virgin
Virgin Media Accidentally Blocked Imgur and Everyone is Demanding to Know Why

Earlier today, Virgin Media customers were - presumably - devastated when they realised they couldn't access Imgur. The site was mistakenly flagged as hosting "indecent images of children" . Read More >>

space
Blasting Rich People Into Space Is Better Business Than Uber, Somehow

Virgin Galactic is preparing to become the first publicly traded spaceflight company, and the venture is setting a course to be profitable by August 2021, which would put it lightyears ahead of the profitability projections of another transportation-based company that simply moves people around on Earth: Uber. Read More >>

transport
Virgin Plans Indie Budget West Coast Train Line for 2021

Virgin Trains is trying to stop itself being kicked out of the UK's rail scene by next year, and has asked rail bosses if it might be allowed to run an independent, franchise-rivalling service all by itself. Read More >>

transport
Virgin Trains Asks The Law to Help Win Back its Franchises

The infrastructure triumvirate of Virgin, Stagecoach and France's SNCF that operates the Virgin Trains franchise is taking the government to court, after transport bosses banned it from bidding to run future lines. Read More >>

sports
Virgin TV Customers Can Watch the Big Football Events Next Week for Free

Remember when BT said something something football earlier this week? Well Virgin wants you to know that if you're already a customer, you can also watch the UEFA Champions League and Europa League Final without a subscription to BT Sport – which, incidentally, is free for the first three months. Read More >>

transport
Virgin Wants Plane-Style Tickets and Departure Slots for All Trains

Virgin Trains has submitted some ideas to the government on how the futures of all our trains might be better organised, ideas which it says are all about improving the services. Services that Virgin probably won't be providing any more. Read More >>

transport
Virgin Atlantic Draws Men on its Aeroplanes

Virgin is about to change one of the mildly sexist legacy things it inherited from back when women were only things, and is to start adding men and people of all sexual orientations and skin colours to its planes' cockpit figurehead series. Read More >>

transport
Virgin Atlantic Flight Tops 800mph

A Virgin Atlantic 787 Dreamliner running from from Los Angeles to London has set an astonishing new speed record thanks to the good old mysteries of the jet stream, hitting a maximum speed of 801mph in tailwinds at 35,000 feet above the US. Read More >>

transport
Virgin Gets Another Year on the West Coast Mainline

The Virgin Trains running up the middle and vaguely western edge of the country have been allowed to carry on doing exactly that for another year, with the Department for Transport signing an extension to the current franchise deal. Read More >>

virgin
Richard Branson Says He’s Going to Send People Into Space by Christmas

Billionaire Richard Brandon really, really wants you to believe he’s going to send people to space — and soon. In a new interview with CNN, the Virgin Group founder now says he’s “reasonably confident” his spaceflight company can beat out competitors like Blue Origin and SpaceX with crewed trips to space before Christmas. Read More >>

virgin
Virgin Orbit Plane Completes Test Flight With Attached Rocket

A Virgin Orbit plane took off with a rocket under its wing on Sunday, marking a successful test flight for the company that hopes to provide satellite-launching services. Read More >>

transport
Virgin Trains Makes Cheap Tickets Work on Friday Afternoons

Virgin Trains is trying a little something to make getting to your internet girlfriend on a Friday evening slightly easier – it is removing Friday afternoon from the peak ticket restriction period for all trains leaving London Euston, so more departures are accessible for people with cheaper off-peak tickets. Read More >>

drones
Drone Pilot 10 Feet Away From Hitting Passenger Jet Jackpot Over London

The nearest near-miss in the short history of drone enthusiasts flying their toys too close to passenger aeroplanes has been recorded, with the UK's aviation collision police reporting that a drone came within just 10 feet of a Virgin Atlantic plane as it was coming in to land at Heathrow. Read More >>

space
Branson’s Training up for a Virgin Galactic Trip Within Months

The man who used to be the world's most popular cross-disciplinary businessman and self-publicist until Elon Musk came along is preparing to fire himself into space to regain his self-love crown, as Richard Branson says his Virgin Galactic enterprise is mere weeks away from hitting space -- and he's putting himself atop the list of passengers. Read More >>

apple
Here’s All Of The UK Networks That Will Be Selling The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

Announced yesterday, the successor to the iPhone X is just around the corner. The iPhone XS, and its bigger brother, the iPhone XS Max, will be available from next Friday, 21st September. Pre-orders start for the handsets tomorrow, 14th September. The cheaper new iPhone, the iPhone XR, will be available on 26th October, with pre-orders starting on the 19th. But some UK networks are letting customers pre-register their interest right now. Read More >>