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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: Blackpool Pleasure Beach prepares to reopen
BBC News: Coronavirus: Blackpool Pleasure Beach prepares to reopen Blackpool Pleasure Beach is preparing to reopen, but how can visitors stay safe? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: School return plans to be scrutinised by inspectors
BBC News: Coronavirus: School return plans to be scrutinised by inspectors The body in charge of inspecting Scotland's schools will assess the teaching plans for August after some faced criticism. Continue reading.

Ipswich Buses: latest guidance for bus staff during the Coronavirus pandemic

I was absolutely shocked to come across a Freedom of Information Act request for Ipswich Buses (), where someone asked "Can you release latest guidance for bus staff during the Coronavirus pandemic? " and the response reveals that there is no proper guidance (i. e. policy or memo) for bus drivers. A council owned, multi-million pound business that employs over 100 people.
Coronavirus: Prince Charles's sense of smell and taste still not back
BBC News: Coronavirus: Prince Charles's sense of smell and taste still not back The prince discusses his experience with Covid-19 as the royals return to public engagements. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: New advice for people shielding in NI
BBC News: Coronavirus: New advice for people shielding in NI Thousands of letters giving updated advice on shielding have begun arriving in homes in Northern Ireland. Continue reading.
LPGA Tour will resume in July after coronavirus pandemic
BBC Sport: LPGA Tour will resume in July after coronavirus pandemic The LPGA Tour will resume in July after being temporarily stopped by the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The town facing the greatest economic hit
BBC News: Coronavirus: The town facing the greatest economic hit The town of Newquay, which depends on tourism and hospitality, has been hit hard by the lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Evening update as Boris Johnson hails life-saving drug
BBC News: Coronavirus: Evening update as Boris Johnson hails life-saving drug Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: London Zoo reopens after lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: London Zoo reopens after lockdown ZSL London Zoo has opened, after being shut for almost three months during the Covid-19 lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Sturgeon warns against 'reckless' easing of lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Sturgeon warns against 'reckless' easing of lockdown Nicola Sturgeon says coronavirus is causing an "economic crisis" but warns against easing restrictions "too quickly". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Report on BAME Covid-19 deaths sparks call for action
BBC News: Coronavirus: Report on BAME Covid-19 deaths sparks call for action The Public Health England report says racism may be a factor in increased risks for ethnic minorities. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NI only part of UK to not extend free school meals scheme
BBC News: Coronavirus: NI only part of UK to not extend free school meals scheme The first minister tells the assembly she will propose to the executive that the scheme be extended. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How can 'Britain's best market' bounce back from lockdown?
BBC News: Coronavirus: How can 'Britain's best market' bounce back from lockdown? Norwich Market was voted the best of its type in its 2019 industry awards. Continue reading.
Three new coronavirus related deaths confirmed - the first in three days
Three new coronavirus related deaths confirmed - the first in three days. The East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed three coronavirus related deaths, after the region went days without a single death. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug
BBC News: Coronavirus: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug Patients should be given the cheap drug without delay, after "fantastic" trial results, experts say. Continue reading.
Norwich: Positive coronavirus test player returns negative sample
BBC Sport: Norwich: Positive coronavirus test player returns negative sample The Norwich player who tested positive for coronavirus has now returned a negative sample, says the club's sporting director. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Support pledge for everyone facing unemployment
BBC News: Coronavirus: Support pledge for everyone facing unemployment Wales' economy minister says over-16s will be offered help finding work, self-employment, education or training. Continue reading.
Would be ‘very surprising’ if Britain evades coronavirus SECOND WAVE, UK govt medical adviser warns
RT: Would be ‘very surprising’ if Britain evades coronavirus SECOND WAVE, UK govt medical adviser warns A scientific adviser to the UK government has given a stark warning to Britons, saying they’re not out of the woods with regards to the deadly Covid-19 disease, and claiming he’d be “very surprised if we avoided a second wave.
