tackle the use of lorries and vans in attacks, a former terror laws watchdog has said. Lord Carlile of Berriew called for a number of steps after Barcelona became the latest European city hit by...

  • Premier League talking points ahead of the second round of action
    The new Premier League season continues with the second round of fixtures this weekend. Here we look at some talking points. Premier league arrives at WembleyComing to @wembleystadium on Sunday? Here's all of the key information you need to know – https://t. co/cBb9JHUq1b #COYS pic. twitter. com/GeL7abGJ2q— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial)...
  • Joe Marler commits to Harlequins with extended deal
    England prop Joe Marler has signed a contract extension with Harlequins, keeping him at the Aviva Premiership club until 2021. Marler has made 152 appearances for sole club Quins since his 2009 debut, and has won 51 Test caps with England. The 27-year-old is delighted to commit his future to...

  • Viewers to go behind the scenes in nostalgic Coronation Street clip
    A new Coronation Street campaign takes viewers on a nostalgic journey through the past 57 years of the soap opera. Iconic scenes from the ITV serial drama have been recreated in a promotional trailer which will also allow fans to see the work and craft behind the show. Archive photography...
  • Gender and racial equality in casting at Shakespeare’s Globe, new director says
    Productions at Shakespeare’s Globe will feature gender and race blind casting and the seasons will include equal roles for men and women, incoming artistic director Michelle Terry has said. The actress will take over from Emma Rice, who is departing the role at the end of the 2017/18 winter season...


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