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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: 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.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton 'enjoying' elements of coronavirus enforced break
BBC Sport: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton 'enjoying' elements of coronavirus enforced break Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he feels certain benefits from his enforced time away from Formula 1. Continue reading.
Four more die at Suffolk and Essex hospitals after contracting coronavirus
Four more die at Suffolk and Essex hospitals after contracting coronavirus. Another four people have died after testing positive for coronavirus at Suffolk and Essex hospitals. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: £2bn for 'once in a generation change' to transport
BBC News: Coronavirus: £2bn for 'once in a generation change' to transport The money will be used to improve infrastructure for cycling and walking, Grant Shapps says. Continue reading.
Coastguard rescues soar despite Covid-19 lockdown
BBC News: Coastguard rescues soar despite Covid-19 lockdown Crews attended 16 call outs across Scotland on the VE Day holiday as the number of UK rescues rose by 54%. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What will a socially-distanced bar look like?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What will a socially-distanced bar look like? How bars and restaurants could look when coronavirus restrictions are eased. Continue reading.
Amir Khan points to coronavirus risks and says he will not box behind closed doors
BBC Sport: Amir Khan points to coronavirus risks and says he will not box behind closed doors Former world champion Amir Khan says he will not box behind closed doors when fight nights return amid the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown hits Fishlake flood recovery efforts
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown hits Fishlake flood recovery efforts Six months after floods devastated Fishlake, many villagers are yet to return home. Continue reading.
Coronavirus rules 'an enormous ask', says first minister
BBC News: Coronavirus rules 'an enormous ask', says first minister Mark Drakeford said "we should all be anxious" about how long lockdown can be sustained. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Making relationships work during lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Making relationships work during lockdown Three couples reveal how the coronavirus has affected their relationships. Continue reading.
UFC 249: Jacare Souza tests positive for Covid-19 before Uriah Hall bout
BBC Sport: UFC 249: Jacare Souza tests positive for Covid-19 before Uriah Hall bout UFC middleweight Jacaré Souza tests positive for Covid-19 and will no longer compete at the controversial UFC 49 show. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Coping with behavioural issues during lockdown
A mum whose family has complex needs says she "panicked" at first but wants to pass this "test". Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Daniel Ricciardo: First race after coronavirus break will be 'chaos'
BBC Sport: Daniel Ricciardo: First race after coronavirus break will be 'chaos' Renault's Daniel Ricciardo expects the first race of the season to be chaotic after the long break enforced by the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Garden centres in England to reopen next week
BBC News: Coronavirus: Garden centres in England to reopen next week Stores following social distancing can reopen from Wednesday, a senior government source says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: CCEA publishes criteria for exam appeals
BBC News: Coronavirus: CCEA publishes criteria for exam appeals Pupils will not be able to appeal just because they disagree with the grade their teacher awards. Continue reading.
Terri Calvesbert’s dream wedding postponed to 2021 because of coronavirus
Terri Calvesbert’s dream wedding postponed to 2021 because of coronavirus. Inspirational Terri Calvesbert, who suffered 90% burns as a baby after a fire broke out at her Ipswich home, says she is “disappointed” after having to postpone her summer wedding. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Key safeguards needed for schools to reopen - unions
BBC News: Coronavirus: Key safeguards needed for schools to reopen - unions Education unions say they want scientific evidence it is safe for teachers and pupils to return. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Why might the R number be higher in Scotland?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Why might the R number be higher in Scotland? The R-value is at the heart of decisions on easing the lockdown - so why might it be different north of the border? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How they tried to curb Spanish flu pandemic in 1918
BBC News: Coronavirus: How they tried to curb Spanish flu pandemic in 1918 Face masks, fresh air and porridge - how people tried to curb a deadly flu pandemic in 1918. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Six money-saving ideas for lockdown and beyond
BBC News: Coronavirus: Six money-saving ideas for lockdown and beyond Millions of people are facing pay cuts or less work, so how can you make your money go further? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Challenge of reshaping UK cities for after lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Challenge of reshaping UK cities for after lockdown Replacing cars with bikes or walking will cut infections and address climate change, say campaigners. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: My lockdown hen party was virtually as good as the real thing
