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We renovated our whole house on a budget – here’s what we learnt

Home-makeover words of wisdom from Virgin Money’s Arianna and her partner Nick, who are doing up their whole house while trying to save some pennies on the way

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Unexpectedly brilliant British breaks

With the world of travel continuing to be uncertain, now is the perfect opportunity to explore destinations a little closer to home. Here are Visit Britain's pick of the UK's best undiscovered destinations.

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“How we retired in our 40s”

Saying goodbye to being a wage slave at a relatively young age sounds like the preserve of millionaires, but it’s absolutely achievable for ‘ordinary’ earners. It just takes a bit of planning…

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How much should I save each month?

Turn your rainy-day fund from a puddle into a reservoir with our guide to sensible saving

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Rock the rooftop with us this summer

The bank that brought you the UK’s first dedicated socially distanced music venue is now going one step further: by turning the roof of London’s world-famous venue into a stage with Up at The O2

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“Together, we can make a difference”

DYLAN, Hannah Grace and Lilla Vargen, our Emerging Stars, talk female rock-star icons, the women who inspire them and sexism in the music business

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Notion’s ones to watch this year

Nicholas, who heads up music magazine Notion, reveals the artists to listen to in 2021

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Meet our new Emerging Stars - Hannah Grace, Kamakaze and Lilla Vargen

After a successful launch of this new music initiative in July 2020, we’re excited to introduce the next wave of Emerging Stars

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Sir Mo Farah’s top training tracks

Which tunes help an Olympic athlete slide straight into top gear?

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The summer we brought live music back

Virgin Money sponsored the world’s first socially distanced music venue in Newcastle’s Gosforth Park

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Craig Charles’s boogie wonderland

The actor-turned-DJ shares the soul and funk tracks that always get him moving

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Ronan Keating on his roller-coaster 2020

From the birth of his baby girl to campaigning to get live music back up and running

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Tom Grennan talks love, loss and lockdown

We caught up with him ahead of his live set at the Virgin Money Unity Arena

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Meet Virgin Money Emerging Star Dylan

The Suffolk singer-songwriter has been practising saying ‘Hello Wembley’ since she was six

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Mosa Wild on mates, mixtapes and making music

The up-and-coming indie band who’ve earned their place among Virgin Money’s Emerging Stars

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Aaron Taylor on soul, spirituality – and staying in

Introducing Aaron Taylor, whose brand of gospel-inspired soul has earned him fans (and downloads) around the world

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Laura Whitmore

We couldn’t be more excited that Laura Whitmore is the face of the Virgin Money Emerging Stars programme

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Welcome to the Virgin Money Emerging Stars programme

Want to discover the UK’s brightest, freshest, most exciting up-and-coming talent before anyone else does?