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Driverless car start-up Wayve gets Richard Branson's backing as it targets US rivals

Driverless car start-up Wayve gets Richard Branson's backing as it targets US rivals

Wayve, a Cambridge driverless car start-up, is viewed as one of Britain's brightest self-driving car prospects

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Spac attack: why tycoons like Richard Branson are using ‘blank cheque’ firms to raise cash

Spac attack: why tycoons like Richard Branson are using ‘blank cheque’ firms to raise cash

With few companies listing on the London market, special purpose acquisition companies could help spur activity like they have in the US

Read full article: Spac attack: why tycoons like Richard Br...→
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Dyslexia can be a blessing, says Keira Knightley-backed charity

Dyslexia can be a blessing, says Keira Knightley-backed charity

UK-based charity Made By Dyslexia has started a campaign backed by Keira Knightley, Sir Richard Branson and space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock - all of whom [...]

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‘A song of sorrow and grieving’: Mike Oldfield, John Lennon and the myth of Moonlight Shadow

‘A song of sorrow and grieving’: Mike Oldfield, John Lennon and the myth of Moonlight Shadow

The melancholy soft-rock classic was thought to be inspired by Lennon's murder. But the truth had more to do with Richard Branson's greed

Read full article: ‘A song of sorrow and grieving’: Mike Ol...→

British billionaire joins fundraising craze in bid to expand Virgin empire... Se

British billionaire joins fundraising craze in bid to expand Virgin empire... Setback for venture led by Richard Branson at time of financial stress

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Virgin Atlantic set to axe another 1,000 jobs after firm saved

Virgin Atlantic set to axe another 1,000 jobs after firm saved

The airline founded by Sir Richard Branson in 1984 is expected to confirm the cuts on Friday, as the travel sector continues to struggle amid fears of a second [...]

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic set to axe another 1,000...→
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Virgin Atlantic creditors to vote on £1.2bn restructuring deal

Virgin Atlantic creditors to vote on £1.2bn restructuring deal

Virgin Atlantic creditors will on Tuesday vote on a £1.2 billion rescue plan for the airline that has been hammered by the coronavirus crisis. The carrier, whi [...]

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic creditors to vote on £1....→
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Fraudsters use fake celebrity recommendations to lure in victims

Fraudsters use fake celebrity recommendations to lure in victims

Fraudsters are using fake endorsements from celebrities including Ed Sheeran and Sir Richard Branson to promote thousands of investment scams.

Read full article: Fraudsters use fake celebrity recommenda...→
Virgin Atlantic files for US bankruptcy protection

Virgin Atlantic files for US bankruptcy protection

Richard Branson's airline says it needs a court order to ensure restructuring terms also apply in America

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Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as pandemic devastates airline industry

Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as pandemic devastates airline industry

Virgin Atlantic has declared bankruptcy just months after Virgin Australia, following an unsuccessful appeal for a government bailout which saw Sir Richard Bra [...]

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as ...→
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Virgin Galactic developing 2,300mph supersonic plane using Concorde designers

Virgin Galactic developing 2,300mph supersonic plane using Concorde designers

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is working with engineers from Rolls-Royce in order to create a supersonic aircraft that can carry upwards of 19 passengers

Read full article: Virgin Galactic developing 2,300mph supe...→
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The Times Daily Quiz: Friday July 31, 2020

The Times Daily Quiz: Friday July 31, 2020

1 What is England’s largest island?2 In 1992, Richard Branson sold his record company to EMI to help finance which airline?3 Launched in 2012, which Versace fr [...]

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Virgin Galactic set for last key test flights

Virgin Galactic set for last key test flights

Sir Richard Branson's tourist spaceplane company updates on progress, unveiling a cabin design.

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Eva Simpson: Find an umbrella side hustle as a recession shelter

Eva Simpson: Find an umbrella side hustle as a recession shelter

I’m not suggesting we all try and become Rihanna, or the next Richard Branson but I do think Covid-19 has exposed the need for us to think about other ways of [...]

Read full article: Eva Simpson: Find an umbrella side hustl...→
Virgin Atlantic launches its flight schedule for summer 2021

Virgin Atlantic launches its flight schedule for summer 2021

Sir Richard Branson’s airline Virgin Atlantic has launched its flight programme for summer 2021.  The airline will operate 24 routes next year from London Heat [...]

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Virgin Hyperloop sends first passengers whizzing in floating pod at 100mph

Virgin Hyperloop sends first passengers whizzing in floating pod at 100mph

TWO people have become the world’s first passengers to ride a futuristic high-speed transport system known as a hyperloop. Developed by Sir Richard Branson’s V [...]

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Sir Richard Branson's childhood home on sale for £4million

Sir Richard Branson's childhood home on sale for £4million

SIR Richard Branson’s childhood house, where he plotted his first money-making ventures, is on the market for a cool £4m. Tanyards Farm, in Shamley Green, Surr [...]

