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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: 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.
Coronavirus: Mourners honour nurse and parents
BBC News: Coronavirus: Mourners honour nurse and parents Lillian, 81, and Maurice Dunnington, 85, died days apart, and just two weeks after their son Keith. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: A third of hospital patients develop dangerous blood clots
BBC News: Coronavirus: A third of hospital patients develop dangerous blood clots The virus appears to be making people's blood much more sticky, medical experts say. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Woman chalks plant names on paths during lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Woman chalks plant names on paths during lockdown Jane Perrone wants people to put their "plant glasses" and "open their eyes" to the natural world. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Saturday update as teachers and ministers told to 'stop squabbling'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Saturday update as teachers and ministers told to 'stop squabbling' Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'My partner stopped working so I could be a carer'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'My partner stopped working so I could be a carer' Leah Flanaghan's partner Aleksandar gave up his job so she could care for her disabled client. Continue reading.
Jailed in Suffolk: Drug dealer and man who attacked woman after claiming to be in ‘coronavirus team’
Jailed in Suffolk: Drug dealer and man who attacked woman after claiming to be in ‘coronavirus team’. Three men have been jailed in Suffolk over the last seven days – one for his £147,000 drug-dealing business, a second for raiding village shops and a third who claimed to be part of a “coronavirus team” before stealing food. Continue reading.
Ipswich-based mobile zoo appeals for donations to survive coronavirus crisis
Ipswich-based mobile zoo appeals for donations to survive coronavirus crisis. An Ipswich-based mobile zoo has been forced to turn to fundraising to survive the Covid-19 crisis. Continue reading.
Fake coronavirus fund and council tax discount offer among latest scams
Fake coronavirus fund and council tax discount offer among latest scams. Scammers are continuing to prey on the good nature of the public during the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Stop squabbling' demand over opening schools
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Stop squabbling' demand over opening schools England's children's commissioner tells the government and unions to agree a plan to open schools. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Public urged to avoid England's beauty spots
BBC News: Coronavirus: Public urged to avoid England's beauty spots Councils fear a surge in visitors to beaches and country parks could result in a rise in infections. Continue reading.
Citizens Advice reports surge in demand for coronavirus help
BBC News: Citizens Advice reports surge in demand for coronavirus help The charity says it has experienced "record-breaking demand" during the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Warning over weekend travel from England to Wales
BBC News: Coronavirus: Warning over weekend travel from England to Wales Authorities have warned people not to travel in or to Wales in breach of restrictions. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: School reopening timetable leaves head 'speechless'
A Suffolk primary school shows how it is trying to prepare for more pupils to arrive in June. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus: What should the opposition do in a crisis?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What should the opposition do in a crisis? The coronavirus dilemma faced by Sir Keir Starmer and others whose job it is to criticise the government. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Lockdown is opportunity of a lifetime for bike lanes'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Lockdown is opportunity of a lifetime for bike lanes' Gil Penalosa of urban reform group 8 80 Cities says lockdown is the right time to make cities more bike-friendly. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Grieving together with a yellow heart
BBC News: Coronavirus: Grieving together with a yellow heart The placing of a yellow heart in the window is allowing grieving families to celebrate the life of their loved ones who have died of Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NI being eased 'back to normality step by step'
BBC News: Coronavirus: NI being eased 'back to normality step by step' Economy Minister Diane Dodds also says she'll detail more plans next week for helping the economy recover. Continue reading.
Diabetes warning in coronavirus fight sparks drive to improve health and fitness levels
Diabetes warning in coronavirus fight sparks drive to improve health and fitness levels. Shocking statistics show that a quarter of Covid-19 patients who died in hospitals had diabetes - so what is happening in Suffolk to keep people fit and healthy? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tests for all care home residents and staff by June, says Hancock
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tests for all care home residents and staff by June, says Hancock The health secretary says all residents and members of staff will be tested in the coming weeks. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'No lifeguards on beaches', coastguard warns
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'No lifeguards on beaches', coastguard warns Seaside towns around England discourage visitors, as lifeguards say most beaches won't be patrolled. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How much will it cost the UK?
