Virgin Trains Will Accept an Avocado in Place of a Millennial Railcard

Virgin Trains has launched a thing it's calling the Avocard. It's a joke, but one that comes with real benefits. The same benefits, in fact, as the recently launched 26-30 "millennial" railcard. Read More >>

Virgin Atlantic Offers Travellers a Bit of “Economy Delight”

Virgin Atlantic has tweaked its budget seat options, with the travellers of the near-future invited to order something described as "economy delight" for their next trip. Sadly this does not involve being touched by Richard Branson or a neatly bearded pilot. It's a way of giving people the illusion of more choice in the cheap seats. Read More >>

Behind The Scenes With Pendolino: The Painstaking Process Of Painting A Train

When Train Operators buy new trains, they like to get their money’s worth. That’s why the vast majority of Virgin’s Pendolino fleet, which operate on the West Coast Mainline between London, Manchester and beyond, have around 4.25 million miles on the clock each. Read More >>

Virgin TV Customers are Getting a Free Upgrade

If you get your TV service through Virgin Media, you may soon be eligible for a free upgrade to its latest V6 set-top box. There's usually a £20 activation fee to upgrade, but going forward, the box will be available to all customers with a TV and broadband bundle. Read More >>

Virgin Trains Stops Stocking the Daily Mail

Those hoping to be made angry about society on a long train journey are out of luck, as Virgin Trains has revealed it's to stop selling the Daily Mail on all of its services. Read More >>

Richard Branson Creates New Space Venture To Launch Government and Military Spacecrafts

Richard Branson could play a part in our upcoming star wars. The billionaire’s satellite-launch company Virgin Orbit has started a new venture, Vox Space, aimed at wooing government clients. Read More >>

Hyperloop One Is Proud to Announce Its Virginity

High-speed transportation company Hyperloop One, which landed £65 million in additional funding last month, revealed today that it has gained a new board member in business magnate Richard Branson, whose Virgin group was secretly responsible for an unnamed portion of that funding. The company will rebrand as Virgin Hyperloop One. Read More >>

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: All The UK Network Deals Announced So Far

Unveiled earlier this week, the iPhone and iPhone 8 Plus will be available to buy from 22nd September. You can already preorder them from a number of retailers though — and if you're thinking of trading in your now-archaic iPhone 7, here are the deals that UK networks have announced so far. Read More >>

Amazon Has Invented TV Channels

Having persuaded us all to call up Sky and cancel our contracts by blowing a raspberry, Amazon has now decided that this "TV channel thing" might have legs. So today it's introducing Amazon Channels in the UK, and bringing TV channels to our dilapidated shores. Read More >>

Richard Branson Got in Bloody Bike Crash, Lived to Blog About It

In a new blog post for, billionaire Richard Branson writes about his recent flirtation with death, when he got into a gruesome bike accident while training for the Virgin Strive Challenge in the Caribbean. Read More >>

Here is Richard Branson Dressed as a Mermaid

Sometimes, life gives you lemons. And then sometimes, it gives you Sir Richard Branson dressed as a mermaid, gazing happily at the camera as if to say, “My lifelong dream was not, in fact, to become an obscenely wealthy entrepreneur, but rather to bask in shallow waters with my fellow merpeople.” Read More >>

Here Is Your First Look at Virgin Galactic’s New SpaceShipTwo

Two years ago, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo, the space plane it hoped to use to send tourists into space, failed on a test flight and crashed in the desert. Now, Virgin Galactic has unveiled a brand new version of SpaceShipTwo. Read More >>

How Many Taxpayer-Funded Spaceports Does Richard Branson Need?

Space tourism sounds pretty fun, if exorbitantly expensive. The ticket to ride is far from the only pricey thing about it. Building a spaceport for launches and returns costs hundreds of millions. So why does Sir Richard Branson now want to build one in the UK, right after finishing one in America—which isn’t even sending folks to low orbit yet? Read More >>

Russell Crowe Fails to Leverage Celebrity Status in Hoverboard Sulk

The once vaguely popular actor Russell Crowe told his Twitter followers a funny story, one in which he and his children were booted off a flight because they were carrying the "Segway boards" they'd got for Christmas in their hand luggage. Read More >>

The Best UK Mobile Network Phone Deals for Every Bank Balance

We’re now heading straight into the part of the year where all the brand new smartphones are launched, and every big company (barring Samsung which jumped the gun a bit) will be showing off their latest telephonic devices for the first time. But we’re not here to talk about those phones, mainly because we don’t know anything about them yet. We’re here to talk about the thing your phone needs before it’s of any use: a network contract. You're looking at Gizmodo UK's in-depth guide to the very best UK mobile network deals. Read More >>