Coronavirus: Pressure mounts over school meal vouchers in summer
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Pressure mounts over school meal vouchers in summer A cabinet minister is criticised for her comment on the footballer's calls to extend the scheme. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Greggs to reopen 800 shops for takeaway on Thursday
BBC News: Coronavirus: Greggs to reopen 800 shops for takeaway on Thursday Greggs edges towards full reopening while Cineworld cinemas plan to restart screenings in July. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Two-week summer school being considered for July
BBC News: Coronavirus: Two-week summer school being considered for July The department wants to gauge interest from primaries, but no school will be required to hold one. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: PSNI officer describes 'frightening' ordeal of attack
BBC News: Coronavirus: PSNI officer describes 'frightening' ordeal of attack The PSNI constable says the incident happened while she was trying to break up crowds of teenagers. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How many cases in Suffolk’s prisons?
Coronavirus: How many cases in Suffolk’s prisons? Twelve people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Suffolk prisons since the pandemic broke out, statistics have revealed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Pressure mounts over school meal vouchers in summer
BBC News: Coronavirus: Pressure mounts over school meal vouchers in summer There is unease among Tory MPs, as footballer Marcus Rashford vows to fight on to secure extension. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: A third of pupils 'not engaging with work'
BBC News: Coronavirus: A third of pupils 'not engaging with work' Teachers say pupils are not doing as much work as normal for this time of year, as lockdown goes on. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'It's the worst news you can give as an employer'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'It's the worst news you can give as an employer' Restaurateurs Peter and Elaine Kinsella discuss the challenges of letting staff go due to coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Restaurant bosses in plea to PM for help
BBC News: Coronavirus: Restaurant bosses in plea to PM for help Bosses from 90 firms, including from Pizza Hut, Itsu and Deliveroo, warn of "grave damage" to the industry. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Emotional journey of transplant patient
BBC News: Coronavirus: Emotional journey of transplant patient Like many other transplant patients, Ana-Rose's hope for a new liver was put on hold due to Covid. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Businesses 'nervous' about antibody tests for employees
BBC News: Coronavirus: Businesses 'nervous' about antibody tests for employees Business leaders say any antibody test must be completely reliable to give confidence to bring back workers. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Sturgeon wants 'normal' schooling back 'as quickly as possible'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Sturgeon wants 'normal' schooling back 'as quickly as possible' Nicola Sturgeon says she wants pupils to be back in classrooms full-time "as quickly as is safe and feasible". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Suffolk Mind to close Ipswich's Quay Place
A mental health charity says the £5m venue will not reopen after lockdown restrictions are lifted. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus: Evening update as shops reopen, and England star makes free school meals plea
BBC News: Coronavirus: Evening update as shops reopen, and England star makes free school meals plea Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The first thing I bought when the shops reopened
BBC News: Coronavirus: The first thing I bought when the shops reopened As stores across England selling non-essential goods opened their doors, we asked people in Milton Keynes what they bought. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 75 jobs under threat at Titanic Belfast visitor centre
BBC News: Coronavirus: 75 jobs under threat at Titanic Belfast visitor centre The chief executive says income streams "dried up overnight" because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown: 'Forgotten' TV freelancers call for 'urgent help'
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown: 'Forgotten' TV freelancers call for 'urgent help' Freelancers in the media have been left homeless, using food banks and even suicidal, campaigners say. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NI bookmakers seek 'urgent confirmation' to reopen
BBC News: Coronavirus: NI bookmakers seek 'urgent confirmation' to reopen Betting shops in England are open, but NI bookmakers have been told they must stay closed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What's happening to free school meals this summer?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What's happening to free school meals this summer? Some parts of the UK will scrap free school meal support in the summer. Continue reading.
