Tuesday briefing: Brexit talks head for bitter end

Gareth Southgate has vowed to protect Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden despite sending the players home after they invited two women to the team hotel in Reykjavik, breaking coronavirus isolation rules. UK Sport has pledged to “identify, confront and eradicate” bullying and abuse in the high-performance system in the wake of the staggering allegations across […]

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo could launch again next month as the firm gears up to send billionaire founder Richard Branson into orbit by early 2021

Unlike other commercial spaceflight companies, such as Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic initiates its flights without using a traditional rocket launch. Instead, the firm launches its passenger-laden SpaceShipTwo and other craft from a carrier plane, dubbed WhiteKnightTwo. Once SpaceShipTwo has propelled itself into space its engines shut off for a period of weightlessness before returning home

Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy protection as Covid continues to hurt airlines

Virgin said in a court filing reservations are down 89% from a year ago and current demand for the second half of 2020 is at approximately 25% of 2019 levels. Virgin Atlantic also owns Virgin Atlantic Holidays, a tour operator business and Virgin Atlantic Cargo.

Four million Virgin Media customers lose UKTV channels

Steve North, the head of comedy and entertainment for UKTV, said the company provided thousands of hours of on-demand content to Virgin, with viewings of its programmes, such as Taskmaster, via the service up by a third over the year. He said any dispute with the BBC over the way it chose to distribute its […]

Virgin Media’s battle with UKTV infuriates customers

A Virgin Media spokesperson said it has offered both readers lower bills: “We’re are as frustrated as our customers that UKTV has removed its channels from Virgin TV. We are ready to bring back UKTV’s free channels for our customers immediately with UKTV’s permission. These are available for free over the air and online.”

Virgin Media reaches deal with ITV to retain access to its channels

Tom Mockridge, the Virgin Media chief executive, said: “This is the start of a positive new chapter for ITV and Virgin Media, forging a deeper relationship. We are pleased to be extending our long-term partnership, bringing significant new benefits to both companies and our respective viewers and customers.”

Trouble only started after I faced a 9% Virgin price rise

Reconnection was then promised within 72 hours. Nothing happened. This time I was told the reconnection had not been requested and I’d have to wait another 72 hours. By the eighth day, there was still no service and I was still being informed that neither my reconnection request nor my formal complaint had gone through […]

Step aboard the flight to nowhere! Singapore Airlines is planning trips that start and end at the SAME airport in a bid to boost business

The domestic market would be the first to see a recovery following the pandemic, leading the company to announce its airlines will operate a smaller fleet on a reduced network in the coming years.

Virgin Mary’s Birthday: The biography of Grace

Worthy of note, in the spiritual realm, a true relationship never ends; it intensifies. Since relationships have an everlasting span and infinite consequences, such a relationship contains enormous spiritual goods and benefits. Mary’s motherhood is everlasting, and her maternal relationship with us is a never-ending enterprise. In that sense, it continues in the communion of […]

Repco replaces Virgin as major Supercars backer

It’s already locked in the Bathurst 1000 naming rights for the next five years, replacing retail rival Supercheap Auto, and will back one of this month’s two sprint events at The Bend. That’s on top of a deal with DJR Team Penske that’s expected to continue beyond this season.