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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: More than half wait too long for non-Covid tests
BBC News: Coronavirus: More than half wait too long for non-Covid tests A Labour Party analysis of NHS England figures revealed the growing backlog. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Wales: Two metre social distance 'safe way to behave'
BBC News: Coronavirus in Wales: Two metre social distance 'safe way to behave' Mark Drakeford said the original social distancing advice is staying in place in Wales. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Serious incident review' into improper mask tests
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Serious incident review' into improper mask tests Some health care staff had received masks that did not follow "UK fitting requirements". Continue reading.
Graeme McDowell withdraws from tournament as caddie Comboy tests positive for Covid-19
BBC Sport: Graeme McDowell withdraws from tournament as caddie Comboy tests positive for Covid-19 Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell pulls out of the Travelers Championship after caddie Ken Comboy tests positive for Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: New advice for businesses in England on how to reopen safely
BBC News: Coronavirus: New advice for businesses in England on how to reopen safely Pubs and hairdressers are among the venues which will be allowed to reopen in England from 4 July. Continue reading.
Medical experts call on UK govt to prepare for second wave as debate rages about efficacy of Covid-19 measures
RT: Medical experts call on UK govt to prepare for second wave as debate rages about efficacy of Covid-19 measures A group of medical professionals has urged political leaders to review the UK’s readiness for a potential second wave of coronavirus. The call comes amid growing scrutiny over how the country has dealt with the health crisis.
Coronavirus: Amnesty says police spit hoods offer 'no protection'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Amnesty says police spit hoods offer 'no protection' Amnesty International calls on NI's police force to stop using the guards during the pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NI economy 'may suffer longer than rest of the UK'
BBC News: Coronavirus: NI economy 'may suffer longer than rest of the UK' A report by a think tank calls on the executive to address structural weaknesses in the economy. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK must prepare for second virus wave - health leaders
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK must prepare for second virus wave - health leaders The warning comes as the prime minister announced sweeping relaxations to lockdown rules in England. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Undocumented workers an 'invisible public health risk'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Undocumented workers an 'invisible public health risk' Undocumented workers say they fear seeking medical help through fear of being expelled from the UK. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How did one county in Wales escape the worst of it?
BBC News: Coronavirus: How did one county in Wales escape the worst of it? With confirmed cases still only in double figures, what did this part of Wales do differently? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'We went from 30 customers to one in 18 hours'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'We went from 30 customers to one in 18 hours' Cleaners saw most bookings cancelled in the first months of lockdown, and the future looks uncertain. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Scotland: Further dates for lockdown easing to be announced
BBC News: Coronavirus in Scotland: Further dates for lockdown easing to be announced Scotland's first minister is to give an update on the timescale for easing the country's lockdown restrictions. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Filipino healthcare workers 'need extra protection'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Filipino healthcare workers 'need extra protection' A study concludes South Asian people are 20% more likely to die from Covid-19 if taken to hospital. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NUS launches 'mass action' for lockdown students
BBC News: Coronavirus: NUS launches 'mass action' for lockdown students Hundreds of thousands of students have strong cases for compensation, says the students' union. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Scotland: 'Deepest recession in living memory' warn experts
BBC News: Coronavirus in Scotland: 'Deepest recession in living memory' warn experts Economists predict it will be at least 18 months before the lost output of the Covid-19 pandemic is recovered. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Universities want 2m rule in Wales scrapped
BBC News: Coronavirus: Universities want 2m rule in Wales scrapped One says it will be harder to attract students and another wants to give more face-to-face learning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Daily Downing Street press conference scrapped
BBC News: Coronavirus: Daily Downing Street press conference scrapped The Downing Street briefings began in March, when the UK's coronavirus death toll stood at 55. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Review ordered into RQIA mass resignations
BBC News: Coronavirus: Review ordered into RQIA mass resignations Nine RQIA board members quit amid claims they were not consulted on decisions taken during the pandemic. Continue reading.
No new coronavirus-related deaths reported in Suffolk and north Essex
No new coronavirus-related deaths reported in Suffolk and north Essex. No new coronavirus-related deaths have been reported at hospitals in Colchester, Ipswich or West Suffolk, according to numbers from NHS England. Continue reading.
