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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: 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.
Coronavirus doctor's diary: 'They say I have blood on my hands'
BBC News: Coronavirus doctor's diary: 'They say I have blood on my hands' Abusive messages were sent to an Asian doctor because of a myth that non-white patients are left to die. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'I run lockdown marathons in the dead of night'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'I run lockdown marathons in the dead of night' Runners tell of the dramatic ways their training has changed during the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Seacole hospital 'a tribute' to BAME NHS staff
BBC News: Coronavirus: Seacole hospital 'a tribute' to BAME NHS staff A new community hospital recognises Jamaican-born nurse Mary Seacole - and BAME staff who have died. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'I could be forced to lose a job I love'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'I could be forced to lose a job I love' Short notice from the government about returning to work has caused problems for some. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Hundreds of National Trust for Scotland jobs under threat
BBC News: Coronavirus: Hundreds of National Trust for Scotland jobs under threat The conservation charity's future is "in doubt" as it faces a £28m loss from the Covid-19 lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK drug trial for over-50s recruiting
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK drug trial for over-50s recruiting Researchers are looking for more UK volunteers showing signs of coronavirus to test existing drugs. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Huge deficit' in critical care doctor training
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Huge deficit' in critical care doctor training Half of intensive care posts in hospitals are not properly filled, says a senior consultant. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Branson to sell Galactic stake to prop up Virgin
BBC News: Coronavirus: Branson to sell Galactic stake to prop up Virgin The billionaire hopes to raise $500m to support his businesses including Virgin Atlantic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Can you plan to meet someone outdoors in Wales?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Can you plan to meet someone outdoors in Wales? Welsh Government clarifies you cannot pre-arrange to meet after the first minister suggests you can. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: PM 'not expecting' flood of people back to work
BBC News: Coronavirus: PM 'not expecting' flood of people back to work Boris Johnson says people should only return to the workplace if it is secure against coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: PM announces 'Covid-secure' inspections for businesses
BBC News: Coronavirus: PM announces 'Covid-secure' inspections for businesses Employers "will not be allowed to get away with" forcing workers into unsafe conditions, UK PM says. Continue reading.
Men with blue-collar jobs are workers most at risk from Covid-19, says new study
RT: Men with blue-collar jobs are workers most at risk from Covid-19, says new study New figures released by the UK show that men with ‘low-skilled occupations’ are dying at a higher rate from Covid-19 than other workers, while in general men of working age are more likely to die than women. Using death statistics from England and Wales, the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that people with white-collar jobs are far less affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus: What should my employer do to keep me safe?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What should my employer do to keep me safe? The government has published new guidance on how workplaces should be made safe amid the pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Razor blades in anti-5G posters' on telegraph poles
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Razor blades in anti-5G posters' on telegraph poles Telecoms engineers are warned to look out for sharp objects amid a rise in assaults. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Care home staff suspended after VE Day party
BBC News: Coronavirus: Care home staff suspended after VE Day party A video shows staff dancing and one woman nearly crashing a wheelchair while attempting a wheelie. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: P&O Ferries plans to axe 1,100 staff
BBC News: Coronavirus: P&O Ferries plans to axe 1,100 staff The ferry operator says 'right-sizing' the business is necessary because of the impact of Covid-19. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: ‘It’s getting harder but let’s keep supporting each other’
BBC News: Coronavirus: ‘It’s getting harder but let’s keep supporting each other’ The first minister has said she wants the ground to be as "solid as possible" for each step on the path to recovery. Continue reading.
Ipswich pub selling 500 takeaway pints a weekend during coronavirus lockdown
Ipswich pub selling 500 takeaway pints a weekend during coronavirus lockdown. A popular Ipswich pub is selling 500 pints a weekend in takeaway containers ranging from jam jars to jerry cans during the Covid-19 lockdown. Continue reading.
