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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.
Coronavirus: 'Deep concern' over transfer tests after lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Deep concern' over transfer tests after lockdown NI children's commissioner says some children may have had little or no education during the pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson to face senior MPs amid Cummings row
BBC News: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson to face senior MPs amid Cummings row The PM will be questioned by the Liaison Committee as critics call for his chief adviser to resign. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Local lockdowns will be used to suppress 'flare-ups', says Hancock
BBC News: Coronavirus: Local lockdowns will be used to suppress 'flare-ups', says Hancock The health secretary says coronavirus restrictions are part of plans to suppress infections in England. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Short-lived' rebound in house hunter demand
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Short-lived' rebound in house hunter demand Buyer demand leapt when curbs on the sector were lifted in England, but may not last long-term, analysis says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Mums do most childcare and chores in lockdown'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Mums do most childcare and chores in lockdown' A study suggests that the only situation in which dads pull their weight is if they're not working. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Apprentice star's ads banned over Covid-19 claims
BBC News: Coronavirus: Apprentice star's ads banned over Covid-19 claims Watchdog said Revival Shots had suggested its rehydration sachets could help treat the disease. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Plan to boost environment post-virus urged
BBC News: Coronavirus: Plan to boost environment post-virus urged The RSPB wants less focus on building new roads in favour of improving public transport. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Liverpool City Council to support city's outdoor eating expansion
BBC News: Coronavirus: Liverpool City Council to support city's outdoor eating expansion Liverpool's venues will get money to expand outdoor areas, allowing them to reopen sooner, the council says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'I made a ventilator from a coffee machine'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'I made a ventilator from a coffee machine' Businessman Ross Hunter has reached the finals of a global challenge to create a low-cost ventilator. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Our children are all shut behind closed doors'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Our children are all shut behind closed doors' Lockdown has left many families with disabled children feeling cut-off, isolated and ignored. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How childminders are caring for children in their own home
BBC News: Coronavirus: How childminders are caring for children in their own home 'Lots of soap' is crucial, say childminders who have stayed open for key workers' children. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: A-level and GCSE course changes considered
BBC News: Coronavirus: A-level and GCSE course changes considered Qualifications Wales is looking at streamlining courses for pupils sitting key exams next year. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Why barber shops matter to the community
BBC News: Coronavirus: Why barber shops matter to the community Barber shops are a central part of a community but how has lockdown changed this? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Domestic abuse website visits up by ten-fold, charity says
BBC News: Coronavirus: Domestic abuse website visits up by ten-fold, charity says Refuge says the lockdown can aggravate abusive behaviour as website traffic surged in a fortnight. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Nurse and doctor wed in hospital where they work
BBC News: Coronavirus: Nurse and doctor wed in hospital where they work Jann Tipping and Annalan Navaratnam were given special permission for the ceremony in London. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Man survives Covid-19 but older brother dies
BBC News: Coronavirus: Man survives Covid-19 but older brother dies Don Gill was discharged 34 days after being admitted to hospital but his brother died with the virus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Why can I shop but not visit my relatives?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Why can I shop but not visit my relatives? Prof John Newton on why the risk of transmission is higher in households than in shops. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Evening update as minister resigns over Cummings row
BBC News: Coronavirus: Evening update as minister resigns over Cummings row Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Possible review of UK lockdown fines for childcare-related travel
BBC News: Coronavirus: Possible review of UK lockdown fines for childcare-related travel Matt Hancock has said the government may review fines which people were given for breaching lockdown rules for childcare reasons. Continue reading.
Craft shop in seaside town closes due to coronavirus
Craft shop in seaside town closes due to coronavirus. A craft store in the usually bustling seaside town of Felixstowe has decided to cease trading following the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading.
Ipswich summer festivals cancelled over coronavirus
A multi-stage music day, mela and waterfront maritime festival all bite the dust due to coronavirus. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus: Weston hospital staff 'worried and confused'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Weston hospital staff 'worried and confused' Weston General Hospital is not accepting new patients due to a high number of coronavirus cases. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Sneakbo criticised over Aylesbury lockdown video
BBC News: Coronavirus: Sneakbo criticised over Aylesbury lockdown video Police say officers "encouraged" those involved to "comply with social distancing guidelines". Continue reading.
