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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: 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.
Coronavirus: Swimmers' joy as Tamworth quarry reopens
BBC News: Coronavirus: Swimmers' joy as Tamworth quarry reopens Swimmers film their return to Dosthill Quarry where strict social distancing measures are in place. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Cambridge University students on no face-to-face lectures
BBC News: Coronavirus: Cambridge University students on no face-to-face lectures Cambridge University has said there will be no face-to-face lectures during the next academic year. Continue reading.
Revealed – Almost 50% of Suffolk charities fear they won’t survive coronavirus
Revealed – Almost 50% of Suffolk charities fear they won’t survive coronavirus. Nearly half of Suffolk’s charities and voluntary organisations fear they may face closure in the next 12 months without extra help due to Covid-19, a new survey has revealed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine trial begins in the UK
BBC News: Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine trial begins in the UK The study will test the drugs - one of which Donald Trump has said he is taking - against a placebo. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: EasyJet to resume flights in June
BBC News: Coronavirus: EasyJet to resume flights in June The airline says it will restart a "small number" of routes where there is enough customer demand. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: PM faces potential rebellion over NHS fee for overseas carers
BBC News: Coronavirus: PM faces potential rebellion over NHS fee for overseas carers It comes after Boris Johnson rejected calls to scrap the fees health workers must pay to use the NHS. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: AstraZeneca signs deals for potential vaccine
BBC News: Coronavirus: AstraZeneca signs deals for potential vaccine AstraZeneca says it has concluded deals to supply the vaccine from September, providing it works. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Track-and-trace warning as world sees highest daily rise in cases
BBC News: Coronavirus: Track-and-trace warning as world sees highest daily rise in cases Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Your tributes to those who have died
BBC News: Coronavirus: Your tributes to those who have died A collection of your tributes to some of the thousands of people in the UK who have died with coronavirus. Continue reading.
Ministers considered cap on care costs before coronavirus outbreak
BBC News: Ministers considered cap on care costs before coronavirus outbreak A social care tax was among options discussed to cover the costs, it is understood. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tinder boss says 'dramatic' changes to dating
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tinder boss says 'dramatic' changes to dating Elie Seidman discusses the impact of coronavirus and how his dating app will react. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Running a campaign from home in lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Running a campaign from home in lockdown Campaigners are not letting restrictions hold them back in fighting for what they believe in. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Potential cancer cases of 'Herculean proportions'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Potential cancer cases of 'Herculean proportions' Surgeons warn there could be a major rise in cancer cases in NI after the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Tackle harmful lockdown drinking,' BMJ editorial warns
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Tackle harmful lockdown drinking,' BMJ editorial warns Supermarket sales of alcohol have risen and liver disease could too, a BMJ editorial says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Time running out on track and trace, NHS leaders warn
BBC News: Coronavirus: Time running out on track and trace, NHS leaders warn The NHS Confederation warns of "severe" consequences if a track and trace strategy is not implemented soon. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Potential drug treatment starts UK trials
BBC News: Coronavirus: Potential drug treatment starts UK trials A drug that could treat patients with coronavirus is to undergo clinical trials at 15 NHS centres. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Benefit claims fraud could be £1.5bn
BBC News: Coronavirus: Benefit claims fraud could be £1. 5bn Officials say criminals and individuals may be taking advantage of relaxed benefits processes. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Care home testing speed questioned by commissioner
BBC News: Coronavirus: Care home testing speed questioned by commissioner The older people's commissioner reports the Welsh Government over the speed of testing in care homes. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon to unveil lockdown easing 'route map'
BBC News: Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon to unveil lockdown easing 'route map' Further details of Scotland's approach to relaxing its coronavirus rules are to be announced by the first minister. Continue reading.
