Richard Branson

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‘For God’s sake, do something’: Richard Branson urges NSW to act on drug reform
British billionaire says Minns Labor government must commit to timeframe for drug summit and ‘put people’s health first’

Tamsin Rose New South Wales state correspondent

01, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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A Very British Space Launch review – as flimsy as Richard Branson’s rockets
There’s lots of fascinating detail in this documentary about Virgin Orbit’s attempt to get Britain into the space race. But like the flight itself, it falls short

Rebecca Nicholson

28, Aug, 2023 @10:05 PM

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Donald Trump on Fresh Prince? Richard Branson on Friends? The worst celebrity TV cameos ever
From a former prime minister to an entrepreneur and heaps of pop legends, we’ve charted the most terrible television appearances made by famous people who cannot act

Stuart Heritage

10, Aug, 2023 @1:58 PM

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Virgin Galactic completes first commercial flight into space
Flight is milestone for space tourism venture founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, after years of setbacks

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

29, Jun, 2023 @4:30 PM

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Virgin Orbit ceases operations months after failure of UK space mission
California-based company will fold after selling off its assets and filing for bankruptcy in the US

Guardian staff and agencies

24, May, 2023 @2:50 AM

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Parties, power, racing: meet Ovo’s Stephen Fitzpatrick, the man who would be Richard Branson
He emulates the Virgin founder’s freewheeling portfolio career. But he is also the tycoon behind a major UK power supplier dealing with an energy crisis. Is he spreading himself too thin?

Alex Lawson

20, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Manchester United bidder Jim Ratcliffe up to second on UK rich list
Hinduja family remain at top, while Richard Branson drops 33 places to 77th

Mark Sweney

19, May, 2023 @8:32 AM

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Richard Branson says he came close to losing Virgin Group empire during pandemic
Billionaire tells of personally losing £1.5bn and ‘painful’ backlash after plea for state loan for Virgin Atlantic

Julia Kollewe

04, May, 2023 @11:25 AM

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Virgin Media restores internet service after outages across UK – as it happened
Company’s own website went down and internet was inaccessible for several hours. Follow all our live coverage of business, economics and financial markets

Jasper Jolly

04, Apr, 2023 @11:57 AM

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit files for bankruptcy after failing to find funding
California-based company forced to cut 85% of workforce after struggling to secure investment

Jasper Jolly and Kalyeena Makortoff

04, Apr, 2023 @6:55 AM

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Virgin Orbit cuts 85% of workforce after failing to secure fresh funding
Decision raises fears that company founded by Sir Richard Branson may be on verge of collapse

Kalyeena Makortoff

31, Mar, 2023 @11:01 AM

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Virgin Orbit stops operations and furloughs most staff
Satellite launch company hunts for funding lifeline following failed attempt from UK soil

Alex Lawson

16, Mar, 2023 @9:16 AM

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