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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: UK travel quarantine rules 'not worth it', says Theresa Villiers
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK travel quarantine rules 'not worth it', says Theresa Villiers Only a tiny number of fines have been handed out and a former minister says the policy is not working. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Scottish government to announce 2m rule decision
BBC News: Coronavirus: Scottish government to announce 2m rule decision Many pubs, restaurants and other businesses want the distance reduced before they reopen later this month. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Wales: Pubs and restaurants can open outdoors from 13 July
BBC News: Coronavirus in Wales: Pubs and restaurants can open outdoors from 13 July Premises that own outdoor spaces can open, but no date is set for indoor services to restart. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'No obvious source' of Leicester Covid-19 outbreak
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'No obvious source' of Leicester Covid-19 outbreak The report said the increase in reported cases could be down to "growth in availability of testing". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Johnson 'astonished' by idea of Scottish quarantine
BBC News: Coronavirus: Johnson 'astonished' by idea of Scottish quarantine Boris Johnson says there have been no talks about potential restrictions on travel to Scotland from the rest of the UK. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Why has Bedford got a high infection rate?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Why has Bedford got a high infection rate? Leaders in Bedford say they have been left scrambling to control the spread of the disease. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Your photos of what 100 days of lockdown life means to you
From baking to DIY haircuts, people from the East of England have shared their lockdown life. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus: Walkers crisps confirms 28 cases at Leicester site
BBC News: Coronavirus: Walkers crisps confirms 28 cases at Leicester site The crisp giant says an increase in confirmed cases reflects "the situation in the local community". Continue reading.
Fears dozens of local lockdowns are ‘days away’ prompts dismay among Britons, as UK battles to contain coronavirus flare-ups
RT: Fears dozens of local lockdowns are ‘days away’ prompts dismay among Britons, as UK battles to contain coronavirus flare-ups As many as 36 regions in England which are seeing a rise in newly confirmed cases of coronavirus could be “just days” away from being forced into local lockdowns, according to reports, leading many Britons to voice their alarm. Sources in Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Health have reportedly told Sky News they are “working collaboratively,” with local authorities in England where spikes in cases of the deadly disease are cropping up.
Coronavirus: The town housing rough sleepers in student digs
BBC News: Coronavirus: The town housing rough sleepers in student digs How Northampton has found a new home for the rough sleepers who are moving out of hotels. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Cross-border 'cluster' of virus cases investigated
BBC News: Coronavirus: Cross-border 'cluster' of virus cases investigated NHS Dumfries and Galloway confirms nine new cases in Gretna and Annan areas since Monday. Continue reading.
Reports of Suffolk coronavirus ‘spike’ sparked by just three cases – here is what is actually happening
Reports of Suffolk coronavirus ‘spike’ sparked by just three cases – here is what is actually happening. National newspaper reports that Suffolk is one area which could face a local lockdown because of a rise in the number of coronavirus cases is based on just one extra test result. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How lockdown has affected my money
BBC News: Coronavirus: How lockdown has affected my money Radio 1 Newsbeat speaks to people who have become richer, poorer and spent more money in lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How the Royal Family is changing in lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: How the Royal Family is changing in lockdown Coronavirus has presented the Royal Family with a new challenge - will we now see a more informal approach? Continue reading.
Aberdeen confirm player has tested positive for Covid-19
BBC Sport: Aberdeen confirm player has tested positive for Covid-19 Aberdeen confirm that one of their players has tested positive for Covid-19, but is asymptomatic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The UK millennial who refused to quit picking veg
BBC News: Coronavirus: The UK millennial who refused to quit picking veg Maddie Yarham worked in the Norfolk fields during lockdown when a job at John Lewis fell through. Continue reading.
