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The Virgin Galactic hangar at Mojave Air and Space Port in California

Virgin Galactic crash fails to dissuade space-bound Trevor Beattie

The entrepreneur, who was born in the city, took to social media site Twitter to pledge his support for the project

Steven McCabe: Existential musings

Human beings have always had a curiosity about what the planets they could actually see consisted of coupled with, I strongly suspect, a belief that other forms of life looking back at them.

Nick Holzherr, named 'One to Watch' in the Talent Unleashed Awards 2014

Talent Unleashed Awards names Birmingham tech companies best in the UK

Playmob and Whisk receive national recognition in awards which celebrate individuals who have used technology in a creative or entrepreneurial way

Ian Callum, Jaguar's design director who has been named as a LinkedIn Influencer

Jaguar's design director named as new LinkedIn Influencer

Ian Callum joins elite group which includes President Obama, Sir Richard Branson and Bill Gates

Jaguar Land Rover will supply Virgin Galactic astronauts

Land Rover in Virgin Galactic deal to supply astronauts

Solihull-based Land Rover has revealed a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic

Trevor Beattie says he won't be taking any selfies in space

Birmingham ad guru Trevor Beattie practising his swimming for Virgin Galactic space trip

The man behind the FCUK and Wonderbra advertising campaigns will be one of the passengers on the inaugural commercial space flight

Opus CEO Karl Fowler with Graça Machel at the Nelson Mandela Foundation Centre of Memory, Johannesburg

Midland publisher Opus Media Group to produce 'definitive chronicle' on Nelson Mandela

The half-a-metre square book, weighing 37kg, will include thousands of photographs.

Balsall Heath-born Trevor Beattie will be a passenger on the inaugural Virgin Galactic flight into space

Trevor Beattie - from Balsall Heath to outer space

Trevor says: "If you have a dream, whatever it may be, don't wear it as a badge. When you get the chance incorporate it into your life."

Star City, Birmingham

Virgin Active closes Birmingham Star City club

Members offered chance to use facilities in Edgbaston and Solihull after unexpected shutdown

Kev Kelly, Virgin Trains team leader at Birmingham New Street station

Virgin Trains backs community title at Birmingham Sports Awards

New Street Station team leader says people - staff and customers - are at the heart of its business and so community award was obvious choice

Birmingham New Street ticket office

Birmingham New Street ticket office closes as temperature soars to 32C

Heatwave overcame the new facility which was opened before air conditioning was installed

Rich List 2013: No.25 - Jonathan Kendrick (£330m)

Wolverhampton-based Jonathan Kendrick’s ROK Global mobile phone and technology company is due to be listed on the GXG Exchange in Copenhagen.

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