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: Marouane Fellaini: Former Manchester United midfielder tests positive for coronavirus
Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini confirms he has tested positive for coronavirus. Continue reading.
East of England Co-op recruits new staff amid coronavirus panic buying. The East of England Co-op is recruiting new staff as it tries to deal with coronavirus challenges and increased demand. Continue reading.
Just looking at the UK Closed Case data between Recovery and Death shows an excessively high death rate compared to other nations - and this is deeply worrying. A sign of what is to come? WHO data (as of 22 March 2020, 09:55 GMT) shows 199,710 ACTIVE CASES with Currently Infected Patients 189,767 (95%) in Mild Condition and 9,943 (5%) in Serious or Critical condition.
BBC News: Coronavirus: Northern Ireland's leaders call for Mother's Day social distancing
In a joint address, Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill say it will be "a Mother's Day like no other". Continue reading.
Coronavirus crisis could help us ‘appreciate the simpler things in life’ says church leader. A church leader from Felixstowe has revealed he believes the coming weeks and months of social isolation could encourage us all to ‘cherish life’ more and live more simply. Continue reading.
Coronavirus crisis forces Ipswich fashion store Coes to close temporarily. A major Ipswich store will temporarily close its doors in light of the recent government advice over the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.
BBC Sport: Premier League: EFL should not seek top-flight coronavirus handouts, says chairman
EFL chairman Rick Parry says its clubs should not seek financial help from the Premier League during the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
BBC Sport: Premier League could resume before coronavirus restrictions are lifted – Southampton chief
Southampton's chief executive suggests Premier League matches could be on television every day while people are still confined to their homes because of the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.
RT: Total death toll from Covid-19 jumps to 233 in UK as dozens of new fatalities confirmed
Health officials in the UK have confirmed 53 new deaths from the Covid-19 coronavirus in England. The increase brings the UK’s death toll to 233, and comes as the government races to equip its health system against the illness. The increase in deaths - the largest in a single day since the deadly virus reached British shores last month - came as the British government scrambled to prepare hospital beds for critical patients.
BBC News: Coronavirus: PSNI report end-of-school parties and anti-social behaviour
Some young people are not heeding health advice, police warn, as 22 new Covid-19 cases are confirmed. Continue reading.
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: USA Track and Field call for Olympics delay
USA Track and Field calls for this summer's Olympics in Tokyo to be delayed because of the ongoing coronavirus situation. Continue reading.
BBC Sport: Leicester Tigers: Coronavirus sees 25% pay cut for players and staff
Leicester Tigers join five other Premiership clubs in saying that they will start reducing salaries during coronavirus. Continue reading.
BBC Sport: Natasha Jonas: Boxer expects financial struggle because of coronavirus
Natasha Jonas says she will be among boxers facing "difficult" times financially as a result of coronavirus. Continue reading.
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Colchester chairman says EFL clubs may need Premier League help
Colchester chairman Robbie Cowling says the Premier League may need to help financially support EFL clubs through the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading.
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: How might 2019-20 season play out? With the 2019-20 football season suspended across Europe, BBC Sport enlists the help of data experts to see how it might pan out. Continue reading.
BBC Sport: Lewis Hamilton: Formula 1 world champion allays coronavirus concerns
F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton allays fans' concerns that he may have coronavirus after he was recently pictured with actor Idris Elba, who has tested positive for the virus. Continue reading.
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Portsmouth's James Bolton, Andy Cannon & Sean Raggett test positive
Three Portsmouth players, James Bolton, Andy Cannon and Sean Raggett, test positive for coronavirus. Continue reading.
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'I've lost half of myself' - bereaved husband
The husband of a British woman who died in Bali after testing positive for coronavirus speaks to the BBC about her death. Continue reading.
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Relief' for businesses after government vows to pay wages
Business leaders welcome the government's vow to subsidise wages, as pubs and restaurants are ordered to close. Continue reading.
Meet some of the heroes who will help Suffolk during the coronavirus crisis. A vast network of organisations in Suffolk will provide support and advice to people during the coming months – and here are the views of 10 of them on the challenge ahead. Continue reading.