Coronavirus has 'wasted my entire body' says ex-Papworth patient
A mental health nurse talks about his recovery from coronavirus after 60 days in intensive care. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus: Upper Crust owner says up to 5,000 UK jobs could go
BBC News: Coronavirus: Upper Crust owner says up to 5,000 UK jobs could go The SSP Group has been hit badly by the reduction in train and air travel caused by the coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Frailty 'indicator' to survival
BBC News: Coronavirus: Frailty 'indicator' to survival Researchers say it is as important as age or other health issues in determining if someone may die. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Data needed quicker to target local outbreaks, say doctors
BBC News: Coronavirus: Data needed quicker to target local outbreaks, say doctors The call from doctors follows a lockdown in Leicester, amid a rise in Covid-19 cases. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Calls for government to plan public inquiry
BBC News: Coronavirus: Calls for government to plan public inquiry The NHS ombudsman asks government to listen to patient complaints in order to learn from mistakes. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Lockdown boosts Couch to 5K downloads
BBC News: Coronavirus: Lockdown boosts Couch to 5K downloads Hundreds of thousands sign up to the NHS-backed running app during the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Meet Britain's unlikely key workers
BBC News: Coronavirus: Meet Britain's unlikely key workers There are many key workers carrying on with jobs that you may not have realised are classified as critical. Continue reading.
'Please don't forget us': Coronavirus adds to court cases backlog
BBC News: 'Please don't forget us': Coronavirus adds to court cases backlog It's been years since Emma told police she had been raped - and now lockdown has further delayed her case. Continue reading.
Covid-19: How to be a travel vlogger in lockdown
BBC News: Covid-19: How to be a travel vlogger in lockdown Travel vlogger Bogdan Alexe has had to come up with new ways make films. Continue reading.
Two positive coronavirus cases at RAF Lossiemouth
BBC News: Two positive coronavirus cases at RAF Lossiemouth The contractors were employed by Volker Fitzpatrick on essential runway works at the base. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: TM Lewin to close all UK shops
BBC News: Coronavirus: TM Lewin to close all UK shops The firm will cut 600 jobs after becoming the latest retail casualty of the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Care home resident shares feelings of isolation and worry
BBC News: Coronavirus: Care home resident shares feelings of isolation and worry One man has opened up to the BBC about his feelings of isolation and worry during the pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Calls for calm ahead of pubs reopening in England on 'Super Saturday'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Calls for calm ahead of pubs reopening in England on 'Super Saturday' London police chief Dame Cressida Dick calls for people to "be sensible" as lockdown is eased. Continue reading.
Covid-19: £11.2m plan for Norfolk and Suffolk economies
A business agency says action is needed to prevent job losses reaching a forecasted 200,000. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
One further coronavirus death reported in Suffolk and north Essex
One further coronavirus death reported in Suffolk and north Essex. Suffolk and north Essex hospitals have reported one further death of a patient being treated for coronavirus. Continue reading.
Business chiefs ‘disappointed’ as A14 left out of PM’s coronavirus recovery plan
Business chiefs ‘disappointed’ as A14 left out of PM’s coronavirus recovery plan. Business chiefs have warned of a “wasted opportunity” after improvements to the A14 were left out of the Prime Minister’s £5bn post-coronavirus recovery plan. Continue reading.
Coronavirus deaths in Wales show further fall
BBC News: Coronavirus deaths in Wales show further fall More than half of deaths registered in the most recent week were in north Wales. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Why I want to prosecute Dominic Cummings'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Why I want to prosecute Dominic Cummings' A law student is seeking a private prosecution of the PM's top aide over his trips during lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon says 'unpopular decisions' may still be needed
BBC News: Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon says 'unpopular decisions' may still be needed The first minister warns that tough action could be taken to stop any resurgence in the virus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Matt Hancock confuses Keighley and Kirklees
BBC News: Coronavirus: Matt Hancock confuses Keighley and Kirklees The health secretary claimed there had been an outbreak in Keighley when he meant to say Kirklees. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Couples react as ban on weddings lifted in England
BBC News: Coronavirus: Couples react as ban on weddings lifted in England Engaged couples react as England lifts its ban on weddings from 4 July - but with strict rules. Continue reading.
‘You blew it’: Piers Morgan rages at BBC’s Dan Walker for giving UK Health Minister Hancock an ‘easy ride’ over Covid-19 testing
RT: ‘You blew it’: Piers Morgan rages at BBC’s Dan Walker for giving UK Health Minister Hancock an ‘easy ride’ over Covid-19 testing Piers Morgan has accused the BBC's Dan Walker of giving Health Secretary Matt Hancock an “easy ride” during an interview. The pair have since become embroiled in a Twitter feud over holding politicians to account on coronavirus.
Coronavirus: PM says Britain must 'build, build, build'
BBC News: Coronavirus: PM says Britain must 'build, build, build' Boris Johnson unveils government plans to soften the economic impact of coronavirus. Continue reading.
