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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: How easy it for the UK to make more ventilators?
BBC News: Coronavirus: How easy it for the UK to make more ventilators? Experts question whether it is possible to make thousands more respirators in the UK in the short-term. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Pictures show London's empty streets
BBC News: Coronavirus: Pictures show London's empty streets Prime Minister Boris Johnson has advised people to stay away from pubs, clubs and restaurants. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Horse racing in the UK suspended until end of April
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Horse racing in the UK suspended until end of April All horse racing in the United Kingdom will be suspended from Wednesday until the end of April because of the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: List of schools and nurseries in Suffolk currently closed
Coronavirus: List of schools and nurseries in Suffolk currently closed. Several schools and nurseries across Suffolk have today been forced to send children home in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. Continue reading.
Primary school being ‘extra vigilant’ after suspected coronavirus case
Primary school being ‘extra vigilant’ after suspected coronavirus case. A primary school in Dovercourt has told parents that a pupil has reportedly contracted Covid-19 - with a “thorough clean-up” in place but no immediate plans to close. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Britons urged to avoid non-essential travel abroad
BBC News: Coronavirus: Britons urged to avoid non-essential travel abroad Restrictions will be in place for 30 days initially but could be extended, the foreign secretary says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: No insurance cover for most virus-hit businesses
BBC News: Coronavirus: No insurance cover for most virus-hit businesses Most would not have been entitled to compensation, even if the government had ordered them to close. Continue reading.
Guest house owner: 'We're £12,000 down because of coronavirus'
BBC News: Guest house owner: 'We're £12,000 down because of coronavirus' The guest house owner whose takings have been halved because of coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus family 'stranded' in Lanzarote and sleeping in van
BBC News: Coronavirus family 'stranded' in Lanzarote and sleeping in van Zoe Davies and her family were due to come home but their flight was cancelled due to coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tour Championship in Llandudno called off
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Tour Championship in Llandudno called off Snooker's Tour Championship in Llandudno was called off on the morning of the event because of the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.
Laura Ashley blames coronavirus as it heads for administration
BBC News: Laura Ashley blames coronavirus as it heads for administration The retailer is set to appoint administrators after the outbreak had an immediate impact on trading. Continue reading.
Amazon: Staff told to work overtime as virus spikes demand
BBC News: Amazon: Staff told to work overtime as virus spikes demand Unions say the retailer is putting "profit before safety" as it tells some warehouse staff to work overtime. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Derbyshire MP sorry for 'get a life' sick pay tweet
BBC News: Coronavirus: Derbyshire MP sorry for 'get a life' sick pay tweet Pauline Latham says she was "in a state of distress" when she replied to a constituent on Twitter. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Transplant patient in self-isolation feels 'forgotten'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Transplant patient in self-isolation feels 'forgotten' A double lung transplant patient says younger people with health issues are being "forgotten about". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NI schools 'should close immediately'
BBC News: Coronavirus: NI schools 'should close immediately' The Catholic Principals' Association says many parents are already keeping their children at home. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Council services could be scaled back or suspended in Wales
BBC News: Coronavirus: Council services could be scaled back or suspended in Wales A Welsh council leader says waste collections could be cut back to support other priorities. Continue reading.
‘Shocking and callous’: Tory MP rejects concerns over coronavirus low sick pay claims, tells constituent to ‘get a life’
RT: ‘Shocking and callous’: Tory MP rejects concerns over coronavirus low sick pay claims, tells constituent to ‘get a life’ A Conservative MP has felt the fury of Britons scared about the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on the poor, after telling one of her constituents concerned about low sick pay to “get a life. ” While the coronavirus outbreak is causing heightened tensions amongst citizens around the globe, lawmakers in various countries are attempting to allay fears with a series of measures to tackle the spread of the deadly disease.