University hopes coronavirus reflection sees people chase dream careers
University hopes coronavirus reflection sees people chase dream careers. The University of Suffolk is expecting more adults to chase their dreams and make career changes as a result of lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'I cannot wait to have a cup of tea with my son'
A woman who has been shielding for three months reacts to the government's lockdown rules relaxation. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Meat factory workers in Tipton test positive for Covid-19
BBC News: Meat factory workers in Tipton test positive for Covid-19 Staff at Tulip Ltd are tested after 10 cases of coronavirus are confirmed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: PM announces social distancing shake-up
BBC News: Coronavirus: PM announces social distancing shake-up From 4 July the two metre rule is to be relaxed to "one metre plus" where 2m is not possible. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Keir Starmer welcomes lockdown easing
BBC News: Coronavirus: Keir Starmer welcomes lockdown easing The Labour leader says he believes "the government is trying to do the right thing" but risks remain. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Our pub is too small for any social distancing'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Our pub is too small for any social distancing' A pub which was in the Guinness Book of Records for being the smallest in the UK says it is too tiny to reopen for now. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Anglesey and Wrexham outbreaks 'have not spread'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Anglesey and Wrexham outbreaks 'have not spread' The health minister says there is no wider community transmission from outbreaks in two factories. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Care worker in 'second Covid-19 positive test'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Care worker in 'second Covid-19 positive test' Local MP Ian Blackford says the employee had previously recovered from the infection. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Our pub is too small for any social distancing'
A pub which was in the Guinness Book of Records for being the smallest in the UK says it is too tiny to reopen for now. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Novak Djokovic: World number one becomes latest tennis player to test positive for coronavirus
BBC Sport: Novak Djokovic: World number one becomes latest tennis player to test positive for coronavirus World number one Novak Djokovic becomes the latest tennis player to test positive for Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Lockdown relaxed in England as 2m rule eased
BBC News: Coronavirus: Lockdown relaxed in England as 2m rule eased Pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers can open from 4 July in England, as social distancing rules eased. Continue reading.
Ashley Giles: Pakistan tour of England not in doubt despite positive coronavirus tests
BBC Sport: Ashley Giles: Pakistan tour of England not in doubt despite positive coronavirus tests England director of cricket Ashley Giles does not believe Pakistan's tour is in doubt despite three members of the visitors' squad testing positive for coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Warning thousands could be left with lung damage
BBC News: Coronavirus: Warning thousands could be left with lung damage Tens of thousands of people will need to be checked to see if they have permanent damage, doctors say. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: House sales plummeted by 50% in May
BBC News: Coronavirus: House sales plummeted by 50% in May The number of homes sold during May was half of the level seen a year earlier owing to virus restrictions. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Further Wales drop in deaths
BBC News: Coronavirus: Further Wales drop in deaths Eight areas of Wales saw no deaths involving coronavirus for the week, latest figures show. Continue reading.
Coronavirus mobile testing sites visiting Suffolk and Essex
Coronavirus mobile testing sites visiting Suffolk and Essex. Mobile coronavirus testing centres are continuing to visit towns in Suffolk and Essex this week – here’s where you can get tested. Continue reading.
