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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.
Star Comments, where are they?
have they now completely removed the comments facility from the site as I'm not seeing any at all now? Or is my ad block helpfully removing that as well, as pages looking very blank! Even if I got to disqus and click on a Star comment to take me to the article its still not then showing any comments.
Why is Ipswich Buses still using their Journey Planner?
It is unbelievable to see Ipswich Buses still using their Journey Planner, using Google Maps API which prioritises its competitors. It makes absolutely no sense at all. Even their app had (or has) the same problem.

Ipswich Buses: New September 2020 timetables woes

Last week Ipswich Buses submitted a link on twitter from Google Chrome, of the September 2020 timetables opened up from Microsoft Outlook. Instead of uploading said timetables to the internet on their website and sending through a link, they instead sent a "link" to that on the local hard drive. Result: Nobody could open and read it. A few days later no correction. .

Breaking News: Ipswich Cornhill (Cornflat) is completed!

Initially intended to be a sophisticated revamp of the town centre central spot. the safety works has left it looking very uninspiring - even more so - and shows what modest changes would have worked from the start a lot cheaper. Pictures from Ipswich Star. .
Ipswich Cornhill safety work finished – as the fountains go back on
Ipswich Cornhill safety work finished – as the fountains go back on. More than two and a half years after work started to rebuild the Cornhill in the centre of Ipswich, work is finally complete after the safety measures were finally finished on Wednesday morning. Continue reading.
Arlingtons becomes Ipswich's first independent restaurant casualty
Arlingtons in Museum Street is the first local casualty in the restaurant trade. Closed for lockdown, the restaurant isn't reopening and the former museum building has now been put up for sale for £875,000 + VAT. Less than 2 years ago a 6-figure-sum was spent on it when the then current owners decided to sell up.

Ipswich Buses to operate Amazon shuttle

Ipswich Buses manager Steve Bryce has revealed that Amazon has signed up to using the bus company for a "dedicated staff shuttle".

Are too many travellers ignoring face mask rules on Suffolk’s public transport?

Are too many travellers ignoring face mask rules on Suffolk’s public transport? Public transport operators say they are pleased that most passengers are obeying rules to wear face coverings on buses and trains across the region. .
Coronavirus: Business struggles, passport backlog and the Joe Wicks effect
BBC News: Coronavirus: Business struggles, passport backlog and the Joe Wicks effect Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Wednesday morning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How has lockdown affected smaller football clubs?
BBC News: Coronavirus: How has lockdown affected smaller football clubs? Lower league football clubs are more reliant on turnstile income than the bigger teams who also get sponsorship and TV rights. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What will Covid-19 mean for Christmas events?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What will Covid-19 mean for Christmas events? A garden centre cancels its Santa experience and a town's lights switch-on will not go ahead. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK passport application backlog reaches 400,000
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK passport application backlog reaches 400,000 Reduced staffing to allow social distancing is one reason for the mounting backlog, a minister says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Universities and colleges in Wales to get £50m help
BBC News: Coronavirus: Universities and colleges in Wales to get £50m help The Welsh Government says the fund will help safeguard teaching and research as well as students. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Garden attractions frustrated by 'no-shows'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Garden attractions frustrated by 'no-shows' Kew Gardens, RHS and the National Trust say members are booking tickets and then not turning up. Continue reading.

Coronavirus: The great contact-tracing apps mystery

BBC News: Coronavirus: The great contact-tracing apps mystery Germany and Switzerland are not sure how well their apps are working as the data is out of bounds. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How Joe Wicks' fitness workouts 'changed my life'
BBC News: Coronavirus: How Joe Wicks' fitness workouts 'changed my life' As the Body Coach ends his live morning workouts, people explain what the sessions have meant to them. Continue reading.