BBC News: Coronavirus: How much will it cost the UK? The pandemic will cost the government hundreds of billions of pounds. Where will it all come from?
Applause for Macclesfield grandad, 84, who survived coronavirus
BBC News: Applause for Macclesfield grandad, 84, who survived coronavirus Frank Beaden contracted the coronavirus in hospital while recovering from heart failure. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Hartlepool burglar smeared blood on police officer
BBC News: Coronavirus: Hartlepool burglar smeared blood on police officer John Gray is jailed after claiming to have coronavirus and threatening to spit in an officer's face. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Anglian Water staff 'abused' over closed parks
Anglian Water says its seven leisure sites will remain closed until user safety is "certain". Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Rory McIlroy: NI golfer criticises US President Donald Trump over handling of coronavirus crisis
BBC Sport: Rory McIlroy: NI golfer criticises US President Donald Trump over handling of coronavirus crisis Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy says US President Donald Trump has tried to 'politicise' the response to the Covid-19 pandemic Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Baby's life-threatening reaction to Covid-19
BBC News: Coronavirus: Baby's life-threatening reaction to Covid-19 The agony of being left to "watch and wait" as a baby girl developed a rare reaction to coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Ten deaths at Haslingden Hall Care Home
BBC News: Coronavirus: Ten deaths at Haslingden Hall Care Home More than 20 members of staff at Haslingden Hall Care Home have also caught the virus. Continue reading.
Another six patients with coronavirus die at hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex
Another six patients with coronavirus die at hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex. Another six patients have died at hospitals across Suffolk and north Essex after contracting coronavirus - and nationwide the death toll is now close to 40,000. Continue reading.
Revealed – More than 70% of Ipswich care homes hit by coronavirus outbreak
Revealed – More than 70% of Ipswich care homes hit by coronavirus outbreak. Two thirds of care homes in Ipswich have reported a suspected or confirmed outbreak of Covid-19 since the beginning of March, figures reveal. Continue reading.
Coronavirus infection rate in UK creeps up
BBC News: Coronavirus infection rate in UK creeps up The figure is now much closer to one - the point at which the virus starts spreading rapidly. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Funding for homeless scheme will not be extended
BBC News: Coronavirus: Funding for homeless scheme will not be extended The government will cease funding for a scheme to help homeless people in the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Frock it, it's Friday group lifting spirits in lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Frock it, it's Friday group lifting spirits in lockdown A group of friends are encouraging people to ditch their joggers and "glam up" every Friday online. Continue reading.
Tennis extends coronavirus suspension: No ATP and WTA Tours until August
BBC Sport: Tennis extends coronavirus suspension: No ATP and WTA Tours until August The suspension of ATP and WTA events is extended to August because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Three Wombwell food factory workers die
BBC News: Coronavirus: Three Wombwell food factory workers die The convenience foods factory in South Yorkshire produces food for supermarkets. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The home school pupils putting on their uniforms
BBC News: Coronavirus: The home school pupils putting on their uniforms Children across Scotland have put their uniforms on and joined in with a trend started by an Edinburgh school boy. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Armed police called to 'knight' with sword
BBC News: Coronavirus: Armed police called to 'knight' with sword A family calls the police after the man is spotted running around a lake with the blade. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Sturgeon says Scotland 'needs to get some normality back'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Sturgeon says Scotland 'needs to get some normality back' The first minister says people "can't live like this forever" as she hints that lockdown changes could be made next week. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 14,000 lockdown-breach fines imposed
BBC News: Coronavirus: 14,000 lockdown-breach fines imposed Data also shows more than 50 people have been wrongly charged with offences relating to coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: London congestion charge brought back with price rise
BBC News: Coronavirus: London congestion charge brought back with price rise The charge will resume on Monday and go up in June to avoid a build up of traffic in the capital. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Nurse spends 'wedding day' on front line
