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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: 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.
Coronavirus: Further 16 deaths recorded in Scotland
BBC News: Coronavirus: Further 16 deaths recorded in Scotland The Scottish government also confirmed 15,041 people have tested positive for Covid-19, up 72 from Friday. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Fear, uncertainty and anxiety'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Fear, uncertainty and anxiety' The virus sparks anxiety issues and some will need help, say mental health experts in Wales. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Care homes could 'go to the wall' as costs rise
BBC News: Coronavirus: Care homes could 'go to the wall' as costs rise Thirty out of 102 care home providers contacted by the BBC said none of their staff had been tested. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Death payment and sick pay boost for care staff
BBC News: Coronavirus: Death payment and sick pay boost for care staff Care workers who test positive for coronavirus will be given enhanced payments in future. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Spending lockdown in Henry VIII's palace
BBC News: Coronavirus: Spending lockdown in Henry VIII's palace What's it like living and working in the UK's former castles and palaces during the pandemic? Continue reading.
Premier League: Two positive at two clubs in latest coronavirus tests
BBC Sport: Premier League: Two positive at two clubs in latest coronavirus tests Two people from two separate Premier League clubs test positive for coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Dominic Cummings 'made second lockdown trip'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Dominic Cummings 'made second lockdown trip' Downing Street says fresh claims that Dominic Cummings made another visit to Durham are "false". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What are the rules on caring for children during lockdown?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What are the rules on caring for children during lockdown? A look at the guidance as Downing Street backs Dominic Cummings over his 260-mile lockdown trip. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Government pledges £283m for buses and trams
BBC News: Coronavirus: Government pledges £283m for buses and trams But the transport secretary says social distancing will cut capacity to a fifth of the usual amount. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Cardiff man jailed for spitting at police officer
BBC News: Coronavirus: Cardiff man jailed for spitting at police officer Darrell Glen Humphries admits assaulting an emergency worker after claiming he had coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Concern at delay to drive-through test booking
BBC News: Coronavirus: Concern at delay to drive-through test booking People in Wales cannot book tests via a UK-wide portal, leading to concerns about those on low incomes. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Eid celebrations during a pandemic
BBC News: Coronavirus: Eid celebrations during a pandemic Islam's most important festival won't be the same, but families say it will be as delicious as ever. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Singer Niamh McAllister says 'keep your passion alive' in lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Singer Niamh McAllister says 'keep your passion alive' in lockdown A singer and publican advises those struggling with mental health after losing all her income. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: France reveals reciprocal quarantine plans for UK arrivals
BBC News: Coronavirus: France reveals reciprocal quarantine plans for UK arrivals Travellers to France must self-isolate for 14 days, following similar measures announced by the UK. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Terminally-ill bride has her big day
BBC News: Coronavirus: Terminally-ill bride has her big day Samantha Gamble married on Friday after lockdown restrictions were eased by politicians. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Lockdown rush for hens prompts supply concern
BBC News: Coronavirus: Lockdown rush for hens prompts supply concern Raising chickens has become so popular there are now now waiting lists for hens and chicken coops. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NBA legend Patrick Ewing reveals positive Covid-19 test
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: NBA legend Patrick Ewing reveals positive Covid-19 test New York Knicks and NBA legend Patrick Ewing reveals he has tested positive for coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip 'was essential', says No 10
BBC News: Coronavirus: Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip 'was essential', says No 10 It was "unwise" for the PM's top aide to travel to Durham with his sick wife during lockdown, the police say. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: More than 11,000 applied for health posts
BBC News: Coronavirus: More than 11,000 applied for health posts The coronavirus worker recruitment drive and volunteer schemes have now been paused. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tough school decisions for families on the border
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tough school decisions for families on the border People living on the Wales-England border have been following different lockdown rules. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Nurse 'hasn't hugged son, two, in five weeks'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Nurse 'hasn't hugged son, two, in five weeks' She isolated from her two-year-old boy after Covid-19 was confirmed at her workplace. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Woman distraught over care home relocation
BBC News: Coronavirus: Woman distraught over care home relocation Concerns have been raised about Clifton Nursing Home's handling of a Covid-19 outbreak. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Calls for Dominic Cummings to resign after lockdown travel
BBC News: Coronavirus: Calls for Dominic Cummings to resign after lockdown travel Labour demands action after the PM's aide went to his parents while self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms. Continue reading.