No new coronavirus-related deaths in region’s hospitals for second day in a row
No new coronavirus-related deaths in region’s hospitals for second day in a row. Zero new coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in Suffolk and north Essex for the second day running. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: EasyJet flights return as lockdown eases
BBC News: Coronavirus: EasyJet flights return as lockdown eases EasyJet flights are resuming from eight UK airports on mainly domestic routes. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Travis Perkins to cut 2,500 jobs
BBC News: Coronavirus: Travis Perkins to cut 2,500 jobs The UK's biggest builders' merchant, Travis Perkins, is to cut 2,500 jobs and close 165 branches. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Reopening shops on table at next lockdown review
BBC News: Coronavirus: Reopening shops on table at next lockdown review First Minister Mark Drakeford said retailers will be "well-prepared" if shops are given the go-ahead. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Police call for ban on protest during pandemic
BBC News: Coronavirus: Police call for ban on protest during pandemic "We are not in normal times", says the Police Federation after a second weekend of demonstrations. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Great North Run cancelled in 40th year
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Great North Run cancelled in 40th year About 55,000 people were set to run the half-marathon, from Newcastle to South Shields, in September. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Great North Run cancelled in 40th year
BBC News: Coronavirus: Great North Run cancelled in 40th year About 55,000 people were set to run the half-marathon, from Newcastle to South Shields, in September. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Shops, face coverings and secondary schools
BBC News: Coronavirus: Shops, face coverings and secondary schools Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Quarantine 'stake through the heart' of airport
BBC News: Coronavirus: Quarantine 'stake through the heart' of airport Some passenger flights resume at Belfast International, but new coronavirus rules apply. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NI pupils to be taught in protective 'bubbles'
BBC News: Coronavirus: NI pupils to be taught in protective 'bubbles' Children could spend their day with the same small group when schools reopen, BBC News NI understands. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Face coverings compulsory on public transport in England
BBC News: Coronavirus: Face coverings compulsory on public transport in England Thousands of extra staff are deployed as passengers are told to cover their faces or risk being fined. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: All foreign NHS staff 'should get free visa extension'
BBC News: Coronavirus: All foreign NHS staff 'should get free visa extension' It is "unfair" that low paid workers are facing charges of thousands of pounds to remain in the UK, MPs say. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: One million miss out on support schemes, MPs say
BBC News: Coronavirus: One million miss out on support schemes, MPs say Report tells ministers to plug gaps in aid schemes to fulfil a promise to "do whatever it takes". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Blood clots targeted in treatment trial
BBC News: Coronavirus: Blood clots targeted in treatment trial Scientists from Imperial College London believe a hormone imbalance could be responsible. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Your lockdown stories revisited
BBC News: Coronavirus: Your lockdown stories revisited We revisit the people who spoke to us during lockdown to ask: how did you change? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The learners waiting to take their driving tests
BBC News: Coronavirus: The learners waiting to take their driving tests Pupils and instructors alike are facing a nervous wait to find out when they can get back behind the wheel. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Wales' pre-school childcare faces 'uncertain future'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Wales' pre-school childcare faces 'uncertain future' Nurseries worry of an uncertain future as a Welsh government funding "lifeline" is pulled. Continue reading.
Horse refused entry at Doncaster under coronavirus protocols
BBC Sport: Horse refused entry at Doncaster under coronavirus protocols An intended runner at Doncaster on Sunday became the first horse to be refused entry to a British racecourse under coronavirus protocols. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NI hotels and bars could reopen in early July
BBC News: Coronavirus: NI hotels and bars could reopen in early July Ministers will consider a plan to restart the hospitality sector earlier than anticipated when they meet on Monday. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Welcome announcements' on the way for hospitality
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Welcome announcements' on the way for hospitality Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill has said there will be a focus on avoiding a second Covid wave. Continue reading.