Leicester v Crystal Palace under consideration after local coronavirus lockdown
BBC Sport: Leicester v Crystal Palace under consideration after local coronavirus lockdown The Premier League has contingency plans in the event the fixture between Leicester and Crystal Palace needs to be postponed or moved. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Savings habit revived but for little return
BBC News: Coronavirus: Savings habit revived but for little return Many UK households have saved more money this year, just as interest rates have slumped. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Miracle Mal' Martin defies the odds
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Miracle Mal' Martin defies the odds Doctors had told Mal Martin's wife and two children they did not expect him to survive. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Hancock on decision to close Leicester schools.
BBC News: Coronavirus: Hancock on decision to close Leicester schools. Health Secretary Matt Hancock says a number of under 18s have tested positive for Covid-19 in Leicester. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Infrastructure Minister not given details about legal advice on face masks
BBC News: Coronavirus: Infrastructure Minister not given details about legal advice on face masks Nichola Mallon found out masks on public transport were not on the agenda just before the executive met. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Mini confirms cases at factory in Oxford
BBC News: Coronavirus: Mini confirms cases at factory in Oxford BMW, which owns the car plant, is "monitoring the situation closely" after the confirmed cases. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK economy hit worse than first thought
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK economy hit worse than first thought The economy contracted by more than first estimated between January and March, revised figures show. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Mal Martin due home after 'miracle' recovery
BBC News: Coronavirus: Mal Martin due home after 'miracle' recovery Mal Martin's family were told there was almost zero chance of survival after he contracted Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Conor Murphy to announce £250m support package
BBC News: Coronavirus: Conor Murphy to announce £250m support package Free school meals over summer will get funding, and the package also contributes to the Troubles pension. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How those missed off the shielding list have fared in lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: How those missed off the shielding list have fared in lockdown Transplant patients and some with rare lung diseases were initially missed off the shielding list. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What are Leicester's new lockdown restrictions?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What are Leicester's new lockdown restrictions? The city is the first to experience a local lockdown as officials try to curb its coronavirus cases. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Stop childhood being disrupted - charities
BBC News: Coronavirus: Stop childhood being disrupted - charities The life chances of children and young people risk being derailed over Covid-19, warn 146 charities. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: School cleaners, janitors and support staff 'do not feel safe'
BBC News: Coronavirus: School cleaners, janitors and support staff 'do not feel safe' More than 1,700 workers have signed an open letter to Nicola Sturgeon saying they are being put at risk every day. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Bogus contact tracers target the vulnerable
BBC News: Coronavirus: Bogus contact tracers target the vulnerable Police say criminals pretend to be from the World Health Organisation and Netflix. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Young, fit and recovering
BBC News: Coronavirus: Young, fit and recovering The long-term impact of the virus has been a 'rollercoaster' for one young woman. Continue reading.
Protest rights: 'We have a right to protest despite coronavirus'
BBC News: Protest rights: 'We have a right to protest despite coronavirus' Lawyer Christian Weaver posts videos online teaching the law in 60 seconds. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Choir song honours health and care workers who have died
BBC News: Coronavirus: Choir song honours health and care workers who have died Composer Howard Goodall's new song features the names of over a hundred NHS and care home workers who have died. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: PM pledges to 'build back better' post-virus
BBC News: Coronavirus: PM pledges to 'build back better' post-virus Boris Johnson will set out plans to "bring forward" £5bn of project investment as part of a "new deal". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Leicester residents react to lockdown extension
BBC News: Coronavirus: Leicester residents react to lockdown extension Stricter lockdown restrictions have been announced in the city as coronavirus cases rise. Continue reading.
Leicester lockdown tightened as coronavirus cases rise
BBC News: Leicester lockdown tightened as coronavirus cases rise Non-essential shops will shut and schools will close for most pupils in the city, Matt Hancock says. Continue reading.
