With just a year to go until the first commercial flight into outer space is scheduled Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has had a test run.
The Virgin boss willingly dragged himself through another PR stunt as he donned lip stick and a stewardess' uniform to honour a losing bet.
Google is launching a £2million competition in a bid to 'transform lives' with technology.
Sir Richard Branson has left Britain and is living on his holiday island of Necker in the British Virgin Islands, it has been confirmed. He moved there seven years ago, a spokesman said.
The Sunday Times newspaper said that Sir Richard's decision to leave the country is a turnaround for the charismatic entrepreneur who has draped himself in the Union Jack to promote his business.
The spokesman said: "After almost 40 years of working in the UK, Richard, now in his 60s, chose to live on his island Necker in the British Virgin Islands, an island he bought in 1979.
"Since he gives 100% of any monies he earns from these to charity, it makes no difference for tax purposes whether he is in the UK or the BVI."
Sir Richard Branson has said a wage increase for MPs could be a good thing for the country because it will attract "higher quality politicians."
In a blog on the Virgin website, Branson argued that "countries would be able to attract higher quality politicians by offering them greater rewards".
The Virgin founder also suggested the cost could be offset by reducing the number of politicians and the size of parliament.
Branson believes changes in pay could help reduce corruption and produce a more efficient and effective government which could improve the global economy.
Some of the country's most prominent business leaders have accused Eurosceptic MPs of "putting politics before economics" by calling for Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.
The group, which includes the chairmen of BT, Deloitte and Lloyds along with Sir Martin Sorrell and Sir Richard Branson, said Britain's business interests and economy can only benefit from playing a central role in the EU.
In a letter to The Independent, they called for David Cameron to "strengthen and deepen" the European single market, adding: "The economic case to stay in the EU is overwhelming."
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson has been stopped by police in Adelaide for riding a bicycle without a cycling helmet.
But the billionaire avoided a £100 fine because he said he was not aware of the local cycling rules, The Telegraph reported.
"He stopped immediately and was spoken to by two police officers at the time," a spokesman said.
"He was given a caution and then put on a helmet. It was pretty straightforward."
Virgin Trains has delayed the introduction of new uniforms after some female staff said blouses were see through and too low cut.
The rail operator is now offering £20 vouchers for women employees to buy undergarments to save them any embarrassment.
A union chief said staff had complained the red blouses were too flimsy and would allow male passengers to see dark bras being worn underneath.
"Our female members are upset because they feel Sir Richard Branson is cutting corners by asking them to wear flimsy blouses which are skimpy and they feel too revealing," said Manuel Cortes of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association.
"He has asked Vivienne Westwood to design the new uniform for his air crews. Unfortunately, by contrast, it looks like he is getting the blouses for train crews from Del Boy at Trotters Independent Traders Ltd at Peckham Market."
The problem came to light after trials of a new uniform for staff on Virgin's West Coast Main Line.
The founder of Virgin Atlantic, Sir Richard Branson has told the Independent that terror warnings issued by the Foreign Office to tourists are "doing more harm than good".
The British entrepreneur said that warning of the risk of a terrorist attack was "exactly what the terrorists wanted" because it reduced tourist numbers.
In a statement the FCO said "We have a responsibility to make sure British nationals have the necessary information and advice so that they can make their own choices. We would rightly be criticised if UK lives were lost and we had not reflected a known terrorist threat in our travel advice."
Sir Richard Branson said the alliance between Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines was "exciting" after a deal was struck between the two companies.
Virgin Atlantic President, Sir Richard said: "This is an exciting day in Virgin Atlantic history. It signals the start of a new era of expansion, financial growth and many opportunities for our customers and our business.
"I truly look forward to the possibilities our partnership with Delta will offer. We have always been known for our innovation and service and have punched above our weight for 28 years.
"That is why our customers love us so much. We will retain that independent spirit but move forward in a strengthened partnership with Delta.”