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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

  • Queen tries out fire horn on visit to Hurricane Irma relief frigate
    The Queen has heard first-hand about the Royal Navy’s relief effort in the aftermath of Caribbean Hurricane Irma – and could not resist trying out a piece of a fireman’s safety equipment. The crew of a Wildcat helicopter described the devastation they saw when deployed to the West Indies...
  • Woman paralysed from chest down triumphs in Great South Run using bionic suit
    A fundraiser paralysed from the chest down has completed her “toughest challenge to date” as she walked the 10-mile Great South Run in 24 hours with the help of a bionic suit. Claire Lomas, who broke her back in a horse-riding accident in 2007, has raised over £575,000 for charity...

  • Everton sack Ronald Koeman
    Ronald Koeman has been sacked as Everton manager. The Toffees sit third bottom in the Premier League after winning just two of their opening nine league games and the Dutchman has paid the price. A statement from the club read: “Chairman Bill Kenwright, the board of directors and major shareholder...
  • Harry Kane helps himself to double against generous Liverpool
    Harry Kane capitalised on another defensive horror show from Liverpool by scoring twice for Tottenham in a ruthless 4-1 victory. Dejan Lovren was substituted after just 31 minutes at Wembley but he was not the only one guilty of kamikaze defending, with Simon Mignolet and Joel Matip both major contributors...

  • Nicholas Hytner among theatre bosses urging harassment victims to come forward
    It is the responsibility of the theatre industry to “create and nurture a culture where unacceptable behaviour is swiftly challenged and addressed”, according to a joint statement from artistic directors including Emma Rice, Rufus Norris and Nicholas Hytner. Theatre bosses condemned the sexual harassment that has been alleged against leading...
  • Aston Merrygold confuses booted Strictly friend Brian Conley with Bradley Walsh
    Strictly Come Dancing star Aston Merrygold confused outgoing star Brian Conley with actor Bradley Walsh as he told how much he would miss his friend. The pair filmed a light-hearted video clip together after this weekend’s show, in which Conley and partner Amy Dowden were given the boot from the...


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