BBC News: Coronavirus: Nurse spends 'wedding day' on front line Olivia Willams and Alex Violaris had to cancel their wedding plans due to the lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Welsh government not told about 'Stay alert' - Drakeford
BBC News: Coronavirus: Welsh government not told about 'Stay alert' - Drakeford First Minister Mark Drakeford tells the BBC it's "not the right time" to change the coronavirus message. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Nurse and midwife from Birmingham trust die with virus
BBC News: Coronavirus: Nurse and midwife from Birmingham trust die with virus Mental health nurse Lillian Mudzivare and midwife Safaa Alam worked at a Birmingham hospital trust. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Royal Mail boss Rico Back in surprise exit
BBC News: Coronavirus: Royal Mail boss Rico Back in surprise exit Rico Back leaves after less than two years in the role amid reports he ran the firm from Switzerland. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'My heart ruled my head' - rise in romance scams
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'My heart ruled my head' - rise in romance scams Organised gangs will be exploiting lockdown loneliness to steal from romance scam victims, a charity says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Fall in weekly care home deaths
BBC News: Coronavirus: Fall in weekly care home deaths But almost half of the 599 coronavirus-related deaths so far have happened in care homes. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Teen thanks NHS staff who saved life
Casey Davies says the wards were "a little family" that comforted her while separated from her own. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus: World Rugby confirms global summer rugby tours are off
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: World Rugby confirms global summer rugby tours are off World Rugby confirms that the summer's scheduled tours are off because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Wales hospital 'a week away' from being overrun
BBC News: Coronavirus: Wales hospital 'a week away' from being overrun The intensive care unit is now gearing up for a second wave of coronavirus infections. Continue reading.
Suffolk coronavirus response to inform future pandemic planning
Suffolk coronavirus response to inform future pandemic planning. Care bosses in Suffolk have said their priority remains supporting providers in Suffolk though the coronavirus crisis, as some authorities plan public inquiries. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Doctors 'told not to discuss PPE shortages'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Doctors 'told not to discuss PPE shortages' One NHS doctor tells BBC Newsnight he was told by managers at his hospital to "stop causing a fuss". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: People enjoy easing of lockdown in England
BBC News: Coronavirus: People enjoy easing of lockdown in England How people in England are enjoying the new lockdown measures. Continue reading.
Councils threatened with bankruptcy by coronavirus crisis, says Ipswich borough leader
Councils threatened with bankruptcy by coronavirus crisis, says Ipswich borough leader. Councils across the country could face bankruptcy unless the government comes up with more support over the next months, according to Ipswich borough leader David Ellesmere. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Reopening NHS services must be safe, unions say
BBC News: Coronavirus: Reopening NHS services must be safe, unions say Hospitals face another "crucial test" when outpatient clinics and operations resume, health unions say. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Academy trust to open schools on 1 June
BBC News: Coronavirus: Academy trust to open schools on 1 June Opposition to reopening schools is "rather middle class" claims head of academy trust. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Mental health of NHS staff at long-term risk
BBC News: Coronavirus: Mental health of NHS staff at long-term risk Trauma experts say NHS staff are a high-risk group for PTSD in the aftermath of the pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'We had a lockdown honeymoon in our back garden'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'We had a lockdown honeymoon in our back garden' Newly-weds Monica and Matt McAllister's dream trip was cancelled - so they honeymooned at home. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Sex workers 'should have access to support fund'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Sex workers 'should have access to support fund' A group representing sex workers says they have to choose between earning and risking their health. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Mask wearing 'risks isolating' deaf people
BBC News: Coronavirus: Mask wearing 'risks isolating' deaf people People who rely on lip-reading and expressions will struggle to communicate, a charity says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Volunteer stranded on remote island for two months
BBC News: Coronavirus: Volunteer stranded on remote island for two months Natalie Poole is living out a real-life Castaway experience on a desert island in Myanmar. Continue reading.