Read full article: Sir Richard Branson's childhood home on ...→
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The hot fund that’s like handing a blank cheque to its creators

The hot fund that’s like handing a blank cheque to its creators

Sir Richard Branson has one. Paul Ryan, the former speaker of the US House of Representatives, has one too. And Bill Ackman, the American hedge fund boss, has [...]

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Branson seeks backers for ‘blank cheque’ acquisition

Branson seeks backers for ‘blank cheque’ acquisition

Sir Richard Branson is seeking backers for a $400 million “blank cheque” acquisition company intended to buy a consumer-facing business laid low by the pandemi [...]

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Virgin Atlantic flies closer to safety as American cuts 19,000 jobs

Virgin Atlantic flies closer to safety as American cuts 19,000 jobs

Restructuring of Sir Richard Branson's airline is due to be completed next week and will end months of uncertainty over its future

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic flies closer to safety a...→
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Virgin Atlantic to 'run out of money' by end of September without bailout

Virgin Atlantic to 'run out of money' by end of September without bailout

VIRGIN Atlantic could run out of money in a matter of weeks if a rescue plan isn’t agreed today. Richard Branson’s airline filed for bankruptcy protection in t [...]

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GCHQ cyberspies foil get-rich-quick scams

GCHQ cyberspies foil get-rich-quick scams

Cybersecurity spies have taken down hundreds of thousands of “get rich quick” sites that boast of fake endorsements from celebrities including Sir Richard Bran [...]

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Space holidays in a year, says Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic

Space holidays in a year, says Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic

Space tourism could become a reality as early as 2021, with Sir Richard Branson acting as a guinea pig passenger, according to Virgin Galactic.... The company, [...]

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Virgin Galactic signs deal with Rolls-Royce to develop supersonic aircraft

Virgin Galactic signs deal with Rolls-Royce to develop supersonic aircraft

Sir Richard Branson’s company is collaborating with Rolls-Royce on a commercial supersonic aircraft.

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Sir Richard Branson celebrated 70th birthday with a surprise party

Sir Richard Branson celebrated 70th birthday with a surprise party

Sir Richard Branson celebrated his 70th birthday with a surprise party organised by his children Holly, 38, and Sam, 35. Holly shared photos of the soirree on [...]

Read full article: Sir Richard Branson celebrated 70th birt...→
Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin design including 'float zone'

Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin design including 'float zone'

Sir Richard Branson says cabin was designed 'to allow thousands of people... to achieve the dream of spaceflight safely'

Read full article: Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin desi...→
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Richard Branson and his sister Vanessa on childhood pranks and life on Necker

Richard Branson and his sister Vanessa on childhood pranks and life on Necker

SIR RICHARD BRANSON AND FAMILYRANK: 40Transport, finance and fitness clubs£3.625bn ▼£425m2019: £4.05bn, 34VanessaWe were very rarely a nuclear family growing u [...]

Read full article: Richard Branson and his sister Vanessa o...→
Virgin Atlantic spat: How rival warned Richard Branson's airline 'will disappear!’

Virgin Atlantic spat: How rival warned Richard Branson's airline 'will disappear!’

VIRGIN ATLANTIC - founded by billionaire Richard Branson - has had a long standing rivalry with British Airways, and the two companies engaged in a verbal feud [...]

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic spat: How rival warned R...→
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Sam Branson calls it 'an honour' to take part in  Fergie and Friends

Sam Branson calls it 'an honour' to take part in Fergie and Friends

Sir Richard Branson's son Sam, 35, said it was 'an honour' to join in with the Duchess of York's, 61, storytime series Fergie and Friends as he shared a clip w [...]

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Virgin Galactic: UK space company readies for first launch this month

Virgin Galactic: UK space company readies for first launch this month

VIRGIN GALACTIC expects to get its first manned test flight into space in the coming days, Richard Branson's pioneering company has announced.

Read full article: Virgin Galactic: UK space company readie...→
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Marina Abramovic: ‘I asked Richard Branson for a one-way ticket to outer space’

Marina Abramovic: ‘I asked Richard Branson for a one-way ticket to outer space’

The 73-year-old artist, filmmaker and philanthropist wears black and loves white walls, white paper and white chocolate

Read full article: Marina Abramovic: ‘I asked Richard Brans...→
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Sir Richard Branson seeks $400m to launch takeover mission

Sir Richard Branson seeks $400m to launch takeover mission

Sir Richard Branson is seeking backers for a $400 million “blank cheque” acquisition company that intends to buy a consumer-facing business laid low by the cor [...]