Officers 'wary' as spit attacks rise in coronavirus pandemic
BBC News: Officers 'wary' as spit attacks rise in coronavirus pandemic The Crown Prosecution Service says it is 'moving quickly' to bring these cases to justice. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Digital poverty 'a threat to children in care'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Digital poverty 'a threat to children in care' A charity says the most vulnerable children and young people in society are suffering with isolation. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Five things a Covid-19 symptom-tracking app tells us
BBC News: Coronavirus: Five things a Covid-19 symptom-tracking app tells us A major study suggests cases rose after sports events and two million had the disease at its peak. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: People scared to get help 'going slowly blind'
BBC News: Coronavirus: People scared to get help 'going slowly blind' One ophthalmologist said he was saddened patients thought they were a burden during the pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Simon Hart's exercise claims 'not correct,' says chief constable
BBC News: Coronavirus: Simon Hart's exercise claims 'not correct,' says chief constable Simon Hart wrote on Twitter that people in Wales could travel 15 miles for exercise. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The shops refusing to pay their rent
BBC News: Coronavirus: The shops refusing to pay their rent As the next quarter's rent falls due, who should pay it while businesses are closed? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Can children catch and pass on coronavirus?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Can children catch and pass on coronavirus? BBC's Health Correspondent Laura Foster explains what we know currently about how children are affected by the virus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The care home that locked down early
BBC News: Coronavirus: The care home that locked down early Despite government pressure to take patients being discharged from hospitals, this care home refused and locked down early. Continue reading.
Hope Powell: Ex-England manager concerned about effect of coronavirus on women's sport
BBC Sport: Hope Powell: Ex-England manager concerned about effect of coronavirus on women's sport Ex-England boss Hope Powell is concerned about the negative effect that the coronavirus pandemic is having on women's sport. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Dominic Cummings visited parents' home while he had symptoms
BBC News: Coronavirus: Dominic Cummings visited parents' home while he had symptoms Sources close to Dominic Cummings defend his trip from London to Durham while he had virus symptoms. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Disability charity concerned at testing for carers
BBC News: Coronavirus: Disability charity concerned at testing for carers It says some people are cancelling support visits over fears untested staff may infect them. Continue reading.
'Very concerning times' - BAME athletes discuss coronavirus
BBC Sport: 'Very concerning times' - BAME athletes discuss coronavirus Jobi McAnuff, Bianca Williams, Damian Chambers and Ruqsana Begum speak to BBC Sport's Nesta McGregor about the threat of coronavirus and the return to sport. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NHS may need to hire cabin crew from airlines
BBC News: Coronavirus: NHS may need to hire cabin crew from airlines The Chief Executive of NHS England says it is considering hiring cabin crew to train as nurses. Continue reading.
Coronavirus quarantine: 'We expect the vast majority to do the right thing' - Patel
BBC News: Coronavirus quarantine: 'We expect the vast majority to do the right thing' - Patel The home secretary says she expects most people to ''do the right thing" and comply with new rules. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Premier League 'as confident as we can be' about June return
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Premier League 'as confident as we can be' about June return The Premier League is "as confident as we can be" about restarting in June, says chief executive Richard Masters. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Evening update as plans for UK arrivals unveiled
BBC News: Coronavirus: Evening update as plans for UK arrivals unveiled Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Quarantine plans for UK arrivals unveiled
BBC News: Coronavirus: Quarantine plans for UK arrivals unveiled From 8 June, people arriving in the UK must self-isolate for 14 days - but some workers will be exempt. Continue reading.