Coronavirus: Lockdown could lead to 'layered' mental health issues

BBC News: Coronavirus: Lockdown could lead to 'layered' mental health issues The Welsh Government faces calls for a clear plan for providing mental health services post-lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Scotland: Beauticians, nail salons and tattoo parlours reopen
BBC News: Coronavirus in Scotland: Beauticians, nail salons and tattoo parlours reopen Scotland continues to relax lockdown rules as more restrictions are lifted across the country. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: BMA calls for pay rise for NI doctors
BBC News: Coronavirus: BMA calls for pay rise for NI doctors An official report also criticises delays in the pay award process for doctors and dentists in NI. Continue reading.
Coronavirus infection rates in Suffolk remains low
Coronavirus infection rates in Suffolk remains low. Coronavirus infection rates in Suffolk’s local authority areas remain some of the lowest in the country, latest Public Health England figures reveal. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Virus here to stay, and lockdown tea and biscuits
BBC News: Coronavirus: Virus here to stay, and lockdown tea and biscuits Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Tuesday evening. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Infection here for many years to come'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Infection here for many years to come' Even progress in developing a vaccine is unlikely to mean the virus will be eliminated, MPs hear. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NHS nurses told 'lives would be made hell'
BBC News: Coronavirus: NHS nurses told 'lives would be made hell' Staff dealing with dying patients faced "horrendous" bullying for raising concerns it is claimed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: New cases linked to test and trace call centre workers
BBC News: Coronavirus: New cases linked to test and trace call centre workers Most of the 22 new cases in Scotland are in Lanarkshire and "some are likely linked" to a call centre. Continue reading.
England v West Indies: Jofra Archer returns second negative coronavirus test
BBC Sport: England v West Indies: Jofra Archer returns second negative coronavirus test England bowler Jofra Archer returns a second negative Covid-19 test and is available for selection for the final Test against West Indies. Continue reading.
Senior Bradford nurse survives 40-day coronavirus coma
BBC News: Senior Bradford nurse survives 40-day coronavirus coma A senior nurse is applauded out of hospital by colleagues after surviving a 40-day Covid coma. Continue reading.
UK property sales still in coronavirus slump
BBC News: UK property sales still in coronavirus slump Sales of homes picked up in June as the market reopened but remain 30% down on last year. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Another fall in deaths in Wales
BBC News: Coronavirus: Another fall in deaths in Wales More than half of local council areas in Wales saw no Covid-19 deaths in the latest ONS weekly figures. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Couple warn against Covid-19 complacency
BBC News: Coronavirus: Couple warn against Covid-19 complacency Ciaran and Clionagh Lynch from County Londonderry are now isolating at home. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Virus misinformation, workers' pay rise and herd immunity
BBC News: Coronavirus: Virus misinformation, workers' pay rise and herd immunity Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Tuesday morning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Stranded cruise ship worker home after being stuck in the Philippines
BBC News: Coronavirus: Stranded cruise ship worker home after being stuck in the Philippines Eddy O'Brien spent four months in lockdown on a cruise ship in the Philippines. Continue reading.
Leicester could have avoided coronavirus lockdown, mayor says
BBC News: Leicester could have avoided coronavirus lockdown, mayor says Sir Peter Soulsby says a "sledgehammer" was used when targeted action was needed. Continue reading.
UK debt climbs in June amid coronavirus pandemic
BBC News: UK debt climbs in June amid coronavirus pandemic Government borrowing hit £35. 5bn last month, five times more than in June last year. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Some increased risk' from visitors into NI
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Some increased risk' from visitors into NI The Department of Health says that to date there have been "very few travel-associated Covid cases" in NI Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Few, if any' cinemas will reopen next week
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Few, if any' cinemas will reopen next week The UK Cinema Association believes restrictions on food and social distancing will stop venues opening. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Above-inflation pay rise for almost 900,000 public sector workers
BBC News: Coronavirus: Above-inflation pay rise for almost 900,000 public sector workers Doctors, teachers and police officers are among those who will be rewarded for their work in the pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Harmful lies spread easily due to lack of UK law
BBC News: Coronavirus: Harmful lies spread easily due to lack of UK law MPs say the government must publish a draft bill to tackle online harms by the autumn. Continue reading.
Post-coronavirus housing upgrades urged to create thousands of jobs
BBC News: Post-coronavirus housing upgrades urged to create thousands of jobs Fitting thousands of homes with new energy technology could create 50,000 jobs, housing bodies say. Continue reading.
Coronavirus could lead to thousands more cancer deaths