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Virgin Atlantic cuts 1,000 jobs after airline saved in £1.2billion deal

Virgin Atlantic cuts 1,000 jobs after airline saved in £1.2billion deal

The airline founded by Sir Richard Branson in 1984 is expected to confirm the cuts on Friday

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic cuts 1,000 jobs after ai...→
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Virgin Atlantic saved from collapse as £1.2billion rescue package is approved

Virgin Atlantic saved from collapse as £1.2billion rescue package is approved

The airline - part owned by billionaire Richard Branson - previously warned it would run out of money by the end of September without the emergency rescue deal

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic saved from collapse as £...→
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Public warned to be vigilant over scams using fake celebrity endorsements

Public warned to be vigilant over scams using fake celebrity endorsements

Security agency said scams were using mocked-up news articles featuring celebrities, including Sir Richard Branson and Ed Sheeran

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Not going to university? Here are the highest-earning jobs you can do

Not going to university? Here are the highest-earning jobs you can do

Not made it to University, don't let that get you down. Some of the finest never went, not least Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Branson and Henry Ford. In fact given [...]

Read full article: Not going to university? Here are the hi...→
Branson's Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy protection in bid to save airline

Branson's Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy protection in bid to save airline

RICHARD Branson’s Virgin Atlantic has filed for bankruptcy protection as its revealed airline may run out of cash next month. The last gasp bid comes after Vir [...]

Read full article: Branson's Virgin Atlantic files for bank...→
Richard Branson could launch aboard Virgin Galactic spaceplane in 2021

Richard Branson could launch aboard Virgin Galactic spaceplane in 2021

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson is set to launch into Earth's orbit aboard the firm's space plane in early 2021. Branson will be the first passenger, p [...]

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Scam warning over fake celeb ads using Holly Willoughby and Meghan Markle

CELEBRITIES and business moguls are being used to trick Brits into clicking phoney ads – and even lure them into dodgy online scams. Top names like Piers Morga [...]

Read full article: Scam warning over fake celeb ads using H...→
Virgin Galactic news: Take a peek inside Richard Branson's sleek SpaceshipTwo cabin

Virgin Galactic news: Take a peek inside Richard Branson's sleek SpaceshipTwo cabin

VIRGIN GALACTIC has unveiled the sci-fi inspired design of its SpaceshipTwo VSS Unity spaceplane, which will carry tourists into space for £193,000 ($250,000) [...]

Read full article: Virgin Galactic news: Take a peek inside...→
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Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin design including ‘astronaut float zone’

Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin design including ‘astronaut float zone’

Sir Richard Branson said the cabin was designed to ‘achieve the dream of spaceflight safely’.

Read full article: Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin desi...→
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Vanessa Branson on family, her new memoir and defending her brother

Vanessa Branson on family, her new memoir and defending her brother

"I could so easily have written a jolly romp of a book without putting the real bits in it,” says Vanessa Branson, talking on FaceTime from her garden in Susse [...]

Read full article: Vanessa Branson on family, her new memoi...→
Richard Branson succumbs to pressure by selling £405m of shares in Virgin

Richard Branson succumbs to pressure by selling £405m of shares in Virgin

VIRGIN Atlantic has announced it will fly to 24 destinations in 2021 after the Government suggested this summer's holidays will have to be cancelled.

Read full article: Richard Branson succumbs to pressure by ...→
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Driverless car start-up Wayve gets Richard Branson's backing as it targets US rivals

Driverless car start-up Wayve gets Richard Branson's backing as it targets US rivals

Wayve, a Cambridge driverless car start-up, is viewed as one of Britain's brightest self-driving car prospects

Read full article: Driverless car start-up Wayve gets Richa...→
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Virgin Galactic: UK space company readies for first launch this month

Virgin Galactic: UK space company readies for first launch this month

VIRGIN GALACTIC expects to get its first manned test flight into space in the coming days, Richard Branson's pioneering company has announced.

Read full article: Virgin Galactic: UK space company readie...→
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Sir Richard Branson's childhood home on sale for £4million

Sir Richard Branson's childhood home on sale for £4million

SIR Richard Branson’s childhood house, where he plotted his first money-making ventures, is on the market for a cool £4m. Tanyards Farm, in Shamley Green, Surr [...]

Read full article: Sir Richard Branson's childhood home on ...→
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Dyslexia can be a blessing, says Keira Knightley-backed charity

Dyslexia can be a blessing, says Keira Knightley-backed charity

UK-based charity Made By Dyslexia has started a campaign backed by Keira Knightley, Sir Richard Branson and space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock - all of whom [...]

Read full article: Dyslexia can be a blessing, says Keira K...→
Marina Abramovic: ‘I asked Richard Branson for a one-way ticket to outer space’

Marina Abramovic: ‘I asked Richard Branson for a one-way ticket to outer space’

The 73-year-old artist, filmmaker and philanthropist wears black and loves white walls, white paper and white chocolate

Read full article: Marina Abramovic: ‘I asked Richard Brans...→
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Branson seeks backers for ‘blank cheque’ acquisition

Branson seeks backers for ‘blank cheque’ acquisition

Sir Richard Branson is seeking backers for a $400 million “blank cheque” acquisition company intended to buy a consumer-facing business laid low by the pandemi [...]