Women's sport has taken backseat because of coronavirus - Alex Scott
BBC Sport: Women's sport has taken backseat because of coronavirus - Alex Scott Women's sport has taken a "backseat" to men's sport because of the coronavirus pandemic, says former England and Arsenal defender Alex Scott. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Safe for the public to shop again - Sunak
BBC News: Coronavirus: Safe for the public to shop again - Sunak The chancellor says retailers have taken "extraordinary steps" to make sure shops can reopen on Monday. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Living with eating disorders in lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Living with eating disorders in lockdown An eating disorder charity says there has been a rise in people accessing services during lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: School exam timetable could be put back next year
BBC News: Coronavirus: School exam timetable could be put back next year Education Secretary John Swinney says it is a "working assumption" they will go ahead in 2021. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Hampshire school ready to welcome students
BBC News: Coronavirus: Hampshire school ready to welcome students Some teachers and students across England are heading back to school this week, so how are they feeling? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Scandal' BAME review recommendations 'buried'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Scandal' BAME review recommendations 'buried' Labour's David Lammy urged the government to "do something" to protect ethnic minorities from Covid-19. Continue reading.
Reduced drug testing during coronavirus pandemic a 'let-down', say athletes
BBC Sport: Reduced drug testing during coronavirus pandemic a 'let-down', say athletes Some athletes are worried a reduced drug testing programme during the coronavirus pandemic "opens the doors" to doping abuses. Continue reading.
2 meters too far? UK govt to review current Covid-19 distancing guidelines as businesses prepare to reopen
RT: 2 meters too far? UK govt to review current Covid-19 distancing guidelines as businesses prepare to reopen The British government is to have a “fresh look” at its anti-pandemic restrictions, including the two-meter social distancing rule, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said, as he assured the public that high-street shopping is now “safe. ” Prime Minister Boris Johnson “has put in place a comprehensive review of the two-meter rule,” Sunak told on Sunday morning when asked if the government would be reducing the social distancing measure.
Coronavirus: Child psychologists highlight mental health risks of lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Child psychologists highlight mental health risks of lockdown Leading psychologists warn the education secretary that children's mental health is at risk. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'It's very exciting' to get back to shop work
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'It's very exciting' to get back to shop work Non-essential shops in England can reopen on Monday and many staff can't wait to get back to business. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How will secondary schools reopen safely?
BBC News: Coronavirus: How will secondary schools reopen safely? A secondary head describes her plans to bring pupils back to school and keep the virus at bay. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: People living alone at risk of loneliness
BBC News: Coronavirus: People living alone at risk of loneliness New data shows people living alone are at greater risk of loneliness during lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown: Reintroducing children to sport
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown: Reintroducing children to sport The risks of sharing equipment and restarting contact sports could affect children in the long term. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson launches review into 2m social distancing rule
BBC News: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson launches review into 2m social distancing rule There have been concerns the hospitality sector will struggle to be viable with the rule in place. Continue reading.
How coronavirus will change the way we all shop
BBC News: How coronavirus will change the way we all shop As shops re-open in England it is clear Covid-19 will have a lasting impact on the retail sector. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Call for £250m recovery fund in Wales
BBC News: Coronavirus: Call for £250m recovery fund in Wales The money is needed to help worst-hit towns, say the Welsh Conservatives. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What will clothes shopping look like?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What will clothes shopping look like? From Monday all non-essential shops are allowed to reopen in England. Continue reading.
Norwich player tests positive in latest Premier League coronavirus testing
BBC Sport: Norwich player tests positive in latest Premier League coronavirus testing A Norwich City player is one of two people to test positive for coronavirus in the latest round of Premier League testing. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Five new deaths in latest Scottish figures
BBC News: Coronavirus: Five new deaths in latest Scottish figures The official figures show a rise of 21 in the number of new cases reported in Scotland. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Retailers call for reopening date for Scots shops
BBC News: Coronavirus: Retailers call for reopening date for Scots shops Only essential shops such as those selling food and medicine can open in Scotland at present. Continue reading.
