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Ipswich Northern Bypass NBP Part 9 (2020)

Join us as we press for the long overdue Northern Bypass bring various benefits (such as reducing air pollution in the town, reducing Felixstowe HGVs, reducing congestion, alternative routes when roads are closed due to an RTC or roadworks etc) for the Greater Ipswich area in particular Ipswich and Kesgrave.
Ipswich Buses: finally rolls out Hand Sanitiser across fleet
Ipswich Buses have announced the installation of hand sanitiser across their bus fleet. .
ALDI to leave Meredith Road
Aldi has put up their North West Ipswich supermarket up for sale or to let. It looks as if they are leaving Meredith Road. The reason appears to be "relocation" - it is unknown whether Aldi will still commit to a Sproughton Road store near Morrisons.

Ipswich Buses flouting law on compulsory face coverings

Many people are complaining how Ipswich Buses are allowing people to use the bus without a face mask, face covering or exemption card, and how some drivers are also not wearing masks, in contravention to the compulsory face mask/covering on public transport that came in on Monday. Makes it all rather pointless exercise if being within a metre of others not wearing a mask to contain their airborne germs. .

Ipswich Buses: latest guidance for bus staff during the Coronavirus pandemic

I was absolutely shocked to come across a Freedom of Information Act request for Ipswich Buses (), where someone asked "Can you release latest guidance for bus staff during the Coronavirus pandemic? " and the response reveals that there is no proper guidance (i. e. policy or memo) for bus drivers. A council owned, multi-million pound business that employs over 100 people.

Ipswich Buses welcomes announcement on wearing face coverings as it prepares welcome back more passengers

Ipswich Buses welcomes announcement on wearing face coverings as it prepares welcome back more passengers. Ipswich Buses has welcomed the Government’s announcement last night that all passengers will have to wear face coverings on public transport. .
Coronavirus: RSC calls off 2020 performances and events
BBC News: Coronavirus: RSC calls off 2020 performances and events The theatre company makes the "difficult decision" due to continuing social distancing rules. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Deaths at lowest level since March
BBC News: Coronavirus: Deaths at lowest level since March Over 2,500 deaths linked to virus in most recent week, but overall fatalities still higher than normal. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tory MPs demand evidence for five-mile travel advice
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tory MPs demand evidence for five-mile travel advice Welsh Tories demand scientific basis for Welsh Government decision to only allow local travel. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Everyone thought it would be me who died'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Everyone thought it would be me who died' Edith McCracken and her husband went into hospital at the same time but only Edith, with asthma and COPD, survived. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What's it like to be laid off over Zoom?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What's it like to be laid off over Zoom? Being made redundant is rarely pleasant, but is it worse finding out via a video call? Continue reading.
£327m hit for council pension fund investment values during coronavirus pandemic
£327m hit for council pension fund investment values during coronavirus pandemic. The value of pension fund investments by Suffolk County Council plummeted by £327million as a result of coronavirus, latest figures show. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Quarantine plan, NI hotels and Commons 'deadlock'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Quarantine plan, NI hotels and Commons 'deadlock' Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Ministers 'looking at ways to relax travel quarantine rule'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Ministers 'looking at ways to relax travel quarantine rule' It comes after some MPs criticised the government's plan to quarantine people coming to the UK for 14 days. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The London hospital hit by a 'tidal wave' of patients
BBC News: Coronavirus: The London hospital hit by a 'tidal wave' of patients Northwick Park Hospital was overwhelmed with Covid patients. How did staff cope with the onslaught? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The lockdown in Historic England pictures
BBC News: Coronavirus: The lockdown in Historic England pictures Historic England has collected 200 pictures they say reflect the nation's coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading.
Hussain Manawer's poem in tribute to coronavirus victims
BBC News: Hussain Manawer's poem in tribute to coronavirus victims BBC Breakfast commissioned poet Hussain Manawer to mark three months since the first UK coronavirus death. Continue reading.