Coronavirus testing 'debacle', hospitals boss says
Hospitals chief executive Nick Hulme said politics was being put before clinical priorities. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Championship players to conduct coronavirus tests themselves, says EFL's return to training protocol
BBC Sport: Championship players to conduct coronavirus tests themselves, says EFL's return to training protocol Championship players will have to conduct coronavirus tests themselves at home after the first batch of testing at club, according to the EFL's return to training protocol. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Further fall in Scotland's death rate
BBC News: Coronavirus: Further fall in Scotland's death rate The number of people dying with coronavirus in Scotland decreases for the third consecutive week. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: More bereaved families of NHS staff can stay in UK
BBC News: Coronavirus: More bereaved families of NHS staff can stay in UK Right to remain is extended to cover families of NHS cleaners and care workers who die with coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Long queues at McDonald's as 33 drive-thrus reopen
BBC News: Coronavirus: Long queues at McDonald's as 33 drive-thrus reopen Customers flocked to fast food giant McDonald's as it reopened a small number of its UK drive-thrus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Queues for McDonald's drive-thru in Sutton
BBC News: Coronavirus: Queues for McDonald's drive-thru in Sutton Customers flocked to fast food giant McDonald's as it reopened a small number of its UK drive-thrus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Welsh ministers back increase to maximum lockdown fines
BBC News: Coronavirus: Welsh ministers back increase to maximum lockdown fines But Plaid Cymru accuse First Minister Mark Drakeford of rejecting calls for tougher penalties. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NHS England official cautions against buying antibody tests
BBC News: Coronavirus: NHS England official cautions against buying antibody tests NHS England's medical director Prof Stephen Powis says experts are currently evaluating the tests. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Teachers 'scared' over plan to reopen schools
BBC News: Coronavirus: Teachers 'scared' over plan to reopen schools A teacher who has worked in the classroom during lockdown says it is "impossible" to distance children. Continue reading.
Family’s heartbreak after ‘smiling and joking’ dad dies of coronavirus
Family’s heartbreak after ‘smiling and joking’ dad dies of coronavirus. The family of a father-of-four who died suddenly from Covid-19 have paid tribute to him, describing the 56-year-old as their “rock” and a “much-loved man in the village” of Shotley. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Evening update as PM says UK contact-tracing system in place by June
BBC News: Coronavirus: Evening update as PM says UK contact-tracing system in place by June Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening. Continue reading.
Watford's Adrian Mariappa confirm he has coronavirus
BBC Sport: Watford's Adrian Mariappa confirm he has coronavirus Watford defender Adrian Mariappa says he is one of three people that tested positive for coronavirus at the club. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Huge challenges' for NI recovery from Covid-19
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Huge challenges' for NI recovery from Covid-19 First Minister Arlene Foster warns of bigger financial problems in NI once the government's furlough scheme ends. Continue reading.
Plans to expand village cemetery due to coronavirus outbreak granted
Plans to expand village cemetery due to coronavirus outbreak granted. Plans to expand a village cemetery amid fears that deaths connected to coronavirus would mean it could become full have been approved. Continue reading.
One more coronavirus patient being cared for by hospital trust dies
One more coronavirus patient being cared for by hospital trust dies. One more person has died after testing positive for coronavirus while being cared for by the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). Continue reading.
Swab tests for coronavirus are ‘greatest lever out of lockdown’, says hospital chief executive
Swab tests for coronavirus are ‘greatest lever out of lockdown’, says hospital chief executive. Testing people with suspected Covid-19 and tracing those they have come into contact is the “greatest lever to get out of lockdown”, Ipswich and Colchester hospitals’ chief executive Nick Hulme has said. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK to trace contacts of 10,000 new cases from 1 June
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK to trace contacts of 10,000 new cases from 1 June Boris Johnson says the UK will be able to track the contacts of 10,000 new cases a day from 1 June. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Shopping may never be the same, says M&S
BBC News: Coronavirus: Shopping may never be the same, says M&S The British retailer's food sales have failed to off-set a huge fall in demand for clothing. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown: Why can some of us meet six people?
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown: Why can some of us meet six people? Different policies are down to a number of factors, including geography, science and politics, experts say. Continue reading.
