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Virgin boss Richard Branson has appealed to the UK government to legalise and regulate cannabis, claiming it would save lives and bring in more tax. The entrepreneur and tycoon penned a heartfelt blog saying the move “makes sense”, and that the efforts to legalise it are ones he has “long supported”. Branson said he backed [...]
Virgin Wines has reported that sales ticked up in the second half of 2023, despite a “subdued consumer economic landscape” which has weighed heavily on the sector's bottom line over the last year.
New red tape imposed on passengers travelling via connecting flights is hurting UK aviation's competitiveness, Virgin Atlantic's boss said
The judge said Brightline’s defence was that a clause entitled it to terminate if “the Virgin brand” had ceased to be a “brand of international high repute”.
Which banks are the best for customer service? A new official ranking has been produced by the consumer regulator
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is set to launch its first tourists to space on Thursday this week. The Galactic 02 mission, which follows the successful launch of the companies’ first commercial flight in June, will carry three paying customers – an 80-year old Olympian and a Caribbean mother-daughter duo. Launching from Spaceport America in New [...]
Bank bosses held a “productive” meeting with Chancellor Jeremy Hunt as the rates increase worsens the mortgage crisis. Natwest chief executive Alison Rose, speaking to reporters as she left Downing Street, said lenders were “doing everything we can” and were “very keen” to help customers. Lloyds Banking Group boss Charlie Nunn described the meeting as [...]
Virgin Orbit, Richard Branson’s failed rocket project, announced it are selling remaining assets and will cease operations, just months after an embarrassing mission failure. In a statement, the “responsive space launch provider” said our “legacy in the space industry will forever be remembered. Its ground-breaking technologies, relentless pursuit of excellence, and unwavering commitment to advancing the frontiers [...]
Broadband firms have been urged to cancel “exorbitant” mid-contract price rises for vulnerable customers less than two weeks before they are due to take effect. Millions of broadband and mobile phone customers can expect to face monthly bill increases of at least 14 per cent from April. Providers often link their annual price rises to [...]
Richard Branson’s satellite launch firm Virgin Orbit has paused operations, the company said, amid reports that it is working to secure additional funding. The news comes after the company, which is based in California, failed in its first ever satellite mission from UK soil in January. In a statement, the company said: “Virgin Orbit is initiating a company-wide operational pause, [...]
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