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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

  • Prison wing back under control after specialist security staff sent in
    A prison wing is understood to be under control after specially-trained prison security teams were drafted in to deal with an “ongoing incident”. So-called Tornado squads, equipped to deal with riots, were sent to HMP Hewell near Redditch, Worcestershire, after trouble broke out on one of the prison’s wings on...
  • Frustrated fans offered refunds after Pokemon is not Go
    A major Pokemon Go festival in Chicago to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the virtual game went badly wrong when technical glitches prevented many fans from logging on. The problems forced Niantic, the developer of the wildly popular augmented reality game, to promise that everyone who registered for the event...

  • David De Gea “guaranteed” to stay at Manchester United, says Jose Mourinho
    Jose Mourinho can “guarantee” David De Gea will be staying at Manchester United this summer, saying Real Madrid missed the chance to sign the goalkeeper. The 26-year-old has established himself as one of the world’s best goalkeepers since arriving from Atletico Madrid six years ago. Such performances have led to...
  • Alan Archibald hoping for goals from Blair Spittal
    Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald hopes new signing Blair Spittal can help ease the goal-scoring burden on Kris Doolan. The former Queen’s Park and Dundee United attacker struck twice – a stunning free-kick and a composed finish – on his home debut in front of the Firhill fans on Saturday....

  • Linkin Park set up tribute page to Chester Bennington following his death
    Linkin Park have set up a tribute page for the band’s lead singer, Chester Bennington, following his death. Bennington, 41, was found dead in his Los Angeles home on July 20. Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, was found dead, aged 41 (PA)The Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed...
  • BBC’s top female stars prepare to revolt over gender pay gap
    Some of the BBC’s most high-profile female personalities are preparing to revolt if their demands to tackle the gender pay gap are not met. Household names including presenters Clare Balding, Victoria Derbyshire and Angela Rippon are among more than 40 women to have signed a frank open letter to Director-General Tony...


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