The Press Association is the national news agency of the United Kingdom and Ireland, supplying multimedia news content to almost all national and regional newspapers, television and radio news, as well as many websites with text, pictures, video and data content globally. It was founded in 1868 by a consortium of provincial newspaper proprietors as a co-operative in order to supply news items from across the country to its members. It has offices around the UK and Ireland including London, Nottingham (photographic department) and Howden and has over 200 correspondents throughout Britain.
It is part of the PA Group which includes subsidiaries that specialise in coverage and data of sport, entertainment and business. In turn the Press Association has two subsidiaries, the Scottish Press Association and the Press Association of Ireland (covering Northern and the Republic of Ireland).
The Press Association produces over 100 stories on weekdays. It is also considered a highly trusted source by organisations such as the BBC which treats it as "a confirmed,... Read More