Coronavirus: Over-70s need to keep their distance, insists Suffolk health director
Coronavirus: Over-70s need to keep their distance, insists Suffolk health director. People need to be very careful to avoid potentially dangerous contact with older relatives during the coronavirus crisis, Suffolk’s director of public health warned on the morning after restrictions on social gatherings were tightened by the government. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Advice for people with health conditions
BBC News: Coronavirus: Advice for people with health conditions Older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions are more vulnerable to the virus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Underground empty as Londoners heed warnings
BBC News: Coronavirus: Underground empty as Londoners heed warnings People in the capital have been asked to help stop the spread of the virus by working from home. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: New advice issued for pregnant mothers
BBC News: Coronavirus: New advice issued for pregnant mothers The government says it is acting with caution as it advises those who are pregnant to shield themselves. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Japan still planning 'complete' Tokyo Olympics
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Japan still planning 'complete' Tokyo Olympics Japan's Olympic minister says the country is still planning for a "complete" hosting of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and will be held on time with spectators in attendance. Continue reading.
Four confirmed coronavirus cases at Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Four confirmed coronavirus cases at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Addenbrooke’s Hospital has confirmed it is currently treating four patients with cases of Covid-19. Continue reading.
All football activity in Suffolk suspended amid coronavirus pandemic
All football activity in Suffolk suspended amid coronavirus pandemic. All football activity has been suspended across Suffolk in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Iceland launches pensioner opening hours due to coronavirus – what do you think?
Iceland launches pensioner opening hours due to coronavirus – what do you think? Some Iceland stores will be opening early amid the coronavirus outbreak to allow elderly shoppers in when it is quieter. Continue reading.
Businesses await government support package to help cope with coronavirus
Businesses await government support package to help cope with coronavirus. Companies in Suffolk are set to eagerly await a new package of support for businesses hit by the coronavirus outbreak, which is due to be announced later today by chancellor Rishi Sunak. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Carluccio's 'days away from large closures'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Carluccio's 'days away from large closures' Hospitality industry bosses warn that new government restrictions could put firms out of business. Continue reading.
Coronavirus spreading more rapidly in London, PM says
BBC News: Coronavirus spreading more rapidly in London, PM says Boris Johnson announces significant new measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Wales can 'rise to challenge' for over-70s
BBC News: Coronavirus: Wales can 'rise to challenge' for over-70s People must "change the way they live their lives" amid the pandemic, an older people's champion says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK to unveil new financial measures to support economy
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK to unveil new financial measures to support economy It comes after people were told to avoid "non-essential" contact and places like pubs and theatres. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Prime Minister advises against mass gatherings
BBC News: Coronavirus: Prime Minister advises against mass gatherings Prime Minister Boris Johnson advises against mass gatherings amid the coronavirus outbreak - effectively cancelling all remaining sporting events. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK changes course amid death toll fears
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK changes course amid death toll fears Ministers were warned hundreds of thousands of people in the UK would die without stronger measures. Continue reading.
Scotland's coronavirus challenge in numbers
BBC News: Scotland's coronavirus challenge in numbers How many over-70s live in Scotland and how many pupils would be affected if the virus leads to schools shutting? Continue reading.
How is Holby City reacting to coronavirus?
BBC News: How is Holby City reacting to coronavirus? Medical soap Holby City is using a device known as the ‘topical drop-in’ to react to coronavirus. Continue reading.
Newspaper headlines: 'Life put on hold' as UK begins coronavirus 'lockdown'
BBC News: Newspaper headlines: 'Life put on hold' as UK begins coronavirus 'lockdown' The front pages react to new government measures to curb the spread of coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Boy uses pocket money to donate toilet rolls
BBC News: Coronavirus: Boy uses pocket money to donate toilet rolls Jimmy-Dean Hudson spent his pocket money on toilet rolls which he gave to his elderly neighbours. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Business rates relief for small Welsh firms announced
BBC News: Coronavirus: Business rates relief for small Welsh firms announced A package worth £200m is announced by the Welsh Government to help firms survive coronavirus crisis. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What does the latest advice mean?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What does the latest advice mean? The BBC's Laura Foster explains what the UK government's next stage of response to the virus in the UK means for everyday life. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Cook-a-longs and teaching Spanish from isolation
BBC News: Coronavirus: Cook-a-longs and teaching Spanish from isolation Jane, 72, and her daughter have been working out ways of staying connected during self-isolation. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Executive announces mitigation measures
BBC News: Coronavirus: Executive announces mitigation measures Ministers say the measures will "protect the most vulnerable in society". Continue reading.
