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‘Build, build, build’: PM channels 1930’s US ‘new deal’ with coronavirus recovery plan

‘Build, build, build’: PM channels 1930’s US ‘new deal’ with coronavirus recovery plan

Business
Boris Johnson will attempt to mark a new phase in the coronavirus response on Tuesday by setting out plans for an "infrastructure revolution" to create jobs and stimulate an economic recovery.The prime minister will invoke the 1930s 'new deal' of former US President Franklin D Roosevelt as he delivers a major speech in the West Midlands town of Dudley in the morning. He will announce £5bn in capital investment to accelerate infrastructure projects this year, including hospital maintenance works, school building and improvements to the road and rail networks.But a leading think-tank warned tax rises could be needed to foot the bill and Labour said there should be more emphasis on jobs coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far killed more than 43,000 people in the UK.A national i
Everton star Andre Gomes recreates ‘Cast Away’ as he channels Tom Hanks during coronavirus self-isolation

Everton star Andre Gomes recreates ‘Cast Away’ as he channels Tom Hanks during coronavirus self-isolation

Sports
We’ve already seen Cesc Fabregas emulate one cinema icon during coronavirus self-isolation, and now Everton star Andre Gomes has done the same.But while former Arsenal and Chelsea player Fabregas took to comedy – recreating the famous ‘Good Morning My Neighbours’ scene from the Eddie Murphy movie ‘Coming to America’ – Gomes decided to go topical with a recreation of ‘Cast Away’. Fabregas made light of a troubling situation earlier this week The 2000 survival film starring Tom Hanks, who recently tested positive for COVID-19, depicts a man stranded on an island after a plane crash. Hanks is brilliant in the movie, but the real star is his lone companion – the volleyball, Wilson, named after the ball’s manufacturers. And Gomes decided to lighten the mood in these