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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: 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.
Coronavirus: How do sex workers keep safe during pandemic?
BBC News: Coronavirus: How do sex workers keep safe during pandemic? Mistress Pearll says despite moving to online-only work, men still pressure her to meet in person. Continue reading.
Coronavirus pushes the RHS Chelsea Flower Show online
BBC News: Coronavirus pushes the RHS Chelsea Flower Show online Exhibitors are displaying their gardens digitally in the first ever virtual version of the event. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Police Scotland reported to the HSE over breath tests
BBC News: Coronavirus: Police Scotland reported to the HSE over breath tests Officers are concerned they could be exposed to coronavirus while conducting drink-drive tests. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'I'm vulnerable and have been made redundant'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'I'm vulnerable and have been made redundant' Sales administrator Emma Timberlake has multiple sclerosis and has recently found out that she has been made redundant. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Children get school dinner recipe to make their own
BBC News: Coronavirus: Children get school dinner recipe to make their own Eight-year-old Arthur has been missing his favourite school dinner of mince and dumplings. Continue reading.
The Papers: 'Air bridges' plan and 'hidden' coronavirus cases
BBC News: The Papers: 'Air bridges' plan and 'hidden' coronavirus cases Tuesday's papers feature government plans to allow travel between countries with low coronavirus rates. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Miracle' father home in time for son's birthday
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Miracle' father home in time for son's birthday Omar Taylor spent six weeks in hospital with coronavirus, pneumonia, sepsis, heart failure and strokes. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Alcoholics Anonymous sees rise in lockdown calls
BBC News: Coronavirus: Alcoholics Anonymous sees rise in lockdown calls Recovering alcoholics talk about how the pressures of lockdown put them at risk of relapse. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tributes paid to Liverpool Bishop Vincent Malone
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tributes paid to Liverpool Bishop Vincent Malone The Right Reverend Vincent Malone died in hospital, days after being admitted. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Muslims urged to avoid communal Eid celebrations
BBC News: Coronavirus: Muslims urged to avoid communal Eid celebrations The Muslim Council of Britain says people should celebrate virtually during the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Evening update as tests made available to five and overs in UK
BBC News: Coronavirus: Evening update as tests made available to five and overs in UK Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening. Continue reading.
Two more people die at West Suffolk Hospital after catching coronavirus
Two more people die at West Suffolk Hospital after catching coronavirus. Another two patients have died at West Suffolk Hospital after catching coronavirus - while another 160 people nationally have died in hospital after testing positive for Covid-19. Continue reading.
Some visitors may be exempted from coronavirus quarantine rule
BBC News: Some visitors may be exempted from coronavirus quarantine rule The transport secretary says people arriving from countries with low virus infection rates may not need to isolate. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 6,000 jobs at risk at Cafe Rouge and Bella Italia owner
BBC News: Coronavirus: 6,000 jobs at risk at Cafe Rouge and Bella Italia owner The chains' owner Casual Dining Group files intent to appoint administrators after the virus lockdown hit trading. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Terminally-ill bride thanks politicians ahead of wedding
BBC News: Coronavirus: Terminally-ill bride thanks politicians ahead of wedding Samantha Gamble will marry on Friday after lockdown restrictions were eased by politicians last week. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tourists flock to Southend beach as lockdown eases
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tourists flock to Southend beach as lockdown eases Many tourists took to the east coast seaside resort as lockdown restrictions eased across England. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Wales joins UK home testing scheme
BBC News: Coronavirus: Wales joins UK home testing scheme More people in Wales suffering coronavirus symptoms can now find out if they have the illness. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Fasting for Ramadan on the front line
BBC News: Coronavirus: Fasting for Ramadan on the front line What's it like to fast for Ramadan as a healthcare worker during the coronavirus pandemic? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NI Executive agrees to lift more lockdown measures
BBC News: Coronavirus: NI Executive agrees to lift more lockdown measures Groups of up to six people will be allowed to meet outdoors from Tuesday and some sports can resume. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: All over-fives in UK now eligible for test
BBC News: Coronavirus: All over-fives in UK now eligible for test Everyone over the age of five in the UK with symptoms can now be tested for coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Self-employed grant claims top two million
BBC News: Coronavirus: Self-employed grant claims top two million The government coronavirus help scheme has received grant requests worth £6bn, the chancellor says. Continue reading.