One person dies in Suffolk and north Essex hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus
One person dies in Suffolk and north Essex hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus. One person at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals has died after testing positive for coronavirus but West Suffolk Hospital has reported no new deaths. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 200-year-old family shoe shop to reopen
BBC News: Coronavirus: 200-year-old family shoe shop to reopen A family business dating back eight generations has lost more than £100,000 during the lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Father and son return home after Leeds hospital lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Father and son return home after Leeds hospital lockdown Cancer patient Oliver Stephenson and his dad James are reunited with their family after six weeks. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Call for answers over 'omitted' BAME pages of report
BBC News: Coronavirus: Call for answers over 'omitted' BAME pages of report The government faces pressure to publish recommendations for addressing disparities in the virus risk. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The Queen's official social distanced birthday
BBC News: Coronavirus: The Queen's official social distanced birthday The Queen's official birthday was marked with a pared down military ceremony at Windsor Castle. Continue reading.
Shahid Afridi: Former Pakistan captain tests positive for coronavirus
BBC Sport: Shahid Afridi: Former Pakistan captain tests positive for coronavirus Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi reveals he has tested positive for coronavirus. Continue reading.
Young Reporter: How we have coped with life in coronavirus lockdown
BBC News: Young Reporter: How we have coped with life in coronavirus lockdown Young people in NI describe grief, fear and opportunity during the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: BAME doctors feel 'let down' over risk checks
BBC News: Coronavirus: BAME doctors feel 'let down' over risk checks Hundreds of BAME doctors tell the BBC they have still not had coronavirus risk assessments. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What are the guidelines on childcare in NI now?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What are the guidelines on childcare in NI now? BBC News NI explains the latest guidance on childcare in Northern Ireland during the pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown: Covid 'support bubbles' begin in England and NI
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown: Covid 'support bubbles' begin in England and NI Many people will reunite with loved ones on Saturday, as lockdown rules ease for those who live alone. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Aberdeen family's unexpected Nepal stay
BBC News: Coronavirus: Aberdeen family's unexpected Nepal stay The Smiths, from Aberdeen, were on a round-the-world trip but have now been in South Asia since March. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Queen's official birthday to be marked with new ceremony
BBC News: Coronavirus: Queen's official birthday to be marked with new ceremony The annual Trooping the Colour parade is cancelled and instead a tribute will take place in Windsor. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Donations left outside shops 'costing charities'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Donations left outside shops 'costing charities' Charities are having to make arrangements for donations left outside closed shops. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Contact-tracing rumours debunked
BBC News: Coronavirus: Contact-tracing rumours debunked We've been fact-checking misleading posts on social media about technology used to fight coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Litter as takeaways reopen 'disappointing'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Litter as takeaways reopen 'disappointing' But there is "more public anger" over littering after people got to know their area in lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Basildon physio's 'mum guilt' while helping Covid-19 patients
BBC News: Coronavirus: Basildon physio's 'mum guilt' while helping Covid-19 patients The NHS hospital physiotherapist who helps Covid-19 patients wants to make her young family proud. Continue reading.
Coronavirus social-contact curbs 'put adolescents at risk'
BBC News: Coronavirus social-contact curbs 'put adolescents at risk' Neuroscientists call for urgent attention to the well-being of young people isolated from friends. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Single person seeks best bubble options
BBC News: Coronavirus: Single person seeks best bubble options New guidelines allow single-person households to create an exclusive "bubble" - but how do you choose? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Five ways shopping will be different from now on
BBC News: Coronavirus: Five ways shopping will be different from now on Shops in England are preparing to welcome customers back but what will the "new normal" look like? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: London bus driver on working during pandemic
BBC News: Coronavirus: London bus driver on working during pandemic British Iraqi bus driver, Susan, had to overcome her fears and work while coronavirus was surging around the UK. Continue reading.
Kiara Fox started a virtual pride to support the LGBT community during coronavirus
BBC News: Kiara Fox started a virtual pride to support the LGBT community during coronavirus Kiara Fox started a virtual pride to support the LGBT community during coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon warns of 'significant impact' on jobs
BBC News: Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon warns of 'significant impact' on jobs First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the next unemployment figures are likely to show an increase in the numbers out of work. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Newborn with heart defect and virus defies odds
BBC News: Coronavirus: Newborn with heart defect and virus defies odds Raees Hassain had a "remote" chance of survival after being rushed to hospital at six weeks old. Continue reading.

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