The Evening Standard

Coronavirus: Leicester locks down as Boris Johnson plans Britain’s big re-opening

July 1, 2020

Leicester became the UK's first city to experience a local lockdown just as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his "New Deal" plan to soften the blow to Britain’s economy post-pandemic. 

What does a new surge in coronavirus cases mean for the heath of the Midlands city's businesses?

We spoke to local hair salon owner Barrie Stephen who says after weeks of intense preparation and thousands of pounds spent, the news is devastating.