How court trials are coping with coronavirus
BBC News: How court trials are coping with coronavirus The first jury trials have begun since the Covid-19 lockdown halted UK courtroom proceedings. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: TfL reveals 20 busiest Tube stations 'to avoid'
BBC News: Coronavirus: TfL reveals 20 busiest Tube stations 'to avoid' Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says using public transport should remain "a lost resort". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: More than 200 residents die at HC-One care homes in Scotland
BBC News: Coronavirus: More than 200 residents die at HC-One care homes in Scotland The owners of a care home where 10 residents have died say 207 people have lost their lives in their Scottish homes. Continue reading.
Coronavirus survivor spent 100th birthday in hospital
BBC News: Coronavirus survivor spent 100th birthday in hospital Ivy Reeves hoped to celebrate with a tearoom party but has now been discharged from hospital. Continue reading.
East Anglian housing association boss warns of ‘tough times ahead’ in coronavirus crisis
East Anglian housing association boss warns of ‘tough times ahead’ in coronavirus crisis. The boss of East Anglia’s biggest housing association has warned the housing crisis may deepen in the wake of coronavirus, saying there are “tough times ahead”. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Hay Festival goes ahead online with £350k donations
BBC News: Coronavirus: Hay Festival goes ahead online with £350k donations Hay-on-Wye will not welcome 280,000 visitors this year, with the literary event running online. Continue reading.
Coronavirus symptoms: UK adds loss of smell and taste to list
BBC News: Coronavirus symptoms: UK adds loss of smell and taste to list Loss of smell and taste join a new cough and fever as signs that self-isolation may be necessary, UK experts say. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Stilton sales plunge 30% amid pandemic
BBC News: Coronavirus: Stilton sales plunge 30% amid pandemic Makers of the UK's only trademarked cheese hope the British public will start buying more of the product. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Hundreds' breach Covid-19 restrictions in Yorkshire
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Hundreds' breach Covid-19 restrictions in Yorkshire Motorcycling groups and those "deliberately organising mass gatherings" is "not helpful", say police. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Shopping centre giant Intu warns of debt default risk
BBC News: Coronavirus: Shopping centre giant Intu warns of debt default risk Trafford Centre-owner Intu is asking lenders for breathing space as coronavirus hampers recovery. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Garden centres to reopen as NI lockdown plan debated
BBC News: Coronavirus: Garden centres to reopen as NI lockdown plan debated Some lockdown-easing measures take effect today, but ministers will meet to approve other changes. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Fines for breaching travel restrictions in Wales could rise
BBC News: Coronavirus: Fines for breaching travel restrictions in Wales could rise The first minister says he's open to increasing fines, which are lower in Wales than England. Continue reading.
Coronavirus football: FC Seoul apologises for 'sex dolls' in stands
BBC Sport: Coronavirus football: FC Seoul apologises for 'sex dolls' in stands A company that produces sex toys gave the club 30 mannequins to fill some of their empty seats. Continue reading.
Suffolk jails build 48 temporary cells built to stop spread of coronavirus
Suffolk jails build 48 temporary cells built to stop spread of coronavirus. A total of 48 temporary cells have been built in the grounds of two Suffolk prisons to stop the spread of Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Universal testing for care homes in NI by June
BBC News: Coronavirus: Universal testing for care homes in NI by June Robin Swann says Covid-19 testing will be extended to all care home residents by June. Continue reading.
More than 400 fines issued for coronavirus rule-breakers in Suffolk and Essex
More than 400 fines issued for coronavirus rule-breakers in Suffolk and Essex. There have been more than 400 fines issued to people across Suffolk and Essex for breaching lockdown restrictions, it has emerged. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Half a million access suicide prevention course
BBC News: Coronavirus: Half a million access suicide prevention course It comes as medics warn the coronavirus pandemic is likely to lead to long-term mental health conditions. Continue reading.
