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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

  • Family announces death of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard
    Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old boy whose parents fought a strenuous legal battle to take him to the US for treatment for a rare genetic condition, has died, a family spokeswoman has said....
  • Independent review into building regulations announced after Grenfell Tower fire
    An independent review into building regulations and fire safety has been announced after the Grenfell Tower blaze exposed widespread risks in high-rise buildings. The Department for Communities and Local Government said last month’s inferno “raised serious questions” about fire safety, centred on the use of flammable cladding in tower blocks....

  • Great Britain win gold in men’s freestyle relay at World Championships
    Stephen Milne, Nick Grainger, Duncan Scott and James Guy claimed Great Britain’s fourth gold of the World Championships in Budapest with a fabulous victory in the men’s 4×200 metres freestyle relay. Britain had three medals from the first five days of competition, all gold, with two for Adam Peaty, in...
  • Lewis Hamilton takes one step at a time despite closing on record
    Lewis Hamilton insisted Michael Schumacher’s pole record was not on his mind despite being just one lap away from levelling the seven-time champion and engraving his name into Formula One folklore. Hamilton, a single point adrift of his title rival Sebastian Vettel in this season’s topsy-turvy title race, will earn...

  • Lana Del Rey and Linkin Park dominate album charts
    Lana Del Rey’s new album has debuted at number one this week, while two Linkin Park records have re-entered the top five following the death of the band’s Chester Bennington. Del Rey’s Lust For Life overtook mid-week leaders Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott to land the singer her third number...
  • Chester Bennington’s wife asks ‘how do I move on?’ in emotional tribute
    The wife of Chester Bennington has said her life has turned into a “Shakespearean tragedy” following his death last week, asking how she can “move on”. Talinda Bennington also said that her husband is now “pain free” in her emotional tribute. The Linkin Park frontman was found dead at his...


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