Lord Sugar says Apprentice could air two series in one year after filming for latest show was cancelled due to coronavirus

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Lord Sugar has revealed the BBC is in talks to air two series of the Apprentice in one year after filming for the latest show was cancelled due to coronavirus. The Apprentice boss, 73, has said that producers hope they can start shooting for series 16 in September and put the show on at the start of 2021. Businessman Lord Sugar, who aims to do another four series of the Apprentice before retiring, said: ‘We hope that if things calm down by July we might be able to start filming in September, in which case the show will be on…

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Virgin Atlantic will close without aid, warns Sir Richard Branson

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Sir Richard Branson has warned that airline Virgin Atlantic needs government support to survive. The boss of the Virgin Group said he was not asking for a handout, but a commercial loan, believed to be £500m. In an open letter to staff, Sir Richard said: “Many airlines around the world need government support and many have already received it. The plea comes as Virgin Australia, the country’s second largest airline, faces going into administration without aid. An open letter to Virgin employees https://t.co/Nv1RLBhp3j pic.twitter.com/Qj16CUT5N0 — Richard Branson (@richardbranson) April 20, 2020 Sir Richard wrote in his letter that without UK…

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Media and tech editor Stenberg departs Adweek

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Josh SternbergJosh Sternberg is a media professional with 20 years experience across a variety of roles in the industry. Most recently, Sternberg was the media and tech editor at Adweek, overseeing a team of 8 reporters (also did a stint running the brand desk).He set editorial strategy, assigning news/analysis/feature/enterprise stories around how media and tech companies operate, while also building and programming some of the company’s industry-leading events, like its ad-tech focused Nextech. During his tenure at Adweek, Sternberg hired about a dozen reporters and introduced several newsroom projects and products that were both engaging for the reader and sellable for the…

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