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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

  • Women-only train carriages could combat rising sex attack figures, MP says
    Women-only train carriages should be considered to curb levels of sexual violence on public transport, a Labour frontbencher has said. Shadow fire minister Chris Williamson said creating separate travelling arrangements for female passengers might offer “a safe space” for women as sexual offences on trains have more than doubled in...
  • Carol Vorderman picks up award for work with RAF cadets
    Carol Vorderman has always been a high-flyer – and has now scooped an award for working with youngsters in the Royal Air Force. Vorderman, 56, received the Lennox-Boyd Trophy while meeting “inspiring” young air cadets at RAF Syerston in Nottinghamshire on Tuesday. The former Countdown host, dressed in a...

  • Phil Parkinson and Carlos Carvalhal dismissed in fiery clash at Bolton
    Managers Phil Parkinson and Carlos Carvalhal could be facing disciplinary action after both were dismissed in a fiery finish to Bolton’s 3-2 Carabao Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday. Wanderers chief Parkinson and opposite number Carvalhal were sent from their respective dugouts in the 88th minute by referee David Webb. Carvalhal...
  • Barcelona taking action against Neymar over world-record move to PSG
    Barcelona are pursuing damages from Neymar for what they allege to be a “breach of contract”. The Brazil forward left the Nou Camp this month for a world-record £200. 6million, joining Paris St Germain in a move that more than doubled the previous highest fee. Life as a PSG player...

  • Bonnie Tyler eclipses Justin Bieber with download chart victory
    Singer Bonnie Tyler has celebrated beating Justin Bieber after her hit single Total Eclipse Of The Heart topped download charts. She played the 1983 track for passengers on board a cruise ship to mark the solar eclipse that was visible in the US on Monday. It prompted a fresh wave...
  • Stephen Mangan to play therapist in new comedy
    Stephen Mangan will write and star in a new comedy about an unconventional therapist, Channel 4 has announced. The Episodes star will play Dr Richard Pitt, a therapist with a chequered professional career who finds himself at a crossroads in life. Stephen Mangan (Ian West/PA)The six half-hour episodes of Hang...


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