BBC News: Coronavirus could lead to thousands more cancer deaths Disruption to essential cancer services means treatable tumours will have been missed, experts say. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Did 'herd immunity' change the course of the outbreak?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Did 'herd immunity' change the course of the outbreak? What drove the government's thinking in the crucial stages of the coronavirus outbreak? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Contacts traced in Motherwell centre outbreak
BBC News: Coronavirus: Contacts traced in Motherwell centre outbreak An investigation is under way after eight people test positive at the NHS England contact tracing centre in Motherwell. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Cases at virus-hit Mathon farm hit 120
BBC News: Coronavirus: Cases at virus-hit Mathon farm hit 120 Herefordshire Council and Public Health England say the risk to the general public "remains low". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Zorba Delicacies staff tested after four positive cases
BBC News: Coronavirus: Zorba Delicacies staff tested after four positive cases Public health chiefs say "widespread, rapid testing" of workers will begin on Tuesday as a precaution. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Vaccine trial breakthrough, but high streets take further hits
BBC News: Coronavirus: Vaccine trial breakthrough, but high streets take further hits Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Monday evening. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Scotland: Quarantine rules lifted for travel to Spain
BBC News: Coronavirus in Scotland: Quarantine rules lifted for travel to Spain People who travel to Scotland from Spain will not have to quarantine after lockdown restrictions were eased. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Stormont should act on GB Covid risk, says O'Neill
BBC News: Coronavirus: Stormont should act on GB Covid risk, says O'Neill Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill says travellers from Britain pose "greatest risk" from Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Fashion box money will feed my family'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Fashion box money will feed my family' An Edinburgh businessman is helping raise money for Bangladeshi garment workers who lost their jobs during lockdown. Continue reading.
Dalian Atkinson: Coronavirus delays murder-accused PC's trial
Former footballer Dalian Atkinson died after he was Tasered by police in Telford in 2016. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Covid-19 vaccine ‘may never’ be found, warns UK Vaccine Taskforce chief
RT: Covid-19 vaccine ‘may never’ be found, warns UK Vaccine Taskforce chief The UK’s Vaccine Taskforce chair has cautioned against over-optimism that a Covid-19 vaccine will be found. It comes as PM Boris Johnson says it’s an “exaggeration” that a vaccine is 100 percent likely this year or next. Following the on Monday that the government has secured early access to 90 million doses of “promising vaccine candidates,” chair Kate Bingham sought to temper the enthusiasm of those who may have thought a breakthrough was imminent.
'Reckless': Privacy rights group lashes out at UK govt after it admits Covid-19 Test and Trace program didn't follow legal rules
RT: 'Reckless': Privacy rights group lashes out at UK govt after it admits Covid-19 Test and Trace program didn't follow legal rules The UK government – facing a threat of court action – has conceded that its self-described "world beating" Covid-19 Test and Trace program has not been abiding by a crucial data protection legal requirement. Following a legal challenge brought by Open Rights Group (ORG), the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has that it has been running the Test and Trace program without a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA).
Coronavirus: £14m for firms to make 'million face masks' a week
BBC News: Coronavirus: £14m for firms to make 'million face masks' a week Factories in south Wales and Lancashire start making "high quality" face coverings. Continue reading.
Men's 2020 T20 World Cup: ICC postpone tournament because of coronavirus pandemic
BBC Sport: Men's 2020 T20 World Cup: ICC postpone tournament because of coronavirus pandemic The men's T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in Australia later this year, is postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine can train immune system
BBC News: Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine can train immune system But more trials needed to prove this is enough to stop people being infected. Continue reading.
India women pull out of England tour because of coronavirus pandemic
BBC Sport: India women pull out of England tour because of coronavirus pandemic India women will not travel to England for the proposed women's tri-series because of coronavirus restrictions. Continue reading.
Suffolk’s coronavirus infection rate falls below pre-lockdown levels
Suffolk’s coronavirus infection rate falls below pre-lockdown levels. The rate of coronavirus infection in Suffolk has fallen to its lowest level since before the lockdown, according to new public health data. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Government promises a green recovery
BBC News: Coronavirus: Government promises a green recovery Environment Minister George Eustice seeks to allay environmentalist fears over new planning rules. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Southwold welcomes visitors after 'stay away' plea
Southwold urged holidaymakers "not to infect us" but relies on tourism during the school holidays. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus: Paula Bradshaw says she will not holiday in Italy
BBC News: Coronavirus: Paula Bradshaw says she will not holiday in Italy Paula Bradshaw says she will operate within the guidance and that "included not travelling". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Blackburn with Darwen 'overtaking Leicester for new cases'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Blackburn with Darwen 'overtaking Leicester for new cases' Cases doubled in the last week, prompting fears of tighter restrictions in the Lancashire borough. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tower of London Beefeaters face job cuts due to pandemic
