An aerial shot of the scarred landscape of Beirut after Tuesday’s explosion dominates the Times’ front page. The paper’s main story reports on the government’s “planning revolution”, which aims to limit the power of local politicians to block new projects and create a “construction boom”.
The Times says a secret dossier has been drawn up by the government on the impact of coronavirus on the economy, revealing that sectors such as the automotive industry, retail and the arts are facing significant job cuts and revenue losses.
Tougher coronavirus restrictions impacting tens of millions of people throughout January are needed to avoid yet another national lockdown. The Times reports on that warning by Boris Johnson.Read more here.