Read full article: Branson seeks backers for ‘blank cheque’...→
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British billionaire joins fundraising craze in bid to expand Virgin empire... Se

British billionaire joins fundraising craze in bid to expand Virgin empire... Setback for venture led by Richard Branson at time of financial stress

Read full article: British billionaire joins fundraising cr...→
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Virgin Atlantic cuts 1,000 jobs after airline saved in £1.2billion deal

Virgin Atlantic cuts 1,000 jobs after airline saved in £1.2billion deal

The airline founded by Sir Richard Branson in 1984 is expected to confirm the cuts on Friday

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic cuts 1,000 jobs after ai...→
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Virgin Atlantic flies closer to safety as American cuts 19,000 jobs

Virgin Atlantic flies closer to safety as American cuts 19,000 jobs

Restructuring of Sir Richard Branson's airline is due to be completed next week and will end months of uncertainty over its future

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic flies closer to safety a...→
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Virgin Atlantic creditors to vote on £1.2bn restructuring deal

Virgin Atlantic creditors to vote on £1.2bn restructuring deal

Virgin Atlantic creditors will on Tuesday vote on a £1.2 billion rescue plan for the airline that has been hammered by the coronavirus crisis. The carrier, whi [...]

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic creditors to vote on £1....→
  • #Richard Branson
Public warned to be vigilant over scams using fake celebrity endorsements

Public warned to be vigilant over scams using fake celebrity endorsements

Security agency said scams were using mocked-up news articles featuring celebrities, including Sir Richard Branson and Ed Sheeran

Read full article: Public warned to be vigilant over scams ...→
GCHQ cyberspies foil get-rich-quick scams

GCHQ cyberspies foil get-rich-quick scams

Cybersecurity spies have taken down hundreds of thousands of “get rich quick” sites that boast of fake endorsements from celebrities including Sir Richard Bran [...]

Read full article: GCHQ cyberspies foil get-rich-quick scam...→
Virgin Atlantic files for US bankruptcy protection

Virgin Atlantic files for US bankruptcy protection

Richard Branson's airline says it needs a court order to ensure restructuring terms also apply in America

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic files for US bankruptcy ...→
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Branson's Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy protection in bid to save airline

Branson's Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy protection in bid to save airline

RICHARD Branson’s Virgin Atlantic has filed for bankruptcy protection as its revealed airline may run out of cash next month. The last gasp bid comes after Vir [...]

Read full article: Branson's Virgin Atlantic files for bank...→
Space holidays in a year, says Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic

Space holidays in a year, says Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic

Space tourism could become a reality as early as 2021, with Sir Richard Branson acting as a guinea pig passenger, according to Virgin Galactic.... The company, [...]

Read full article: Space holidays in a year, says Richard B...→
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Virgin Galactic developing 2,300mph supersonic plane using Concorde designers

Virgin Galactic developing 2,300mph supersonic plane using Concorde designers

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is working with engineers from Rolls-Royce in order to create a supersonic aircraft that can carry upwards of 19 passengers

Read full article: Virgin Galactic developing 2,300mph supe...→
  • #Richard Branson

Scam warning over fake celeb ads using Holly Willoughby and Meghan Markle

CELEBRITIES and business moguls are being used to trick Brits into clicking phoney ads – and even lure them into dodgy online scams. Top names like Piers Morga [...]

Read full article: Scam warning over fake celeb ads using H...→
Sir Richard Branson celebrated 70th birthday with a surprise party

Sir Richard Branson celebrated 70th birthday with a surprise party

Sir Richard Branson celebrated his 70th birthday with a surprise party organised by his children Holly, 38, and Sam, 35. Holly shared photos of the soirree on [...]

Read full article: Sir Richard Branson celebrated 70th birt...→
Virgin Galactic set for last key test flights

Virgin Galactic set for last key test flights

Sir Richard Branson's tourist spaceplane company updates on progress, unveiling a cabin design.

Read full article: Virgin Galactic set for last key test fl...→
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Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin design including ‘astronaut float zone’

Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin design including ‘astronaut float zone’

Sir Richard Branson said the cabin was designed to ‘achieve the dream of spaceflight safely’.

Read full article: Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin desi...→
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Richard Branson and his sister Vanessa on childhood pranks and life on Necker

Richard Branson and his sister Vanessa on childhood pranks and life on Necker

SIR RICHARD BRANSON AND FAMILYRANK: 40Transport, finance and fitness clubs£3.625bn ▼£425m2019: £4.05bn, 34VanessaWe were very rarely a nuclear family growing u [...]