For Ipswich and Suffolk coronavirus figures please read this thread below. Symptoms
Not everybody has symptoms (especially younger people) and some have it milder than others. It is frustrating that NHS and Public Heath England (PHE) aren't reporting the full extent of symptoms.
No new coronavirus cases confirmed in Suffolk – but regional figure rises. Public Health England has recorded no new coronavirus cases in Suffolk, although the regional figure has continued to rise. Continue reading.
Escaping Coronavirus: Walks in the Suffolk countryside. With everyone concerned about the Coronavirus outbreak, there’s not a lot you can do as a family to celebrate Mother’s Day but you can go for a walk in the fresh air and enjoy some splendid views. Here are some suggestions
These are the coronavirus scams to watch out for in Suffolk. Suffolk homes have been warned to keep an eye out for a number of scams from people trying to take advantage of the coronavirus situation. Continue reading.
BBC News: Coronavirus: Sturgeon warns of 'difficult days' amid compulsory closures
Nicola Sturgeon warns there will be "difficult days ahead" as pubs and restaurants close for final time. Continue reading.
RT: EasyJet to ground most of its fleet, as coronavirus slaughters airline industry
British budget airline EasyJet will ground the majority of its fleet, in response to a wave of travel restrictions across Europe. The airline industry as a whole has been pummeled by the global Covid-19 pandemic. In a statement on Friday, the company said that the majority of its 300-plus fleet will be grounded from Tuesday onwards.
RT: ‘F***ing petrifying’: London hospital declares ‘critical incident’ as Covid-19 crisis cranks up pressure on UK healthcare system
A hospital in north west London has declared a “critical incident” as it counts those requiring a high level of care, revealing that it doesn’t have enough space to treat such people, due to an escalation in coronavirus patients. In a message sent to its workers on Thursday, Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow said that it has no critical care capacity left, the Health Service Journal (HSJ).
RT: PM Johnson says ‘cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants’ will close as UK steps up Covid-19 response
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said all pubs, cafes and restaurants across the UK will close starting Friday night, in ramped-up efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus which threatens to overwhelm the NHS. In his daily coronavirus briefing with reporters, Johnson said he was asking people to “stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. ”
We are telling cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants to close tonight as soon as they reasonably can and not reopen tomorrow.
Highest number of new UK coronavirus cases reported as more than 700 fall ill. More than 700 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK in the last 24 hours – the highest rise during the pandemic. Continue reading.
BBC Sport: Four Premiership clubs make 25% wage cuts because of coronavirus outbreak
Premiership clubs will be forced to take "drastic action" after the coronavirus outbreak, says Gloucester CEO Lance Bradley. Continue reading.
BBC Sport: Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Max Whitlock calls for patience over decision amid coronavirus crisis
Britain's double Olympic champion Max Whitlock calls for patience as athletes await a decision on whether Tokyo 2020 will go ahead as planned. Continue reading.
All pubs, restaurants, clubs and gyms ordered to close to halt coronavirus spread. The government has announced all pubs, restaurants, clubs, and other parts of the hospitality industry are to close indefinitely in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. Continue reading.
Ipswich Town offer use of Portman Road to NHS during coronavirus outbreak. Ipswich Town have donated the use of their Portman Road stadium to the NHS as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading.
Should ‘low risk’ prisoners be released to aid coronavirus battle? The Government is being urged to release “low-risk” inmates serving a short jail sentence back into the community to slim the prison population and aid the coronavirus battle. Continue reading.
The UK Government are hopeless in the Coronavirus crisis and should have had regional lockdowns - the panic buying and economic damage in Ipswich for example, is a place where there is no reported confirmed cases of Covid19 and at this stage none of this panic and worry should have gone ahead. Public transport is a frustrating one.
Students to be given grades that ‘reflect their work’ after exams cancelled by coronavirus. GCSE and A-level students will be given a grade that reflects the standard of their work in the academic year in lieu of exams, the government has announced. Continue reading.