The Daily Express reports that Boris Johnson is vowing to modernise hospitals, schools, roads and high streets in a £5bn ‘new deal’.
The Daily Star reports that a statue of The Wurzels’ iconic late frontman Adge Cutler has been “vandalised” with googly eyes, prompting fury from fans.
The Financial Times reports that investment banking fees rocketed to a record $57bn in the first six months of the year, boosted by a series of lucrative debt sales during the coronavirus crisis.
The Daily Mirror leads with Leicester being placed in the UK’s first local lockdown due to a surge of new coronavirus cases in the city, with Number 10 advising: “We recommend people stay at home”.
The Times leads with Boris Johnson promising on Wednesday to lead Britain out of the coronavirus crisis with an economic recovery plan as bold as Franklin D Roosevelt’s New Deal.
Leicester is facing strict new rules to fight a second wave of coronavirus as the rest of the UK will begin an easing of restrictions on Saturday, the Daily Mail reports.
The i reports that Leicester will stay in lockdown, with non-essential shops not being allowed to open and local schools being closed for most pupils.
Metro writes that Leicester’s coronavirus cases were “continuing to rise”, according to Matt Hancock, with children “particularly impacted” as it becomes the first UK city to go back into a strict lockdown.
The Guardian leads with Boris Johnson attempting to refocus his premiership by promising a “new deal” for Britain in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Leicester has become the first city in Britain to be plunged back into lockdown after public health officials expressed alarm at a significant rise in COVID-19 cases, The Daily Telegraph writes.