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.
BBC Sport: Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund stars to take pay cut due to coronavirus
Bayern Munich's players and directors agree to take a temporary 20% pay cut, with Borussia Dortmund set to follow. Continue reading.
Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus. Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus and is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”, Clarence House has said. Continue reading.
Drivers to get 6 month exemption on MOTs due to coronavirus. Emergency measures have been brought in by the government for vehicle owners during the coronavirus pandemic, with drivers granted a six-month exemption from MOT testing. Continue reading.
Ipswich law firm still offering free legal advice despite coronavirus pandemic. An East Anglian law firm will continue to give free legal advice - but over the phone due to social distancing guidelines. Continue reading.
RT: Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus
Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus, suffering mild symptoms. He is self-isolating at his home in Scotland with the Duchess of Cornwall, who does not have the virus, Clarence House has confirmed. A statement released on Wednesday morning said that it was “not possible to ascertain” from whom His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales had caught the virus, but that he had been continuing to work from home “throughout the last few days as usual.
BBC News: Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive but 'remains in good health'
The Prince of Wales, 71, has mild symptoms but "otherwise remains in good health," Clarence House says. Continue reading.
Hardship Fund announced to provide support paying council tax amid coronavirus. A £500million Hardship Fund has been announced by the Ministry of Communities, Housing and Local Government to support the most vulnerable households – with Ipswich understood to have secured around £1. 5m.
Two patients at local NHS trust die after contracting coronavirus. Two people being cared for by the NHS trust which runs Ipswich and Colchester hospitals have died after contracting coronavirus. Continue reading.
Junior doctors from mental health trust to join coronavirus fight. Trainee doctors at Suffolk and Norfolk’s mental health trust are set to move into the region’s major hospitals to help fight coronavirus, it has emerged. Continue reading.
App and phoneline launched in Suffolk to help tackle coronavirus crisis impact. An official new service has been set up to support people in Suffolk who need help during the coronavirus crisis – and it also allows people to register as volunteers. Continue reading.
BBC Sport: Pep Guardiola: Manchester City manager donates 1m euros to fight coronavirus
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola donates 1m euros to fight the coronavirus outbreak in Spain. Continue reading.
Ipswich Buses has given less than 24 hours notice that it will run a Saturday timetable Monday to Friday (and Saturday as normal of course) from tomorrow, 25 March 2020. It was inevitable. Full credit that they chose a Saturday timetable during the week rather than a Sunday timetable. This is all subject to change, and further restrictions may apply.
Coronavirus: How Disney Plus could help change the way we view movies. With the nation shuttered away in our homes, Disney have chosen the right moment to launch Disney Plus, their new streaming service, which may help signal the end of the traditional cinema experience
Legal experts on rights of shop staff concerned about COVID-19 impact. As supermarkets serve a critical role in the COVID-19 crisis, we explore the rights of workers fearful of turning up to work and being exposed to the virus. Continue reading.
Hospital radio to spread joy through airwaves during coronavirus crisis. The radio station at Ipswich Hospital has pledged to keep families in touch with their relatives in its wards during the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading.
Suffolk MP launches coronavirus scheme in bid to recruit 250,000 NHS volunteers. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced a new government scheme which will aim to recruit 250,000 NHS volunteers to help those in need during the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.
Cafe helps school by cooking hot meals for children in coronavirus crisis. A town’s new cafe is helping take the strain off its local primary school by making home-cooked meals for eligible children during the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
More than 8,000 coronavirus cases confirmed in UK after biggest daily rise so far. More than 1,400 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the UK in the last 24 hours, the biggest rise so far. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Suffolk: QD stores set to remain open after non-essential stores ordered to close. A family-owned East Anglian discount retailer says it is remaining open for essentials as non-essential high street store closures were stepped up in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading.
WATCH: How can you home school your children effectively during the coronavirus crisis? With schools closed to all but the children of key workers and the vulnerable, one educator has released a handy guide of how to home school successfully. Continue reading.
