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Richard Branson Lucky To Be Alive After Horror Bike Smash

The Virgin founder was out cycling with his two grown-up children Holly and Sam on the British Virgin Islands earlier this month (Aug16), when he hit a speed bump in the road head on."The next...

Richard Branson Thought He Was "Going To Die" In Bike Accident

Richard Branson has revealed he thought he was “going to die” after he was involved in a horrific bicycle crash in the British Virgin Islands earlier this week.The 66 year old businessman, the founder of...

Richard Branson Smashes Teeth Playing Tennis

The Virgin Group founder accidentally hit himself in the mouth with a tennis racquet while recently competing on the court at his Moskito Island resort in the British Virgin Islands. Recalling the...

Idris Elba's Inspiration

Idris Elba thought acting was ridiculous - until his ''beautiful'' drama teacher gave him the confidence to ''think outside the box''.The 43-year-old 'Luther' actor went to an all boys school and although he was introduced...

Richard Branson Attacked By Stingray

The Virgin Records founder joined ocean conservationist Guy Harvey for a special swim with stingrays off the coast of Grand Cayman this week (begs08Feb15) and one of the creatures confused Branson for food...

Kate Moss To Star In Virgin Atlantic Campaign?

Kate Moss could be set to star in a new campaign for Virgin Atlantic.The 41-year-old supermodel was reportedly escorted off of an easyJet flight by police following a weekend in Turkey earlier this month and...

Ever Get The Feeling You've Been Cheated? The Soul Of Punk Dies As Sex Pistols Credit Cards Are Unveiled

Virgin Money has unveiled a new range of credit cards featuring punk-themed designs based around the artwork of Sex Pistols albums and singles. That noise you just felt was punk’s final death rattle, by the...

Bank Launches Sex Pistols Credit Cards

Branson, who signed the band to his Virgin Records in 1977, still runs the company, and an offshoot - Virgin Money - has launched a series of credit cards featuring the group's artwork....

Kelly Jones Won't Give Up Film Career

Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones was one step away from becoming a BBC film writer.The 'Have A Nice Day' singer temporarily shelved his film-making career after Virgin label boss, Richard Branson, offered the welsh rockers a...

Shawn Mendes Was An 'Annoying Little Brat'

Shawn Mendes was an ''annoying little brat'' as a child. The 'Something Big' singer may still be just 16-years-old but he's confessed he's already learnt a lot of valuable lessons about life and admits he...

Martin Sheen Not Interested In Joining Charlie's President Campaign

Martin Sheen has no plans to help his son Charlie Sheen run for President. The Hollywood legend is surprised by Charlie's recent admission that he'd like to run to be the American leader next year...

Martin Sheen To Appear At We Day UK

Martin Sheen is to be one of the speakers at this year's We Day UK.The 'Apocalypse Now' star will address 12,000 students and teachers in London next month as part of a youth empowerment event...

Mila Kunis: 'I Don't Want To Go Into Space With Ashton'

Actress Mila Kunis doesn't share her fiance Ashton Kutcher's space curiosity, insisting she's more than happy to stay on Earth when he takes to the skies on board one of Virgin boss Richard Branson's first...

Is Virgin Radio Returning To The Airwaves?

Richard Branson's brand Virgin Radio could be making a surprise return to the airwaves as part of a bid put forward by Sound Digital, a consortium of TalkSport owner UTV Media, Bauer and transmission business...

Richard Branson Rescues Ben Ainslie At Sea

British tycoon Sir Richard Branson helped rescue Sir Ben Ainslie when the Olympic sailing champion was left stranded at sea during a boat trip with his new bride.The British gold medallist was sailing past Branson's...

Richard Branson Denies Led Zeppelin Offer

Virgin founder Richard Branson has taken to his blog to dismiss reports suggesting her offered Led Zeppelin $800 million (£500 million) to reunite for 35 shows in Britain, Germany and America.Representatives for former frontman Robert...

Space Flight Passengers Ask For Refunds After Test Flight Crash

Twenty of the 700 people who signed up to board the first of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space flights have asked for refunds after a test take-off turned disastrous last month (31Oct14).One of the company's...

Richard Branson: 'Virgin Galactic Will Continue'

British tycoon Sir Richard Branson has vowed to continue with his star-studded space flight scheme following the tragic accident on Friday (31Oct14) which killed a test pilot.The Virgin Galactic project, which boasts celebrities including Ashton...

Richard Branson's Son Involved In Matterhorn Rescue

British tycoon Sir Richard Branson's socialite son had to be rescued from the Matterhorn in Switzerland on Wednesday (03Sep14) after becoming stranded at the summit.Sam Branson was participating in the Big Change Virgin Strive Challenge,...

Richard Branson Has Recorded A Simpsons Cameo

They say you haven’t ‘made it’ – i.e., reached the peak of your career- until you’ve had your Simpsons cameo. And even though Richard Branson was depicted in a season 22 episode alongside fellow billionaire...

Lady Gaga Wants Wedding Ceremony In Space

Lady Gaga is planning to get married in space. The 28-year-old singer wants to have a commitment ceremony with Taylor Kinney, 33, outside of the Earth's atmosphere at the beginning of next year while onboard...

Vivienne Westwood Unveils "Extremely Glamorous" Virgin Atlantic Aircrew Uniforms

Dame Vivienne Westwood has unveiled a range of new uniforms for Virgin Atlantic staff to wear to work. The British designer teamed up with the airline to design a range of practical yet stylish outfits...

Celebs Get Behind Pressure To Change UK Drug Laws By Signing Letter

David Cameron will receive a letter from over 90 celebrities, politicians, lawyers and health experts, calling for a review of the current policy on the possession of illegal drugs.Russell Brand has thrown his weight behind...

Stars Demand Change To U.k. Drug Policies

British funnyman Russell Brand, rocker Sting and tycoon Sir Richard Branson are among the notable figures who have signed a letter urging the U.K. government to review the country's drug laws.The stars are backing the...

Kate Winslet Planning Risky Career Move

Kate Winslet is planning to ''take some serious risks'' with her career. The 'Divergent' actress is ready to return to acting just five months after giving birth to her third child, Bear, and is planning...

Clive Davis Joins Growing Backlash Against Hotel, After Sultan Owner Introduces Brutal Sharia Law

Record producer Clive Davis has become the latest big name to shun hotels owned by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who announced last week that he would proceed with the introduction of the Islamic Sharia law, a...

Richard Branson Joins Boycott Against Sultan Of Brunei's Hotels

British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson is joining a star-studded boycott against the Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles in protest against their owner's stance on homosexuality.The Virgin Group mogul is adding...

Kate Winslet Explains Son's Name

Kate Winslet's son is named in honour of the fire she escaped in 2011.The 'Divergent' actress met her now-husband Ned Rocknroll when they fled a fire on his uncle Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island two...

Richard Branson's Space Mission Inspired By Tv Show Call

British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson's space tourism project was inspired by a Tv show fan more than 20 years ago.Branson's Virgin Galactic aims to offer tourists the chance to holiday in space by taking them...

Sir Richard Branson Can't Wait For Lady Gaga's Space Outfit

Sir Richard Branson insists Lady Gaga will find a ''pretty good'' costume for her performance in space.The 63-year-old businessman admitted the 'Born This Way' hitmaker -who is set to sing outside of the Earth's atmosphere...

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