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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

  • Weather warnings remain after Ophelia brings power cuts and disruption
    Yellow weather warnings remain in place for parts of Scotland after Storm Ophelia battered parts of Scotland. Wind speeds of more than 77mph were felt in some parts of the country with Dumfries and Galloway bearing the brunt of the gusts. Bridges were closed and flights and ferries cancelled during...
  • May would have won majority under new constituency boundaries, experts say
    Theresa May would have won a Conservative majority in the House of Commons if June’s snap general election had taken place under proposed new constituency boundaries, experts have estimated. The new boundaries, drawn up under plans introduced by David Cameron to reduce numbers on the green benches from 650 to...

  • Football rumours from the media
    What the papers sayReal Madrid are said to be plotting a £150m move for Harry Kane next summer, the Mirror reports. But according to the Times, Tottenham will demand £200m for the England international. It comes after Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed Kane as the “complete player” ahead of...
  • Warren Gatland: I wouldn’t subject myself to Lions tour to South Africa
    Warren Gatland has ruled himself out of contention to coach the British and Irish Lions in 2021. And Gatland also revealed that he “hated the press and negativity” in New Zealand surrounding the Lions’ 10-match tour, which was highlighted by a drawn Test series against the world champion All Blacks...

  • I’ll come back if the BBC want me – Brendan Cole remains cryptic over Strictly
    Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole has remained vague about his future in the series, and has said he will return to the show “if the BBC want” him. The professional dancer, who sparked speculation that he was considering leaving with comments he made during Sunday night’s results show, added...
  • BBC to shelve Crimewatch after 33 years
    The BBC is to drop Crimewatch after more than three decades. The show – which reconstructs unsolved crimes in a bid to gather information from the public – was only relaunched last September with Jeremy Vine as a host. Daytime spin-off Crimewatch Roadshow will continue to be shown, the broadcaster...


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