What’s in the UK government’s Covid-19 lockdown easing plan? Here are the main points
RT: What’s in the UK government’s Covid-19 lockdown easing plan? Here are the main points Downing Street has finally published a detailed plan for easing the Covid-19 lockdown in England amid widespread confusion following PM Boris Johnson’s address to the nation on Sunday, which was slammed for lacking clarity. The 50-page begins with a foreword from Johnson admitting that the UK has “paid a heavy price” during the coronavirus crisis, but touting the nation’s “success” at beating back the virus and urging the “utmost care” as restrictions are gradually eased.
Coronavirus: Evening update as as new lockdown rules released
BBC News: Coronavirus: Evening update as as new lockdown rules released Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Earlier Scottish lockdown 'could have prevented 2,000 deaths'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Earlier Scottish lockdown 'could have prevented 2,000 deaths' Scientists suggest that earlier action could have reduced the the Covid-19 death rate in Scotland by about 80%. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Non-essential trips to Scotland 'could break law'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Non-essential trips to Scotland 'could break law' Nicola Sturgeon says people in Scotland should only be out of their homes for "essential reasons". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Jury trials to resume in England and Wales
BBC News: Coronavirus: Jury trials to resume in England and Wales They will resume next week at selected courts, including the Old Bailey, with social distancing rules. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown advice 'lacks clarity', say England's mayors
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown advice 'lacks clarity', say England's mayors The prime minister's plans to ease lockdown restrictions "increases risk", warns Andy Burnham. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown 'boost to cycle trade', say businesses
However, one retailer says he is "scrabbling around" to get hold of spare parts. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus lockdown: Personal and outdoor space divide
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown: Personal and outdoor space divide As lockdown changes in England, there are concerns and frustration about social distancing rules. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How to make your own face mask
BBC News: Coronavirus: How to make your own face mask Our guide to different types of face coverings and step-by-step instructions on how to make them. Continue reading.
NI transfer tests delayed in Covid-19 crisis
BBC News: NI transfer tests delayed in Covid-19 crisis Testing organisations say the delay should allow pupils extra time to prepare for the exams. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: No professional sport in England until 1 June at earliest
BBC News: Coronavirus: No professional sport in England until 1 June at earliest No professional sport, even behind closed doors, will be staged in England until 1 June at the earliest, the UK government announces. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: No professional sport in England until 1 June at earliest
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: No professional sport in England until 1 June at earliest No professional sport, even behind closed doors, will be staged in England until 1 June at the earliest, the UK government announces. Continue reading.
Two more coronavirus related deaths confirmed in Suffolk and north Essex hospitals
Two more coronavirus related deaths confirmed in Suffolk and north Essex hospitals. Two coronavirus related deaths have been announced in Suffolk and north Essex hospitals. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Wear face coverings on public transport, government advises
BBC News: Coronavirus: Wear face coverings on public transport, government advises People in England should aim to wear face coverings on public transport and in some shops, guidance suggests. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NHS virus-tracing app downloaded 55,000 times
BBC News: Coronavirus: NHS virus-tracing app downloaded 55,000 times The app is being trialled on the Isle of Wight and will be rolled out nationally if successful. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: London commuters 'should wear face masks'
BBC News: Coronavirus: London commuters 'should wear face masks' Transport for London says services will only be able to carry 13-15% of passengers compared to normal. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Don't rush to beauty spots' plea after PM speech
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Don't rush to beauty spots' plea after PM speech Police, tourism bosses and politicians say they fear some areas will see an influx of visitors. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Simpler funerals now the norm, says Dignity
BBC News: Coronavirus: Simpler funerals now the norm, says Dignity Families are opting for simpler, cheaper services amid the pandemic, the funeral services group says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Concerns over Covid-19 cases in NI meat plants
BBC News: Coronavirus: Concerns over Covid-19 cases in NI meat plants There have been a number of positive cases at Linden Foods in Dungannon. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Loose' lockdown rules 'unfair' on officers, police warn
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Loose' lockdown rules 'unfair' on officers, police warn Confusion about the new guidelines leave them open to interpretation, the Police Federation says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Care-worker death rate twice that of health workers
BBC News: Coronavirus: Care-worker death rate twice that of health workers Healthcare workers have been no more likely to die with Covid-19 than other 20- to 64-year-olds. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Do I have to go back to work after lockdown?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Do I have to go back to work after lockdown? With lockdown restrictions eased, people may start going back to work. But what are your rights?
