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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: '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.
Coronavirus puts spotlight on landmark year for nature
BBC News: Coronavirus puts spotlight on landmark year for nature The pandemic could have an impact on conservation efforts for years to come, say conservation experts. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Uber and Addison Lee to install protective screens
BBC News: Coronavirus: Uber and Addison Lee to install protective screens Addison Lee and Uber are installing partitions and providing taxi drivers with protective gear. Continue reading.
Coronavirus bubbles: How do they work and who is in yours?
BBC News: Coronavirus bubbles: How do they work and who is in yours? "Bubbles" of people we can meet safely may form part of the plans to ease lockdown in England. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Behind each statistic, there was a life
BBC News: Coronavirus: Behind each statistic, there was a life As hundreds of deaths have become thousands, it's been easy to forget the people claimed by coronavirus. Continue reading.
A third of Covid-19 intensive care patients do not recover, study shows
BBC News: A third of Covid-19 intensive care patients do not recover, study shows An NHS report also reveals men make up 72% of coronavirus patients in Scotland's critical care beds. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: DWP tells Welsh staff to use English test centres
BBC News: Coronavirus: DWP tells Welsh staff to use English test centres A letter says test centres in Wales are prioritised for other critical workers. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Scotland: Scottish death rate continues to fall
BBC News: Coronavirus in Scotland: Scottish death rate continues to fall Nicola Sturgeon says the figures show "sustained signs of hope" but she will continue to be cautious over easing lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Up to 100 children affected by rare inflammatory reaction
BBC News: Coronavirus: Up to 100 children affected by rare inflammatory reaction The reaction is extremely rare and only affects a tiny number of children seriously. Continue reading.
Elite athletes given government guidance on safe return to training during coronavirus
BBC Sport: Elite athletes given government guidance on safe return to training during coronavirus Elite athletes will now be able to return to group training, provided social distancing is maintained and safety measures met. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: GMB calls for ASOS warehouse deep cleaning
BBC News: Coronavirus: GMB calls for ASOS warehouse deep cleaning ASOS says it follows government guidelines and is practicing social distancing in the warehouse. Continue reading.
Golf tees off again as clubs open after coronavirus restrictions ease
Golfers still have to adhere to social distancing regulations and clubhouses will remain closed. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Teenager thanks hospital heroes who ‘saved her life’ during coronavirus battle
Teenager thanks hospital heroes who ‘saved her life’ during coronavirus battle. An 18-year-old Suffolk woman who ‘died’ five times as she battled septicaemia, pleurisy and pneumonia last year feared she was once again ‘on her death bed’ as she was treated in hospital for Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown: Allowing family gatherings in England 'complicated'
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown: Allowing family gatherings in England 'complicated' England's deputy chief medical officer says allowing families to mix is an "important public health issue". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How to wear a face covering?
BBC News: Coronavirus: How to wear a face covering? Across the world, people are being asked to wear face coverings to help stop coronavirus from spreading. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Robert Jenrick defends government decision to reopen housing market
BBC News: Coronavirus: Robert Jenrick defends government decision to reopen housing market Robert Jenrick said he understood why it may seem "confusing" to allow viewings but not see family. Continue reading.
Norwich buskers switch to live streams for coronavirus lockdown
BBC News: Norwich buskers switch to live streams for coronavirus lockdown Some buskers in Norwich say they have found new ways to play their music and earn money. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Oulton Broad sailor rescued after lockdown eased
The sailor's boat was "barely seaworthy", according to a boating association chairman. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus: Evening update as UK faces 'significant recession'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Evening update as UK faces 'significant recession' Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The funeral director storing hundreds of bodies in the crisis
BBC News: Coronavirus: The funeral director storing hundreds of bodies in the crisis Deaths caused by Covid-19 have led to a shortage of space in some mortuaries and delays to funerals. Continue reading.
Row erupts between BoJo and Labour, as Covid-19 guidance saying care homes ‘unlikely’ to become infected re-emerges
RT: Row erupts between BoJo and Labour, as Covid-19 guidance saying care homes ‘unlikely’ to become infected re-emerges Downing Street and the Labour Party have become embroiled in a spat over official UK government guidance issued in February over the risk Covid-19 poses to care homes, with each side accusing the other of misleading the public. During PMQs in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Labour leader Keir Starmer quoted from the Public Health England (PHE) – which remained in force until March 13.