Coronavirus outbreaks reported in a third of care homes
BBC News: Coronavirus outbreaks reported in a third of care homes Almost every district of England has now had at least one outbreak in a care or nursing home. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown exit plan for Wales to be published
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown exit plan for Wales to be published Wales' first minister will say how he plans to lift the country out of coronavirus restrictions. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How a 'virtual Parliament' works
BBC News: Coronavirus: How a 'virtual Parliament' works How the House of Commons has found new ways of working in the face of coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Avanti introduces social distancing measures on its trains
BBC News: Coronavirus: Avanti introduces social distancing measures on its trains Rail firm Avanti urges passengers not to turn up without an advanced ticket and wear face coverings. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Demand for PPE 'caught everyone by surprise'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Demand for PPE 'caught everyone by surprise' Scotland's plan for supplying PPE was flawed, the man in charge of procuring it for the NHS says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Death toll in NI about 70% higher than daily figure
BBC News: Coronavirus: Death toll in NI about 70% higher than daily figure The BBC explains how a measure preferred by statisticians records higher deaths in Northern Ireland. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK's eighth clap for carers
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK's eighth clap for carers The show of appreciation for front-line workers is in its eighth week. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Police 'hands tied' over lockdown fines
BBC News: Coronavirus: Police 'hands tied' over lockdown fines Police commissioners urge the Welsh Government to increase fines for breaking the lockdown rules. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Social distancing in schools 'doesn't exist', head says
BBC News: Coronavirus: Social distancing in schools 'doesn't exist', head says A head teacher writes to parents saying there is no such thing as social distancing in schools. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Transport for London secures emergency £1.6bn bailout
BBC News: Coronavirus: Transport for London secures emergency £1. 6bn bailout Sadiq Khan had warned that transport services would have to be reduced if a deal was not reached. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Mum's trauma of losing baby during lockdown isolation
BBC News: Coronavirus: Mum's trauma of losing baby during lockdown isolation Faye Mceniry says it is like her baby "never existed" because "no-one got to meet her". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: People line streets to honour Clacton GP at funeral
BBC News: Coronavirus: People line streets to honour Clacton GP at funeral The funeral cortege of Dr Karamat Mirza tours Clacton after he died with coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Concerns for people with learning disabilities in care homes
BBC News: Coronavirus: Concerns for people with learning disabilities in care homes Not everyone in care homes is entitled to Covid-19 testing. Jayne McCubbin looks at those left behind. Continue reading.
Suffolk churches unite to spread a smile during coronavirus pandemic
Suffolk churches unite to spread a smile during coronavirus pandemic. Churches across Suffolk are bringing generations together in a bid to combat loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: First steps to ease NI lockdown can start next week
BBC News: Coronavirus: First steps to ease NI lockdown can start next week Garden centres and recycling centres will be allowed to reopen from next Monday, the executive says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'I set up a business in lockdown'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'I set up a business in lockdown' Four young people explain how they set up businesses in lockdown. Continue reading.
Charlie Brooker on coronavirus: 'It's like the world has stolen my nightmare fuel'
BBC News: Charlie Brooker on coronavirus: 'It's like the world has stolen my nightmare fuel' Satirist Charlie Brooker speaks to BBC Newsnight about coronavirus, life imitating fiction and Antiviral Wipe. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tube bailout needed 'by end of day', Sadiq Khan says
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tube bailout needed 'by end of day', Sadiq Khan says Sadiq Khan warns Transport for London will effectively go bust without a government cash injection. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Firms warn of shop-screen plastic shortage
BBC News: Coronavirus: Firms warn of shop-screen plastic shortage The coronavirus pandemic has caused a big increase in demand for plastics used in shop screens. Continue reading.
One in 400 people in England has coronavirus, tests suggest
BBC News: One in 400 people in England has coronavirus, tests suggest More than 5,000 households and 11,000 people were tested during the past two weeks. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Government faces WW2-sized bill for tackling virus
BBC News: Coronavirus: Government faces WW2-sized bill for tackling virus The increased cost of the furlough scheme pushes borrowing to a level not seen since wartime. Continue reading.