Coronavirus: Football fans want help with Euro 2020 travel refunds

BBC News: Coronavirus: Football fans want help with Euro 2020 travel refunds The tournament was postponed until summer 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
‘Perfectly healthy’ father, 43, dies after being rushed to hospital with suspected coronavirus
‘Perfectly healthy’ father, 43, dies after being rushed to hospital with suspected coronavirus. The former manager of a homecare service in Felixstowe, who dedicated years of his life to helping others, has died at just 43 years old after spending three weeks in hospital with suspected coronavirus. Continue reading.
Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund awards £1million – and helps 100,000 people
Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund awards £1million – and helps 100,000 people. The Suffolk Coronavirus Community fund has awarded £1million in grants to local charities and organisations in a bid to help re-build the charitable sector. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Oxfam to start reopening in England from 15 June
BBC News: Coronavirus: Oxfam to start reopening in England from 15 June The charity has not confirmed which shops will open first, but says it is keen to start work again. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How dangerous is lifting lockdown?
BBC News: Coronavirus: How dangerous is lifting lockdown? Why is lifting restrictions being described as a "dangerous moment"? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tooth decay fears over dentist wait until 2021
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tooth decay fears over dentist wait until 2021 Dentists across Wales want to be able to offer more than just urgent care to patients before next year. Continue reading.
NHS test & trace: Does contact tracing stop coronavirus?
BBC News: NHS test & trace: Does contact tracing stop coronavirus? Wales is the latest part of the UK to launch a tracing system, but how do they work? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tackling obesity 'must be part of recovery plan'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tackling obesity 'must be part of recovery plan' Boredom eating and alcohol consumption have gone up during lockdown, a charity warns. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What is the future of religious worship in the UK?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What is the future of religious worship in the UK? Faith leaders say worshippers' flexibility during the crisis could lead to a future shift in practices. Continue reading.
Ipswich Buses tweaks Saturday timetable and rearranges Tower Ramparts bus stop arrangements
Ipswich Buses has decided to move around the bus stops at Tower Ramparts Bus Station, and although it has kept the Monday to Saturday Saturday timetable it has made timing changes on bus route 2, 6, 12, 15 and 15A. .
Coronavirus: Evening update as schools go back but mixed picture on turnout
BBC News: Coronavirus: Evening update as schools go back but mixed picture on turnout Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What might swimming pools be like after lockdown?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What might swimming pools be like after lockdown? Swimmers might have to arrive in their costumes, with limits on how many people can go in at a time. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Royal Papworth Hospital patient walks after 54 days
BBC News: Coronavirus: Royal Papworth Hospital patient walks after 54 days He spent four of his weeks in critical care strapped to a ventilator but now he is walking again. Continue reading.
James Anderson: Coronavirus break may add 'a year or two' to career
BBC Sport: James Anderson: Coronavirus break may add 'a year or two' to career England's James Anderson believes the enforced break from cricket due to the coronavirus pandemic could prolong his career. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: People shielding allowed outdoors from 8 June
BBC News: Coronavirus: People shielding allowed outdoors from 8 June The move, which affects about 80,000 people, will only happen if the R-number stays below one. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Customers queue for hours as Ikea reopens 19 shops
BBC News: Coronavirus: Customers queue for hours as Ikea reopens 19 shops Thousands have queued to get into the furniture giant's stores amid strict social distancing measures. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Father and son reunited across River Taff
BBC News: Coronavirus: Father and son reunited across River Taff Peter Tozzo borrowed a nurse's phone to speak to his son from outside the Dragon's Heart Hospital. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Family of Covid-19 death Liverpool fan demands inquiry
BBC News: Coronavirus: Family of Covid-19 death Liverpool fan demands inquiry The family of Richard Mawson believes he caught Covid-19 at a Champions League match in Liverpool. Continue reading.
One further coronavirus related death reported at hospital trust
One further coronavirus related death reported at hospital trust. One coronavirus related death has been reported by a hospital trust in our region. Continue reading.
Zodiakos wins first race as British horse racing returns after coronavirus suspension
BBC Sport: Zodiakos wins first race as British horse racing returns after coronavirus suspension Zodiakos, ridden by Jimmy Sullivan and trained by Roger Fell, is the first winner as British horse racing returns at Newcastle. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NI hotels to reopen on 20 July
BBC News: Coronavirus: NI hotels to reopen on 20 July Stormont Executive confirms hotels will reopen on the same date as hotels in the Republic of Ireland. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown 'perfect storm' for abused children - Sajid Javid