Campaign to boost local businesses post-coronavirus launched in Woodbridge
Campaign to boost local businesses post-coronavirus launched in Woodbridge. A new campaign to help Woodbridge “come alive” after the coronavirus lockdown has been launched. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Diabetic people offered support
BBC News: Coronavirus: Diabetic people offered support A study reveals, for some, having diabetes is linked to an increased risk of dying with coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Mayor urges London shops to stock reusable face masks
BBC News: Coronavirus: Mayor urges London shops to stock reusable face masks Sadiq Khan says demand for coverings will rise dramatically as the lockdown is lifted in London. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'All of our respite has been taken away'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'All of our respite has been taken away' A mother from Devon whose son has special needs said the pandemic was taking a toll on her family. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Captain Tom Moore reacts to knighthood for NHS fundraising
BBC News: Coronavirus: Captain Tom Moore reacts to knighthood for NHS fundraising Captain Tom Moore is to be knighted for his fundraising efforts after a special nomination from the prime minister. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: School reopening row deepens and Capt Tom knighted
BBC News: Coronavirus: School reopening row deepens and Capt Tom knighted Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus response included in NI mental health action plan
BBC News: Coronavirus response included in NI mental health action plan Minister says the "devastating impact of Covid-19" has brought mental health needs into sharp focus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Rolls-Royce to cut 9,000 jobs amid virus crisis
BBC News: Coronavirus: Rolls-Royce to cut 9,000 jobs amid virus crisis The aircraft engine maker blames the "unprecedented" slowdown in the aviation sector for the cuts. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Cruise ship dancers home after nine weeks stranded
BBC News: Coronavirus: Cruise ship dancers home after nine weeks stranded Lauren Carrick, from Norfolk, and her fiancé Joseph Harrison, from Hull, flew from Miami Airport. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'I'm doing my university year abroad in Australia online'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'I'm doing my university year abroad in Australia online' University students in the UK are facing virtual year abroad courses amid the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: East of England Ambulance Service paramedic dies with Covid-19
BBC News: Coronavirus: East of England Ambulance Service paramedic dies with Covid-19 Neil Ruch had been on a ventilator in intensive care in Basildon Hospital since April. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Serco apologises for sharing contact tracers' email addresses
BBC News: Coronavirus: Serco apologises for sharing contact tracers' email addresses Outsourcing giant Serco has apologised for the data breach, which affects almost 300 people. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Ministers under pressure over schools return date
BBC News: Coronavirus: Ministers under pressure over schools return date A number of councils either express opposition or warn they will not be ready to reopen on 1 June. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Cancer surgery delays risk 'thousands' of deaths
BBC News: Coronavirus: Cancer surgery delays risk 'thousands' of deaths The NHS is warned not to "lose sight" of other areas of life-saving medicine amid the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Rees-Mogg sticks by plan to bring MPs back
BBC News: Coronavirus: Rees-Mogg sticks by plan to bring MPs back MPs are set to return to Westminster in two weeks' time - despite opposition concerns about spreading coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Young carers 'turned away' from shops in lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Young carers 'turned away' from shops in lockdown Fayeth, 13, says she feels like she "gets death stares" while shopping for her mum who has epilepsy. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Bid to remove firm as home's care provider
BBC News: Coronavirus: Bid to remove firm as home's care provider HC-One's role at Skye's Home Farm care home could be taken over by NHS Highland. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Mixed reality headsets help medics treat Covid-19 patients
BBC News: Coronavirus: Mixed reality headsets help medics treat Covid-19 patients Hand gestures allow doctors to view x-rays and scans, and connect with colleagues in another room. Continue reading.
Losing a ‘beacon of light’ of the UK’s ultra-Orthodox community to coronavirus
BBC News: Losing a ‘beacon of light’ of the UK’s ultra-Orthodox community to coronavirus The UK’s Jewish population has been hit particularly hard by coronavirus, religious and community leaders say. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Captain Tom Moore awarded knighthood for NHS fundraising
BBC News: Coronavirus: Captain Tom Moore awarded knighthood for NHS fundraising The 100-year-old war veteran raised £32m for NHS charities by completing 100 laps of his garden. Continue reading.
Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan tests positive for coronavirus
BBC Sport: Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan tests positive for coronavirus Burnley confirm their assistant manager Ian Woan was among six positive tests for coronavirus across three Premier League clubs. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Sturgeon 'understands concerns' over Nike event outbreak
BBC News: Coronavirus: Sturgeon 'understands concerns' over Nike event outbreak The first minister says it is legitimate for people to ask whether information should have been made public. Continue reading.
Football and coronavirus: PFA study finds 22% feel depressed or considered self-harm
BBC Sport: Football and coronavirus: PFA study finds 22% feel depressed or considered self-harm More than a fifth of current and former players surveyed by the PFA say depression and thoughts of self-harm have affected them during the Covid-19 crisis. Continue reading.
Employers can now claim back coronavirus sick pay
Employers can now claim back coronavirus sick pay. A new government scheme to let businesses reclaim sickpay paid out during Covid-19 has been welcomed by Suffolk businesses. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Labour party cancels annual conference
BBC News: Coronavirus: Labour party cancels annual conference The party's set piece gathering was scheduled to take place in Liverpool in September. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Evening update as employment falls and extra holiday floated
BBC News: Coronavirus: Evening update as employment falls and extra holiday floated Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Parents of special needs children 'skip meals'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Parents of special needs children 'skip meals' Lockdown measures have seen costs rise as children must stay at home, charity Family Fund says. Continue reading.
East Anglian vineyards toast unsung heroes of coronavirus crisis
East Anglian vineyards toast unsung heroes of coronavirus crisis. Vineyards across the region are set to raise a glass to heroes of the coronavirus pandemic – by sending them a free bottle of local wine. Continue reading.
Premier League: Six positive coronavirus tests across three clubs
BBC News: Premier League: Six positive coronavirus tests across three clubs There were six positive tests for coronavirus across three clubs on Sunday and Monday, as the Premier League prepares to resume. Continue reading.
Premier League: Six positive coronavirus tests across three clubs
BBC Sport: Premier League: Six positive coronavirus tests across three clubs There were six positive tests for coronavirus across three clubs on Sunday and Monday, as the Premier League prepares to resume. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Care homes should have been prioritised from the start, MPs told
BBC News: Coronavirus: Care homes should have been prioritised from the start, MPs told A care home boss in England strongly criticises the government's handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Data delay left care homes ‘fighting losing battle’
BBC News: Coronavirus: Data delay left care homes ‘fighting losing battle’ Public Health England did not share figures on the number of care home outbreaks until late April. Continue reading.
Two new deaths coronavirus related deaths reported in Suffolk and north Essex
Two new deaths coronavirus related deaths reported in Suffolk and north Essex. Hospital trusts in Suffolk and north Essex have reported two new coronavirus related deaths. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Extra Bank Holiday for October being considered
BBC News: Coronavirus: Extra Bank Holiday for October being considered The tourist industry says another public holiday would extend the season and help offset losses caused by lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Meeting loved ones outdoors in Wales 'being considered'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Meeting loved ones outdoors in Wales 'being considered' Ministers in Wales looking at changing rules as advice says virus may decay "very quickly" in sunlight. Continue reading.
Grenfell Tower Inquiry on hold until July at earliest amid coronavirus pandemic
BBC News: Grenfell Tower Inquiry on hold until July at earliest amid coronavirus pandemic The second phase of the hearings into the west London fire were halted in March over coronavirus. Continue reading.
Seven charts on the coronavirus jobs market
BBC News: Seven charts on the coronavirus jobs market How the coronavirus pandemic is hitting the UK jobs market and how that compares globally. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Children are not superspreaders' says GP
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Children are not superspreaders' says GP Dr Rosemary Leonard says it is "more dangerous for a child to cross the road" than go to school. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Southend nurse with Covid-19 out of intensive care after 45 days
BBC News: Coronavirus: Southend nurse with Covid-19 out of intensive care after 45 days Felix Khor says he is "incredibly grateful" to all the hospital staff who kept him "fighting". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'We didn't get ahead of testing early enough' - Greg Clark
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'We didn't get ahead of testing early enough' - Greg Clark The Science and Technology Committee chair Greg Clark says the government must "learn the lessons so far and apply them". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: List of ‘extremely vulnerable’ swells to 35,000 in Suffolk
Coronavirus: List of ‘extremely vulnerable’ swells to 35,000 in Suffolk. The number of people classed as “extremely vulnerable” to Covid-19 in Suffolk has risen to 35,000 - meaning nearly one in 20 people in Suffolk is now believed to be at high risk. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Homeschooling six children with just one phone
BBC News: Coronavirus: Homeschooling six children with just one phone BBC viewers have donated old devices to improve digital access for some families in Bristol. Continue reading.