How Suffolk will cope with community outbreaks of coronavirus
How Suffolk will cope with community outbreaks of coronavirus. New guidance has been released for how people in workplaces, schools and communities will respond to concentrated outbreaks of Covid-19 in Suffolk. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'No plans' for Scotland to quarantine UK visitors
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'No plans' for Scotland to quarantine UK visitors Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland needed to be able to "consider all options" in the future if infection rates "diverge". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Warrington woman, 102, makes 'miraculous' recovery
BBC News: Coronavirus: Warrington woman, 102, makes 'miraculous' recovery Mary Catterall says she is "glad to be knitting" after recovering from coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What are air bridges and which countries can I go to?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What are air bridges and which countries can I go to? Britons will be able to travel to certain places without having to quarantine under new agreements. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How Southend hopes to 'bounce back'
BBC News: Coronavirus: How Southend hopes to 'bounce back' Businesses in Southend are getting ready for an influx of tourists as lockdown is eased. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson insists ‘cash is there’ for recovery
BBC News: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson insists ‘cash is there’ for recovery The government is setting out its response to the economic impact of the coronavirus. Continue reading.
No new coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Suffolk and north Essex
No new coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Suffolk and north Essex. Hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex have reported no new deaths of patients being treated for Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Photos give a glimpse of healthcare workers' lives
A new campaign reveals the faces and stories behind the care given in hospitals, GP surgeries and homes. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus: The Ipswich salon where mum can work but daughter cannot
BBC News: Coronavirus: The Ipswich salon where mum can work but daughter cannot A mother and daughter air their frustration at new post-lockdown guidance affecting their salon. Continue reading.
BoJo ‘asleep at the wheel’ on coronavirus crisis, says Labour leader Starmer, challenging UK PM to press-ups contest
RT: BoJo ‘asleep at the wheel’ on coronavirus crisis, says Labour leader Starmer, challenging UK PM to press-ups contest Labour leader Keir Starmer has taken a shot at Boris Johnson’s recent attempt to prove his fitness levels, suggesting the two could face-off in a press-ups challenge. He also blasted the PM’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. During an interview with ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ on Monday, Starmer was asked by co-host Piers Morgan whether he was able to manage more than one press-up.
Coronavirus: New guidance for weddings in England
BBC News: Coronavirus: New guidance for weddings in England Ceremonies of up to 30 people can go ahead but big receptions, singing and food are not allowed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Great North Run goes virtual on 40th anniversary
BBC News: Coronavirus: Great North Run goes virtual on 40th anniversary Organisers say the aim is to "create an experience as close as possible to the real thing". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'It's safe to come back to Chinatown'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'It's safe to come back to Chinatown' The people preparing to reopen Chinatown - in a time of fear, xenophobia and social distancing. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Wales: Two households can join up from Monday
BBC News: Coronavirus in Wales: Two households can join up from Monday Two households will be allowed to form one "extended household" in the latest change to Covid rules. Continue reading.
FA to make 124 jobs redundant because of coronavirus impact
BBC Sport: FA to make 124 jobs redundant because of coronavirus impact The Football Association is to make 124 positions redundant because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Mobile coronavirus testing centres expanding across Suffolk
Mobile coronavirus testing centres expanding across Suffolk. More towns in Suffolk are set to be visited by mobile coronavirus testing stations as the government looks to double those mobilised. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 2.3million PPE items given out across Suffolk
Coronavirus: 2. 3million PPE items given out across Suffolk. A “cell” to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep people safe during the Covid-19 pandemic has distributed more than 2.
Taxi drivers, security guards and care workers among jobs with highest coronavirus deaths
Taxi drivers, security guards and care workers among jobs with highest coronavirus deaths. Security guards, taxi drivers, care workers and nurses are among the roles with the highest number of coronavirus-related deaths, new figures show. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Author Michael Rosen told he 'might not wake up' during Covid-19 illness
BBC News: Coronavirus: Author Michael Rosen told he 'might not wake up' during Covid-19 illness The former Children's Laureate, 74, spent nearly seven weeks on a ventilator being treated for Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Schools investment, Leicester spike and testing boost
BBC News: Coronavirus: Schools investment, Leicester spike and testing boost Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Monday morning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus doctor's diary: A 'dying' patient's miraculous recovery
BBC News: Coronavirus doctor's diary: A 'dying' patient's miraculous recovery When Mohammed Azeem arrived in hospital his blood oxygen levels were "not compatible with life" as one doctor put it. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Huge increase in lockdown speeding drivers
BBC News: Coronavirus: Huge increase in lockdown speeding drivers Met Police figures show a rise of 71% in those breaking the limit on London's roads in April. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Restaurants are 'hurting', says Deliveroo boss
BBC News: Coronavirus: Restaurants are 'hurting', says Deliveroo boss Chief executive Will Shu told the BBC that there will be "a long period of socially-distanced dining". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Face masks to be compulsory on NI public transport
BBC News: Coronavirus: Face masks to be compulsory on NI public transport The move comes on the same day the Republic of Ireland makes masks mandatory on public transport. Continue reading.