Coronavirus: La Liga president Javier Tebas hopes for 12 June restart
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: La Liga president Javier Tebas hopes for 12 June restart La Liga president Javier Tebas hopes Spain’s top-flight will restart on 12 June and says coronavirus tests will mean “practically zero” risk to players during games. Continue reading.
Kyle Walker: Man City defender apologises to fans for coronavirus lockdown breach
BBC Sport: Kyle Walker: Man City defender apologises to fans for coronavirus lockdown breach Manchester City's Kyle Walker writes to some of the club's supporters to apologise for twice breaking coronavirus lockdown guidelines. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Sex workers meet clients despite lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Sex workers meet clients despite lockdown A BBC investigation uncovers evidence some sex workers are still travelling around the country. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Use common sense' when meeting up outdoors - Raab
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Use common sense' when meeting up outdoors - Raab The foreign secretary says people in England can meet those outside their household at a 2m distance. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Nearly 6,000 government food parcels delivered to ‘extremely vulnerable’ in Suffolk
Coronavirus: Nearly 6,000 government food parcels delivered to ‘extremely vulnerable’ in Suffolk. Thousands of government food parcels have been sent to those deemed at highest risk of Covid-19 in Suffolk, it has been revealed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Ministers set to discuss recovery plan
BBC News: Coronavirus: Ministers set to discuss recovery plan The NI Executive is to consider a plan for a 'phased, strategic approach' to recovery. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: PM to reveal further details on lockdown roadmap
BBC News: Coronavirus: PM to reveal further details on lockdown roadmap Boris Johnson is to face MPs over his plan to reopen society, which were announced on Sunday. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Strange days in east London
BBC News: Coronavirus: Strange days in east London Photographer Spencer Murphy talks about the pictures he has been taking during the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'I am shutting the world out to protect myself'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'I am shutting the world out to protect myself' Scott Breslin is paralysed from the neck down and the fear of Covid-19 has left him with heightened anxiety. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: A-level students reflect on cancelled exams
BBC News: Coronavirus: A-level students reflect on cancelled exams Students across Wales were due to begin A-level and AS-level exams on Monday. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Tricks to train guide dogs during lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Tricks to train guide dogs during lockdown With less traffic on the roads and training centres closed, learning is expected to take longer. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Changes to wedding rules 'under consideration'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Changes to wedding rules 'under consideration' The government lockdown has seen couples across the UK cancel or postpone their weddings. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The main takeaways from Johnson's statement
BBC News: Coronavirus: The main takeaways from Johnson's statement The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg on the key points from the PMs Covid-19 address to the nation. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'It was a terrible time'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'It was a terrible time' But Ertan, a 70-year-old bus driver, has now recovered from Covid-19 after a lengthy stay in hospital. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Fears over growth of decontamination firms
BBC News: Coronavirus: Fears over growth of decontamination firms Figures in the cleaning industry say they are worried that some firms may not be able to operate safely. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: French passengers exempt from UK quarantine plans
BBC News: Coronavirus: French passengers exempt from UK quarantine plans The UK government said the new measures would not apply to those travelling from France on Sunday. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Labour's Starmer says PM statement 'raises as many questions as answers'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Labour's Starmer says PM statement 'raises as many questions as answers' People are being told to go back to work without clear safety guidance, Labour leader Keir Starmer says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Businesses want 'clear guidance' on return to work
BBC News: Coronavirus: Businesses want 'clear guidance' on return to work The government must set out detailed plans for any easing of restrictions, says one trade body. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Lockdown birthday party ends in arrests
BBC News: Coronavirus: Lockdown birthday party ends in arrests Officers are coughed and spat at as they attempt to stop a party attended by about 40 people. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What are the new quarantine rules?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What are the new quarantine rules? What do you need to know if you're planning to fly during the Covid-19 pandemic? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Ministers issue statement on recovery plan
BBC News: Coronavirus: Ministers issue statement on recovery plan NI Executive to consider plan for 'phased, strategic approach' to recovery on Monday. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: KFC lockdown litter in Beccles angers thousands
BBC News: Coronavirus: KFC lockdown litter in Beccles angers thousands A man pleads with people not to return to "lazy habits" of littering as more takeaways reopen. Continue reading.
