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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

  • Major organisations among those affected by worldwide cyber attack
    A raft of organisations including big business and government offices in eastern Europe have been hit by a worldwide cyber attack. The “massive ransomware campaign” has affected organisations ranging from global law firm DLA Piper, to advertising giant WPP and US pharmaceutical company Merck. The hack has caused widespread disruption,...
  • Ban on creating new grammar schools to remain in place
    Theresa May’s plan to lift the ban on creating a new wave of grammar schools has been scrapped, Education Secretary Justine Greening has said. Controversial proposals for a new generation of grammars formed a key part of the Tory election manifesto but the absence of plans in last week’s Queen’s...

  • Danny McGuire and Jamie Jones-Buchanan ruled out of St Helens clash
    Leeds will be without captain Danny McGuire and experienced back-rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan for Thursday’s Betfred Super League home game against St Helens because of suspension. McGuire, who was sin-binned for dissent in the Rhinos’ home defeat by Castleford last Friday, was subsequently charged with a grade C offence and admitted...
  • FIFA makes shock move to publish report into 2018/2022 World Cup bidding race
    FIFA has taken the dramatic step of publishing a controversial internal report into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process after it was leaked to a German newspaper this week. Produced by FIFA’s chief ethics investigator Michael Garcia in 2014, the report’s contents have been kept secret until Bild...

  • Pregnant Serena Williams poses nearly nude on Vanity Fair cover
    Tennis star Serena Williams has revealed her pregnancy figure by posing nearly nude on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. The US sporting ace, 35, discussed her love life with fiance Alexis Ohanian – the co-founder of website Reddit – and her shock upon discovering she was to become a...
  • Richard Hammond thought ‘I’m going to die’ during Grand Tour crash
    The Grand Tour star Richard Hammond has said he thought “oh god, I’m going to die” when his car crashed before bursting into flames. The TV star, 47, was filming for the show in Switzerland when the car he was driving crashed and repeatedly flipped over before catching fire, moments after he...


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