‘Stick with it’ - new message to Suffolk residents during coronavirus lockdown
‘Stick with it’ - new message to Suffolk residents during coronavirus lockdown. ‘Stick with it’ and don’t get complacent about coronavirus lockdown restrictions - that is the message a new campaign is conveying to Suffolk residents. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Better-off children 'spend more time studying'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Better-off children 'spend more time studying' A study suggests young people in wealthier households do more learning at home than poorer peers. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Wales 'must work with UK nations on testing supplies'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Wales 'must work with UK nations on testing supplies' The UK nations must band together to compete for global testing supplies, an expert says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Bridgend Ford return to work marks 40 years
BBC News: Coronavirus: Bridgend Ford return to work marks 40 years The engine plant's re-opening after a Covid-19 shutdown will only be for a final few months. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Clothes box attempt to help Bangladeshi workers
BBC News: Coronavirus: Clothes box attempt to help Bangladeshi workers An Edinburgh businessman is offering half-price boxes of new clothes to help struggling garment workers. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: US woman, 96, speaks Welsh for first time 40 years
BBC News: Coronavirus: US woman, 96, speaks Welsh for first time 40 years Ray McDermott, who suffers short-term memory loss, was afraid she would never speak Welsh again. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: When did care homes go into lockdown?
BBC News: Coronavirus: When did care homes go into lockdown? Many thousands of care home residents have died from coronavirus, but when were key decisions made? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How have independent shopkeepers been faring?
BBC News: Coronavirus: How have independent shopkeepers been faring? How high street independent shops have battled to stay loyal to customers during the pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Live entertainment is evolving online to be a lifeline
BBC News: Coronavirus: Live entertainment is evolving online to be a lifeline Creative minds are coming up with new ideas to give us back some of the human connection we've lost. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Who is behind Glasgow's Covid street art?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Who is behind Glasgow's Covid street art? The pandemic has inspired a new wave of street art on the walls of Glasgow city centre. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How Fawley oil refinery is adapting to lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: How Fawley oil refinery is adapting to lockdown How Fawley, the country's largest oil refinery, is adapting to changes in demand during lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'I'm not happy going back to work. It's too soon'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'I'm not happy going back to work. It's too soon' Nearly 5,000 people have contacted the health and safety regulator with workplace safety concerns over the virus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'One click and we were worse off' after universal credit claim
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'One click and we were worse off' after universal credit claim People claiming universal credit for the first time may lose existing benefits and be worse off. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Archbishop Justin Welby says austerity would be catastrophic
BBC News: Coronavirus: Archbishop Justin Welby says austerity would be catastrophic The Archbishop of Canterbury warns against austerity, saying it would be a "terrible mistake". Continue reading.
Taxi drivers and care workers among jobs with highest rates of coronavirus deaths
Taxi drivers and care workers among jobs with highest rates of coronavirus deaths. Taxi drivers and security guards are among the occupations for men with the highest number of coronavirus-related deaths, according to new figures. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: £5bn needed to stop local cuts say county councils
BBC News: Coronavirus: £5bn needed to stop local cuts say county councils English councils say a drop in revenue could lead to losses of up to £2. 4bn and cuts to local services. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Man interviewed by police over death of railway worker
BBC News: Coronavirus: Man interviewed by police over death of railway worker A man is interviewed under caution after Belly Mujinga died with coronavirus after being spat at at work. Continue reading.
After coronavirus – a new opportunity for health, social care, government and us
After coronavirus – a new opportunity for health, social care, government and us. After coronavirus what could our future health and social care services look like? How could we use the tough experiences of these last months to create better care and support for people across our diverse communities in Ipswich, Suffolk, north Essex and beyond?
