internet
Virgin Promises a Free Broadband Speed Boost to Over a Million Customers

Is your internet too slow for you? Perhaps it's because you got used to whatever speed you have, and want to be able to get more stuff faster. Or maybe it's just slow and infuriating. Well there's good news if you're with Virgin, because it's promising more than a million of its broadband customers are getting a free speed boost. Read More >>

trains
Avanti West Coast Begins Painting Over Virgin Trains

There's a new rail franchise dealing with our complaints about the Wi-Fi not working and the toilets oozing piss and bleach out into the corridors today, with Avanti West Coast taking over the business of running what was once the Virgin Trains line between London and Scotland. Read More >>

deals
Virgin Media Thinks its Black Friday Already, Announces Discounts for Phones and the Internet

The other day we heard news that TalkTalk was kicking off its Black Friday sale as early as usual, with deals that would lower the cost of getting yourself online. Now Virgin Media has followed suit with a selection of deals that will save you money on phones and internet deals. Which is helpful, because Virgin internet has a reputation for being rather expensive. Read More >>

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Virgin Mobile Launches a New Family Plan With an Emphasis on Safety

Virgin Mobile is launching a new family plan exclusive to Virgin Media customers, as long as that family doesn't exceed five smartphones. In that case, little Timmy can just go without. Read More >>

transport
Virgin Trains Loses the West Coast Mainline This December

The Virgin Trains brand is to disappear from the railways this December, as a new combined franchise operated by FirstGroup and Trenitalia have been handed the job of running the West Coast Mainline under the brand First Trenitalia. That sounds like First Genitalia. Whoever gets their social media job is going to get bored of hearing that very quickly. Read More >>

ISPs
Virgin Media Promises Gigabit Internet for all Subs by 2021

Virgin Media is prepping a massive nationwide upgrade to its core systems, one that'll see all of its fixed-line cable network subscribers given the potential to hit the gigabit internet connection speed milestone. That will be a speedtest result worth sharing. Read More >>

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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 >>