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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

  • In pictures: Remembering the stars who died in 2016
    The world of entertainment has lost icons from all genres of entertainment with the deaths of stars such as David Bowie, Sir Terry Wogan, Victoria Wood and singer Prince this year. Here is a list of celebrities we lost in 2016:Singer David Bowie died aged 69 on January 10....
  • Food writer AA Gill dies after short battle with cancer
    Restaurant critic AA Gill has died after a short battle with cancer, it has been announced. He was 62. AA Gill, the writer who first made me buy the Sunday Times, the best of us for thirty years has died. Very sombre mood in the office. — Tim Shipman (@ShippersUnbound)...

  • Arsenal fight back to beat Stoke and take over at top of Premier League
    Arsenal came from behind to go top of the Premier League table and extend their unbeaten league run to 14 league games with a 3-1 win over Stoke at the Emirates Stadium. Birthday-boy Charlie Adam opened the scoring from the spot after Stoke were awarded a penalty after Granit Xhaka...
  • Premier League talking points
    This weekend sees the first of three rounds of Premier League action that will take place over the course of 10 days. Here, we look at some of the talking points around the fixtures occurring this Saturday and Sunday. Can champions Leicester discover their old selves?"This is a key moment....

  • Chris Pratt reckons Hollywood big break was down to big belly
    Would-be stars often find themselves undergoing dramatic weight loss to make it big in Hollywood, but Chris Pratt has revealed how his career took off by taking his physique in the opposite direction. The Guardians Of The Galaxy actor may be known as one of the fittest leading men around...
  • Writer AA Gill dies after short battle with cancer
    Restaurant critic AA Gill has died after a short battle with cancer, it has been announced. He was 62. Revealing his illness in an interview last month – diagnosed only recently after family concerns about his rapid weight loss – the writer said it prompted his successful proposal to Nicola...


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