Mapped: The neighbourhoods with the highest and lowest number of coronavirus deaths
Mapped: The neighbourhoods with the highest and lowest number of coronavirus deaths. Deprived areas, neighbourhoods with older populations, and ethnically diverse communities are among those hit hardest in Suffolk by the coronavirus, it has emerged. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Free school meals money not signed off
BBC News: Coronavirus: Free school meals money not signed off The financial decision was put off by ministers due to a row over Troubles' pensions, the BBC understands. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK car industry claims 1 in 6 jobs could be cut
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK car industry claims 1 in 6 jobs could be cut The industry's trade body says it needs help to restart production and prevent more redundancies. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Cinemas and museums set to reopen in England from 4 July
BBC News: Coronavirus: Cinemas and museums set to reopen in England from 4 July Pubs can also open up following a review of the 2m distancing rule, Boris Johnson is expected to say. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Who should be shielding?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Who should be shielding? People at risk of becoming severely ill if they get coronavirus should take extra precautions. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Why have there been so many outbreaks in meat processing plants?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Why have there been so many outbreaks in meat processing plants? Why have hundreds of workers tested positive for coronavirus at abattoirs and meat processing plants? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Homebirths to restart with new safeguards
BBC News: Coronavirus: Homebirths to restart with new safeguards Expectant mums are being asked to sign agreements to put in measures to guard against Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Male plasma contains higher levels of antibodies
BBC News: Coronavirus: Male plasma contains higher levels of antibodies The NHS is calling for men who have been ill with the virus to donate blood for treatment trials. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How to fly during a global pandemic
BBC News: Coronavirus: How to fly during a global pandemic Jumping on a plane looks and feels different to how it did at the start of 2020. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Swinney to set out school reopening plans
BBC News: Coronavirus: Swinney to set out school reopening plans Pupils are due to return in August but will initially have a "blended" approach involving home learning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Community oxygen tests 'key to second wave'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Community oxygen tests 'key to second wave' Measuring people's oxygen levels is key to tackling a second wave, a top doctor says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Alton Towers calls for 'clarity' on 2m rule
BBC News: Coronavirus: Alton Towers calls for 'clarity' on 2m rule Wicker Man could run with 24 people at 1m social distancing or just six at the current 2m. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 36 test positive at Desborough care home
BBC News: Coronavirus: 36 test positive at Desborough care home It comes after the care home admitted hospital patients who later turned out to have Covid-19 Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Isolating ex-soldier leaves 'uninhabited island'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Isolating ex-soldier leaves 'uninhabited island' Chris Lewis was midway through a charity challenge to walk the UK coastline when the lockdown began. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: People shielding in England allowed to gather from 6 July
BBC News: Coronavirus: People shielding in England allowed to gather from 6 July Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The people who are still shielding at home
BBC News: Coronavirus: The people who are still shielding at home Some 2. 2m can stop shielding from the start of August, but are they ready to rejoin the wider world? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Confirmed cases in UK fall to pre-lockdown level
BBC News: Coronavirus: Confirmed cases in UK fall to pre-lockdown level Official figuers also show a further 15 people died after testing positive coronavirus in the UK. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Shepreth Wildlife Park staff record life during lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Shepreth Wildlife Park staff record life during lockdown Staff at a small zoo in Cambridgeshire record their experiences of life at the site since lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Health watchdog board resigns over row with officials
BBC News: Coronavirus: Health watchdog board resigns over row with officials Health Minister Robin Swann said it was "a matter of regret" that the RQIA board members resigned. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Pret a Manger job cut fears as sales plunge
BBC News: Coronavirus: Pret a Manger job cut fears as sales plunge Sandwich chain to address its "job situation" as weekly sales fall about 85% during lockdown. Continue reading.
No more coronavirus-related deaths reported in Suffolk and north Essex
No more coronavirus-related deaths reported in Suffolk and north Essex. There have been no coronavirus-related deaths reported today in hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex, as the UK recorded just 15 deaths nationwide. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Watford Gap services 'never been so quiet'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Watford Gap services 'never been so quiet' Those stopping at Watford Gap include families on surprise visits and a puppy heading to her new home. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Wales: Relaxation of two-metre distancing not ruled out
BBC News: Coronavirus in Wales: Relaxation of two-metre distancing not ruled out The first minister says it could happen if advisers to the Welsh Government say it is safe. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Energy firms permitted to chase unpaid bills again
BBC News: Coronavirus: Energy firms permitted to chase unpaid bills again Bailiffs are still banned from knocking on doors to collect unpaid parking fines or council tax. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Anglesey local lockdown 'possibility' for Llangefni factory outbreak
BBC News: Coronavirus: Anglesey local lockdown 'possibility' for Llangefni factory outbreak But Public Health Wales says there is no evidence of "widespread community transmission". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Call for new jobs 'guarantee' for young Scots
BBC News: Coronavirus: Call for new jobs 'guarantee' for young Scots An economic review commissioned by Scottish ministers calls for a "jobs guarantee" for those aged 16 to 25 Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Poorer households funding lockdown with debt, says think tank
BBC News: Coronavirus: Poorer households funding lockdown with debt, says think tank Lower-income households "twice as likely than richer ones" to have increased debts during the crisis. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Lockdown latest, growing wealth divide and saliva tests
BBC News: Coronavirus: Lockdown latest, growing wealth divide and saliva tests Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What is a second wave and is one coming?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What is a second wave and is one coming? What are second waves and how big a problem are they? Continue reading.