Coronavirus: Testing and tracing roll-out at three health boards
BBC News: Coronavirus: Testing and tracing roll-out at three health boards The Scottish government says the "key" scheme will be piloted in NHS Fife, NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Highland. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UCC fashion students turn to Instagram for graduation show
BBC News: Coronavirus: UCC fashion students turn to Instagram for graduation show Students from University Centre Colchester were due to stage a graduation fashion show this month. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Baby shower partygoers flee after flouting lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Baby shower partygoers flee after flouting lockdown Three people said "it didn't matter because the schools were going back in June", police say. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Wales scraps tests booking portal for key workers
BBC News: Coronavirus: Wales scraps tests booking portal for key workers The Welsh Government opts to use a UK-wide system instead of developing its own. Continue reading.
Two more people die with coronavirus in region’s hospitals
Two more people die with coronavirus in region’s hospitals. There have been two more deaths of patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 in hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Author Neil Gaiman's 11,000-mile lockdown trip to Scottish isle
BBC News: Coronavirus: Author Neil Gaiman's 11,000-mile lockdown trip to Scottish isle Good Omens author Neil Gaiman travelled from New Zealand to "isolate" on the island of Skye. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: '10,000 unaccounted for deaths in care sector'
BBC News: Coronavirus: '10,000 unaccounted for deaths in care sector' Labour MP Angela Rayner calls for an investigation into care home deaths during the pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Schools safe to reopen, Michael Gove insists
BBC News: Coronavirus: Schools safe to reopen, Michael Gove insists The Cabinet Office minister said "you can never eliminate risk", in response to widespread concerns. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Phenomenal' staff help brothers through Covid-19
Jacob, 14, and Isaac, 11, were admitted to hospital with coronavirus within 24 hours of one another. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Steve Bruce urges Premier League rethink over restart date from coronavirus shutdown
BBC Sport: Steve Bruce urges Premier League rethink over restart date from coronavirus shutdown Newcastle boss Steve Bruce says players will "fall down like a pack of cards" if they are not given time to get match fit. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Dozens flout lockdown rules for Telford 'rave'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Dozens flout lockdown rules for Telford 'rave' A DJ had set up and one reveller told police they were "sick of self-isolation". Continue reading.
Coronavirus could cost top-flight European clubs £3.5bn
BBC Sport: Coronavirus could cost top-flight European clubs £3. 5bn Top-flight European clubs stand to lose more than £3. 5bn because of Covid-19 even if all the major domestic leagues and competitions reach their conclusion.
Coronavirus: Sunday update as PM accepts 'frustration' over lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Sunday update as PM accepts 'frustration' over lockdown Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Students fear late scramble for rooms
BBC News: Coronavirus: Students fear late scramble for rooms The coronavirus pandemic has thrown next year's accommodation into uncertainty. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UCC fashion students turn to Instagram for graduation show
Students from University Centre Colchester were due to stage a graduation fashion show this month. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus: Andy Burnham warns PM risks 'fracturing national unity'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Andy Burnham warns PM risks 'fracturing national unity' Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says he felt he was given no real notice of the measures announced last Sunday. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Young boy's lockdown art project goes global
BBC News: Coronavirus: Young boy's lockdown art project goes global Noah's father wants to raise money for the hospital that has treated his son. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson accepts 'frustration' over lockdown rules
BBC News: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson accepts 'frustration' over lockdown rules Boris Johnson says more complex messages are needed in the next phase of the coronavirus response. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Leicester church uses Minecraft to teach Bible to teens
BBC News: Coronavirus: Leicester church uses Minecraft to teach Bible to teens The youth group has created a Minecraft server where younger parishioners can socialise and learn. Continue reading.
Coronavirus and dementia: 'I'm scared to go out after lockdown'
BBC News: Coronavirus and dementia: 'I'm scared to go out after lockdown' Some people with dementia or Alzheimer's say they have lost confidence during the lockdown Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Camaraderie got us through cancer treatment'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Camaraderie got us through cancer treatment' The "three musketeers" from Jersey left behind friends and family for radiotherapy in Cambridge. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Winchester teenager paints Banksy-style mural
BBC News: Coronavirus: Winchester teenager paints Banksy-style mural Belle should have been doing her GCSEs this week, instead she's painted this mural for key workers. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Extra support for women involved in prostitution
BBC News: Coronavirus: Extra support for women involved in prostitution Community Safety Minister Ash Denham says the restrictions have increased the risk of gender-based violence. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The couples for whom love doesn't wait
BBC News: Coronavirus: The couples for whom love doesn't wait The coronavirus outbreak may have scuppered many wedding plans, but plenty of couples are still getting engaged. Continue reading.