‘Very difficult time’: East Anglia’s chief nurse on coronavirus, PPE in hospitals and more
‘Very difficult time’: East Anglia’s chief nurse on coronavirus, PPE in hospitals and more. The East of England’s chief nurse, Catherine Morgan, opens up about the challenges on Covid-19 in hospitals during Nurses’ Week – and her hopes it will lead to an even greater appreciation of the NHS. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Marks & Spencer cafes to reopen for takeaway
BBC News: Coronavirus: Marks & Spencer cafes to reopen for takeaway The chain is the latest to reopen branches, with Pret a Manger and Caffe Nero also opening sites. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown: Am I allowed to move house?
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown: Am I allowed to move house? The easing of lockdown will affect those who want to buy or sell a home, or rent somewhere new, in England. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: More visa extensions urged for foreign key workers
BBC News: Coronavirus: More visa extensions urged for foreign key workers All foreign workers on the pandemic front line should get a free visa extension, say campaigners. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Nightingale hospital in NI being stood down
BBC News: Coronavirus: Nightingale hospital in NI being stood down Health Minister Robin Swann says the facility is not needed at present, as the number of patients in critical care has fallen. Continue reading.
Coronavirus app scam warning ahead of national roll-out
BBC News: Coronavirus app scam warning ahead of national roll-out The government's Covid-19 contact tracing app is being imitated by fraudsters, officials say. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What's the risk on public transport?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What's the risk on public transport? Bus and train operators are reducing services and increasing cleaning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Ford Bridgend's furloughed workers return
BBC News: Coronavirus: Ford Bridgend's furloughed workers return Ford's 1,200 workers will return to its Bridgend plant on 18 May after two months of furlough. Continue reading.
Coronavirus death toll reaches 300 at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals
Coronavirus death toll reaches 300 at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals. Three more people have died in Suffolk and north Essex after testing positive for coronavirus as the death toll at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals reached 300. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Boxing promoters may disappear and spitting rules clarified
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Boxing promoters may disappear and spitting rules clarified British boxing bosses clarify rules around spitting and warn some promoters will go out of business because of the sporting shutdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Recovery plan implemented 'long before' December
BBC News: Coronavirus: Recovery plan implemented 'long before' December First Minister Arlene Foster's comments come as NI trade groups question the lack of a timetable in the blueprint. Continue reading.
Class divide: Nearly TWO-THIRDS of British working class unable to do jobs from home amid Covid-19 crisis, new data reveals
RT: Class divide: Nearly TWO-THIRDS of British working class unable to do jobs from home amid Covid-19 crisis, new data reveals New research suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic is exposing the class divide in the UK with almost two-thirds of British working class households unable to do their jobs from home, compared to under 30 percent of middle classes. Research by YouGov – the data analytics firm – on Wednesday focuses on how the UK government's lockdown measures, brought in to fight the coronavirus outbreak, are affecting the working lives of Britons.
Coronavirus: Johnson accused of misleading MPs over care home advice
BBC News: Coronavirus: Johnson accused of misleading MPs over care home advice Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer demands a correction after Prime Minister's Questions exchange. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Three-day-old baby died after mother's positive test
BBC News: Coronavirus: Three-day-old baby died after mother's positive test The mother of Coolio Carl Justin John Morgan tested positive for Covid-19 shortly after his birth. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Cyber-attacks hit hospital construction companies
BBC News: Coronavirus: Cyber-attacks hit hospital construction companies Separate attacks hit companies involved in building emergency hospitals in Birmingham and Yorkshire. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What powers do the police have?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What powers do the police have? Police across the UK now have wide-ranging powers to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How the UK's most easterly port is powering on
The Port of Lowestoft in Suffolk says the majority of its business is related to offshore energy. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus: Images as England eases lockdown rules
BBC News: Coronavirus: Images as England eases lockdown rules Images from the day some of the lockdown rules are eased in England. Continue reading.