How can I claim back tax if working at home during coronavirus crisis?
How can I claim back tax if working at home during coronavirus crisis? A top Suffolk tax expert has offered advice on how to claim back money if you are working from home due to Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Bosses' bonuses banned in exchange for virus loans
BBC News: Coronavirus: Bosses' bonuses banned in exchange for virus loans The Treasury and the Bank of England will restrict company payouts for firms seeking taxpayer funds. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Neil Gaiman sorry for making 11,000-mile trip
BBC News: Coronavirus: Neil Gaiman sorry for making 11,000-mile trip Good Omens author Neil Gaiman writes apology for making trip from New Zealand to Scotland. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NI Executive will 'revisit indoor family meetings'
BBC News: Coronavirus: NI Executive will 'revisit indoor family meetings' Arlene Foster says executive will discuss this week whether people in NI can visit family indoors. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Nearly 10,000 deaths in care homes
BBC News: Coronavirus: Nearly 10,000 deaths in care homes But for the second week in a row number of new fatalities falls in sign peak has passed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Universal credit claims hit monthly record
BBC News: Coronavirus: Universal credit claims hit monthly record The number of claims has jumped to six times more than a year earlier as incomes are hit. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Jobless claimant count in Wales nearly doubles
BBC News: Coronavirus: Jobless claimant count in Wales nearly doubles Benefit claims related to unemployment leapt in April, a month into the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading.
Huge spike in numbers out of work as coronavirus crisis takes toll
Huge spike in numbers out of work as coronavirus crisis takes toll. UK jobless claims soared by more than 69% in April – despite the introduction of the government’s furlough scheme, official figures reveal. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Unemployment benefit claims spike and UK testing regime criticised
BBC News: Coronavirus: Unemployment benefit claims spike and UK testing regime criticised Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Unemployment in NI rose by almost 90% in April
BBC News: Coronavirus: Unemployment in NI rose by almost 90% in April The figures from NISRA are the first official indicator of the impact of coronavirus on the economy. Continue reading.
Beware fake medicine offering coronavirus ‘miracle cure’, patients warned
Beware fake medicine offering coronavirus ‘miracle cure’, patients warned. People suffering from Covid-19 have been warned about fake medicines and other products being sold online which falsely claim to treat or prevent the illness. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Young people 'most likely to lose work' in lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Young people 'most likely to lose work' in lockdown One in three young workers is earning less than before the coronavirus outbreak, a report suggests. Continue reading.
Coronavirus’ devastating impact could knock back tourism until next year
Coronavirus’ devastating impact could knock back tourism until next year. Tourism chiefs are warning of the devastating impact that businessses could face due to the coronavirus crisis with some of them facing the prospect of not being able to open at all this year. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Big sales expected when clothes stores reopen next month
BBC News: Coronavirus: Big sales expected when clothes stores reopen next month Stores 'will have to discount heavily' to shift excess stock that may now be out of season, one analyst said. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Welsh manufacturers expect ‘gradual’ return
BBC News: Coronavirus: Welsh manufacturers expect ‘gradual’ return There is a desire to get back to work but it comes with challenges, say business leaders. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Push for cycling despite safety fears
BBC News: Coronavirus: Push for cycling despite safety fears Three in five people think cycling on the road in the UK is too dangerous, survey data shows. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Review of plans to restore Parliament
BBC News: Coronavirus: Review of plans to restore Parliament MPs and peers were to move out for five years from 2025, but a squeeze on finances may change this. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK too slow to increase testing capacity, say MPs
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK too slow to increase testing capacity, say MPs The Science and Technology Committee says UK capacity was not increased "early or boldly enough". Continue reading.

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