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tower of London Beefeaters face job cuts due to pandemic The charity which runs the Tower of London says the pandemic had a "devastating" impact on finances. Continue reading.
Patrick Mahomes and Drew Brees among players calling for NFL coronavirus action
BBC Sport: Patrick Mahomes and Drew Brees among players calling for NFL coronavirus action A group of players call on the NFL to clarify its coronavirus safety measures as training camps begin for the new season. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Arthritis sufferers 'must not be forgotten'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Arthritis sufferers 'must not be forgotten' As lockdown eases, a charity says long waiting lists for arthritis-related surgery must be addressed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus vaccine: UK government signs deals for 90 million doses
BBC News: Coronavirus vaccine: UK government signs deals for 90 million doses The vaccines are still being researched, but offer hope of getting life back to normal. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Protein treatment trial 'a breakthrough'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Protein treatment trial 'a breakthrough' Synairgen says preliminary results suggest its nebuliser treatment can lower the risk of disease. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Routine dental care can now resume
BBC News: Coronavirus: Routine dental care can now resume Dentists can perform fillings but some warn a shortage of PPE means all practices cannot reopen. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Wales' playgrounds and outdoor gyms reopen
BBC News: Coronavirus: Wales' playgrounds and outdoor gyms reopen The latest round of measures to ease lockdown come into force on Monday. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Royal Welsh cancellation 'will be felt for years'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Royal Welsh cancellation 'will be felt for years' A quarter of a million visitors would normally bring about £40 million into the local economy. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Thousands came to Bournemouth but the town was dead'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Thousands came to Bournemouth but the town was dead' The beach has been packed, but Covid-19 could be the 'nail in the coffin' for some high street shops. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Student health workers on the Covid front line
BBC News: Coronavirus: Student health workers on the Covid front line How four healthcare students joined 40,000 others in volunteering to join the NHS's fight against the pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Young people on benefits double in lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Young people on benefits double in lockdown Experts fear it may take up to four years for youth unemployment to recover from the pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Key workers' childcare 'struggle' after hubs shut
BBC News: Coronavirus: Key workers' childcare 'struggle' after hubs shut Only four councils say they will continue care for school-aged children over the summer holidays. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Potential Covid-19 cluster in Lanarkshire
BBC News: Coronavirus: Potential Covid-19 cluster in Lanarkshire BBC Scotland understands officials are investigating a potential outbreak at a test and trace call centre. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Duke of Cambridge says it is time to 'crack homelessness'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Duke of Cambridge says it is time to 'crack homelessness' On a visit to a homeless centre Prince William says we need to be "brave and a bit bold to get it done". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Almost half' of Blackburn Covid-19 contacts not reached
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Almost half' of Blackburn Covid-19 contacts not reached Only about 50% of contacts of people with Covid-19 have been reached in the area, data suggests. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Scotland sees further rise in confirmed virus cases
BBC News: Coronavirus: Scotland sees further rise in confirmed virus cases More than 20 new cases of Covid-19 are detected in Scotland for the second day in a row. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Ten temporary courts to open to help clear backlog
BBC News: Coronavirus: Ten temporary courts to open to help clear backlog They will help clear a backlog caused by the coronavirus pandemic, says the justice secretary. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Wales 'could have done' to prepare for Covid-19 crisis
BBC News: Coronavirus: Wales 'could have done' to prepare for Covid-19 crisis Wales should have been better prepared for coronavirus, the Senedd health committee's chair says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: More rats 'in affluent areas' during lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: More rats 'in affluent areas' during lockdown They have moved from rental areas, with one resident describing "poisoned rodents on the pavement". Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Scotland: The piper who played more than 150 care home performances
BBC News: Coronavirus in Scotland: The piper who played more than 150 care home performances Conner Pratt, 21, wanted to help his community during the pandemic by doing what he loves. Continue reading.
Demand on police to rise during summer coronavirus ‘recovery’ phase