BBC News: Coronavirus: My lockdown hen party was virtually as good as the real thing A bride-to-be’s friends and family organised the surprise event to replace the one they originally had planned. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Key supermarket workers denied bonus
BBC News: Coronavirus: Key supermarket workers denied bonus A major retailer's thank-you bonuses do not include those taken on to deal with the pandemic. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Public urged to watch out for fake products after 'surge' in reports
BBC News: Coronavirus: Public urged to watch out for fake products after 'surge' in reports Councils have seen a "significant surge" in criminal activity, including the sale of bogus medical kit. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Up to 2,000 UK seafarers stranded'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Up to 2,000 UK seafarers stranded' Mental health problems are growing and ship workers see "no end" to their ordeal, a union warns. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Overcrowded households on pain of lockdown life
BBC News: Coronavirus: Overcrowded households on pain of lockdown life Hundreds of thousands of families live in overcrowded homes. What is lockdown life like for them? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Young men 'more likely to ignore lockdown'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Young men 'more likely to ignore lockdown' Psychologists find they are more likely to meet friends than women. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Grace Millane's family donate care packages in her memory
BBC News: Coronavirus: Grace Millane's family donate care packages in her memory The cousin of Grace Millane, who was murdered in New Zealand, says she would have been "so proud". Continue reading.
Coronavirus in the UK: The first 100 days
BBC News: Coronavirus in the UK: The first 100 days How the government's policy has shifted as the crisis evolved. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Bread and cake tips from a self-isolating baker
BBC News: Coronavirus: Bread and cake tips from a self-isolating baker Ray normally runs his family bakery, Rinkoffs, but is currently staying at home with his wife. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How is Suffolk's Little America coping in lockdown?
BBC News: Coronavirus: How is Suffolk's Little America coping in lockdown? How are the communities that rely so heavily on the US airbases coping under lockdown? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: How is Suffolk's Little America coping in lockdown?
How are the communities that rely so heavily on the US airbases coping under lockdown? Continue reading. on BBC News website.
WATCH: Great-grandmother’s heartwarming TikTok dance after beating coronavirus against all odds
WATCH: Great-grandmother’s heartwarming TikTok dance after beating coronavirus against all odds. A great-grandmother from Chantry who recently suffered two strokes and has battled three types of cancer, has defied all odds by successfully beating coronavirus and returning home to her family. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Lockdown restrictions to be lifted gradually
BBC News: Coronavirus: Lockdown restrictions to be lifted gradually The environment secretary says the PM will lay out a 'road map' to evolve restrictions. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown: 'No dramatic overnight change' to restrictions
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown: 'No dramatic overnight change' to restrictions The environment secretary urges the public to abide by the current measures over the bank holiday weekend. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Merseyside patient returns home after seven weeks
BBC News: Coronavirus: Merseyside patient returns home after seven weeks Father-of-two Gerard Small spent four weeks in intensive care where he was placed on a ventilator. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What do the new lockdown rules say?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What do the new lockdown rules say? Recycling centres and library updates as exercise rules relaxed in updated Welsh lockdown rules. Continue reading.
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 332 deaths were announced across England. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Sickest patients face long recovery
BBC News: Coronavirus: Sickest patients face long recovery People who feel so ill they needed treatment in intensive care can face a long recovery that may take months. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Lockdown remains in Wales but exercise rules eased
BBC News: Coronavirus: Lockdown remains in Wales but exercise rules eased People will be allowed to exercise more than once a day, First Minister Mark Drakeford says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Bristol boy inspired by Captain Tom wins PM award
BBC News: Coronavirus: Bristol boy inspired by Captain Tom wins PM award Frank Mills, who has spina bifida, was inspired by Capt Tom Moore to begin his walking challenge. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Golf, gyms and dog haircuts - how do Scots want to ease lockdown?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Golf, gyms and dog haircuts - how do Scots want to ease lockdown? The Scottish government has asked for the public's thoughts on easing restrictions - but are the ideas any good? Continue reading.