BBC News: Coronavirus: Calls for clarity over new curbs on life in UK
People who cannot work at home should go to work, the health secretary says, amid confusion over rules for workers. Continue reading.
BBC Sport: Rory Lawson: Former Scotland captain 'totally floored' by coronavirus symptoms
Former Scotland captain Rory Lawson says he's "been through the mill" dealing with coronavirus symptoms over the past eight days. Continue reading.
Ipswich Buses has announced it is proud to continue a normal service despite the lock down, however, all I could see operating on the 15 and 15A seemed to be double decker buses (when usually they put on single decker buses at the lunch peak). No surprise that the buses were running around empty (other than the driver of course. but not a passenger).
RT: ‘Social distancing? ’ UK govt faces backlash as construction sites seen heaving with workers after Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ enforced
PM Boris Johnson has faced an angry backlash for failing to shut down construction sites, following his order of a three-week nationwide lockdown as part of “social distancing” measures to combat the spread of the deadly virus. After Johnson's address to the nation on Monday night, UK Housing Communities and Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick tweeted that construction sites could stay open as long as social distancing was applied.
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Lionel Messi, Alisson Becker & Gary Lineker unite to slow pandemic
Watch as football stars including Lionel Messi, Alisson Becker and Carli Lloyd offer advice on how to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Continue reading.
Couple celebrating first wedding anniversary left stuck in Bali because of coronavirus. A young Suffolk couple have been left facing thousands of pounds worth of flights to try and get home after countries started to shut their doors because of coronavirus. Continue reading.
Suffolk bus timetables to change during coronavirus pandemic. Bus services in Suffolk are the latest to be hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as reduced timetables are being rolled out. Continue reading.
Your coronavirus questions answered as Suffolk goes into lockdown. Boris Johnson announced stricter measures on going out and socialising last night as the UK was placed in a so-called ‘lockdown’ – here, we answer the questions Suffolk and Essex readers want answered. Continue reading.
BBC Sport: Tokyo 2020: Decision on delaying Olympics because of coronavirus could be made on Tuesday
A decision to postpone this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo, due to start on 24 July, may be made on Tuesday, BBC Sport understands. Continue reading.
Prisons ban visitors in effort to combat coronavirus. Prisons across England and Wales will be closed to visitors from today as the government ramps up efforts to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Suffolk: Retail chain introduces screens at checkouts ‘to provide extra reassurance’. A food retailing giant is set to install cough and sneeze-proof checkout protection screens across all its stores nationwide. Continue reading.
Suffolk headteachers ‘blindly running through the dark’ in attempt to control COVID-19 outbreak. Suffolk headteachers have been “blindly running through the dark” today under the pressure of caring for the children of key workers and the vulnerable whilst attempting to control the COVID-19 outbreak. Continue reading.
BBC Sport: Champions and Challenge Cups postponed due to coronavirus outbreak
The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals and finals have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Thank you all - your messages for Suffolk’s community heroes during coronavirus crisis. People – individuals, groups and organisations – all over Suffolk are pulling together in the midst of the coronavirus crisis to help the vulnerable, elderly, isolated and self-isolating. Here we focus on some of the wonderful community heroes who are working flat out to deliver essential items, care for people, and help where they can during these difficult days.
Unscrupulous criminals looking to exploit coronavirus vulnerable warn police. Suffolk Constabulary are warning the public to stay vigilant as criminals look to exploit the coronavirus to target vulnerable people. Continue reading.
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK wakes to strict new curbs on life
Boris Johnson announces new curbs on life in the UK, which police will have the power to enforce, including a ban on public gatherings of more than two people. Continue reading.
Victims of domestic abuse face ‘very scary’ time during COVID-19 outbreak. Charities are offering online services to victims of domestic abuse amid concerns over a rise in violence due to Government measures brought in to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.
Ipswich street rangers stop patrols amid coronavirus crisis. A team of street rangers who patrol Ipswich town centre in a bid to keep people safe have been forced to stop going out due to the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.