The ‘coronavirus generation’ – how the lives of young people have been knocked off track
The ‘coronavirus generation’ – how the lives of young people have been knocked off track. Life has been put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic and there are fears young people will face greater challenges finding work. Here, Suffolk teenagers share their thoughts on the impact the virus will have on them and their futures.
Suffolk MP: Delphi factory sale could help reduce impact of coronavirus on Sudbury’s economy
Suffolk MP: Delphi factory sale could help reduce impact of coronavirus on Sudbury’s economy. A Suffolk MP is hopeful that the Delphi factory being sold to an industrial and commercial developer could help reduce the impact of coronavirus on Sudbury’s economy, while also being a “catalyst for future development”. Continue reading.
How this woman is uniting ‘long-tail’ coronavirus survivors
How this woman is uniting ‘long-tail’ coronavirus survivors. Thousands of people across the country have been left debilitated by a virus medicine cannot treat, unsupported by a government stretched by a global pandemic and not prioritised by a health service overwhelmed with critically ill patients. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Number of mobile testing units to more than double
BBC News: Coronavirus: Number of mobile testing units to more than double A further 1,763 armed forces personnel will help with testing at the 140 new pop-up facilities. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Can you really do these jobs from home?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Can you really do these jobs from home? Coronavirus has forced people to get creative with the way they work, with some surprising jobs going online. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Woman, 95, clapped home after virus recovery
BBC News: Coronavirus: Woman, 95, clapped home after virus recovery Megan Williams returns to her care home after spending seven weeks in hospital. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Survivors 'at risk of PTSD'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Survivors 'at risk of PTSD' Leading doctors call for regular check ups of those who have been treated in hospital. Continue reading.
Newspaper headlines: Coronavirus 'knife edge' as Sedwill stands down
BBC News: Newspaper headlines: Coronavirus 'knife edge' as Sedwill stands down Many of Monday's papers look at what the departure of the UK's top civil servant could mean. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Shops reopen in Scotland as lockdown restrictions ease
BBC News: Coronavirus: Shops reopen in Scotland as lockdown restrictions ease A further easing of lockdown measures allows shops with on-street access and factories to reopen. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Welsh pupils return to school after three months
BBC News: Coronavirus: Welsh pupils return to school after three months Schools are reopening for the first time since March in Wales - with big differences. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The Ipswich salon where mum can work but daughter cannot
A mother and daughter air their frustration at new post-lockdown guidance affecting their salon. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Q&A: How coronavirus could affect your mortgage
Q&A: How coronavirus could affect your mortgage. Covid-19 has had an impact on all aspects of life, from work to play and it will effect loans and mortgages for many years to come as the nation’s economy battles through the oncoming recession. Continue reading.
Ipswich nurse working on coronavirus frontline given Deliveroo gold card
Ipswich nurse working on coronavirus frontline given Deliveroo gold card. A nurse at Ipswich Hospital who didn’t see her children for more than 12 weeks has been given a Deliveroo gold card for her heroic efforts on the coronavirus frontline. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK 'on knife edge' ahead of lockdown easing, scientist warns
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK 'on knife edge' ahead of lockdown easing, scientist warns A government scientist says he is "worried" about a surge in cases when pubs and restaurants reopen. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: No new Covid deaths in Scotland for third consecutive day
BBC News: Coronavirus: No new Covid deaths in Scotland for third consecutive day The figures show no new deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded in Scotland since Thursday. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tests plea for Anglesey and Wrexham factory staff
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tests plea for Anglesey and Wrexham factory staff Council and health officials call on staff to come forward after colleagues test positive at two plants. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Leicester 'could be locked down' says home secretary
BBC News: Coronavirus: Leicester 'could be locked down' says home secretary Priti Patel says it is "correct" that the government is considering the move. Continue reading.

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