‘Never thought he’d survive’: 80-year-old with history of chest infections beats coronavirus
‘Never thought he’d survive’: 80-year-old with history of chest infections beats coronavirus. When dementia sufferer Barry Nixon, 80, was diagnosed with Covid-19 after a history of bad chest infections, his family bluntly said: “We never thought he’d survive. ” Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Does obesity increase the risk?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Does obesity increase the risk? Could the amount of fat in our body increase complications with Covid-19? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Almost half of NI deaths in care homes
BBC News: Coronavirus: Almost half of NI deaths in care homes The weekly breakdown of figures show 45% of deaths so far have occurred in care homes. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Isolating friends, 97 and 92, spend VE Day anniversary together
New friends Doug and Margaret will spend the anniversary together while isolating as a pair. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Coronavirus: Nine Chelsea Pensioners die with Covid-19, hospital says
BBC News: Coronavirus: Nine Chelsea Pensioners die with Covid-19, hospital says The Royal Hospital Chelsea says another 58 residents have contracted the virus and recovered. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown: Public urged to obey rules over bank holiday
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown: Public urged to obey rules over bank holiday It comes after the Welsh and Scottish governments accused No 10 of sending "mixed messages". Continue reading.
Will coronavirus delay Orwell Bridge wind closure trial?
Will coronavirus delay Orwell Bridge wind closure trial? Highways bosses behind plans for a 40mph trial on the Orwell Bridge during high winds have said the project is still on course for this winter, despite the coronavirus disruptions. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Rail services to be increased as travel restrictions ease
BBC News: Coronavirus: Rail services to be increased as travel restrictions ease Train operators and the government are planning to increase rail services from mid-May onwards. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: What will London transport look like after the lockdown?
BBC News: Coronavirus: What will London transport look like after the lockdown? Commutes could feature face masks, more cycle lanes, long queues and booked railway station slots. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Will we have to stay in isolation for a year?'
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Will we have to stay in isolation for a year? ' Some people with serious illnesses are bracing themselves for a longer, tougher period of lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus in Tottenham: 'I'm just giving all of myself'
BBC News: Coronavirus in Tottenham: 'I'm just giving all of myself' As coronavirus spread, a group of volunteers came together to transform the lives the people around them. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Five natural beauties to see on your daily exercise
BBC News: Coronavirus: Five natural beauties to see on your daily exercise With the lockdown prompting people to change their habits, many may be taking more notice of nature. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Fairgrounds packed up with nowhere to go
BBC News: Coronavirus: Fairgrounds packed up with nowhere to go Britain's showmen are facing financial ruin as lockdown means fairgrounds rusting away in storage. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Couple married for 63 years died days apart
BBC News: Coronavirus: Couple married for 63 years died days apart Clive and Doreen Hubbard, both in their 80s, died without each other or their family. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Couple married for 63 years died days apart
Clive and Doreen Hubbard, both in their 80s, died without each other or their family. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Ty: Mercury-nominated UK rapper dies of coronavirus, aged 47
BBC News: Ty: Mercury-nominated UK rapper dies of coronavirus, aged 47 The Mercury-nominated rapper had been put in an induced coma in April. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Pipes and clapping across Scotland for key workers
BBC News: Coronavirus: Pipes and clapping across Scotland for key workers Scotland has once again paused to clap and play the pipes for NHS staff, carers and key workers. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK claps for carers for the seventh week
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK claps for carers for the seventh week Watch for bagpipes, Boris Johnson and bus drivers showing off their parking skills. Continue reading.
Serie A: Three Fiorentina players test positive for coronavirus
BBC Sport: Serie A: Three Fiorentina players test positive for coronavirus Three Fiorentina players and three members of the club's support staff test positive for coronavirus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: PPE masks worth £160k stolen from Salford warehouse
BBC News: Coronavirus: PPE masks worth £160k stolen from Salford warehouse The masks were to be supplied to the NHS, along with councils and care homes, in West Yorkshire. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Birmingham tips reopening leads to long queues
BBC News: Coronavirus: Birmingham tips reopening leads to long queues Police are called to manage the traffic at the tips, which the council said was planned in advance. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Virus not beaten' but UK can think about next phase, says Raab
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Virus not beaten' but UK can think about next phase, says Raab The Foreign Secretary says the prime minister will outline what steps the UK "can responsibly take over the following weeks. " Continue reading.
