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Let's start a love plane: Virgin gets fruity at flirty thousand feet

The airline is encouraging passengers to send each other drinks and saucy messages in-flight. This is mile-high madness

Max Kpakio, 36, has told an employment tribunal that he was discriminated against by Virgin Atlantic because of his name.

Liberian man claims he wasn't offered a job by Virgin Atlantic because of his African name

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The Queen has been force to cancel her appearance at a major service celebrating the Commonwealth as she is continuing to recover from her recent bout of gastroenteritis, Buckingham Palace said today.

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