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Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson helped to raise more than $300,000 (£195,000) for charity when he took to the skies wearing a female flight attendant uniform while honouring a bet he lost to Air Asia chief executive Tony Fernandes.

Sir Richard Branson’s latest business venture, Virgin Galactic, is on track to offer commercial spaceflights by the end of the year.

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson is "perplexed" by reports that Yahoo! chief executive Marissa Mayer has emailed employees who work remotely telling them that they will have to relocate to company facilities.

Sir Richard Branson has accepted Willie Walsh's proposal that the loser of a bet they have about whether Virgin Atlantic will still be around in five years time will receive a knee in the groin.

BA boss Willie Walsh has turned down a £1 million bet from Sir Richard Branson that Virgin Airlines will still be around in five years and has instead offered a “knee in the groin”.

Sir Richard Branson has said that he will pay £1 million to BA staff if Virgin Atlantic disappears within five years after rumours circulated that he is planning to give up control of the airline as a result of a possible joint venture between Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airlines.

Virgin Trains will run the West Coast Main Line for at least another 23 months.

Virgin Trains will continue to run services on the West Cost Main Line for up to 13 months while the Government reviews the flawed bidding process.

The decision to award the West Coast Main Line contract to FirstGroup has been ditched following the "discovery of significant technical flaws" in the way the franchise process was carried out.

The Government has not signed the contract to hand over the West Coast Main Line franchise to FirstGroup because of a legal challenge by Virgin Group.

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