Health officials ‘withholding evidence’ on why UK did not follow South Korea’s successful Covid-19 strategy – UK science chair
RT: Health officials ‘withholding evidence’ on why UK did not follow South Korea’s successful Covid-19 strategy – UK science chair Health officials are failing to provide evidence outlining the reasons why the UK government decided not to copy South Korea’s Covid-19 action plan – including mass testing – according to the Commons Science Committee chairman.
Coronavirus: Passengers told to wear gloves at some UK airports
BBC News: Coronavirus: Passengers told to wear gloves at some UK airports The owner of Stansted and Manchester airports says passengers must cover their faces and wear gloves. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 14 Covid-19-related deaths at Killyleagh care home
BBC News: Coronavirus: 14 Covid-19-related deaths at Killyleagh care home In all, 39 residents at Ringdufferin Nursing Home are confirmed to have the virus. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Schools in Wales not reopening on 1 June
BBC News: Coronavirus: Schools in Wales not reopening on 1 June The situation for schools in Wales will not change on 1 June, the education minister says. Continue reading.
UK moves to relax Covid-19 restrictions but Brits beg to #KeepTheLockdown, despite being cooped up since March
RT: UK moves to relax Covid-19 restrictions but Brits beg to #KeepTheLockdown, despite being cooped up since March Boris Johnson is expected to permit unlimited exercise as well as allowing picnics and sunbathing in parks after six weeks of lockdown, but rather than being thrilled by new freedoms, many Britons want to be kept housebound. The UK has seen significant curbs on personal freedoms since March, with travel restricted to essential trips only, just one outing for exercise a day otherwise permitted, and the shuttering of most shops to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Nine more coronavirus-related deaths in Suffolk and north Essex
Nine more coronavirus-related deaths in Suffolk and north Essex. Nine more people who were being treated for Covid-19 have died in hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex. Continue reading.
Best friends’ reunion scuppered by coronavirus crisis after cancer fight
Best friends’ reunion scuppered by coronavirus crisis after cancer fight. Two brave best friends from Bury St Edmunds who have both battled cancer have given their advice to those struggling with coronavirus isolation. Continue reading.
Admissions for new SEND school and units this September to continue despite coronavirus
Admissions for new SEND school and units this September to continue despite coronavirus. Steps are in place for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to be admitted to new schools in Suffolk as planned this September - despite construction delays caused by the Covid-19 crisis. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Bank holiday warning to avoid beauty spots
BBC News: Coronavirus: Bank holiday warning to avoid beauty spots Emergency services and other authorities say travel to beaches and national parks will "cost lives". Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Notting Hill Carnival cancelled due to Covid-19
BBC News: Coronavirus: Notting Hill Carnival cancelled due to Covid-19 The event normally attracts more than one million people to the streets of west London. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Germany's Bundesliga to resume behind closed doors on 16 May
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Germany's Bundesliga to resume behind closed doors on 16 May The Bundesliga will resume behind closed doors on Saturday 16 May - becoming the first European league to restart following the coronavirus shutdown. Continue reading.
By-election for vacant councillor seat likely be delayed until 2021 due to coronavirus crisis
By-election for vacant councillor seat likely be delayed until 2021 due to coronavirus crisis. A by-election to replace an East Suffolk councillor who resigned in March is not likely to take place for another year because of coronavirus, the authority has said. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Black Britons face 'twice the risk' of death, says ONS
BBC News: Coronavirus: Black Britons face 'twice the risk' of death, says ONS Location and wealth do not fully explain the risk compared to white people, new analysis suggests. Continue reading.
