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Airline U-Turns On Whether To Make Passengers Pay For Smartphones Being Forwarded

PA | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

About to fly Virgin and have a smartphone with a short battery life? Rejoice! The airliner has done a u-turn and said it will now foot the bill to ...

Is Google About To Buy A Stake In Virgin Galactic?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech

Google is reportedly planning on taking a stake in Sir Richard Branson's private space travel business. Virgin Galactic is planning on sending tour...

CC: Virgin Media Made A Spectacular Email Balls-Up

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech

Virgin Media made a monumental balls-up on Wednesday when a rookie mistake meant 135,000 people were bombarded with hundreds of unwanted emails. T...

Why Time Is Ticking for the Captive Whale and Dolphin Industry

Justin Francis | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK
Justin Francis

To strive towards 'better animal welfare' is missing the point. The debate should be about whether it is right or wrong to keep these super intelligent and social animals in captivity for entertainment purposes. Morally, it's tough to find any justification for that.

From Storebrand to Virgin, Are Businesses Finally Starting to See the Case in Tackling Climate Change?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

As I wrote last week, the Norwegian investor Storebrand, which are also among the largest in the Nordic region, announced that they have excluded ten ...

WATCH: Virgin Galactic Makes Giant Leap In New Rocket Test

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Virgin Galactic has now unveiled video of the launch. See above: Richard Branson's quest to put paying tourists into space took another lea...

Branson's Virgin to Enter Formula E

Todd McCandless | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

If you've been watching Formula 1 for a few years then you'll know that Richard Branson, boss of Virgin and one of the UK's richest men, has been around the series but only dipped his toe in the lukewarm waters of the world's most advanced for of motorsport...

Virgin Galactic Takes Aim At Successor To Concorde?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Tech

Virgin Galactic has announced that it might use technology developed to fly tourists to space as the basis for a successor to Concorde. The possibi...

Why Branson Won't Be Back To Britain

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

Sir Richard Branson has left Britain and is living on his holiday island of Necker in the British Virgin Islands, his spokesman said. Sir Richard's...

Why Is Not A Single UK Firm Among World's Top Innovators?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

British business pioneers like Virgin, Rolls Royce and Dyson have been overlooked in a new list of the world's most innovative firms, which failed to ...

Virgin Galactic Nears Take-Off With Record Rocket Thruster Test

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Tech

Virgin Galactic has taken another big step towards the first commercial space flights for tourists, after breaking more records with its latest powere...

Self-Build - Could Housebuilder Intervention Bring The Promised Revolution?

Laurna Robertson | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK
Laurna Robertson

While you may think the idea of a housebuilder offering self-build plots sounds contradictory, the people who have struggled to get planning permission or finance for their own project might have appreciated a middle man to make life easier for them.

Richard Branson and His Self-Interest Corporatist Friends Are Not Being Honest About True Cost of EU

Janice Atkinson | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

So Messrs Branson et al, go back and do your sums. Your signatories to this letter are fighting their self-interested corporatist corner. The big energy companies are well-represented in your letter, along with others who have contracts with government or are taxpayer bailed out companies.

Are These Outfits Acceptable For Women At Work?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When strike action is on the cards, the hot button issue is rarely female modesty. But today the trade union row over new "skimpy" uniforms for Vi...

LOOK: 'The Name's Virginia, Not Vagina': Starbucks Customer's Facebook Rant After Barista Misspells Name

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Comedy

It’s a sweet gimmick, but Starbucks’ policy of writing customer’s names on their cups has backfired spectacularly for one woman. Veronica Go...

Virgin Galactic Rockets Towards First Commercial Space Tours

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Tech

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has completed its first rocket-powered flight. The latest test is a crucial milestone for the project, which aims...

When You Need Someone to Do Something They Don't Want to Do

Hugh Salmon | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK
Hugh Salmon

One of the advantages of working in creative businesses is that, on the whole, decision-making is based on creative talent and strength of argument rather than rank or pay grade.

That's An Expensive Rail Fare!

PA | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

Civil servant failures over the West Coast rail contract will cost taxpayers "at least £50 million", a report by MPs said today. There was a lack ...

Virgin Media To Take On Murdoch

PA | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Tech

Virgin Media vowed to become a "disruptive challenger" in the pay-TV market today after agreeing a £10 billion takeover by US cable giant Liberty Glo...

Sam Parker

Cameron's Favourite Artist Launches Upper Class Gallery In The Sky

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 23.03.2013 | Home

Ben Eine’s ‘Alphabet Street’ is one of the jewels in London’s street art crown. A massive row of shop shutters painted in his trademark bea...

A Malicious and Dangerous Old Virgin

Ralph Jones | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ralph Jones

Joseph Ratzinger obviously is not infallible; no intelligent person would ever have believed that he was. Worse than that, however, he is now a sinister and retarding force for both religion and gay rights, out of touch with the majority of the faithful and totally unqualified to preach morality.

India Must Reform Sexual Assault Laws & End Degrading 'Two-Finger Test', Urges Human Rights Watch

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Indian Gang Rape: Five Men Charged With Rape & Murder The brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old student in India has led a human rights group t...

Branson Accepts BA Boss's 'Knee In The Groin' Proposal

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson has said he would accept a 'knee in the groin' from the boss of BA if Virgin Atlantic didn't exist in five years time, as he retai...

Virgin Awarded West Coast Main Line Contract For Next 23 Months

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson's rail company Virgin Trains has been awarded the West Coast main line contract for a further 23 months, it has been announced. ...

Charlie Thomas

Analysts Unconvinced That Branson Will Lose Control Of Virgin Atlantic

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

Analysts have poured cold water on the suggestion that Sir Richard Branson could lose control of his Virgin Atlantic airline through deals with Delta ...