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown 'perfect storm' for abused children - Sajid Javid The ex-home secretary is leading a "no holds barred" investigation into the issue in the UK. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Pigeon racing first sport to return after lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Pigeon racing first sport to return after lockdown More than 4,400 birds race 90 miles from Kettering to Barnsley as lockdown restrictions ease. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Over 20 primary principals call for transfer test suspension
BBC News: Coronavirus: Over 20 primary principals call for transfer test suspension The group, which represents north Down primaries, oppose the tests during "abnormal circumstances". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NI contact tracing scheme to be scaled up
BBC News: Coronavirus: NI contact tracing scheme to be scaled up Nurses and environmental health officers will be among those directly recruited, says health minister. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: MPs anxious over return to virus 'hotspot'
BBC News: Coronavirus: MPs anxious over return to virus 'hotspot' MPs are heading back to Westminster with mixed feelings - and some are angry about the end of virtual working. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Contact tracing system is launching in Wales
BBC News: Coronavirus: Contact tracing system is launching in Wales The roll-out of the new testing system comes on a "big day" for the easing of the lockdown in Wales. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Some primary schools reopen as parents remain wary
BBC News: Coronavirus: Some primary schools reopen as parents remain wary Classes resume for some pupils in England after 10 weeks but a number of schools will stay shut. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Our business can now get cracking' after lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Our business can now get cracking' after lockdown Outdoor markets and car showrooms in England are allowed to reopen from Monday amid the pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus changes how doctors deal with death
BBC News: Coronavirus changes how doctors deal with death Five doctors administering end-of-life care reflect on the current crisis. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Queen seen in public for first time since lockdown, riding pony
BBC News: Coronavirus: Queen seen in public for first time since lockdown, riding pony The monarch is pictured riding outside Windsor Castle, where she is isolating with Prince Philip. Continue reading.
Championship season set to restart on 20 June as coronavirus lockdown eases
BBC Sport: Championship season set to restart on 20 June as coronavirus lockdown eases The Championship will restart on 20 June, more than three months after it was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Snooker becomes the first sport to return to live TV action in Britain
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Snooker becomes the first sport to return to live TV action in Britain It has been more than two months since sport took place in the UK - BBC Sport gets an insight into how snooker will be the first live sport to be shown on TV. Continue reading.
Patient with coronavirus dies at Colchester Hospital
Patient with coronavirus dies at Colchester Hospital. One new coronavirus-related death has been confirmed in the region after a patient with the illness died at Colchester Hospital. Continue reading.
WATCH: ‘Things will be different’: Video shows how schools have changed after coronavirus
WATCH: ‘Things will be different’: Video shows how schools have changed after coronavirus. A Sudbury primary has offered a glimpse into what life will be like when schools reopen to more pupils on Monday - with a video showing how things will be different after Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK exceeds 200,000 testing capacity target
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK exceeds 200,000 testing capacity target The UK had capacity to conduct 205,634 tests on Saturday, reaching its target one day early. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NHS services to be gradually restarted
BBC News: Coronavirus: NHS services to be gradually restarted The Scottish government has announced plans to restore NHS services such as cancer referrals. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Labour MP quits role after lockdown breach
BBC News: Coronavirus: Labour MP quits role after lockdown breach Rosie Duffield "takes responsibility" for breaking guidelines after meeting married partner. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Thousands report businesses defying lockdown rules
BBC News: Coronavirus: Thousands report businesses defying lockdown rules Cornwall Council has had 2,319 complaints about businesses suspected of flouting lockdown rules. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Slow and steady' approach by Scotland
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Slow and steady' approach by Scotland Nicola Sturgeon says caution and measures to improve quality of life are key in the road back from Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Dominic Raab defends lockdown relaxation measures in England
BBC News: Coronavirus: Dominic Raab defends lockdown relaxation measures in England The foreign secretary admitted that the government's five-level, colour-coded alert system was not yet at level three. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: IVF pause like 'rug pulled beneath you'
BBC News: Coronavirus: IVF pause like 'rug pulled beneath you' A couple whose IVF treatment was delayed say struggling to start a family has been "heart-wrenching". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Contact tracing could be in place for two years
