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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

  • Civilians could become chief constables under Government plans
    Civilians could compete with senior police for chief constable jobs under new Government plans. It is understood that people from outside policing could take the top roles in England and Wales following Home Office proposals. The Home Office said choosing police leaders is of the “highest importance”, and the College...
  • Marine Alexander Blackman jailed for seven years but could be free within weeks
    A Royal Marine who fatally shot an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan could be freed from prison within weeks. Sergeant Alexander Blackman, 42, from Taunton in Somerset, was sentenced to seven years on Tuesday for diminished responsibility manslaughter following the recent quashing of his murder conviction. As a result of...

  • Dr Richard Freeman defends reputation in letter to CMS select committee
    The doctor at the centre of UK Anti-Doping’s investigation into British Cycling and Team Sky has strongly defended his professional reputation in a written response to questions from the Culture, Media and Sport select committee. Citing ill health, Dr Richard Freeman pulled out of an appearance before the panel of...
  • Martin O’Neill says Gareth Bale lucky not to be sent off for John O’Shea tackle
    Martin O’Neill remains convinced Gareth Bale was fortunate not to see red as the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier showdown with Wales turned ugly. The Real Madrid star was booked for a rash challenge on defender John O’Shea seconds before team-mate Neil Taylor launched the tackle which left Seamus...

  • Who could have pushed Coronation Street’s Ken Barlow down the stairs?
    Coronation Street’s Ken Barlow is in hospital after an attacker shoved him down the stairs. He has had stern words with many members of his family of late, meaning there is quite the list of people who might have their reasons for killing him. Coronation Street (ITV)So who are the...
  • Corrie fans ‘praying’ for Ken Barlow after murder bid near staircase
    Coronation Street viewers were left fearing for Ken Barlow’s life after he was left for dead at the bottom of the stairs on Monday night’s programme. The soap veteran, played by William Roache, was found unconscious on the floor after someone apparently tried to kill him. Coronation Street (ITV)Fans were...


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