‘Extraordinary’ GP who served community for more than 40 years dies after contracting coronavirus
‘Extraordinary’ GP who served community for more than 40 years dies after contracting coronavirus. An “extraordinary, exceptional and astonishing” Essex GP has died after contracting coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus hospital song wins approval from Paul Simon
BBC News: Coronavirus hospital song wins approval from Paul Simon Welsh NHS staffs' rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water praised by singing legend Simon. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Royal Berkshire Hospital nurse Julie Edward dies
BBC News: Coronavirus: Royal Berkshire Hospital nurse Julie Edward dies Royal Berkshire Hospital is investigating claims linked to the death of one of its doctors in April. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Social distancing 'impossible' on London commute
BBC News: Coronavirus: Social distancing 'impossible' on London commute Many workers were returning to public transport in the capital after lockdown rules were relaxed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Lockdown eased in England as people return to work
BBC News: Coronavirus: Lockdown eased in England as people return to work Unlimited exercise, meeting a friend at the park and moving house are now allowed, under new rules. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Moving home allowed as curbs lift on estate agents in England
BBC News: Coronavirus: Moving home allowed as curbs lift on estate agents in England Relief for hundreds of thousands as the government sets out plans to restart England's housing market. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Some childminders in England can reopen
BBC News: Coronavirus: Some childminders in England can reopen Guidance amended overnight allows childminders who care for children from the same household to reopen. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The pupils separated from their school for 10 months
BBC News: Coronavirus: The pupils separated from their school for 10 months A devastating fire, then coronavirus have stopped pupils at a Fife school from getting back to the classroom. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Fear 'lockdown puppies' will be abandoned
BBC News: Coronavirus: Fear 'lockdown puppies' will be abandoned Charities and shelters say new owners may not be able to commit to their pets on returning to work. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Does lockdown easing 'follow the science'?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Does lockdown easing 'follow the science'? Why is England pressing ahead with plans to ease lockdown rules ahead of the rest of the UK? Continue reading.
‘Will you help me’ – The stories of rough sleepers taken off the streets during coronavirus lockdown
‘Will you help me’ – The stories of rough sleepers taken off the streets during coronavirus lockdown. Dozens of people living on Suffolk’s streets now have a roof over their heads thanks to the coronavirus lockdown – with even the most reluctant of rough sleepers accepting emergency housing offers. Continue reading.
Schools anticipating progress gap between pupils from coronavirus lockdown
Schools anticipating progress gap between pupils from coronavirus lockdown. Teachers will be reviewing the progress their pupils have made while learning at home during lockdown as they prepare for a gradual reopening of schools. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Self-employed grant scheme to open to applications
BBC News: Coronavirus: Self-employed grant scheme to open to applications Grants will be paid into the accounts of eligible people six days after applying, the government says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Coastal towns feel fear over lockdown easing
BBC News: Coronavirus: Coastal towns feel fear over lockdown easing Coastal communities in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire express their fears over an influx of visitors. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Family of 14 say life in lockdown is 'calmer'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Family of 14 say life in lockdown is 'calmer' Tom and Stacy Shaw say they are "coping well" while stuck at home with 12 of their children. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Lockdown confusion at the borders
BBC News: Coronavirus: Lockdown confusion at the borders Which lockdown rules apply for those who live in one country and work in another? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Genetic study assesses effect on different people
BBC News: Coronavirus: Genetic study assesses effect on different people The Edinburgh University-led research will identify why the disease affects some more than others. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'We feel so lost' - Young face job despair
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'We feel so lost' - Young face job despair History shows school leavers' job prospects are often hardest hit after this kind of economic slump. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Nearly a quarter of cases 'in the poorest areas'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Nearly a quarter of cases 'in the poorest areas' Figures also show people in the most deprived parts of Scotland made most NHS calls about Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown: Why garden centres reopened first
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown: Why garden centres reopened first A national obsession and an industry at the mercy of the seasons meant it was time to (safely) open up. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What does a 'Covid-secure' office look like?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What does a 'Covid-secure' office look like? One way corridors and Perspex screens, the future of the office will look very different. Continue reading.