Hospital trust reports another coronavirus-related death
Hospital trust reports another coronavirus-related death. One more person who was being treated for coronavirus has died, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) has reported. Continue reading.
British journo branded ‘vile’ after saying teachers should ‘step up’ & show ‘same bravery’ as health workers amid Covid-19 crisis
RT: British journo branded ‘vile’ after saying teachers should ‘step up’ & show ‘same bravery’ as health workers amid Covid-19 crisis British journalist Isabel Oakeshott has provoked a fiery backlash after claiming teachers must “step up” and show the “same bravery” as health workers by returning to school to educate kids as Covid-19 lockdown measures are eased. Oakeshott – who famously co-authored ‘Call Me Dave’, the unauthorised biography of former British PM David Cameron – took to Twitter on Thursday.
West Bromwich Albion messages end fan's coronavirus coma
BBC News: West Bromwich Albion messages end fan's coronavirus coma Peter George was unresponsive until messages of support from West Bromwich Albion stars were played. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The housemates unemployed, furloughed and WFH
BBC News: Coronavirus: The housemates unemployed, furloughed and WFH How three friends living together are dealing with very different situations, but all under one roof. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Inside an intensive care unit
BBC News: Coronavirus: Inside an intensive care unit Medics at the Royal Sussex County Hospital tell the BBC about the pressures of treating Covid-19. Continue reading.
Dillian Whyte prepared "risk" bout as mum offers inspiration during coronavirus
BBC Sport: Dillian Whyte prepared "risk" bout as mum offers inspiration during coronavirus Dillian Whyte explains why he will risk fighting behind closed doors and embarks on a move to help youngsters avoid gang violence. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: From being an MP to claiming universal credit
BBC News: Coronavirus: From being an MP to claiming universal credit Paul Sweeney says it is "disorientating" being unemployed for the first time during the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Covid-19 nurse in social distancing plea
BBC News: Coronavirus: Covid-19 nurse in social distancing plea A nurse says seeing people flout lockdown rules in a park near her hospital felt like a "knife in the back". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Care homes felt 'completely abandoned'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Care homes felt 'completely abandoned' But the health minister denies the government had "bad advice" not to lock them down earlier. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Will I be able to go on holiday?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Will I be able to go on holiday? Is it now possible to go on holiday, either in the UK or abroad? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Fears for people with learning disabilities
BBC News: Coronavirus: Fears for people with learning disabilities People are being treated "as disposable bodies", a disabilities campaigner warns, after deaths spiked. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Staff 'saved lives' by moving into Doncaster care home
BBC News: Coronavirus: Staff 'saved lives' by moving into Doncaster care home Nine workers have spent the entirety of lockdown in the home to help prevent a Covid-19 outbreak. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NI council considers plan to furlough 370 staff
BBC News: Coronavirus: NI council considers plan to furlough 370 staff Local government officials say they are facing a "financial cliff edge" as a result of the pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus antibody test a 'positive development'
BBC News: Coronavirus antibody test a 'positive development' A test to find out whether people have ever been infected with coronavirus is said have serious potential. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Ex-cub scout cares for former troop leader in hospital
BBC News: Coronavirus: Ex-cub scout cares for former troop leader in hospital Pam Giles felt like she had been "run over by a bus" when her former cub scout walked in. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Behind the front line at Winchester hospital
BBC News: Coronavirus: Behind the front line at Winchester hospital The hospital porters, cleaners, caterers and admin staff keeping the NHS running. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Heartbreak' of driving an empty bus in a ghost town
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Heartbreak' of driving an empty bus in a ghost town Robina Bonar has been "crying inside and singing outside" while driving in Edinburgh's eerie streets. Continue reading.

Coronavirus: Re-starting NHS 'may take months'

BBC News: Coronavirus: Re-starting NHS 'may take months' Experts warn tackling the backlog in treatment will take time as the NHS tries to restore services. Continue reading.

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