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Meet the man who spent his retirement building a museum


Introducing Steve Davies, whose love of dinosaurs has led to an interesting retirement When you think of retirement you tend to think of a break from work and a time to relax. That wasn’t the case for Steve, who opened the doors to Dinosaurland Fossil Museum in 1995, housing 113 exhibits. Twenty years later, he has 10,632. After resigning from …

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How I Used My Retirement To Become Kindle’s Bestselling UK Author

Open book

62-year-old Sheila Rodgers decided to explore a new passion when she retired, with incredible results. Rachel Abbott (the pen name of Shelia Roberts) never thought this would happen to her. The 62-year-old was born Sheila Rodgers and until five years ago, she’d never put pen to paper other than to sign the contract to sell the interactive media company she’d …

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How A Retired Dentist Became The World’s Fastest 96-Year-Old

World's fastest 96- year old

We speak to Dr Charles Eugster about his inspirational retirement story. Dr Charles Eugster, a 96-year-old retired dentist and keen rower, started to discover that his body was deteriorating. “I decided my body needed more muscle,” he reveals, “so I joined a bodybuilding club and hired a previous Mr Universe to train me.” His trainer taught him more about workout …

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New: Your travel money, now available from Virgin Money

Travel Money

Today we’ve launched our new Travel Money Service in partnership with Travelex. Whether customers require the dong, the dollar or the dirham, the new service makes ordering and collecting travel money simple and convenient. Customers can order their foreign currency online, by phone or in any Virgin Money Store. They can then choose to have their foreign currency delivered to their …

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Treble Cash Cover for those already in Greece and those travelling to Greece

The news coverage around the current financial situation in Greece has led to our customers checking with us to see what cover they have with regard to cash under their Virgin Money Travel Insurance policy. This also follows advice issued to travellers recommending that they increase the amount of cash they take to Greece, in case ATMs and banks cannot be …

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The lost art of throwing a TV out of a hotel room

The lost art of throwing a TV out of a hotel room window

Following the launch of the Virgin Money Sex Pistols Credit Cards we’ve been looking long and hard at bands these days and they just aren’t what they use to be…they’ve lost something…and we’ve worked out what it is. Bands don’t trash hotel rooms any more! And they don’t, simply because you just can’t! The signature act of trashing a hotel …

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A Royal Baby offer for all Charlottes and Charlies #WelcomeToTheFamily

Royal Baby mania has struck Great Britain once again with the birth of baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Champagne glasses were clinking across the country when it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child had arrived. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) …

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Seamonsters, attack by Daleks, sharknados: all covered by a new life insurance policy

Dalek chasing child

This week we launched our new Virgin Life Insurance policy. Among the risks that the policy does not exclude are heat ray attacks from Martian tripods, use of world terraforming engines by aliens, rampages by a 100ft tall Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and Dalek invasions. It could also cover risks associated with Giants chasing policy holders out of their castles in clouds …

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