Revealed – The latest coronavirus death rates in Suffolk
Revealed – The latest coronavirus death rates in Suffolk. New figures reveal that Ipswich has the highest Covid-19 death rate in the area, while West Suffolk has been least affected by the virus. Continue reading.
Three more coronavirus-related deaths in region
Three more coronavirus-related deaths in region. There have been three more deaths related to coronavirus in hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Clamp-down on barbers offering lockdown haircuts
BBC News: Coronavirus: Clamp-down on barbers offering lockdown haircuts Trading standards warn 30 barber shops after a BBC investigation found businesses still operating. Continue reading.
World Rugby to consider anti-coronavirus measures
BBC Sport: World Rugby to consider anti-coronavirus measures World Rugby will consider recommendations this week that could help significantly reduce the risk of coronavirus in the sport. Continue reading.
Coronavirus survivor, 32, donates huge care pack and funds to hospital which saved his life
Coronavirus survivor, 32, donates huge care pack and funds to hospital which saved his life. A coronavirus patient has returned to the hospital where he was treated in intensive care with collapsed lungs and pneumonia to surprise the doctors and nurses who saved his life. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: No new Covid-19 deaths in NI over last 24 hours
BBC News: Coronavirus: No new Covid-19 deaths in NI over last 24 hours It is the first time since 18 March - almost 10 weeks ago - that no new deaths have been reported. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What's the future for the office?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What's the future for the office? As companies hint at more home-working, how could our work culture be about to shift? Continue reading.
Coronavirus deaths fall to six-week low
BBC News: Coronavirus deaths fall to six-week low Early May bank holiday delays mean the true death figures are likely to have been even lower. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Scotland: 'Test and protect' scheme will start on Thursday
BBC News: Coronavirus in Scotland: 'Test and protect' scheme will start on Thursday First Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlines details of how the "test and protect" strategy will work. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Next steps for Welsh lockdown to be announced on Friday
BBC News: Coronavirus: Next steps for Welsh lockdown to be announced on Friday Health minister says people in Wales will be told of any relaxation of the rules in three days time. Continue reading.
Councils set aside funds for ongoing coronavirus crisis
Councils set aside funds for ongoing coronavirus crisis. New reserve pots dedicated to tackling the coronavirus crisis have been set up by two Suffolk councils. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK authorises anti-viral drug remdesivir
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK authorises anti-viral drug remdesivir Remdesivir was originally developed as an drug to fight Ebola Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Conor Murphy says NI facing very severe recession
BBC News: Coronavirus: Conor Murphy says NI facing very severe recession NI's finance minister says the post-pandemic landscape will feature "major challenges". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Plans for long-term rough sleeper support
BBC News: Coronavirus: Plans for long-term rough sleeper support Dame Louise Casey says £53m will be spent on support services for homeless people. Continue reading.
Aaron Ramsdale: Bournemouth keeper tested positive for coronavirus
BBC Sport: Aaron Ramsdale: Bournemouth keeper tested positive for coronavirus Bournemouth keeper Aaron Ramsdale says he was one of two individuals to test positive for coronavirus in the latest round of Premier League tests. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Can we stay safe as lockdown eases?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Can we stay safe as lockdown eases? As lockdowns ease, what are the risks of getting infected as people come into closer contact again? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Sports events in March 'caused increased suffering and death'
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Sports events in March 'caused increased suffering and death' A top scientist criticises the staging of the Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool's Champions League tie. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How to keep safe while shopping
BBC News: Coronavirus: How to keep safe while shopping From one way systems to not touching everything on the shelves - shopping will look very different. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: A day of lockdown for young people in the UK
BBC News: Coronavirus: A day of lockdown for young people in the UK As one of the demographics hit hardest by the pandemic, young people document 24 hours in lockdown. Continue reading.
Security guard spat at during coronavirus crisis asks for public to show respect
Security guard spat at during coronavirus crisis asks for public to show respect. A security guard who was spat at while working through the Covid-19 crisis has asked people to help security guards do their jobs by showing respect and understanding. Continue reading.