Coronoavirus: Republic of Ireland coronarvirus cases rise by 54
BBC News: Coronoavirus: Republic of Ireland coronarvirus cases rise by 54 Monday's figures bring the total number of confirmed cases to 223. Continue reading.
Grand National cancelled because of coronavirus pandemic
BBC Sport: Grand National cancelled because of coronavirus pandemic The Grand National, due to take place on 4 April, is cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Q&A as Uefa meet to discuss Euro 2020 & Champions League
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Q&A as Uefa meet to discuss Euro 2020 & Champions League What will happen to Euro 2020? What about the Champions League? BBC Sport's Simon Stone looks ahead to Uefa's crisis meeting.
Increase in coronavirus cases in region amid new warnings
Increase in coronavirus cases in region amid new warnings. There have now been 81 cases of coronavirus confirmed in the east of England - with the number of cases in Suffolk at three. Continue reading.
University of Suffolk switches to online teaching to prevent coronavirus spread
University of Suffolk switches to online teaching to prevent coronavirus spread. The University of Suffolk has announced it is remaining open as fears over coronavirus mount - but will be delivering teaching via online methods. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Charity gala is postponed, but Wendy’s fundraising goes on
Coronavirus: Charity gala is postponed, but Wendy’s fundraising goes on. A charity gala night in memory of a much-loved daughter has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but organisers have vowed fundraising will continue. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: East of England Ambulance staff 'not protected'
Paramedics are being sent to suspected coronavirus patients without being told, a union says. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus forces council meetings to be axed
Coronavirus forces council meetings to be axed. Suffolk’s councils have begun to axe meetings as a result of coronavirus – with East Suffolk and Suffolk County Council the first to shelve meetings. Continue reading.
What do I do with my rubbish if I’m self-isolating due to coronavirus?
What do I do with my rubbish if I’m self-isolating due to coronavirus? Fresh guidance has been given to homes by Suffolk’s councils over how people should dispose of their rubbish in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Keeping schools open a challenge, heads say
BBC News: Coronavirus: Keeping schools open a challenge, heads say Head teachers say there may be too few available to supervise as staff self-isolate over coronavirus. Continue reading.
Will UK schools close over coronavirus?
BBC News: Will UK schools close over coronavirus? The current advice to UK schools is that they should stay open. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Very profound changes' can help reduce virus wave - Whitty
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Very profound changes' can help reduce virus wave - Whitty The UK's chief medical officer says taking the measures recommended today will help protect the NHS. Continue reading.
‘Orders through the roof’ – What the milkman can deliver to you in the coronavirus crisis
‘Orders through the roof’ – What the milkman can deliver to you in the coronavirus crisis. A Suffolk dairy farm is seeing “orders go through the roof” due to the coronavirus pandemic – with deliveries of kitchen roll, potatoes and other household items increasing rapidly. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Coronation Street and Emmerdale 'to remind about hand-washing'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Coronation Street and Emmerdale 'to remind about hand-washing' As coronavirus spreads, ITV says its soaps will "remind people of important public health issues". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Rugby Football League suspends season until 3 April
BBC News: Coronavirus: Rugby Football League suspends season until 3 April Super League and the Rugby Football League suspend the season until 3 April as a result of the spread of coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson advises UK to stay at home if possible
BBC News: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson advises UK to stay at home if possible At his first daily coronavirus briefing, the PM says the response to Covid-19 should now be escalated. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 3,000 tourism businesses 'may not survive'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 3,000 tourism businesses 'may not survive' The Balmoral Show has been postponed and an announcement is due on support for businesses. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Prime Minister advises against mass gatherings
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Prime Minister advises against mass gatherings Prime Minister Boris Johnson advises against mass gatherings amid the coronavirus outbreak - effectively cancelling all remaining sporting events. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Premiership rugby suspended, European games postponed
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Premiership rugby suspended, European games postponed England's Premiership is suspended for five weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, while the quarter-finals of European competitions are postponed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Rugby Football League suspends season until 3 April
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Rugby Football League suspends season until 3 April Super League and the Rugby Football League suspend the season until 3 April as a result of the spread of coronavirus. Continue reading.
