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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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Providing a library of over 20 million of the best news, sport and entertainment images.



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PA’s latest stories

  • George HW Bush in intensive care and wife Barbara admitted to hospital
    George HW Bush has been admitted to an intensive care unit to address a respiratory problem from pneumonia, according to a spokesman for the former US president. Jim McGrath said Mr Bush’s wife, Barbara Bush, has also been admitted to hospital as a precaution after experiencing fatigue and coughing. Mr...
  • Girls to take part in GCHQ event to find cyber spies of the future
    Teenage girls are being invited to put their technology skills to the test in a competition that could unearth the cyber spies of the future. The contest has been set up by GCHQ’s new National Cyber Security Centre as part of efforts to inspire more women to join the fight...

  • Dave Jones appointed manager of Hartlepool
    Dave Jones has been appointed manager of Hartlepool, the Sky Bet League Two club have announced. Jones’ last managerial role was in 2013 at Sheffield Wednesday, but the 60-year-old is now back in the game with a side sitting 19th in the table and four points above the relegation zone....
  • Patrick Bamford joins Middlesbrough from Chelsea
    Patrick Bamford has joined Middlesbrough on a permanent transfer from Chelsea. The striker has moved to Teeside for an undisclosed fee, thought to be £6million, signing a four-and-a-half-year deal, Boro announced on Wednesday. Welcome back to #Boro, @Patrick_Bamford! #UTB ????⚪️️⚽️ pic. twitter. com/xxNgAE5MhD— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) January 18, 2017Bamford, who...

  • Which designer will dress Melania Trump for the inauguration?
    Designers Karl Lagerfeld and Ralph Lauren have been linked with dressing Donald Trump’s wife Melania for the inauguration ceremony on Friday. Several other designers have said they would be happy for Melania to wear their clothes at the event, but many have taken the opposite stance, with the likes of...
  • King Kong Trump is ‘not my president’, says Madonna
    Madonna has made her feelings for Donald Trump clear by sharing a picture in which the US President-elect is depicted as King Kong attacking the Statue of Liberty. The image, which the US singer posted on Instagram and Facebook, sees Madonna as the statue, sneering and holding a sign that...


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