Dominic Cummings coronavirus row: Government to try to move on
BBC News: Dominic Cummings coronavirus row: Government to try to move on The row about the PM's senior aide travelling during lockdown overshadows plans to open more shops. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Sports events in March 'caused increased suffering and death'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Sports events in March 'caused increased suffering and death' A leading scientist criticises the staging of the Cheltenham Festival and a Liverpool Champions; League tie. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown: Scots' concerns over UK response
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown: Scots' concerns over UK response Scotland's virus restrictions are set to be eased, but what do Scots think about how the crisis has been handled? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Fears over future of respite centre Leuchie House
BBC News: Coronavirus: Fears over future of respite centre Leuchie House Leuchie House usually supports MS and stroke patients but has been taking in those recovering from Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The search for antibody super donors
BBC News: Coronavirus: The search for antibody super donors The NHS is urging men, under 35s and those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 to donate plasma. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Window cleaner helps elderly clients through isolation
BBC News: Coronavirus: Window cleaner helps elderly clients through isolation Window cleaner Vin Kennedy has been a link to the outside world for his self-isolating clients. Continue reading.
Councils will pay for coronavirus for 'more than a generation'
BBC News: Councils will pay for coronavirus for 'more than a generation' Councils say they have a £173m lockdown deficit, due to a loss of income and increased costs. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown leads to concerns for vulnerable youth
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown leads to concerns for vulnerable youth Warnings that children’s social services in England will face an increase in demand after lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: All non-essential shops to reopen from 15 June - PM
BBC News: Coronavirus: All non-essential shops to reopen from 15 June - PM Boris Johnson says all shops can reopen in England next month if they meet certain Covid-19 guidelines. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'I don't regret what I did,' says Dominic Cummings
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'I don't regret what I did,' says Dominic Cummings Dominic Cummings, the UK PM’s aide, says he "behaved reasonably" as he explains his actions during lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Nine Clifton Nursing Home residents died with virus
BBC News: Coronavirus: Nine Clifton Nursing Home residents died with virus Residents are to be moved after the care home regulator raised concerns about its management of the outbreak. Continue reading.
Three more coronavirus-related deaths confirmed in region’s hospitals
Three more coronavirus-related deaths confirmed in region’s hospitals. Three further people have died in the region’s hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus. Continue reading.
Could now be a good time to buy a house? Suffolk housing market after coronavirus explained
Could now be a good time to buy a house? Suffolk housing market after coronavirus explained. A leading Suffolk estate agent has explained why now could be a good time to buy a house for some people – but has warned that, for others, things could be more difficult.
Coronavirus: Weston General Hospital halts admissions
BBC News: Coronavirus: Weston General Hospital halts admissions Weston General Hospital has a high number of Covid-19 cases and has temporarily stopped accepting new patients. Continue reading.
What your gym could look like when it re-opens after coronavirus lockdown
BBC Sport: What your gym could look like when it re-opens after coronavirus lockdown UK Active is working on a 'framework' for how our gyms could re-open - here's what they could look like. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Sturgeon 'haunted' by virus impact on care homes
BBC News: Coronavirus: Sturgeon 'haunted' by virus impact on care homes The first minister says the impact of coronavirus on care homes "will haunt a lot of us for a long time". Continue reading.
Should we really be blaming second home owners during coronavirus crisis?
Should we really be blaming second home owners during coronavirus crisis? One of the things that has occurred to me while the country has been dealing with the single largest health crisis for more than a generation is that number of column inches dedicated to the ownership and use of second homes in Suffolk and across the UK seems disproportionate. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Daily update as No 10 row overshadows plans to lift lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Daily update as No 10 row overshadows plans to lift lockdown Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak today. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown could ‘deal fatal blow’ to HIV in the UK
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown could ‘deal fatal blow’ to HIV in the UK Lockdown has created a unique opportunity to cut HIV transmissions in the UK, says a major sexual health clinic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Cummings row overshadows plans to lift lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Cummings row overshadows plans to lift lockdown The cabinet will meet as the PM's aide continues to face questions over claims he broke lockdown rules. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Reform Scotland says graduates should pay towards tuition
BBC News: Coronavirus: Reform Scotland says graduates should pay towards tuition A think tank claims the very survival of Scotland's universities is at risk because of its funding structure. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Newspapers 'struggling to survive' pandemic
BBC News: Coronavirus: Newspapers 'struggling to survive' pandemic Two major regional publishers say sales have fallen as people are not going out to buy papers. Continue reading.