BBC News: Coronavirus: Contact tracing could be in place for two years Arlene Foster says contact tracing will be needed for some time as Northern Ireland emerges from "draconian" lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Raab defends relaxation of lockdown rules
BBC News: Coronavirus: Raab defends relaxation of lockdown rules The foreign secretary stresses the "cautious" approach adopted, ahead of rules easing in England. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: People shielding in Wales allowed outdoors from Monday
BBC News: Coronavirus: People shielding in Wales allowed outdoors from Monday People in Wales who have been shielding from coronavirus can exercise outdoors from Monday. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Suffolk’s 35,000 ‘extremely vulnerable’ to be allowed outside for first time since lockdown
Coronavirus: Suffolk’s 35,000 ‘extremely vulnerable’ to be allowed outside for first time since lockdown. More than 35,000 people in Suffolk banned from going outside for months under Covid-19 restrictions will finally be allowed to spend time with other people outdoors from tomorrow (Monday, June 1). Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Drop plan to reopen primaries to all pupils, ministers urged
BBC News: Coronavirus: Drop plan to reopen primaries to all pupils, ministers urged Aiming to have all pupils back piles uncertainty and pressure on school communities, say governors. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'I'm high risk but made a full recovery'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'I'm high risk but made a full recovery' Positive stories from people considered at high risk who have made a full recovery from coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Independent cinemas unlikely to open before September
BBC News: Coronavirus: Independent cinemas unlikely to open before September An Independent Cinema Office survey found only a quarter of venues planned to open before autumn. Continue reading.
Coronavirus doctor's diary: Why does Covid-19 make some healthy young people really sick?
BBC News: Coronavirus doctor's diary: Why does Covid-19 make some healthy young people really sick? Dr John Wright tells the story of Marium Zameer, who became very unwell with Covid-19 despite being young and healthy. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Helping the bereaved with 'emotional PPE'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Helping the bereaved with 'emotional PPE' A doctor gives his guide to dealing with death at the time of coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How do we protect care homes as lockdown eases?
BBC News: Coronavirus: How do we protect care homes as lockdown eases? Care home deaths this spring were almost double what they were last year, the care regulator says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The self-isolation choir with worldwide members
BBC News: Coronavirus: The self-isolation choir with worldwide members This weekend thousands of people will gather as an online choir to perform Handel’s Messiah. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Reassurance over tracer scam potential
BBC News: Coronavirus: Reassurance over tracer scam potential Health Secretary Jeane Freeman says people are "alert to the risks" of scammers targeting the tracing system. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Pret a Manger plans rent talks in bid to avoid closures
BBC News: Coronavirus: Pret a Manger plans rent talks in bid to avoid closures The sandwich chain is "radically" changing its business model in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Shielders in England allowed outdoors again from Monday
BBC News: Coronavirus: Shielders in England allowed outdoors again from Monday Some restrictions on vulnerable people shielding from coronavirus are to be eased after 10 weeks. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Hectic day' before lockdown measures relaxed
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Hectic day' before lockdown measures relaxed Police say they saw "lots more people around" and firefighters dealt with several wildfires. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Jayden Stockley among 10 positive tests in Championship; seven in League Two
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Jayden Stockley among 10 positive tests in Championship; seven in League Two Preston say striker Jayden Stockley was one of 10 positive Covid-19 tests across eight Championship clubs returned in the latest round of testing. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Rules are for the benefit of all and apply to all'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Rules are for the benefit of all and apply to all' The government's scientist gave his opinion when asked about Dominic Cumming's controverisal travel during lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Dangerous moment' as UK lockdown eases
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Dangerous moment' as UK lockdown eases The public must be "sensible" after scientists warn of risks of lifting lockdown, medical chief says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Don't tear the pants out of it' warns scientist on lockdown easing
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Don't tear the pants out of it' warns scientist on lockdown easing The Deputy Chief Medical Officer has warned the public to be sensible as lockdown eases in England. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tory MPs call for change in 2m social distancing rule
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tory MPs call for change in 2m social distancing rule Amid fears for the hospitality sector, one MP says relaxing the rule means fewer jobs would be lost. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Sanitiser maker's links back to Victorian cough cure