Suffolk’s music venues fear coronavirus could cause ‘heartbreaking’ permanent closure
Suffolk’s music venues fear coronavirus could cause ‘heartbreaking’ permanent closure. Two independent businesses in Suffolk are part of a national campaign which hopes to ‘Save Our Venues’ from the devastating impact of Covid-19 – raising money to help support grass roots musicians and keep venues afloat. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Eavesdropping on a W1A lockdown Zoom meeting
BBC News: Coronavirus: Eavesdropping on a W1A lockdown Zoom meeting The cast and writer of W1A have reunited for a one-off Zoom meeting to "cheer people up" during lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Clap for Carers should end, says founder
BBC News: Coronavirus: Clap for Carers should end, says founder Annemarie Plas says the nationwide applause has "had its moment" and should end after 10 weeks. Continue reading.
Wetherspoons pledge £11 million to make pubs safe after coronavirus
Wetherspoons pledge £11 million to make pubs safe after coronavirus. JD Wetherspoon pubs in Suffolk will reopen with screens at bars and tables as the firm is set to spend £11 million to keep customers safe from coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Key evidence on opening schools revealed
BBC News: Coronavirus: Key evidence on opening schools revealed Sources say any risk to pupils is very small but any activity outside the home has risk. Continue reading.
Four more coronavirus-related deaths in region
Four more coronavirus-related deaths in region. There have been four more deaths of patients being treated for Covid-19 in hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex .
N'Golo Kante: Chelsea will allow midfielder to stay away from training amid coronavirus fears
BBC Sport: N'Golo Kante: Chelsea will allow midfielder to stay away from training amid coronavirus fears Chelsea will allow N'Golo Kante to stay away from training because of coronavirus fears - even if it means missing the rest of the season. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 500 volunteers sought for vaccine trials
BBC News: Coronavirus: 500 volunteers sought for vaccine trials The next stages of human trials include older adults and children. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Police 'fighting losing battle' with campers
BBC News: Coronavirus: Police 'fighting losing battle' with campers Overnight stays away from home remain banned despite the easing of the lockdown rules, police warn. Continue reading.
Primary school closes after two children test positive for coronavirus
Primary school closes after two children test positive for coronavirus. A primary school which has been open to the children of key workers has closed after two pupils tested positive for Covid-19. Continue reading.
Children 'half as likely to catch coronavirus'
BBC News: Children 'half as likely to catch coronavirus' The findings will feed into the debate around the safety of re-opening schools. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Stratford taxi driver dies after being spat at
BBC News: Coronavirus: Stratford taxi driver dies after being spat at Trevor Belle was spat at by a passenger who refused to pay him a £9 taxi fare, his friend says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Teacher training planned for first day back in North Yorkshire
BBC News: Coronavirus: Teacher training planned for first day back in North Yorkshire Teachers have had plenty of time to complete training ahead of schools reopening, say critics. Continue reading.
Ipswich skateparks, public toilets and allotments open after coronavirus lockdown
Ipswich skateparks, public toilets and allotments open after coronavirus lockdown. Ipswich skatepark and public toilets in parks have been re-opened following coronavirus lockdown, the council has said. Continue reading.
