Sir Richard said that a man sounding "exactly" like Mr Fallon called him asking for money to help rescue a British diplomat from terrorists.Read the full story ›
In a wide-ranging interview on Good Morning Britain, the scientist discussed his views on Brexit, President Trump and Jeremy Corbyn.Read the full story ›
In a blog on the British entrepreneur's website, the pair were seen taking part in several extreme sports on Necker island.Read the full story ›
John McDonnell, Jeremy Corbyn's most senior ally, has asked for Sir Richard Branson to be stripped of his knighthood amid train row.Read the full story ›
Sir Richard Branson said he thought he was going to die after "flying head-first" onto concrete when he was thrown off his bike.Read the full story ›
CCTV appears to show Jeremy Corbyn walking past empty train seats which he was previously filmed calling "completely ram-packed carriages".Read the full story ›
Sir Richard Branson has unveiled the new version of Virgin Galactic's new spaceship.Read the full story ›
Sir Richard Branson says his Virgin Galactic team have been working day and night for the past 15 months to get SpaceShipTwo ready for taking passengers on a trip of a lifetime.
Here is what you can expect from purchasing a £174,500-ticket for the voyage into space:
- Flight time of approximately two hours
- 60-minute journey from take-off to release from the WhiteKnightTwo carrier at approximately 50,000ft
- Independent flight time of 30 times
- "Unique thrills of spaceflight, enjoying the opportunity to leave seats to float in zero gravity for several minutes"
- Filmed version of the flight
Taking into account the 30-minute independent flight time, based on the full price of a ticket, half an hour on the unsupported spaceship will cost £5,800, or roughly about £97 per second.
The billionaire businessman appeared on Good Morning Britain today ahead of Space Ship Two's big reveal in California.Read the full story ›
Virgin Atlantic chief executive Craig Kreeger said the results mark the conclusion of the recovery period, putting "firm foundations in place for the future". The group had a pre-tax loss of £51 million the year ending December 2013 - the last time the airline reported a profit was in 2011.
I can't think of a better way to complete our 30th birthday year than with a return to profit. The team at Virgin Atlantic has done a great job in turning around the airline and has the right strategy to take the business from strength to strength.
Keeping our customers and our people at the heart of everything we do gives me great confidence in our future and I look forward to the next 30 years.
Group revenue was £2.9 billion in 2014, with Virgin Holidays recording a profit for the year before tax and exceptional items of £5.7 million, up £3 million year on year, and increased revenue by 1.1%. Passenger satisfaction scores have increased, with an 11% improvement since 2012, while 85.5% of flights departed within 15 minutes of schedule, meaning that 14.5% did not.