Coronavirus 'test, track and trace' plans expected
BBC News: Coronavirus 'test, track and trace' plans expected Welsh opposition parties warn they must be credible if lockdown measures are to be lifted. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How England's golf courses, tennis clubs and fisheries are preparing for return of sport
BBC News: Coronavirus: How England's golf courses, tennis clubs and fisheries are preparing for return of sport BBC Sport speaks to grassroots sport clubs as golf, tennis and fishing are among the sports set to start coming out of lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Village scarecrow contest relieves lockdown blues
BBC News: Coronavirus: Village scarecrow contest relieves lockdown blues Residents of a village in north Wales are hoping their scarecrow is outstanding in its field. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Scots firms urged not to bring back workers early
BBC News: Coronavirus: Scots firms urged not to bring back workers early Nicola Sturgeon tells Scottish companies to follow her government's guidance and not bring staff back yet. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Job losses 'break my heart' - Sunak
BBC News: Coronavirus: Job losses 'break my heart' - Sunak Chancellor Rishi Sunak defends the government's "expensive" furlough scheme extension in BBC interview. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Rees-Mogg wants MPs back to 'set example'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Rees-Mogg wants MPs back to 'set example' It comes after MPs vote electronically for the first time in the Westminster Parliament's history. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: House moves and viewings to resume in England
BBC News: Coronavirus: House moves and viewings to resume in England The changes are part of the government's new lockdown measures which come into place from Wednesday. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: McDonald's expands restaurant sites to be reopened
BBC News: Coronavirus: McDonald's expands restaurant sites to be reopened Fast food chain McDonald's hopes to open all of its drive-through restaurants by early June. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Royal Family thanks world's nurses in video calls
BBC News: Coronavirus: Royal Family thanks world's nurses in video calls The Queen led the tributes to nurses, saying they have had "a very important part to play recently". Continue reading.
Coronavirus deaths total in Wales climbs to 1,641
BBC News: Coronavirus deaths total in Wales climbs to 1,641 For the first time, Wales shows a fall in the percentage of all deaths involving coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Evening update as furlough scheme is extended until October
BBC News: Coronavirus: Evening update as furlough scheme is extended until October Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Workers have right to report employers
BBC News: Coronavirus: Workers have right to report employers Business Secretary Alok Sharma said employers have a duty of care for staff returning to work after lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Blackpool rebrands to deter lockdown visitors
BBC News: Coronavirus: Blackpool rebrands to deter lockdown visitors Visit Blackpool becomes Do Not Visit Blackpool as restrictions are eased. Continue reading.
Playing tennis during coronavirus: What are the latest rules on safety?
BBC Sport: Playing tennis during coronavirus: What are the latest rules on safety? One-to-one coaching, as well as a game of singles with someone from outside your household, will be permitted in England from Wednesday. Continue reading.
Two more die after testing positive for coronavirus in Suffolk and north Essex
Two more die after testing positive for coronavirus in Suffolk and north Essex. Two more people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex with another 209 deaths recorded across England. Continue reading.
Nurse's emotional reunion with coronavirus patient
BBC News: Nurse's emotional reunion with coronavirus patient The surprise, virtual meeting brings back strong feelings and memories for the pair. Continue reading.
Coronavirus furlough scheme extended until October
Coronavirus furlough scheme extended until October. The government’s furlough scheme - to pay workers unable to earn because of the coronavirus crisis - is being extended until October, chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Victoria ticket worker dies after being spat at
BBC News: Coronavirus: Victoria ticket worker dies after being spat at Belly Mujinga's husband says she was "a good person, a good mother, and a good wife". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How many people have died in the UK?
BBC News: Coronavirus: How many people have died in the UK? Why the daily death figures we see do not tell the whole story. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How lockdown rules differ in Northern Ireland
BBC News: Coronavirus: How lockdown rules differ in Northern Ireland How Stormont's approach to easing restrictions differs from that taken by GB and the Republic of Ireland. Continue reading.
