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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

  • Westminster attack probe police seize van and cars after Birmingham armed raid
    Three vehicles have been seized by police after an armed raid in Birmingham linked to the Westminster terror attack. A van and two cars were taken away on recovery trucks from a three-storey home in Winson Green, where a man was reportedly arrested by police early on Thursday. The house,...
  • Royal Marine who won Taliban murder conviction appeal to learn fate next Tuesday
    A Royal Marine described as the “last casualty of a failed war” should be freed as an act of “exceptional mercy” from his prison sentence for killing an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, appeal judges have been urged. The plea on behalf of Sergeant Alexander Blackman, 42, from Taunton in...

  • Manchester City accept FA misconduct charge over player behaviour
    Manchester City have accepted a Football Association charge of misconduct relating to the behaviour of players in last weekend’s game against Liverpool. The club were charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion following a controversial penalty decision in the second half of Sunday’s 1-1...
  • Robshaw returns from injury as Harlequins welcome back international contingent
    Former England captain Chris Robshaw will return from injury ahead of schedule when Harlequins continue their quest for European Champions Cup qualification on Saturday. Robshaw, who missed England’s entire RBS 6 Nations campaign due to a shoulder problem that has sidelined him since early January, features against Twickenham Stoop visitors...

  • Hollywood stars compete to be Stephen Hawking’s voice in Red Nose Day fundraiser
    Hollywood stars Eddie Redmayne, Rebel Wilson and Liam Neeson have been competing for one prize role – Professor Stephen Hawking’s voice. The world-renowned scientist, 75, who is unable to speak except through his trademark voice synthesiser, has decided he fancies a change and has asked Comic Relief to help for...
  • Jessica Brown Findlay: Talking about my eating disorder made me feel less alone
    Former Downton Abbey actress Jessica Brown Findlay has revealed that she has suffered from an eating disorder since she was 14. The 27-year-old, who played Lady Sybil Crawley in the period drama, said she hoped talking about the condition could help others. Jessica Brown Findlay (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)She told the Daily...


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