Richard Branson

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin: the new space race?
Richard Branson cheers with crew members after flying into space
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Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin: the new space race?

Branson has declared space open for business. Is that still a pie in the sky?
16 Jul 2021
‘We have no choice but to confront the very worst aspects of English football’
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‘We have no choice but to confront the very worst aspects of English football’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
13 Jul 2021
‘The England team shows us Britain’s diversity is its strength’
Gareth Southgate consoles Bukayo Saka after England’s defeat
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‘The England team shows us Britain’s diversity is its strength’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
12 Jul 2021
Virgin Atlantic seeking investors to avoid collapse
Virgin Atlantic
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Virgin Atlantic seeking investors to avoid collapse

Airline meeting with private equity firms as talks over government bailout continue
11 May 2020
Richard Branson in race to save Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Airline
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Richard Branson in race to save Virgin Atlantic

With hopes of government bailout diminishing, the firm is looking to secure a buyer before the end of May
27 Apr 2020
Instant Opinion: Nationalists are ‘less united than ever’
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping
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Instant Opinion: Nationalists are ‘less united than ever’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 23 April
23 Apr 2020
Richard Branson criticised for fresh bailout request
Richard Branson
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Richard Branson criticised for fresh bailout request

Controversial billionaire told to draw on his own fortune to save airlines
21 Apr 2020

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Richard Branson criticised for Virgin bailout request
Richard Branson
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Richard Branson criticised for Virgin bailout request

Campaigners and politicians criticise request for assistance from company founded by billionaire entrepreneur
14 Apr 2020
Maduro and Branson in cross-border concert-off
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Maduro and Branson in cross-border concert-off

Venezuelan President to host rally opposite a music festival organised by the Virgin founder
20 Feb 2019
Tech trends 2019: 5G phones, cyber crime and space tourism
SpaceX Falcon 9
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Tech trends 2019: 5G phones, cyber crime and space tourism

SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic head to the stars while Samsung’s flexing phone looks set to debut
31 Dec 2018
What is hyperloop technology and how fast will it go?
Hyperloop
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What is hyperloop technology and how fast will it go?

German engineering students set new speed record for the futuristic transport concept
24 Jul 2018
Virgin Trains will no longer sell the Daily Mail
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Virgin Trains will no longer sell the Daily Mail

Rail company says it took the decision because paper is incompatible with its beliefs
9 Jan 2018
Virgin Hyperloop One sets new 240mph speed record
Virgin Hyperloop One
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Virgin Hyperloop One sets new 240mph speed record

Sir Richard Branson takes up chairman’s role and brings in an extra $50m in funding
19 Dec 2017
Manchester United lead the way in race for sponsors
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Manchester United lead the way in race for sponsors

Virgin Money signs on at Old Trafford as other clubs cash in on sponsorship deals for training kit
18 Jul 2016
Richard Branson 'sad' at £2.8bn sale of Virgin America
Virgin America plane
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Richard Branson 'sad' at £2.8bn sale of Virgin America

Billionaire says there was nothing he could do to stop Alaska Air buying out company
5 Apr 2016
Richard Branson helps rescue Ben Ainslie from yacht
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Richard Branson helps rescue Ben Ainslie from yacht

Olympic sailor and new wife Georgie Thompson suffer boat trouble while on Caribbean honeymoon
13 Jan 2015
The best business books of 2014
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The best business books of 2014

Reviewed: the inside story of what went wrong at RBS, the Federal Reserve and the Eurozone
14 Dec 2014
Virgin Money flotation: Branson aims to raise £150m
Richard Branson
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Virgin Money flotation: Branson aims to raise £150m

Richard Branson's Virgin Money will become the fourth bank this year to float on the London Stock Exchange
2 Oct 2014
Richard Branson announces unlimited holiday for Virgin staff
Richard Branson
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Richard Branson announces unlimited holiday for Virgin staff

Billionaire hopes it will boost morale and productivity, but experts warn it won't work for all businesses
25 Sep 2014
Titanic director James Cameron makes historic dive bid
James Cameron
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Titanic director James Cameron makes historic dive bid

Oscar-winner has already used submersible to dive deeper than any human on a solo mission before
9 Mar 2012
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