Anniversary Games 2020 cancelled because of coronavirus
BBC News: Anniversary Games 2020 cancelled because of coronavirus July's Anniversary Games in London are cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, UK Athletics confirms. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Matt Hancock says unlikely to be normal summer holiday season in 2020
BBC News: Coronavirus: Matt Hancock says unlikely to be normal summer holiday season in 2020 There is unlikely to be a normal summer holiday season this year, Matt Hancock has said. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Twins returning to nursing at Eastbourne hospital
BBC News: Coronavirus: Twins returning to nursing at Eastbourne hospital Carole and Lynda Heather worked together as nurses for more than 40 years and retired on the same day. Continue reading.
‘Horrible & callous’: UK health secretary slammed for saying ‘only a quarter’ of Covid-19 deaths in care homes is ‘a good thing’
RT: ‘Horrible & callous’: UK health secretary slammed for saying ‘only a quarter’ of Covid-19 deaths in care homes is ‘a good thing’ Health Secretary Matt Hancock has caused a backlash after suggesting the UK can be proud of limiting the amount of Covid-19 fatalities in care homes to “only a quarter” of all deaths linked to the virus. During an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today program Hancock insisted that measures to keep people apart and suppress the spread of infection had begun earlier in care homes than in the general community. Also on rt.
Women's World Cup 2021: Qualifier postponed because of coronavirus
BBC Sport: Women's World Cup 2021: Qualifier postponed because of coronavirus The qualifying tournament for next year's Women's World Cup is postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Anniversary Games 2020 cancelled because of coronavirus
BBC Sport: Anniversary Games 2020 cancelled because of coronavirus July's Anniversary Games in London are cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, UK Athletics confirms. Continue reading.
Danny Rose criticises Premier League restart plans amid coronavirus pandemic
BBC Sport: Danny Rose criticises Premier League restart plans amid coronavirus pandemic England defender Danny Rose criticise the Premier League's plans to restart the season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Care home deaths 'starting to decline'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Care home deaths 'starting to decline' More than 2,400 deaths in care home linked to virus - down from 2,800 the week before. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Furlough scheme, school and workplace guidance and NI plan
BBC News: Coronavirus: Furlough scheme, school and workplace guidance and NI plan Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Transport for London expects to lose £4bn
BBC News: Coronavirus: Transport for London expects to lose £4bn During the lockdown Transport for London has lost 90% of its overall income, new documents reveal Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Mum 'grateful' for maternity hospital measures
BBC News: Coronavirus: Mum 'grateful' for maternity hospital measures Strict new coronavirus guidelines mean the way midwives work has now changed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Ministers to publish lockdown recovery plan
BBC News: Coronavirus: Ministers to publish lockdown recovery plan The five-stage plan for easing restrictions is expected to be made public later on Tuesday morning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Ryanair plans to restore 40% of scheduled flights in July
BBC News: Coronavirus: Ryanair plans to restore 40% of scheduled flights in July The airline aims to operate nearly 1,000 flights a day, which is 90% of its regular timetable. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Raiders ransack Manchester charity depot
BBC News: Coronavirus: Raiders ransack Manchester charity depot Non-perishable food as well as hand sanitisers and toiletries are taken in the "professional" raid. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NI care homes 'felt forgotten about' as virus hit
BBC News: Coronavirus: NI care homes 'felt forgotten about' as virus hit BBC News NI has visited Massereene Manor Nursing Home where six coronavirus deaths have been confirmed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Chancellor to set out future of job retention scheme
BBC News: Coronavirus: Chancellor to set out future of job retention scheme The government scheme, due to end in June, is currently subsidising the wages of six million people. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Lockdown could bring hope for drugs gang teens
BBC News: Coronavirus: Lockdown could bring hope for drugs gang teens The lockdown could help troubled teenagers, including street gang members, turn their lives around. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Autism makes coping with lockdown 'extra hard'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Autism makes coping with lockdown 'extra hard' Off The Ball presenter Stuart Cosgrove says he is struggling to home school his son, who has autism. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Stonehenge summer solstice gathering cancelled
BBC News: Coronavirus: Stonehenge summer solstice gathering cancelled The ban on mass gatherings has ruled out the event that normally attracts 10,000 visitors. Continue reading.

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