BoJo introduces Covid-19 ‘alert levels’ for UK as part of ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown (VIDEO)
RT: BoJo introduces Covid-19 ‘alert levels’ for UK as part of ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown (VIDEO) The UK will not lift its Covid-19 lockdown this month, but will roll out an alert system to help judge when and where that easing of restrictions can begin, UK PM Boris Johnson said in a video address. In a pre-recorded message broadcast Sunday, the PM announced a plan for a new system of alert levels that will be used to implement anti-coronavirus measures based on the rates at which the virus is spreading.
Coronavirus: The Thames Valley from the air in lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: The Thames Valley from the air in lockdown A qualified drone pilot captures the largely deserted region under lockdown for the BBC. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Airlines warned over passenger refund rights
BBC News: Coronavirus: Airlines warned over passenger refund rights The aviation watchdog says it could take action if plane companies don't give customers their money back. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: KFC lockdown litter in Beccles angers thousands
A man pleads with people not to return to "lazy habits" of littering as more takeaways reopen. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Five more die after contracting coronavirus in Suffolk and north Essex
Five more die after contracting coronavirus in Suffolk and north Essex. Five more people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex as another 178 deaths were announced across England. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Five players test positive across Spain's top two divisions
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Five players test positive across Spain's top two divisions Five players test positive for coronavirus across Spain's top two divisions and are now in isolation. Continue reading.
LOOK: Four-year-old cancer patient Archie takes first walk after beating coronavirus
LOOK: Four-year-old cancer patient Archie takes first walk after beating coronavirus. A four-year-old boy battling a rare form of cancer has taken his first walk after spending six weeks fighting off coronavirus at home. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Officer 'very disturbed' by lockdown behaviour
BBC News: Coronavirus: Officer 'very disturbed' by lockdown behaviour Ch Supt Phil Dolby was placed on a ventilator for 13 days after contracting coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Stay alert' advice defended by communities secretary
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Stay alert' advice defended by communities secretary It follows criticism that a move away from the "stay at home" slogan could confuse the public. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Stay alert' slogan rejected by Wales' health minister
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Stay alert' slogan rejected by Wales' health minister People in Wales reminded to "stay home" as UK government changes core message to people in England. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Third Brighton player tests positive
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Third Brighton player tests positive A third Brighton player tests positive for coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Robert Jenrick defends 'stay alert' message change
BBC News: Coronavirus: Robert Jenrick defends 'stay alert' message change The communities secretary says that it's the right time to "update and broaden" the message against coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What can we learn from the 1918 Spanish Flu?
Coronavirus: What can we learn from the 1918 Spanish Flu? The last major pandemic was the Spanish Flu of 1918-20 - what does that tell us about fighting Covid-19 today? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: TikTok challenge lifting zookeepers' spirits
BBC News: Coronavirus: TikTok challenge lifting zookeepers' spirits Zookeepers are sharing a new challenge to help lift their spirits during the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Postcard stories from the edge of a pandemic
BBC News: Coronavirus: Postcard stories from the edge of a pandemic Lockdown words of love and comfort across Ireland and the globe during the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK sent 50,000 Covid-19 samples to US for testing
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK sent 50,000 Covid-19 samples to US for testing The government says "operational issues" in the UK meant 50,000 samples had to be flown to US labs. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Shops should reopen based on safety - retail chief
BBC News: Coronavirus: Shops should reopen based on safety - retail chief The British Retail Consortium says practical safety measures will protect staff and shoppers. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Call for public inquiry into BAME death risk
BBC News: Coronavirus: Call for public inquiry into BAME death risk More than 70 public figures sign an open letter to the prime minister calling for more transparency. Continue reading.