Coronavirus doctor's diary: A super-spreading funeral that led to three deaths
BBC News: Coronavirus doctor's diary: A super-spreading funeral that led to three deaths Before the lockdown, many mourners at a funeral in Bradford became infected with Covid-19, and three died. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'I got a kidney transplant in the middle of the pandemic'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'I got a kidney transplant in the middle of the pandemic' A 16-year-old says he is lucky his procedure went ahead, but now he is terrified of catching coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Safety watchdogs deal with hundreds of workplace complaints
BBC News: Coronavirus: Safety watchdogs deal with hundreds of workplace complaints The Health and Safety Executive says it has been contacted 390 times with concerns about Scottish workplaces since March. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Labour's Sir Keir Starmer calls for 'four-nation' approach
BBC News: Coronavirus: Labour's Sir Keir Starmer calls for 'four-nation' approach The Labour leader blames Boris Johnson for the Wales-England divergence over lockdown rules. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Imaging equipment ‘woefully underfunded’
BBC News: Coronavirus: Imaging equipment ‘woefully underfunded’ Specialists who carry out crucial scans say capacity will struggle to meet demand as it increases. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Can gaming help stop lockdown loneliness?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Can gaming help stop lockdown loneliness? Gamers like Millicent say their online adventures are helping them stay connected to friends in lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Hopes raised as IVF clinics get set to re-open
BBC News: Coronavirus: Hopes raised as IVF clinics get set to re-open Two IVF clinics will re-open on Monday, but a charity warns people could still be "stuck in limbo". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Household waste recycling centres 'to reopen next month'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Household waste recycling centres 'to reopen next month' The sites for household waste were closed across Scotland in March due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Jeremy Corbyn's brother arrested at anti-lockdown protest in London
BBC News: Coronavirus: Jeremy Corbyn's brother arrested at anti-lockdown protest in London Piers Corbyn was among hundreds of demonstrators in London's Hyde Park on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Wales' police seek lockdown fines parity with England
BBC News: Coronavirus: Wales' police seek lockdown fines parity with England Welsh chief constables and police and crime commissioners want a rise in penalties for breaches. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: School plans are 'small, tentative step' - Gavin Williamson
BBC News: Coronavirus: School plans are 'small, tentative step' - Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson says the best way of giving kids the best life opportunities is to return them to school. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Gavin Williamson seeks to reassure parents over school plan
BBC News: Coronavirus: Gavin Williamson seeks to reassure parents over school plan The education secretary acknowledges some parents are "very anxious" about schools reopening in England. Continue reading.
Four more coronavirus-related deaths in region’s hospitals
Four more coronavirus-related deaths in region’s hospitals. There have been four more deaths of Covid-19 patients reported in hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex. Continue reading.
Coronavirus test results waits 'undermining confidence'
BBC News: Coronavirus test results waits 'undermining confidence' The Royal College of GPs says the government should focus on its testing strategy rather than targets. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Testing extended to all care home staff and residents
BBC News: Coronavirus: Testing extended to all care home staff and residents It means all care home staff and residents with or without symptoms are eligible for tests. Continue reading.
Hundreds of doctors in East say NHS care for non-coronavirus patients is worsening
Hundreds of doctors in East say NHS care for non-coronavirus patients is worsening. Hundreds of doctors in the East of England have “little or no confidence” in the NHS’s ability to provide safe patient care as routine treatments are set to restart, according to the British Medical Association (BMA). Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tenth resident dies at Skye care home
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tenth resident dies at Skye care home A total of 30 residents and 29 staff have tested positive for Covid-19 at Home Farm in Portree. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Trial begins to see if dogs can 'sniff out' virus
BBC News: Coronavirus: Trial begins to see if dogs can 'sniff out' virus The dogs are already trained to detect odours of cancers, malaria and Parkinson's disease. Continue reading.

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