Read full article: Richard Branson and his sister Vanessa o...→
Eva Simpson: Find an umbrella side hustle as a recession shelter

Eva Simpson: Find an umbrella side hustle as a recession shelter

I’m not suggesting we all try and become Rihanna, or the next Richard Branson but I do think Covid-19 has exposed the need for us to think about other ways of [...]

Read full article: Eva Simpson: Find an umbrella side hustl...→
Richard Branson succumbs to pressure by selling £405m of shares in Virgin

Richard Branson succumbs to pressure by selling £405m of shares in Virgin

VIRGIN Atlantic has announced it will fly to 24 destinations in 2021 after the Government suggested this summer's holidays will have to be cancelled.

Read full article: Richard Branson succumbs to pressure by ...→
  • #Richard Branson
Sam Branson calls it 'an honour' to take part in  Fergie and Friends

Sam Branson calls it 'an honour' to take part in Fergie and Friends

Sir Richard Branson's son Sam, 35, said it was 'an honour' to join in with the Duchess of York's, 61, storytime series Fergie and Friends as he shared a clip w [...]

Read full article: Sam Branson calls it 'an honour' to take...→
Virgin Hyperloop sends first passengers whizzing in floating pod at 100mph

Virgin Hyperloop sends first passengers whizzing in floating pod at 100mph

TWO people have become the world’s first passengers to ride a futuristic high-speed transport system known as a hyperloop. Developed by Sir Richard Branson’s V [...]

Read full article: Virgin Hyperloop sends first passengers ...→
Spac attack: why tycoons like Richard Branson are using ‘blank cheque’ firms to raise cash

Spac attack: why tycoons like Richard Branson are using ‘blank cheque’ firms to raise cash

With few companies listing on the London market, special purpose acquisition companies could help spur activity like they have in the US

Read full article: Spac attack: why tycoons like Richard Br...→
  • #Richard Branson
The hot fund that’s like handing a blank cheque to its creators

The hot fund that’s like handing a blank cheque to its creators

Sir Richard Branson has one. Paul Ryan, the former speaker of the US House of Representatives, has one too. And Bill Ackman, the American hedge fund boss, has [...]

Read full article: The hot fund that’s like handing a blank...→
‘A song of sorrow and grieving’: Mike Oldfield, John Lennon and the myth of Moonlight Shadow

‘A song of sorrow and grieving’: Mike Oldfield, John Lennon and the myth of Moonlight Shadow

The melancholy soft-rock classic was thought to be inspired by Lennon's murder. But the truth had more to do with Richard Branson's greed

Read full article: ‘A song of sorrow and grieving’: Mike Ol...→
Sir Richard Branson seeks $400m to launch takeover mission

Sir Richard Branson seeks $400m to launch takeover mission

Sir Richard Branson is seeking backers for a $400 million “blank cheque” acquisition company that intends to buy a consumer-facing business laid low by the cor [...]

Read full article: Sir Richard Branson seeks $400m to launc...→
  • #Richard Branson
Virgin Atlantic set to axe another 1,000 jobs after firm saved

Virgin Atlantic set to axe another 1,000 jobs after firm saved

The airline founded by Sir Richard Branson in 1984 is expected to confirm the cuts on Friday, as the travel sector continues to struggle amid fears of a second [...]

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic set to axe another 1,000...→
  • #Richard Branson
Virgin Atlantic saved from collapse as £1.2billion rescue package is approved

Virgin Atlantic saved from collapse as £1.2billion rescue package is approved

The airline - part owned by billionaire Richard Branson - previously warned it would run out of money by the end of September without the emergency rescue deal

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic saved from collapse as £...→
  • #Richard Branson
Virgin Atlantic to 'run out of money' by end of September without bailout

Virgin Atlantic to 'run out of money' by end of September without bailout

VIRGIN Atlantic could run out of money in a matter of weeks if a rescue plan isn’t agreed today. Richard Branson’s airline filed for bankruptcy protection in t [...]

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic to 'run out of money' by...→
  • #Richard Branson
Fraudsters use fake celebrity recommendations to lure in victims

Fraudsters use fake celebrity recommendations to lure in victims

Fraudsters are using fake endorsements from celebrities including Ed Sheeran and Sir Richard Branson to promote thousands of investment scams.

Read full article: Fraudsters use fake celebrity recommenda...→
Not going to university? Here are the highest-earning jobs you can do

Not going to university? Here are the highest-earning jobs you can do

Not made it to University, don't let that get you down. Some of the finest never went, not least Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Branson and Henry Ford. In fact given [...]

Read full article: Not going to university? Here are the hi...→
Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as pandemic devastates airline industry

Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as pandemic devastates airline industry

Virgin Atlantic has declared bankruptcy just months after Virgin Australia, following an unsuccessful appeal for a government bailout which saw Sir Richard Bra [...]

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as ...→
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Richard Branson could launch aboard Virgin Galactic spaceplane in 2021

Richard Branson could launch aboard Virgin Galactic spaceplane in 2021

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson is set to launch into Earth's orbit aboard the firm's space plane in early 2021. Branson will be the first passenger, p [...]