Should Suffolk children’s centres revamp decision be made while coronavirus continues?
Should Suffolk children’s centres revamp decision be made while coronavirus continues? A decision on the revamp of children’s centre services in Suffolk should not be made while the coronavirus crisis continues, a trade union has warned. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Drivers plan to walk more to keep cleaner air of lockdown - survey
BBC News: Coronavirus: Drivers plan to walk more to keep cleaner air of lockdown - survey Survey suggests British motorists are ready to change their behaviour to protect the environment. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Extra £23m funding for Welsh Government
BBC News: Coronavirus: Extra £23m funding for Welsh Government The funding comes after ministers said £300m would be spent in England for a track and trace system. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Three years after rape and still no court case
BBC News: Coronavirus: Three years after rape and still no court case Lockdown has put justice on hold for many - but for some, the seemingly endless wait is starting to take its toll. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Lockdown leads to walkabout discoveries
BBC News: Coronavirus: Lockdown leads to walkabout discoveries Limits on movement have led people to discover interesting spots they were previously oblivious to. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The unseen key workers keeping things going
BBC News: Coronavirus: The unseen key workers keeping things going Our toilets still flush and our homes still have power in lockdown thanks to these key workers. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK government draws up plan to rescue key firms
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK government draws up plan to rescue key firms The government could aid strategically important firms impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NHS nurse shares lockdown journey of carrying triplets
BBC News: Coronavirus: NHS nurse shares lockdown journey of carrying triplets The 29-year-old discovered she was having triplets just as the coronavirus outbreak reached the UK. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Kidney transplant patients 'in limbo'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Kidney transplant patients 'in limbo' Wales' only transplant unit is closed due to coronavirus, while some in England have re-opened. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NHS nurse shares lockdown journey of carrying triplets
The 29-year-old discovered she was having triplets just as the coronavirus outbreak reached the UK. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus: How lockdown brought a village closer together
BBC News: Coronavirus: How lockdown brought a village closer together A huge volunteer effort has brought Piddlehinton's 500 residents closer together. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Care home creates 'drive-through' visit
BBC News: Coronavirus: Care home creates 'drive-through' visit After careful planning, families were able to see the residents of one care home from the safety of their cars. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Police probe three deaths at Skye care home
BBC News: Coronavirus: Police probe three deaths at Skye care home Police investigate the deaths of three women at Home Farm care home where 10 residents have died in a Covid-19 outbreak. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Schools in England reopening on 1 June confirmed, PM says
BBC News: Coronavirus: Schools in England reopening on 1 June confirmed, PM says Boris Johnson adds that any schools with difficulties will be helped to reopen as soon as possible. Continue reading.