Ipswich braced for dramatic rise in homelessness this winter from aftershock of coronavirus
Ipswich braced for dramatic rise in homelessness this winter from aftershock of coronavirus. Ipswich is braced for a stark rise in homelessness this winter, amid desperate worries the Covid-19 crisis could leave even more people out on the streets. Continue reading.
‘We Believe in YOUth’ - positive Suffolk campaign fights back against coronavirus threat to youth jobs market
‘We Believe in YOUth’ - positive Suffolk campaign fights back against coronavirus threat to youth jobs market. They are our future, with the world at their feet and the dreams to make the Suffolk of tomorrow even better than today. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Traffic wardens back on streets of NI
BBC News: Coronavirus: Traffic wardens back on streets of NI Parking charges and bus lane enforcement were suspended during lockdown, but not for much longer. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Shops reopen in Wales with social distancing
BBC News: Coronavirus: Shops reopen in Wales with social distancing From today all non-essential stores in Wales will be able to open, but with changes. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Children 'developing post-traumatic stress' from pandemic
BBC News: Coronavirus: Children 'developing post-traumatic stress' from pandemic A report from the Childhood Trust warns of a mental health crisis among disadvantaged children. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Social tree climbing 'boosts mental health'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Social tree climbing 'boosts mental health' A Hampshire company that teaches tree climbing has seen a surge in interest as lockdown eases. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Surf photographer on 'stark' lifestyle change
Surf photographer Si Crowther is stuck in his flat in Ipswich instead of touring the globe. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
'Do it at home' coronavirus saliva test trialled
BBC News: 'Do it at home' coronavirus saliva test trialled More than 14,000 key workers in the UK will try out the 'no swab' test that can spot new infections. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Johnson to announce 4 July re-openings on Tuesday
BBC News: Coronavirus: Johnson to announce 4 July re-openings on Tuesday The PM will also outline any changes to the 2m social distancing rule in England. Continue reading.
2 Sisters Anglesey: 158 factory staff have coronavirus
BBC News: 2 Sisters Anglesey: 158 factory staff have coronavirus More than 400 staff have now been tested following the outbreak at the chicken factory on Thursday. Continue reading.
Grigor Dimitrov: Bulgarian tests positive for coronavirus after Adria Tour events
BBC Sport: Grigor Dimitrov: Bulgarian tests positive for coronavirus after Adria Tour events Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, who played in both of Novak Djokovic's Adria Tour events, has tested positive for coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown: Marriage ban lifted but couples must stay local
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown: Marriage ban lifted but couples must stay local A ban on weddings and civil partnerships in Wales will end on Monday, but stay local rules apply. Continue reading.
Do Suffolk young people think coronavirus crisis has affected their life chances?
Do Suffolk young people think coronavirus crisis has affected their life chances? There are fears young people will face greater challenges finding work and careers following the coronavirus crisis - but what do young people think about their own life chances? Here, 17-year-olds Grace Harman and Katie Drake reveal their thoughts for the future.
