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Whisper it, but Scotland is on the verge of becoming a space superpower | Robin McKie
Despite the demise of Virgin Orbit, the UK’s first spaceports should open in 2024

Robin McKie

28, May, 2023 @8:31 AM

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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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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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Thousands of Virgin Media customers in UK hit by outages
Provider said most problems were resolved but customers reported continuing glitches with internet, phone and TV

Kalyeena Makortoff and Alex Hern

04, Apr, 2023 @6:21 PM

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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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Wednesday briefing: Does failure to launch spell the end of the UK’s space ambitions?
In today’s newsletter: The first rocket mission from the UK didn’t reach orbit, but industry leaders explain why the burgeoning field is ready for liftoff – and what comes next

Archie Bland

11, Jan, 2023 @6:52 AM

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Richard Branson urges Heathrow not to limit Christmas flights
Strong dollar and end of Covid restrictions lead to huge boom in travel from US to UK, Virgin and Delta say

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

03, Nov, 2022 @2:49 PM

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Ready for lift-off: first space launch from British soil poised to make history
In a boost to a fledgling industry, UK-built mini-satellites will soon be able to begin their journey into orbit on home ground

Robin McKie Science Editor

30, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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