Read full article: Richard Branson could launch aboard Virg...→
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Virgin Galactic signs deal with Rolls-Royce to develop supersonic aircraft

Virgin Galactic signs deal with Rolls-Royce to develop supersonic aircraft

Sir Richard Branson’s company is collaborating with Rolls-Royce on a commercial supersonic aircraft.

Read full article: Virgin Galactic signs deal with Rolls-Ro...→
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The Times Daily Quiz: Friday July 31, 2020

The Times Daily Quiz: Friday July 31, 2020

1 What is England’s largest island?2 In 1992, Richard Branson sold his record company to EMI to help finance which airline?3 Launched in 2012, which Versace fr [...]

Read full article: The Times Daily Quiz: Friday July 31, 20...→
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Virgin Galactic news: Take a peek inside Richard Branson's sleek SpaceshipTwo cabin

Virgin Galactic news: Take a peek inside Richard Branson's sleek SpaceshipTwo cabin

VIRGIN GALACTIC has unveiled the sci-fi inspired design of its SpaceshipTwo VSS Unity spaceplane, which will carry tourists into space for £193,000 ($250,000) [...]

Read full article: Virgin Galactic news: Take a peek inside...→
  • #Richard Branson
Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin design including 'float zone'

Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin design including 'float zone'

Sir Richard Branson says cabin was designed 'to allow thousands of people... to achieve the dream of spaceflight safely'

Read full article: Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin desi...→
  • #Richard Branson
Vanessa Branson on family, her new memoir and defending her brother

Vanessa Branson on family, her new memoir and defending her brother

"I could so easily have written a jolly romp of a book without putting the real bits in it,” says Vanessa Branson, talking on FaceTime from her garden in Susse [...]

Read full article: Vanessa Branson on family, her new memoi...→
Virgin Atlantic spat: How rival warned Richard Branson's airline 'will disappear!’

Virgin Atlantic spat: How rival warned Richard Branson's airline 'will disappear!’

VIRGIN ATLANTIC - founded by billionaire Richard Branson - has had a long standing rivalry with British Airways, and the two companies engaged in a verbal feud [...]

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic spat: How rival warned R...→
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Virgin Atlantic launches its flight schedule for summer 2021

Virgin Atlantic launches its flight schedule for summer 2021

Sir Richard Branson’s airline Virgin Atlantic has launched its flight programme for summer 2021.  The airline will operate 24 routes next year from London Heat [...]

Read full article: Virgin Atlantic launches its flight sche...→
  • #Richard Branson
Driverless car start-up Wayve gets Richard Branson's backing as it targets US rivals

Driverless car start-up Wayve gets Richard Branson's backing as it targets US rivals

Wayve, a Cambridge driverless car start-up, is viewed as one of Britain's brightest self-driving car prospects

Read full article: Driverless car start-up Wayve gets Richa...→
  • #Richard Branson
Virgin Hyperloop sends first passengers whizzing in floating pod at 100mph

Virgin Hyperloop sends first passengers whizzing in floating pod at 100mph

TWO people have become the world’s first passengers to ride a futuristic high-speed transport system known as a hyperloop. Developed by Sir Richard Branson’s V [...]

Read full article: Virgin Hyperloop sends first passengers ...→
Virgin Galactic: UK space company readies for first launch this month

Virgin Galactic: UK space company readies for first launch this month

VIRGIN GALACTIC expects to get its first manned test flight into space in the coming days, Richard Branson's pioneering company has announced.

Read full article: Virgin Galactic: UK space company readie...→
  • #Richard Branson
Spac attack: why tycoons like Richard Branson are using ‘blank cheque’ firms to raise cash

Spac attack: why tycoons like Richard Branson are using ‘blank cheque’ firms to raise cash

With few companies listing on the London market, special purpose acquisition companies could help spur activity like they have in the US

Read full article: Spac attack: why tycoons like Richard Br...→
  • #Richard Branson
Sir Richard Branson's childhood home on sale for £4million

Sir Richard Branson's childhood home on sale for £4million

SIR Richard Branson’s childhood house, where he plotted his first money-making ventures, is on the market for a cool £4m. Tanyards Farm, in Shamley Green, Surr [...]

Read full article: Sir Richard Branson's childhood home on ...→
  • #Richard Branson
Dyslexia can be a blessing, says Keira Knightley-backed charity

Dyslexia can be a blessing, says Keira Knightley-backed charity

UK-based charity Made By Dyslexia has started a campaign backed by Keira Knightley, Sir Richard Branson and space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock - all of whom [...]

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The hot fund that’s like handing a blank cheque to its creators

The hot fund that’s like handing a blank cheque to its creators

Sir Richard Branson has one. Paul Ryan, the former speaker of the US House of Representatives, has one too. And Bill Ackman, the American hedge fund boss, has [...]

