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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.



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PA’s latest stories

  • Theresa May issues unity plea as she prepares to trigger Article 50
    Theresa May will urge the country to “come together” as she prepares to trigger the formal process for Britain’s divorce from the European Union. The Prime Minister will call for Leave and Remain supporters to put the referendum behind them and make a success of Brexit as the country embarks...
  • In pictures: Duchess of Cambridge dazzles guests at gallery event
    The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the National Portrait Gallery for a glittering reception. Video: The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the National Portrait Gallery @NPGLondon dressed in a Temperley gown. pic. twitter. com/WlngB9gnMA— Catherine Wylie (@wyliecatherine) March 28, 2017Kate viewed the latest exhibitions and met guests at the gala,...

  • Magnusson’s first-half effort proves enough as Iceland edge Republic of Ireland
    Hordur Magnusson’s first-half free-kick was enough to hand Iceland a friendly victory over the Republic of Ireland as Martin O’Neill’s understudies learned just how far they have to go. The Bristol City full-back curled home a 21st-minute free-kick to secure a 1-0 win at the Aviva Stadium on a night...
  • Fabian Cowdrey leaves Kent by mutual consent
    Kent have announced the departure of Fabian Cowdrey. The 24-year-old, whose father Chris and grandfather Colin played for both Kent and England, has left the club by mutual consent. Canterbury-born Cowdrey advanced through the Kent Academy and made his first-class debut for the county in 2012. (John Walton/EMPICS)He said: “I’d...

  • Emeli Sande gets why Scottish people would want independence
    Singer Emeli Sande has shared her sympathy with the campaign for a fresh independence referendum, saying British politics has left Scottish people feeling “insecure”. The Scottish star said she could understand why dramatic changes in the UK political climate have upturned people’s opinions since the 2014 vote. Emeli’s comments came...
  • EastEnders fans seem pretty OK with the thought of Michelle being killed off
    EastEnders viewers have shared their hopes that Michelle Fowler’s sudden car crash will spell the end of the character’s time on the show. At the end of Tuesday night’s episode, viewers saw her plough into the fast food shop, apparently after drinking, leaving her slumped unconscious at the wheel. Michelle...


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