One new coronavirus death at Ipswich Hospital as patient in 90s passes away
One new coronavirus death at Ipswich Hospital as patient in 90s passes away. One new coronavirus death has been recorded at Ipswich Hospital as a patient in their 90s with underlying health conditions passed away. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Jaguar Land Rover in talks over government loan
BBC News: Coronavirus: Jaguar Land Rover in talks over government loan The carmaker is reportedly seeking more than £1bn in taxpayer support as the pandemic hits sales. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How care home workers are trying to cope
BBC News: Coronavirus: How care home workers are trying to cope Workers at a London care home on how they coped with a coronavirus outbreak and several deaths. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Isles of Scilly 'left with nothing' as tourism collapses
BBC News: Coronavirus: Isles of Scilly 'left with nothing' as tourism collapses The economy on the Isles of Scilly is centred around holiday lets and self-catering accommodation. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Summer holidays may be cancelled, warns ex-Ofsted chief
BBC News: Coronavirus: Summer holidays may be cancelled, warns ex-Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw said it was time for schools to reopen as some children had regressed during lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Cancelled Cornish wedding in Welsh garden
BBC News: Coronavirus: Cancelled Cornish wedding in Welsh garden A couple whose dream Cornish wedding was cancelled have held their own themed celebration. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Barnsley man 'overwhelmed' by 100th birthday cards
BBC News: Coronavirus: Barnsley man 'overwhelmed' by 100th birthday cards War veteran Bert Vincent has received more than 700 birthday cards after an appeal from his family. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Cummings 'broke the rules' says ex-Durham police chief
BBC News: Coronavirus: Cummings 'broke the rules' says ex-Durham police chief Former Durham Police Chief Constable Mike Barton says the PM’s top adviser's actions will make policing more difficult. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Call for more testing of care home residents
BBC News: Coronavirus: Call for more testing of care home residents Council leader wants people tested twice on discharge from hospital due to false negative results. Continue reading.
Journalists flagrantly break coronavirus rules... while questioning adviser Cummings about breaking coronavirus rules
RT: Journalists flagrantly break coronavirus rules. while questioning adviser Cummings about breaking coronavirus rules Many in the media appear to be relishing the Dominic Cummings fiasco but the moral high ground has been somewhat ceded by journalists who utterly failed to observe coronavirus rules while questioning the adviser on his breaches. Scrums of hacks have gathered outside Cummings’ London home all weekend as they seek to question Boris Johnson’s senior adviser about his lockdown-breaking trip to Durham in northern England.
Coronavirus: Tory MPs urge Dominic Cummings to resign
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tory MPs urge Dominic Cummings to resign No 10 says fresh claims about Dominic Cummings - who has been seen going into Downing Street - are "false". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Two Championship players test positive for Covid-19
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Two Championship players test positive for Covid-19 Two Championship players from the same club test positive for coronavirus after more than 1,000 tests were carried out. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in NI care homes a 'critical battle' for executive
BBC News: Coronavirus in NI care homes a 'critical battle' for executive Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill say care homes have always been a focus for the executive. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tourism in Wales 'could struggle until 2021'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tourism in Wales 'could struggle until 2021' Sector may not "generate any significant revenue" before next Easter, says Ken Skates. Continue reading.
Hotly-touted Oxford coronavirus VACCINE trial has only 50 percent chance of success, project leader warns
RT: Hotly-touted Oxford coronavirus VACCINE trial has only 50 percent chance of success, project leader warns The professor leading Oxford University’s highly-anticipated coronavirus vaccine trial has poured cold water on much of the hype surrounding the project by warning that it has only a 50 percent chance of being successful. In an interview in the Telegraph on Sunday, Professor Adrian Hill, director of Oxford’s Jenner Institute, said that the upcoming trial, involving 10,000 volunteers, threatens to return “no result” due to low transmission of Covid-19 in the community.
Coronavirus: Daily update as PM's aide faces new claims about lockdown trip
BBC News: Coronavirus: Daily update as PM's aide faces new claims about lockdown trip Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak today. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How many Covid-19 tests is NI carrying out?
BBC News: Coronavirus: How many Covid-19 tests is NI carrying out? BBC News NI crunches the numbers behind Northern Ireland's aim to carry out 3,500 tests a day. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: When can we hug our friends and family again?
BBC News: Coronavirus: When can we hug our friends and family again? Advice on how to look after your mental health during the pandemic crisis. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The 3D artists helping fashion through Covid-19
BBC News: Coronavirus: The 3D artists helping fashion through Covid-19 British artist Harriet Davey is among the CGI artists creating virtual models for fashion shows. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Roadside wildflowers bloom under lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Roadside wildflowers bloom under lockdown In communities across Wales, wildflowers are thriving as council services are put on hold. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Learning disability theatre company moves online
BBC News: Coronavirus: Learning disability theatre company moves online Blue Apple Theatre is hosting weekly virtual sessions for its performers who are in lockdown. Continue reading.

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