NHS report region’s first coronavirus-related death in four days
NHS report region’s first coronavirus-related death in four days. The first coronavirus-related death in the past four days has been announced by NHS England. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: New rules to protect British firms amid virus
BBC News: Coronavirus: New rules to protect British firms amid virus The legislation will give the business secretary extra powers to impose conditions on takeovers. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Lockdown review gives Wales tourism sector 'hope'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Lockdown review gives Wales tourism sector 'hope' It generates billions annually for Wales' economy but firms have been shut since March. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Go Outdoors set to call in administrators
BBC News: Coronavirus: Go Outdoors set to call in administrators The retailer is expected to appoint advisers as the pandemic heaps more pressure on the High Street. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Government to share proposals on reducing 2m social distancing rule
BBC News: Coronavirus: Government to share proposals on reducing 2m social distancing rule Matt Hancock says he "very much hopes" to lower the social distancing measure in England. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Matt Hancock says plans to ease lockdown to be announced this week
BBC News: Coronavirus: Matt Hancock says plans to ease lockdown to be announced this week Matt Hancock says the UK government will announce the next step of its plan to gradually ease the country's lockdown, within days. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Travel to Spain, and the 'second wave'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Travel to Spain, and the 'second wave' Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak today. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Test and Protect information sent out to Scottish public
BBC News: Coronavirus: Test and Protect information sent out to Scottish public They will include information on the system and what to do if someone develops coronavirus symptoms. Continue reading.
Coronavirus quiz: Do you really know Britain's lockdown rules?
BBC News: Coronavirus quiz: Do you really know Britain's lockdown rules? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the government's advice on coronavirus during the summer in the UK. Continue reading.
Leicester ramps up Covid-19 testing after cases rise
BBC News: Leicester ramps up Covid-19 testing after cases rise A mobile testing facility is installed in a park in Leicester as the number of cases increases. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Aberdeen family get green light to end Nepal Lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Aberdeen family get green light to end Nepal Lockdown Kris and Julie Smith and their two children had spent three months in a remote town. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 75 at Anglesey chicken plant staff positive
BBC News: Coronavirus: 75 at Anglesey chicken plant staff positive All workers at the 2 Sisters chicken factory on the islands are being tested for Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Spain to allow UK tourists without quarantine
BBC News: Coronavirus: Spain to allow UK tourists without quarantine UK travellers will be allowed to visit from Sunday without having to self-isolate for 14 days. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: No new cases in NI for first time since lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: No new cases in NI for first time since lockdown The Department of Health's daily dashboard records no new positive cases in a 24 hour period. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK travellers can 'go freely' to Spain from 21 June
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK travellers can 'go freely' to Spain from 21 June Spain's foreign minister says from 21 June UK visitors won't need to quarantine to enter the country. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Fears some pupils will miss out over school changes
BBC News: Coronavirus: Fears some pupils will miss out over school changes Some schools will only be open for three weeks before the holidays, after a row over staff contracts. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Outbreak confirmed at Pengover House
BBC News: Coronavirus: Outbreak confirmed at Pengover House Eleven people at Pengover House in Liskeard, Cornwall, have tested positive for coronavirus. Continue reading.
No new coronavirus deaths recorded in Suffolk for third day in a row
No new coronavirus deaths recorded in Suffolk for third day in a row. For the third day in a row no new coronavirus related deaths have been recorded at hospitals in Suffolk or north Essex. Continue reading.
Philadelphia Phillies & Toronto Blue Jays close facilities after coronavirus outbreaks
BBC Sport: Philadelphia Phillies & Toronto Blue Jays close facilities after coronavirus outbreaks Two Major League Baseball teams close their training facilities after players and staff members test positive for coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NI tourism industry faces redundancy challenges
BBC News: Coronavirus: NI tourism industry faces redundancy challenges Redundancies at Titanic Belfast shows how tough it is for the industry ahead of reopening. Continue reading.
‘Eyes to the skies!’ – UK RAVERS on why the movement survived Covid-19 and how UFOs are involved
RT: ‘Eyes to the skies! ’ – UK RAVERS on why the movement survived Covid-19 and how UFOs are involved The secretive world of UK raves is a dizzy mix of drugs, mistrust of the authorities and exclusive WhatsApp groups – but what brings it all together is music and nights to remember. Secret locations.
Coronavirus: Airport tests may provide 'early travel quarantine release'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Airport tests may provide 'early travel quarantine release' Companies involved in a trial say testing passengers for coronavirus would be a "win-win". Continue reading.

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