BBC News: Coronavirus: Sanitiser maker's links back to Victorian cough cure With links back to a popular Victorian medicine, a firm is helping protect frontline workers facing coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Government publishes 'phase three' return of domestic sport
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Government publishes 'phase three' return of domestic sport The UK government approves the return of domestic competitive sport behind closed doors from 1 June. Continue reading.
Where you can be tested for coronavirus this week
Where you can be tested for coronavirus this week. Mobile coronavirus testing units are continuing to visit towns across the region next week – here is where you can find them. Continue reading.
Rugby coach's psychological struggle after coronavirus
BBC News: Rugby coach's psychological struggle after coronavirus Brendan Sheridan was in an induced coma while he battled coronavirus. Continue reading.
Three more coronavirus-related deaths in Suffolk – including the first at Felixstowe Hospital
Three more coronavirus-related deaths in Suffolk – including the first at Felixstowe Hospital. Three new coronavirus-related deaths have been confirmed at Suffolk hospitals. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: PSNI attacked at Ballyholme beach while dispersing crowd
BBC News: Coronavirus: PSNI attacked at Ballyholme beach while dispersing crowd One police officer was injured after she was kicked in the face at Ballyholme beach Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Wales' early school summer holiday plan 'non-starter'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Wales' early school summer holiday plan 'non-starter' The idea would have seen the six-week summer holiday begin near the end of June, with schools starting in August. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Concerns mental health patients 'denied justice'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Concerns mental health patients 'denied justice' Patients being held need "proper access to courts" to challenge detention, argues charity. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Footballers help girl, 10, to 1.7m keepy-uppies
BBC News: Coronavirus: Footballers help girl, 10, to 1. 7m keepy-uppies Imogen Papworth-Heidel 10, wants to raise money by doing one keepy-uppy for each UK key worker. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Scientists urge vigilance amid easing of lockdown measures
BBC News: Coronavirus: Scientists urge vigilance amid easing of lockdown measures Lockdown measures in England are easing from Monday, but some scientists warn that the government is lifting restrictions too soon. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Peter Gough died at Oxford hospital after 'lack of PPE'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Peter Gough died at Oxford hospital after 'lack of PPE' Emma Gough says hospitals should do more to protect admin staff after her father died. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Letter warns of threat to future of Belfast festivals
BBC News: Coronavirus: Letter warns of threat to future of Belfast festivals The chairman of Belfast Pride says politicians must make sure festivals have a future. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Risk in UK lockdown easing too soon, warn scientists
BBC News: Coronavirus: Risk in UK lockdown easing too soon, warn scientists Lifting restrictions is "risky", warn experts who want a fully working test and trace system first. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown: Boy yearns to see seaman dad moored outside house
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown: Boy yearns to see seaman dad moored outside house A father is unable to get off his ship to see his son when it is moored outside his house during the lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What are the rules on weddings?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What are the rules on weddings? There is a lot of uncertainty around when and how weddings are allowed to take place. What are your rights?
'I'm over 100 and survived coronavirus'
BBC News: 'I'm over 100 and survived coronavirus' Three centenarians who were discharged from hospital after treatment for Covid-19 tell their stories. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The environment’s big moment?
BBC News: Coronavirus: The environment’s big moment? Could changes we have been forced to make in the pandemic become long-term environmental solutions? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Are children able to adhere to social distancing?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Are children able to adhere to social distancing? How hard will it be for children to stay 2m away from loved ones when they can see them next week? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Debenhams makes some restaurant employees redundant
BBC News: Coronavirus: Debenhams makes some restaurant employees redundant Retailer Debenhams makes staff in some of its cafes redundant after going into administration. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: School return plan 'like a jigsaw puzzle'
BBC News: Coronavirus: School return plan 'like a jigsaw puzzle' A head teacher explains how she is piecing school life back together before children return. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: GPs not told when patients removed from 'shielding lists'
BBC News: Coronavirus: GPs not told when patients removed from 'shielding lists' This has caused confusion and anxiety among extremely vulnerable people staying at home. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Renters struggle most with pandemic costs, report says
BBC News: Coronavirus: Renters struggle most with pandemic costs, report says Private renters are struggling with housing costs more than mortgage-payers, new research suggests. Continue reading.

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