Demand on police to rise during summer coronavirus ‘recovery’ phase. In his latest column, Suffolk Constabulary chief constable Steve Jupp writes about how the force aims to protect people during what is expected to be a busy summer. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Libraries to open with a new approach to book borrowing
BBC News: Coronavirus: Libraries to open with a new approach to book borrowing How you can borrow a book, contactless collection, and the new rules on browsing in libraries. Continue reading.
Coronavirus doctor's diary: So, did the Bradford choir have Covid-19 in January?
BBC News: Coronavirus doctor's diary: So, did the Bradford choir have Covid-19 in January? A Bradford choir that coughed in January gets the gold standard T-cell test - and is surprised by the result. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson 'does not want second national lockdown'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson 'does not want second national lockdown' Having the option of a nationwide shutdown is like a "nuclear deterrent", the prime minister says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Are mutations making it more infectious?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Are mutations making it more infectious? While there have been thousands of changes to the virus only one is seen as possibly altering its behaviour. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Places of worship set for public services
BBC News: Coronavirus: Places of worship set for public services Churches, synagogues, mosques and temples can now open for public worship, but how many will? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: New Avon sellers double during UK lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: New Avon sellers double during UK lockdown There has been a surge in people signing up to sell Avon beauty products over the past few months. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: No barbecues plea to prevent wildfires
BBC News: Coronavirus: No barbecues plea to prevent wildfires Fears of more accidental wildfires leads to a call for visitors to leave barbecues at home. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Northumberland holiday home for sick children remains closed
BBC News: Coronavirus: Northumberland holiday home for sick children remains closed A holiday home for families with ill children remains closed until next year due to coronavirus. Continue reading.
Russia's UK ambassador rejects coronavirus vaccine hacking allegations
BBC News: Russia's UK ambassador rejects coronavirus vaccine hacking allegations Russia's representative in the UK also dismisses suggestions of interference in British politics. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Family calls for review of 'unfair' funeral limits
BBC News: Coronavirus: Family calls for review of 'unfair' funeral limits No more than 20 mourners are permitted at their father's funeral when 50 people can now attend places of worship. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'No community infection' from Mathon farm
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'No community infection' from Mathon farm Most of the 93 workers who tested positive had recovered and were returning to work, a council says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Scotland see biggest daily rise in cases in a month
BBC News: Coronavirus: Scotland see biggest daily rise in cases in a month The national clinical director says the new cases are not a "cluster" and day-to-day variation is expected. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How does the 'eat out to help out' scheme work?
BBC News: Coronavirus: How does the 'eat out to help out' scheme work? Diners will get money off their bill on certain days to help kickstart the hospitality industry. Continue reading.
UK halts daily Covid-19 death updates over possible ‘distortions’ of daily mortality rate
RT: UK halts daily Covid-19 death updates over possible ‘distortions’ of daily mortality rate The British government has put on hold releasing daily updates on the number of coronavirus fatalities, after scientists noticed serious oddities in the way Public Health England counts the overall death toll. The announcement comes shortly after Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Public Health England to urgently review its methodology of calculating Covid-19 death figures.
Coronavirus: FM urges pub-goers not to 'drop their guard'
BBC News: Coronavirus: FM urges pub-goers not to 'drop their guard' The warning from Nicola Sturgeon as Scotland heads into the first weekend of pubs being open indoors. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Social distance of 1m could preserve 30,000 NI jobs
BBC News: Coronavirus: Social distance of 1m could preserve 30,000 NI jobs Research finds about a quarter of a million jobs in NI are vulnerable under 2m social distancing. Continue reading.
Ipswich education project gets £1.4m extension to tackle child mental health and coronavirus recovery
Ipswich education project gets £1. 4m extension to tackle child mental health and coronavirus recovery. A major education project in Ipswich has been given £1.
Coronavirus: Councils in England get new powers for local shutdowns
BBC News: Coronavirus: Councils in England get new powers for local shutdowns They can now target coronavirus outbreaks at local level, cancelling events and shutting premises. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Ex-factory owner's 'horror' at sweatshop claims
BBC News: Coronavirus: Ex-factory owner's 'horror' at sweatshop claims Manjit Jaswal's firm closed in 2018 but the Sunday Times claimed it exploited workers in lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Reassurance for travellers over cancelled holiday refunds
BBC News: Coronavirus: Reassurance for travellers over cancelled holiday refunds People given refund credit notes, not cash, for their cancelled package holiday are told their money is safe. Continue reading.

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