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Marina Abramovic: ‘I asked Richard Branson for a one-way ticket to outer space’

Marina Abramovic: ‘I asked Richard Branson for a one-way ticket to outer space’

The 73-year-old artist, filmmaker and philanthropist wears black and loves white walls, white paper and white chocolate

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‘A song of sorrow and grieving’: Mike Oldfield, John Lennon and the myth of Moonlight Shadow

‘A song of sorrow and grieving’: Mike Oldfield, John Lennon and the myth of Moonlight Shadow

The melancholy soft-rock classic was thought to be inspired by Lennon's murder. But the truth had more to do with Richard Branson's greed

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Branson seeks backers for ‘blank cheque’ acquisition

Branson seeks backers for ‘blank cheque’ acquisition

Sir Richard Branson is seeking backers for a $400 million “blank cheque” acquisition company intended to buy a consumer-facing business laid low by the pandemi [...]

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Sir Richard Branson seeks $400m to launch takeover mission

Sir Richard Branson seeks $400m to launch takeover mission

Sir Richard Branson is seeking backers for a $400 million “blank cheque” acquisition company that intends to buy a consumer-facing business laid low by the cor [...]

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British billionaire joins fundraising craze in bid to expand Virgin empire... Se

British billionaire joins fundraising craze in bid to expand Virgin empire... Setback for venture led by Richard Branson at time of financial stress

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Virgin Atlantic cuts 1,000 jobs after airline saved in £1.2billion deal

Virgin Atlantic cuts 1,000 jobs after airline saved in £1.2billion deal

The airline founded by Sir Richard Branson in 1984 is expected to confirm the cuts on Friday

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Virgin Atlantic set to axe another 1,000 jobs after firm saved

Virgin Atlantic set to axe another 1,000 jobs after firm saved

The airline founded by Sir Richard Branson in 1984 is expected to confirm the cuts on Friday, as the travel sector continues to struggle amid fears of a second [...]

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Virgin Atlantic flies closer to safety as American cuts 19,000 jobs

Virgin Atlantic flies closer to safety as American cuts 19,000 jobs

Restructuring of Sir Richard Branson's airline is due to be completed next week and will end months of uncertainty over its future

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Virgin Atlantic saved from collapse as £1.2billion rescue package is approved

Virgin Atlantic saved from collapse as £1.2billion rescue package is approved

The airline - part owned by billionaire Richard Branson - previously warned it would run out of money by the end of September without the emergency rescue deal

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Virgin Atlantic creditors to vote on £1.2bn restructuring deal

Virgin Atlantic creditors to vote on £1.2bn restructuring deal

Virgin Atlantic creditors will on Tuesday vote on a £1.2 billion rescue plan for the airline that has been hammered by the coronavirus crisis. The carrier, whi [...]

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Virgin Atlantic to 'run out of money' by end of September without bailout

Virgin Atlantic to 'run out of money' by end of September without bailout

VIRGIN Atlantic could run out of money in a matter of weeks if a rescue plan isn’t agreed today. Richard Branson’s airline filed for bankruptcy protection in t [...]

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Public warned to be vigilant over scams using fake celebrity endorsements

Public warned to be vigilant over scams using fake celebrity endorsements

Security agency said scams were using mocked-up news articles featuring celebrities, including Sir Richard Branson and Ed Sheeran

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Fraudsters use fake celebrity recommendations to lure in victims

Fraudsters use fake celebrity recommendations to lure in victims

Fraudsters are using fake endorsements from celebrities including Ed Sheeran and Sir Richard Branson to promote thousands of investment scams.

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GCHQ cyberspies foil get-rich-quick scams

GCHQ cyberspies foil get-rich-quick scams

Cybersecurity spies have taken down hundreds of thousands of “get rich quick” sites that boast of fake endorsements from celebrities including Sir Richard Bran [...]

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Not going to university? Here are the highest-earning jobs you can do

Not going to university? Here are the highest-earning jobs you can do

Not made it to University, don't let that get you down. Some of the finest never went, not least Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Branson and Henry Ford. In fact given [...]

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Virgin Atlantic files for US bankruptcy protection

Virgin Atlantic files for US bankruptcy protection

Richard Branson's airline says it needs a court order to ensure restructuring terms also apply in America

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Branson's Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy protection in bid to save airline

Branson's Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy protection in bid to save airline

RICHARD Branson’s Virgin Atlantic has filed for bankruptcy protection as its revealed airline may run out of cash next month. The last gasp bid comes after Vir [...]

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Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as pandemic devastates airline industry

Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as pandemic devastates airline industry

Virgin Atlantic has declared bankruptcy just months after Virgin Australia, following an unsuccessful appeal for a government bailout which saw Sir Richard Bra [...]

