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Help with money – What to do in different situations

Help with money

Occasionally we can find ourselves in a new situation or stage in life which brings different financial challenges. To help you manage these changes, here’s our selection of guides from The Money Advice Service. Family and home Having a baby Help with managing your money before, during and after the birth of your baby. Maternity and paternity rights How to …

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“Why I love flying a hot air balloon”

Virgin Ballooning

Exclusive interview with a Virgin Balloon Flights pilot As Virgin Balloon Flights, the world’s largest balloon rides business, celebrates its 20th birthday, we chat to Norfolk-based pilot Robert Keron about the highlights of being a hot air balloon pilot. Being a hot air balloon pilot sounds like a dream job – how did you become one? In 1990 I was involved …

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Thirty years of glamour at Virgin Atlantic

Thirty Years of Virgin Atlantic

Vivienne Westwood has designed the latest uniform “When we started flying thirty years ago we wanted to bring the glamour back,” says Sir Richard Branson. “Part of that glamour is making your crews feel good. It’s important to make sure that every single thing they’re wearing, they feel good about.” With the Virgin Atlantic signature red uniforms having become a …

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Fun at the Fringe

fun at the fringe - support the worlds biggest arts festival

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs until 27 August this year. Performers from all over the world will descend on the Scottish capital for the world’s largest and arguably greatest arts festival. “the Fringe is like nothing else you’ll ever experience” With thousands upon thousands of shows including theatre, comedy, music, cabaret, spoken word, opera, dance and physical theatre, the Fringe …

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“Making business a force for good”

Making business a force for good

“Entrepreneurs need to change their way of thinking and make their businesses ‘a force for good’, not just a force to make money. If they think like that and empower all their staff to think like that, they can make a massive difference,” says Sir Richard Branson. It was with this in mind that he set up the Branson Centre …

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The top 5 from Virgin Holidays

Virgin Holidays Top 5

Virgin Holidays offer a range of worldwide destinations, with breaks sure to appeal to everyone –made more affordable with the discount of up to 5% off that all Virgin Money customers can enjoy. Lucy McGuire from Virgin Holidays selects her favourites. Virgin Holidays is the UK’s favourite worldwide holiday company and has been providing fabulous holidays since 1985. Its ethos …

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A wine buyer’s guide to BBQ drinking

A wine buyer’s guide to BBQ drinking

Virgin Wines’ expert tips on matching food with wine Virgin Wines buyer Dave Roberts shows how to keep the price down but crank up enjoyment levels with great wines to complement a summer barbeque. I’m Dave Roberts, one of the buyers at Virgin Wines. It’s my job to make sure people are getting the very best value from wines crafted …

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