Protecting jobs and supporting business during the coronavirus pandemic
Protecting jobs and supporting business during the coronavirus pandemic. The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Chocolate egg 'mountain' needs to be given away
BBC News: Coronavirus: Chocolate egg 'mountain' needs to be given away The eggs, left over from the National Trust for Scotland's cancelled Easter event, have to be eaten by July. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Will camping be on the cards this summer?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Will camping be on the cards this summer? Bookings surge as a minister hints "staycations" might be possible - but site owners voice concerns. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'I was attacked for hanging my rainbow flag'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'I was attacked for hanging my rainbow flag' When Alex Hancock put a rainbow flag in his window, he was subjected to homophobic abuse and a death threat. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Science against indoor family gatherings
BBC News: Coronavirus: Science against indoor family gatherings NI's chief scientific adviser says the virus survives longer on indoor surfaces than those outdoors. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: William and Kate join care home bingo session in video call
BBC News: Coronavirus: William and Kate join care home bingo session in video call The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are drafted in as bingo callers in a video call to a care home. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Weekly NI care home deaths fall again
BBC News: Coronavirus: Weekly NI care home deaths fall again But almost half of coronavirus-related deaths in Northern Ireland have happened in care homes. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Children and older adults to take part in vaccine trial
BBC News: Coronavirus: Children and older adults to take part in vaccine trial The Oxford trial will monitor the effects on thousands of people's immune systems. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Fines for breaking quarantine and fresh doubts over schools
BBC News: Coronavirus: Fines for breaking quarantine and fresh doubts over schools Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning. Continue reading.
EFL: How coronavirus is affecting lower-league clubs, players, fans and livelihoods
BBC Sport: EFL: How coronavirus is affecting lower-league clubs, players, fans and livelihoods BBC Sport looks at the impact of coronavirus on lower league football clubs, players and fans, and how the game might recover. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Retail sales crash in April as lockdown hits shops
BBC News: Coronavirus: Retail sales crash in April as lockdown hits shops British clothing sales plummeted by 50. 2% last month as many High Street stores were closed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Photos charting mental health in lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Photos charting mental health in lockdown How photographer Suzie Larke carried on photographing struggles with mental wellbeing. Continue reading.
The heartache faced by families attending funerals restricted by coronavirus
The heartache faced by families attending funerals restricted by coronavirus. Funerals are among the many aspects of life changed by coronavirus and families are facing a very different situation than what they were expecting after losing a love one. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK arrivals could face £1,000 fines if they break quarantine
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK arrivals could face £1,000 fines if they break quarantine Travellers to the UK must self-isolate for 14 days from next month, the government is expected to announce. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Weekend beach forecast creates 'perfect storm' of danger
BBC News: Coronavirus: Weekend beach forecast creates 'perfect storm' of danger A large swell and a loosening of the lockdown are a "recipe for disaster", beachgoers are warned. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: St Paul's Cathedral sets up online book of remembrance
BBC News: Coronavirus: St Paul's Cathedral sets up online book of remembrance St Paul's Cathedral is organising the virtual memorial, with choristers recording a piece of music. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Job adverts increase in rural areas despite Covid-19
BBC News: Coronavirus: Job adverts increase in rural areas despite Covid-19 Roofers and security guards are among professions with increased demand, one study suggests. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Could there be a second wave?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Could there be a second wave? What factors determine a potential second wave of Covid-19 infections? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Cocaine and money seized during vehicle checks
BBC News: Coronavirus: Cocaine and money seized during vehicle checks It has been easier to catch criminals during the coronavirus pandemic, senior officers say. Continue reading.
How will we pay for the coronavirus damage?
BBC News: How will we pay for the coronavirus damage? Coronavirus has cost the UK government hundreds of billions of pounds. How will we pay for it?
Coronavirus: Lockdown causing 'acute grief' for bereaved
BBC News: Coronavirus: Lockdown causing 'acute grief' for bereaved A charity says restrictions on funerals and social contact means people people cannot grieve in the normal way. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Acting earlier would have saved lives, says Sage member
BBC News: Coronavirus: Acting earlier would have saved lives, says Sage member Locking down the UK sooner would have made a big difference to the death rate, a scientific adviser says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Beachside resident 'disgusted' by defecating day-trippers
BBC News: Coronavirus: Beachside resident 'disgusted' by defecating day-trippers June Day, whose house backs onto a beach, pleads with the National Trust to reopen toilet facilities. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Hospital admin worker who died 'was given no sanitizer'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Hospital admin worker who died 'was given no sanitizer' Hospital admin worker Peter Gough should have been better protected, his friend says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK's ninth Clap for Carers
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK's ninth Clap for Carers From a helipad to the streets, millions thank front-line workers risking their lives to fight coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Care home owner 'threatened' to take untested elderly
BBC News: Coronavirus: Care home owner 'threatened' to take untested elderly A hospital manager allegedly "insisted" a care home take a patient who had not had a Covid-19 test. Continue reading.