Boat Race cancelled because of coronavirus
BBC Sport: Boat Race cancelled because of coronavirus The 2020 Boat Race is cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: National League suspends games over pandemic until 3 April
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: National League suspends games over pandemic until 3 April The National League suspends all games until at least 3 April because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Six Surrey players self-isolating as precautionary measure
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Six Surrey players self-isolating as precautionary measure Surrey say six of their men's squad are self-isolating as a precautionary measure because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: PM says everyone should avoid non-essential travel
BBC News: Coronavirus: PM says everyone should avoid non-essential travel Other "drastic" new measures include urging people to work from home and avoid pubs and theatres. Continue reading.
Prime minister gives coronavirus update
BBC News: Prime minister gives coronavirus update BBC News coverage as Boris Johnson speaks about the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Plan to ramp up ventilator production 'unrealistic'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Plan to ramp up ventilator production 'unrealistic' A medical devices firm doubts that engineering companies can quickly switch to making ventilators. Continue reading.
LIVE: Coronavirus update from Scottish government
BBC News: LIVE: Coronavirus update from Scottish government Nicola Sturgeon, Jeane Freeman and Dr Catherine Calderwood give the latest coronavirus plans update. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Boxing Olympic qualifying event to be suspended from Monday night
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Boxing Olympic qualifying event to be suspended from Monday night The Olympic boxing qualifying event in London will be suspended after Monday night's session because of the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.
Yates gallery: Party-goers head out in force despite coronavirus fears
Yates gallery: Party-goers head out in force despite coronavirus fears. Yates in Ipswich was booming with people on Saturday night – with many friends sharing a drink on the dancefloor and posing for the club’s photographer. Continue reading.
People told to stop ALL non-essential contact with others amid coronavirus outbreak
People told to stop ALL non-essential contact with others amid coronavirus outbreak. People have been told that they must stop all non-essential contact with others in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreaks, the prime minister has said. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Anti Loo-Roll Brigade reaching out to get vital supplies to people who need them
Coronavirus: Anti Loo-Roll Brigade reaching out to get vital supplies to people who need them. A new Facebook group, Ipswich Anti-Loo Roll Brigade, is reaching out to help vulnerable people in Ipswich during the Coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Broadband firms say no issue with extra demand
BBC News: Coronavirus: Broadband firms say no issue with extra demand Staying at home is unlikely to cause any problems with the nation's broadband network, ISPs say. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Sherburn mother of suspected case fears lack of testing will cause panic
BBC News: Coronavirus: Sherburn mother of suspected case fears lack of testing will cause panic Her son, 7, is suspected to have coronavirus but will not be confirmed as the NHS prioritises tests. Continue reading.
Jurors aged over 70 sent home from court due to coronavirus fears
Jurors aged over 70 sent home from court due to coronavirus fears. Members of the public over the age of 70 haven’t been selected for jury panels at Ipswich Crown Court today (Monday, March 16) because of concerns they might be urged to self-isolate in the near future to protect themselves from coronavirus. Continue reading.
Paramedics sent to suspected coronavirus patients without being told, union claims
Paramedics sent to suspected coronavirus patients without being told, union claims. Paramedics are treating patients without being told they have coronavirus symptoms, a union has claimed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Brexit Party group leader Mark Reckless self-isolates
BBC News: Coronavirus: Brexit Party group leader Mark Reckless self-isolates The party's Senedd leader says he has symptoms "potentially consistent" with coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Ireland tour of Zimbabwe called off
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Ireland tour of Zimbabwe called off Ireland's six-game tour of Zimbabwe next month is postponed with the agreement of both governing bodies because of the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Scotland women rugby player released from hospital
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Scotland women rugby player released from hospital Scottish Rugby has announced that the Scotland Women player who had contracted coronavirus has now been released from hospital. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Team member of Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli tests positive
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Team member of Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli tests positive A member of tyre supplier Pirelli's Formula 1 team tests positive for coronavirus in Melbourne. Continue reading.