Coronavirus lockdown to continue in Scotland - Sturgeon
BBC News: Coronavirus lockdown to continue in Scotland - Sturgeon First Minister Nicola Sturgeon formally extends the coronavirus lockdown in Scotland. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Young offenders out of cells for 40 minutes a day
BBC News: Coronavirus: Young offenders out of cells for 40 minutes a day Inspectors raise concerns about the impacts of coronavirus on children in institutions. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Welsh ministers criticise lockdown 'mixed messages'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Welsh ministers criticise lockdown 'mixed messages' Mark Drakeford's government urges people to stay home this weekend as lockdown review is due. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Leicestershire care home workers face 'insulting' pay cuts
BBC News: Coronavirus: Leicestershire care home workers face 'insulting' pay cuts Nearly 100 staff are facing cuts while "putting their lives on the line", a trade union says. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Women's sport should be safeguarded, says Dame Heather Rabbatts
BBC Sport: Coronavirus: Women's sport should be safeguarded, says Dame Heather Rabbatts Women's sport must be safeguarded from the economic effects of coronavirus, former Football Association director Dame Heather Rabbatts says. Continue reading.
Patients needing ‘urgent’ care told to still visit hospital despite coronavirus crisis
Patients needing ‘urgent’ care told to still visit hospital despite coronavirus crisis. People in need of urgent or immediate care have been encouraged to still visit Colchester and Ipswich hospitals for treatment - despite the Covid-19 crisis. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: PM 'must show respect' to UK nations over lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: PM 'must show respect' to UK nations over lockdown The SNP's leader at Westminster says Boris Johnson should be working to build consensus on easing restrictions. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: London Zoo faces 'perilous future'
BBC News: Coronavirus: London Zoo faces 'perilous future' The zoo is struggling to obtain support from banks, because it has no history of borrowing. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Gollum actor Serkis to raise cash by reading entire Hobbit live online
BBC News: Coronavirus: Gollum actor Serkis to raise cash by reading entire Hobbit live online Andy Serkis will narrate the Lord of the Rings prequel in one 12-hour sitting in aid of charity. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: UK detention centres 'emptied in weeks'
BBC News: Coronavirus: UK detention centres 'emptied in weeks' Campaigners are calling for the release of all remaining detainees over Covid-19 concerns. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: The taxi drivers left 'desperate' by the lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: The taxi drivers left 'desperate' by the lockdown A union representing taxi drivers estimates 80,000 "are in danger of becoming destitute" in lockdown. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson to review lockdown, and PPE from Turkey 'unusable'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson to review lockdown, and PPE from Turkey 'unusable' Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: NI Executive to discuss plan for easing lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: NI Executive to discuss plan for easing lockdown Ministers will meet again to consider what measures could be relaxed. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: PM to review lockdown restrictions with cabinet
BBC News: Coronavirus: PM to review lockdown restrictions with cabinet Boris Johnson will chair his cabinet, after suggesting some restrictions could be eased from Monday. Continue reading.
Coronavirus PPE: Gowns ordered from Turkey fail to meet safety standards
BBC News: Coronavirus PPE: Gowns ordered from Turkey fail to meet safety standards Some 400,000 gowns ordered by the UK do not meet British safety standards, the government confirms. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Private renters need more help to 'ride out crisis'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Private renters need more help to 'ride out crisis' Almost half a million people are at 'high risk' of homelessness, local councils warn government. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Concerns for wellbeing of babies born in lockdown
BBC News: Coronavirus: Concerns for wellbeing of babies born in lockdown New mothers are missing out on support for their babies amidst lockdown restrictions. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: 'Humiliation' as school meal vouchers fail at till
BBC News: Coronavirus: 'Humiliation' as school meal vouchers fail at till "We had to leave all our shopping," a mother tells BBC News. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Travellers 'struggling without water and power'
BBC News: Coronavirus: Travellers 'struggling without water and power' People from the travelling community say they are struggling to access water, electricity and sanitation. Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Boom time for bikes as virus changes lifestyles
BBC News: Coronavirus: Boom time for bikes as virus changes lifestyles Bicycle shops across the UK say demand for new bikes - and repairs for old ones - is high, and transport policymakers are trying to adjust. Continue reading.
Behind every door: Life in coronavirus lockdown
BBC News: Behind every door: Life in coronavirus lockdown With the UK in its seventh week of lockdown, how different have people's experiences been? Continue reading.
Coronavirus: Why do I need to be tested?
BBC News: Coronavirus: Why do I need to be tested? BBC Reality Check breaks down what is coronavirus testing and why it matters. Continue reading.

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