'We now go to... Robbie Savage?' Coronavirus briefing takes unexpected turn
BBC News: 'We now go to. Robbie Savage? ' Coronavirus briefing takes unexpected turn No, your eyes didn't deceive you.
'We now go to...Robbie Savage?' Coronavirus briefing takes unexpected turn
BBC Sport: 'We now go to. Robbie Savage? ' Coronavirus briefing takes unexpected turn No, your eyes didn't deceive you.
Coronavirus: Evening update as test with 20-minute results trialled
BBC News: Coronavirus: Evening update as test with 20-minute results trialled Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Virus test with 20-minute results being trialled in Hampshire
BBC News: Coronavirus: Virus test with 20-minute results being trialled in Hampshire Health Secretary Matt Hancock also says 10 million antibody tests will start being rolled out next week. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Resort locals 'shocked and angry' at beach crowds
BBC News: Coronavirus: Resort locals 'shocked and angry' at beach crowds Seaside town dwellers complain of crowds of people ignoring health fears for "a jolly on the beach". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Man Utd say pandemic has cost them £28m so far
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Man Utd say pandemic has cost them £28m so far Manchester United say the coronavirus pandemic has cost them an initial £28m - and expect the final figure to be far higher. Continue reading.
Five more coronavirus-related deaths reported in Suffolk and north Essex
Five more coronavirus-related deaths reported in Suffolk and north Essex. Five more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported by hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex. Continue reading.
Private firms working for the public good in coronavirus outbreak
Private firms working for the public good in coronavirus outbreak. People working for a wide range of private companies have been standing side-by-side with public sector staff on the front line during the coronavirus outbreak. Staff at private sector firms have been doing their bit to help out communities across the country during the crisis.
Bundesliga: Dynamo Dresden return two more positive coronavirus tests
BBC Sport: Bundesliga: Dynamo Dresden return two more positive coronavirus tests German second-tier side Dynamo Dresden - whose whole squad went into isolation on 9 May - return two more positive tests for coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Deal agreed for antibody virus tests on NHS
BBC News: Coronavirus: Deal agreed for antibody virus tests on NHS NHS staff will be prioritised for the blood tests, which check if someone has already had the coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Mr Fit' GP needed seven weeks in intensive care
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Mr Fit' GP needed seven weeks in intensive care The doctor had warned his family he might not survive after contracting coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Some NI pupils will return to school in August
BBC News: Coronavirus: Some NI pupils will return to school in August Those in key year groups will return ahead of other pupils, the education minister says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: No more changes to NI lockdown restrictions yet
BBC News: Coronavirus: No more changes to NI lockdown restrictions yet Ministers met to consider allowing people to visit family indoors, but have decided against it for now. Continue reading.
Student nurse separated from two-year-old daughter by coronavirus sends emotional video message
Student nurse separated from two-year-old daughter by coronavirus sends emotional video message. A mother who has been separated from her two-year-old by the coronavirus pandemic has shown her daughter how much she loves her by recording a special Sign Language video message. Continue reading.
Nathan Blake: Football's return amid coronavirus 'crazy'
BBC Sport: Nathan Blake: Football's return amid coronavirus 'crazy' The ex-Wales striker says there is "no way" he would return to train or play unless his safety from Covid-19 was guaranteed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Cases in the community 'relatively stable'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Cases in the community 'relatively stable' The estimate from the government's surveillance programme suggests one in 400 is infected. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Coastguard warns of danger at Bawdsey Cliffs
People are being urged to stay off cliffs where tonnes of sand are falling every day. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus: UK property sales hit record low in April
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK property sales hit record low in April New data from HMRC revealed 38,060 deals involving residential homes last month. Continue reading.

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