Police record more than 100 coronavirus-related attacks
BBC News: Police record more than 100 coronavirus-related attacks Police Federation calls for anyone using coronavirus as a weapon automatically to be remanded in custody. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Churches may not be back to normal by end of year
BBC News: Coronavirus: Churches may not be back to normal by end of year Social distancing could mean prayer books cannot be shared and people cannot sing, religious leaders say. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Rainbow portraits thank the NHS
BBC News: Coronavirus: Rainbow portraits thank the NHS Photographer Tom Skipp's pictures of the many rainbows supporting the NHS across the city of Bristol. Continue reading.
Coronavirus doctor's diary: The strange case of the choir that coughed in January
BBC News: Coronavirus doctor's diary: The strange case of the choir that coughed in January Dr John Wright is intrigued by some singers who became ill long before the UK's first known Covid-19 case. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The sex toy manufacturer making NHS gear
BBC News: Coronavirus: The sex toy manufacturer making NHS gear The BBC speaks to unexpected sources who are supplying PPE amid coronavirus shortages. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Bid to introduce notice periods for student halls
BBC News: Coronavirus: Bid to introduce notice periods for student halls People under contract in halls of residence will be able to give seven days' notice to cancel their agreement. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Claim pregnant women put on sick pay
BBC News: Coronavirus: Claim pregnant women put on sick pay A Welsh MP claims cases include workers with the NHS and in care homes. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Dorset knob-eating contest held online amid lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Dorset knob-eating contest held online amid lockdown Dozens of competitive eaters polish off their webcams in preparation for the yearly biscuit showdown. Continue reading.
Boris Johnson's coronavirus speech: What to watch out for
BBC News: Boris Johnson's coronavirus speech: What to watch out for Boris Johnson's address from No 10 is expected to set out a "roadmap" for easing lockdown restrictions. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: List of ‘extremely vulnerable’ in Suffolk grows to 22,000
Coronavirus: List of ‘extremely vulnerable’ in Suffolk grows to 22,000. The list of those believed to be “extremely vulnerable” to Covid-19 in Suffolk has grown again – meaning 22,000 people in the county are now believed to be at high risk from the virus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Fifty million plastic pieces sifted from beach in lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Fifty million plastic pieces sifted from beach in lockdown Artist Rob Arnold is spending his lockdown sifting 40 sacks of beach litter in Cornwall. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Father-of-two to be subject of research study
BBC News: Coronavirus: Father-of-two to be subject of research study Omar Taylor is at home with his family after six weeks in hospital battling coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson to launch Covid-19 alert system
BBC News: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson to launch Covid-19 alert system Boris Johnson will give details on Sunday of a new system ranking the coronavirus threat level. Continue reading.
Kyle Anderson: World number 45 plays first darts match since coronavirus
BBC Sport: Kyle Anderson: World number 45 plays first darts match since coronavirus Australian world number 45 Kyle Anderson makes his return on the PDC Home Tour after recovering from coronavirus. Continue reading.
UK government Covid-19 testing target 'source of real frustration'
BBC News: UK government Covid-19 testing target 'source of real frustration' The Institute of Biomedical Science also warned testing labs face a "hand to mouth existence". Continue reading.
Opening of £2.4m swimming pool delayed due to coronavirus outbreak
Opening of £2. 4m swimming pool delayed due to coronavirus outbreak. The opening of a £2.
Coronavirus: Four more deaths in NI
BBC News: Coronavirus: Four more deaths in NI A total of 430 Covid-19 related deaths have now been recorded in Northern Ireland Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Social distancing cuts public transport passenger capacity by 90%
BBC News: Coronavirus: Social distancing cuts public transport passenger capacity by 90% The transport secretary warns social distancing will mean severely-reduced passenger capacity. Continue reading.

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