Richard Branson is the chairman of Virgin Group. He founded Virgin in 1970 as a mail order record retailer and it has since grown to encompass around 200 companies in over 30 countries. He describes himself on Twitter as a "tie-loathing adventurer and thrill seeker, who believes in turning ideas into reality".
01 November 2014 06:04 PM
The founder of Virgin Galactic made these comments following the crash of SpaceShipTwo during a test flight in the Mohave desert, resulting in the death of one of the pilots.
17 September 2014 07:55 PM
Governments are always at their best when they meet national needs while helping grow industrial capacity
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27 April 2013 06:30 PM
What a wonderful reaction from marathon runners, supporters, businesses, charities, government and people all over the world in supporting those affected by the Boston bombings. As well as showing support for victims, getting on with life is the best way to show terrorists they will not win.
20 September 2012 05:08 PM
Richard Branson explains how his experiences in business and charity work have led him to join the Independent Voices campaign for equal marriage.
20 November 2011 12:00 AM
Last week's staggering youth unemployment figures leave our nation facing an immense challenge: what do we do with our missing million young people? I believe we need to encourage all young people to consider an alternative to the traditional career path, and I think entrepreneurship offers some hope.
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17 November 1997 12:02 AM
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
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British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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