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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

  • Scramble to reach people in danger from Puerto Rico dam amid hurricane misery
    Puerto Rican officials could not reach more than half their towns amid a push to evacuate tens of thousands of people over a failing dam as the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria becomes clear. Authorities launched an evacuation of the 70,000 people living downstream of Guajataca Dam in north-west Puerto...
  • Trump’s insult ensures an attack on the US, says North Korea
    US President Donald Trump’s insult, calling leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man”, makes “our rocket’s visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more”, North Korea’s foreign minister said. Ri Yong Ho called the US leader “a mentally deranged person full of megalomania and complacency” with his finger on...

  • Hughie Fury falls short as Joseph Parker retains WBO heavyweight title on points
    Hughie Fury came up short in his brave bid to wrest the WBO heavyweight title from champion Joseph Parker in Manchester on Saturday night. Fury, the cousin of former world champion Tyson who was at ringside, dropped a majority points decision with two judges favouring the New Zealander 118-110 while...
  • Barcelona down Girona to continue winning start to season
    Barcelona swept past Catalan neighbours Girona 3-0 for their sixth straight win of the new LaLiga campaign, thanks largely to two own goals. The league leaders forced both Francisco Aday and Gorka Iraizoz to put through their own net, in a competent victory that cemented their four-point lead at the...

  • Sensational soul singers among hopefuls bringing an end to X Factor auditions
    Bizarre costumes, incredible soul singing, and even some unexpected performance from the judges will bring this year’s X Factor auditions to a close tonight. The ITV talent show will air the last of its initial rounds on Sunday before heading over to bootcamp, where the real competition will begin. Among...
  • Strictly’s Chizzy sends love to John Michie following daughter’s death
    Strictly Come Dancing contestant Chizzy Akudolu took a moment out of the show’s opening night to send a message of support to Holby City actor John Michie following the death of his daughter. After performing her first dance on the BBC One show on Saturday night, she interrupted presenter Claudia...


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