Hospitals restricting visitors amid coronavirus fears
Hospitals restricting visitors amid coronavirus fears. Hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex are to restrict the amount of visitors for patients due to fears of spreading coronavirus. Continue reading.
Four steps to protect your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic
Four steps to protect your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. The ever-worsening coronavirus pandemic has left us all battling uncertainty and worry. But what steps can you take to protect your mental health during the outbreak?
Coronavirus: How to manage anxiety and OCD during the pandemic
BBC News: Coronavirus: How to manage anxiety and OCD during the pandemic How are people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) coping during the coronavirus outbreak? Continue reading.
Passengers on Ipswich-based cruise liner to fly home after coronavirus cases onboard
Passengers on Ipswich-based cruise liner to fly home after coronavirus cases onboard. Passengers onboard the Braemar in the Carribean are to be flown home from Cuba – after five people tested positive for coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus cases in UK increase by 171
Coronavirus cases in UK increase by 171. The number of coronavirus cases in the UK has increased by 171 in the past 24 hours. Continue reading.
Nursery warning after parents of children reportedly test positive for coronavirus
Nursery warning after parents of children reportedly test positive for coronavirus. Old Felixstowe Nursery has issued a warning after two parents reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. Continue reading.
Number of Scottish coronavirus cases rises to 171
BBC News: Number of Scottish coronavirus cases rises to 171 The Scottish government confirmed the number of cases has increased by 18 since Sunday. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Horse racing behind closed doors in Britain until end of March
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Horse racing behind closed doors in Britain until end of March Horse racing in Britain will be held behind closed doors from Tuesday until at least the end of March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus kindness: The people offering help as the virus spreads
BBC News: Coronavirus kindness: The people offering help as the virus spreads Alongside the stories of stockpiling and panic buying, people are also helping others. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Wales: First Covid-19 death confirmed
BBC News: Coronavirus in Wales: First Covid-19 death confirmed A 68-year-old patient from Wrexham is the first death in Wales to be confirmed. Continue reading.
Tokyo 2020: Organisers to discuss latest coronavirus developments
BBC Sport: Tokyo 2020: Organisers to discuss latest coronavirus developments Olympic Games organisers will hold further meetings on Tuesday to discuss the latest coronavirus developments. Continue reading.
How to stop your child being scared by the coronavirus outbreak
How to stop your child being scared by the coronavirus outbreak. Childcare provider Yoopies has produced information, advice and activities for parents .
Coronavirus: Flexibility needed over train firms, says Shapps
BBC News: Coronavirus: Flexibility needed over train firms, says Shapps Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says train operators have seen a "big drop off" in passenger numbers. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Iceland store to open early for older shoppers
BBC News: Coronavirus: Iceland store to open early for older shoppers The move comes as supermarkets continue to limit the sales of certain products to avoid them selling out. Continue reading.
Coronavirus kindness: Constantine Bay's early-morning shopping club
BBC News: Coronavirus kindness: Constantine Bay's early-morning shopping club The idea is to let older, higher risk customers shop without coming into contact with young people. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Scouts cancel Essex International Jamboree
The international event is held in Essex every four years and attracts 9,000 Scouts and Guides. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus: Mini-tournament could decide Champions League and Europa League
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Mini-tournament could decide Champions League and Europa League A mini-tournament to decide the Champions League and Europa League will be one option put forward to ease fixture congestion caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: EFL say 'no decisions taken yet' on what may happen next
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: EFL say 'no decisions taken yet' on what may happen next The English Football League says it has yet to decide what may happen next after games were suspended until at least 3 April. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Rugby league may need government help to survive outbreak, says St Helens chairman
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Rugby league may need government help to survive outbreak, says St Helens chairman St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus says the government may have to help rugby league clubs due to coronavirus. Continue reading.
Airlines slash more flights as coronavirus hits
BBC News: Airlines slash more flights as coronavirus hits Ryanair says it may have to ground its entire fleet, while the owner of BA cuts 75% of its capacity Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Queen's University Belfast to start remote lectures
BBC News: Coronavirus: Queen's University Belfast to start remote lectures The Belfast university will cease face-to-face lectures from Wednesday due to the pandemic. Continue reading.

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