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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

  • Dame Hyacinth speaking…Patricia Routledge honoured at Buckingham Palace
    Dame Patricia Routledge said the Prince of Wales shared his joy with her that she has finally been recognised for her work in the theatre as she was honoured at Buckingham Palace. The Keeping Up Appearances actress, 88, was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire for her services...
  • ‘Distracted’ rail worker seconds from being hit by 85mph train
    A railway worker narrowly avoided being hit by a train travelling at 85mph. He became distracted while standing on a line near Shawford station in Hampshire, according to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB). After the driver sounded his horn and began the emergency brake procedure, the track worker moved...

  • Chris Smalling injury results in first England call-up for Ben Gibson
    Chris Smalling has been forced out of the England squad through injury, leading Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson to receive his first call-up. Gareth Southgate was already facing a defensive headache for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Lithuania as Gary Cahill, the skipper in Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat in Germany, was suspended...
  • Arsene Wenger’s new contract more important than player deals, says Robert Pires
    Robert Pires believes Arsene Wenger signing a new deal at Arsenal is more important than extending the contracts of star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. Gunners boss Wenger has yet to announce whether he will agree to a new two-year contract which is currently on the table, despite revealing...

  • Hollywood stars compete to be Stephen Hawking’s voice in Red Nose Day fundraiser
    Hollywood stars Eddie Redmayne, Rebel Wilson and Liam Neeson have been competing for one prize role – Professor Stephen Hawking’s voice. The world-renowned scientist, 75, who is unable to speak except through his trademark voice synthesiser, has decided he fancies a change and has asked Comic Relief to help for...
  • Jessica Brown Findlay: Talking about my eating disorder made me feel less alone
    Former Downton Abbey actress Jessica Brown Findlay has revealed that she has suffered from an eating disorder since she was 14. The 27-year-old, who played Lady Sybil Crawley in the period drama, said she hoped talking about the condition could help others. Jessica Brown Findlay (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)She told the Daily...


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