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Space holidays in a year, says Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic

Space holidays in a year, says Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic

Space tourism could become a reality as early as 2021, with Sir Richard Branson acting as a guinea pig passenger, according to Virgin Galactic.... The company, [...]

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Richard Branson could launch aboard Virgin Galactic spaceplane in 2021

Richard Branson could launch aboard Virgin Galactic spaceplane in 2021

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson is set to launch into Earth's orbit aboard the firm's space plane in early 2021. Branson will be the first passenger, p [...]

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Virgin Galactic developing 2,300mph supersonic plane using Concorde designers

Virgin Galactic developing 2,300mph supersonic plane using Concorde designers

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is working with engineers from Rolls-Royce in order to create a supersonic aircraft that can carry upwards of 19 passengers

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Virgin Galactic signs deal with Rolls-Royce to develop supersonic aircraft

Virgin Galactic signs deal with Rolls-Royce to develop supersonic aircraft

Sir Richard Branson’s company is collaborating with Rolls-Royce on a commercial supersonic aircraft.

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Scam warning over fake celeb ads using Holly Willoughby and Meghan Markle

CELEBRITIES and business moguls are being used to trick Brits into clicking phoney ads – and even lure them into dodgy online scams. Top names like Piers Morga [...]

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The Times Daily Quiz: Friday July 31, 2020

The Times Daily Quiz: Friday July 31, 2020

1 What is England’s largest island?2 In 1992, Richard Branson sold his record company to EMI to help finance which airline?3 Launched in 2012, which Versace fr [...]

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Sir Richard Branson celebrated 70th birthday with a surprise party

Sir Richard Branson celebrated 70th birthday with a surprise party

Sir Richard Branson celebrated his 70th birthday with a surprise party organised by his children Holly, 38, and Sam, 35. Holly shared photos of the soirree on [...]

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Virgin Galactic news: Take a peek inside Richard Branson's sleek SpaceshipTwo cabin

Virgin Galactic news: Take a peek inside Richard Branson's sleek SpaceshipTwo cabin

VIRGIN GALACTIC has unveiled the sci-fi inspired design of its SpaceshipTwo VSS Unity spaceplane, which will carry tourists into space for £193,000 ($250,000) [...]

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Virgin Galactic set for last key test flights

Virgin Galactic set for last key test flights

Sir Richard Branson's tourist spaceplane company updates on progress, unveiling a cabin design.

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Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin design including 'float zone'

Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin design including 'float zone'

Sir Richard Branson says cabin was designed 'to allow thousands of people... to achieve the dream of spaceflight safely'

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Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin design including ‘astronaut float zone’

Virgin Galactic unveils space cabin design including ‘astronaut float zone’

Sir Richard Branson said the cabin was designed to ‘achieve the dream of spaceflight safely’.

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Richard Branson and his sister Vanessa on childhood pranks and life on Necker

Richard Branson and his sister Vanessa on childhood pranks and life on Necker

SIR RICHARD BRANSON AND FAMILYRANK: 40Transport, finance and fitness clubs£3.625bn ▼£425m2019: £4.05bn, 34VanessaWe were very rarely a nuclear family growing u [...]

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Vanessa Branson on family, her new memoir and defending her brother

Vanessa Branson on family, her new memoir and defending her brother

"I could so easily have written a jolly romp of a book without putting the real bits in it,” says Vanessa Branson, talking on FaceTime from her garden in Susse [...]

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Eva Simpson: Find an umbrella side hustle as a recession shelter

Eva Simpson: Find an umbrella side hustle as a recession shelter

I’m not suggesting we all try and become Rihanna, or the next Richard Branson but I do think Covid-19 has exposed the need for us to think about other ways of [...]

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Virgin Atlantic spat: How rival warned Richard Branson's airline 'will disappear!’

Virgin Atlantic spat: How rival warned Richard Branson's airline 'will disappear!’

VIRGIN ATLANTIC - founded by billionaire Richard Branson - has had a long standing rivalry with British Airways, and the two companies engaged in a verbal feud [...]

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Richard Branson succumbs to pressure by selling £405m of shares in Virgin

Richard Branson succumbs to pressure by selling £405m of shares in Virgin

VIRGIN Atlantic has announced it will fly to 24 destinations in 2021 after the Government suggested this summer's holidays will have to be cancelled.

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Virgin Atlantic launches its flight schedule for summer 2021

Virgin Atlantic launches its flight schedule for summer 2021

Sir Richard Branson’s airline Virgin Atlantic has launched its flight programme for summer 2021.  The airline will operate 24 routes next year from London Heat [...]

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Sam Branson calls it 'an honour' to take part in  Fergie and Friends

Sam Branson calls it 'an honour' to take part in Fergie and Friends

Sir Richard Branson's son Sam, 35, said it was 'an honour' to join in with the Duchess of York's, 61, storytime series Fergie and Friends as he shared a clip w [...]

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