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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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Page Production


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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

  • Monarchy to see financial boost from taxpayer after Crown Estate income rises
    The monarchy is expected to receive a financial boost from the taxpayer after the Crown Estate, whose profits fund the Queen’s official work, recorded a large jump in income. On the day Buckingham Palace accounts were released showing the Queen’s official net expenditure increased by £2 million to almost £42...
  • Which? reveal best and worst broadband speeds in the UK
    The best and worst broadband speeds across the UK have been revealed by a new study, with the bottom three all coming from Scotland. The research, conducted by consumer organisation Which?, found the Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands and Highland local authorities all averaged the lowest speeds. Ryedale in Yorkshire and...

  • Hamilton should accept some blame for Baku bust-up with Vettel – Jackie Stewart
    Sir Jackie Stewart believes Lewis Hamilton must take some of the blame for an on-track bust-up with title rival Sebastian Vettel during Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Vettel hit the back of Hamilton’s Mercedes as the pair weaved behind the safety car, with the German claiming he had been brake-tested by...
  • Heather Watson pulls off impressive win at Eastbourne
    Britain’s Heather Watson overcame a top-10 opponent for only the second time in her career by beating defending champion Dominika Cibulkova at Eastbourne. Watson made light of being ranked 117 places lower to knock out world number nine Cibulkova 7-5 6-4 in the Aegon International second round at Devonshire Park....

  • Tense scenes as Corrie’s Eva learns of affair
    Coronation Street’s Eva Price is out for revenge after finding out about her fiance Aidan Connor’s illicit affair. Dramatic scenes in Monday night’s episodes of the ITV soap saw Eva (Catherine Tyldesley) find messages between Aidan (Shayne Ward) and Maria Connor (Samia Ghadie), revealing he was cheating on her. Devastated, she...
  • U2’s Adam Clayton thanks Townshend and Clapton for helping him kick alcoholism
    U2 bassist Adam Clayton has thanked his bandmates, as well as The Who’s Pete Townshend and guitarist Eric Clapton, for helping him quit alcohol. The recovering alcoholic said Townshend and Clapton were crucial in starting his recovery process, while the rest of U2 were there for him throughout. That's a...


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