Sir Richard Branson told Good Morning Britain the only way to protect people was to regulate drugs.Read the full story ›
Young people caught with small amounts of drugs for their own use should not receive criminal convictions, Nick Clegg will say today.
In a speech alongside Virgin owner Sir Richard Branson, the Deputy Prime Minister will attack the "ludicrous" status quo that allows people to be unable to get work in later life if they make a "youthful mistake".
He will announce Liberal Democrat proposals to take users out of the criminal justice system, instead introducing either treatment, education or a civil fine for those caught in possession of drugs for personal use.
Under current rules, someone cautioned for such a crime would have to declare it for six years when applying for certain jobs.
If they are fined for the same offence that increases to 11 years, while it will have to be declared for the rest of their lives if they receive a prison sentence.
A new Virgin Galactic sub-orbital plane could fly later this year as work is underway months after tragic crash.Read the full story ›
The Olympic sailing champion says he and his new wife were lucky to be close to Sir Richard Branson's island when they ran into trouble.Read the full story ›
Sir Richard Branson's staff had to come to the aid of Sir Ben Ainslie after the sailor had problems with his yacht while on his honeymoon.Read the full story ›
The chief executive of Virgin Galactic has said "space is hard and today was a tough day" after the company's SpaceShipTwo crashed in the Mojave desert during a test flight, killing one of the two pilots on board.
"We are going to be supporting the investigation as we figure out what happened today and we're going to get through it," George Whiteside said at a news conference at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
Mr Whiteside confirmed Virgin chief Sir Richard Branson would be arriving to join the team on Saturday morning local time.
"The future rests in many ways on hard days like this," he added. "But we believe we owe it to the folks who are flying these vehicles and the folks who have been working so hard on them to understand this and move forward, which is what we'll do."
Sam Branson, son of the Virgin founder, has been rescued from the top of the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps after getting altitude sickness.Read the full story ›
The Virgin Atlantic founder said holidays could help children "learn more than they ever could in the classroom".Read the full story ›
Founder of Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson has taken to Twitter to welcome the "great news" of Virgin Trains securing an extension deal to its West Coast Main Line franchise.
Under the extension deal, West Coast services will continue until March 2017 and a number of "improvements" including increased capacity, new services and "superfast Wifi" will be unveiled.
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson has refused to enter the Scottish independence debate, telling an audience in Edinburgh it is "not his place" to give his opinion.
The entrepreneur was speaking at the Scottish Business Awards in Edinburgh last night, in front of an audience of 2,000 guests, including First Minister Alex Salmond.
ITV News' Alastair Stewart hosted a question-and-answer session with Sir Richard and asked him if he thought Scotland's famous entrepreneurial track record could be better maintained as part of the UK or under independence.
The billionaire received a round of applause from the audience when he said: "I had a feeling this was going to come up. I'm not sure it's my place to intervene and I know that's a cop out.
"I'm coming to the Commonwealth Games, maybe by then I'll say something."