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'About 20' Virgin Galactic Customers Have Cancelled So Far

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Tech

About 20 people have cancelled their tickets aboard Virgin Galactic in the wake of last week's fatal crash. While some of those scheduled to fly on...

Stinky Problem Forces Virgin Plane To Turn Back

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

A Virgin Australia plane was forced to turn back to Los Angeles after passengers were reportedly left trapped in a nightmarish situation. The airli...

Branson: 'My Family And I WILL Fly To Space'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech

Virgin billionaire and would-be space pioneer Sir Richard Branson has insisted that he and his family will travel to space aboard his Virgin Galactic ...

'We Did Not Ignore Safety Warnings'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech

Virgin Galactic has angrily denied it ignored specific safety warnings prior to its fatal test flight on Friday. SpaceShipTwo co-pilot Michael Alsb...

'We Are Human And It Hurts'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

Virgin Galactic executives, officials and emergency responders have spoken of their sadness but defiance after a fatal Virgin Galactic space flight te...

Space Community Offers Condolences After SpaceShipTwo Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

Astronauts, officials and members of the private space community have offered their condolences to the families of two Virgin Galactic test pilots aft...

Branson Pays Tribute To Virgin Galactic Pilots

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

Virgin boss Richard Branson has paid tribute to the pilot who was killed aboard SpaceShipTwo in a disastrous test flight on Friday. Branson said he...

Airline's Epic Six Hour Advert Will Bore You Into Flying With Them

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

This is the most boring advert ever. In fact, at nearly 6-hours long, it's also the longest. The weird thing is, while the epic piece is supposed t...

Virgin's New Staff Holiday Policy Is Simply Incredible

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK

Richard Branson is implementing what is without doubt the best annual leave policy ever. In a blog, the British entrepreneur announced Virgin staff...

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...