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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

  • 51% of Britons want to remain in European Union, poll finds
    More than half of Britons back staying in the European Union, with a 10-point lead for people who want to remain over those who still back Brexit, according to an opinion poll. The BMG Research poll for The Independent found 51% favoured staying in the EU while 41% backed Brexit....
  • Romanians join European royals for king’s state funeral
    Tens of thousands of Romanians joined European royals on Saturday to pay their respects to late King Michael as he was given a state funeral in Bucharest. Michael, who ruled Romania twice before being forced to abdicate by the communists in 1947, died in Switzerland on December 5 at the...

  • Unstoppable City put sorry Spurs to the sword
    Leaders Manchester City powered to their 16th successive win in the Premier League with a 4-1 thrashing of Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium. Two goals from the prolific Raheem Sterling added to earlier efforts from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne as the hosts swept aside the Londoners on a...
  • Pressure ramped up on Stoke boss Mark Hughes after West Ham loss
    Stoke slumped to a fifth defeat in six to heap further pressure on Mark Hughes as West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic came back to haunt his old club in a 3-0 win. Chants of “Hughes Out” and “sacked in the morning” were heard from home supporters at the bet365 Stadium, where...

  • Alexandra Burke tops Strictly leaderboard as finalists take on final dance
    Alexandra Burke topped the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard as the finalists prepared to perform their final dance of the evening. The singer and partner Gorka Marquez scored full marks for their American smooth to Wouldn’t It Be Loverly from My Fair Lady and a near-perfect 39 for their showdance to...
  • Debbie McGee criticised after ‘ballet’ showdance in Strictly final
    Debbie McGee took a balletic approach to her Strictly Come Dancing showdance in her bid to claim this year’s glitterball trophy. The radio presenter and wife of the late Paul Daniels performed her dance to Vaults’ One Day I’ll Fly Away alongside partner Giovanni Pernice and scored 38 for the...


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