Emily Townsend Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @emilyltownsend ‘It was absolute carnage’ – Headteacher speaks out after Birchwood Primary School targeted by vandals 12:21 Emily Townsend The headteacher of a Suffolk primary school has slammed vandals who left a trail of destruction after smashing up the grounds overnight. Ipswich Lavender News owner asks customers to knock before he lets them in after spate of thefts Yesterday, 20:00 Emily Townsend An Ipswich shopkeeper left angry and upset at shoplifters targeting the newsagents he owns is taking a stand and asking customers to knock before he lets them in. Updated: Full list of school closures in Suffolk and Essex for Monday, December 11 Yesterday, 11:13 Emily Townsend A number of schools have already announced plans to close across Suffolk and north Essex this morning after snowy weather hit the region. Drama as Farage the emu escapes in Essex village on snow day Yesterday, 10:12 Emily Townsend An emu named Farage caused quite a stir in an Essex village yesterday after it escaped from its home in the snowy weather. Video: More sleet and snow arrives as temperatures expected to plunge in East Anglia tonight Yesterday, 07:51 Emily Townsend More sleet and snow has begun in Suffolk this afternoon ahead of a temperature plummet forecasted for tonight. Video: Ice warning issued as Suffolk and Essex drivers urged to take extra care Yesterday, 07:31 Emily Townsend Motorists are being warned of disruption on the region’s roads this morning as snow turns into ice following a weekend wintry blast. Father’s questions over death of anorexic student Averil Hart after Ombudsman criticises NHS failings in damning report Friday, December 8, 2017 Emily Townsend The deterioration and death of an anorexia sufferer just 10 weeks into her first term at university was tragic and avoidable, a damning report being laid before Parliament today reveals. Suffolk Mind launch competition in memory of former trustee encouraging teenagers to write about mental health Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Emily Townsend A Suffolk charity is launching a competition inviting teenagers to write about mental health in memory of a well-known trustee and radio pioneer. Firefighters tackle blaze in Aldeburgh bungalow Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Emily Townsend A fire broke out in the living room of a bungalow in Aldeburgh last night. Report reveals 99 swimming pools worth of water leaked by companies serving East Anglia Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Emily Townsend Millions of litres of water were leaked by companies covering East Anglia every day during 2016-17, a new report reveals. Suffolk coroner writes to mental health trust after death of ‘fantastic father’ and popular Thurlow Nunn engineer James Ketteringham Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Emily Townsend A senior Suffolk coroner has written to the region’s mental health trust urging them to do more after a popular Thurlow Nunn engineer took his own life. New Suffolk Trading Standards scheme will help communities to protect the lonely from scams Monday, December 4, 2017 Emily Townsend Lonely people are four times more likely to be victims of a scam, Suffolk trading standards chiefs have warned as they launch a new campaign calling on communities to do their bit. Gallery: Delight as first snow of winter falls in Suffolk – with more on the way Thursday, November 30, 2017 Emily Townsend The first snow of winter has fallen in the Suffolk towns of Saxmundham, Bungay and Southwold. Is it snowing where you are? Send your pictures to us. Signal fault sparks delays for Greater Anglia passengers between Ipswich and Peterborough Thursday, November 30, 2017 Emily Townsend Passengers travelling on Greater Anglia trains are facing delays on the Ipswich to Peterborough line this morning. Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran tops list of Yahoo celebrity web searches for 2017 Thursday, November 30, 2017 Emily Townsend Donald Trump, Brexit and the General Election were the most-searched terms on Yahoo this year. Video: Snow and ice forecast for Suffolk and Essex today as drivers urged to take care on roads Thursday, November 30, 2017 Emily Townsend Weather experts believe there is a chance snow will fall in East Anglia today as the region is gripped by a cold snap. Fundraising schoolboy picked to lead out Ipswich Town team presents hospital playroom with gifts Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Emily Townsend A kind-hearted Ipswich schoolboy made a community champion by Town captain Luke Chambers for his charity efforts has brightened up an Ipswich Hospital ward with donated toys. Calls for more bobbies on the beat after several homes targeted by burglars in Capel St Mary Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Emily Townsend Senior detectives are speaking out to reassure Capel St Mary residents who have expressed fears for their safety after several homes in the village were targeted by burglars. Computing club founder launches charity pledging to help Suffolk youngsters from low income families learn vital tech skills Friday, November 24, 2017 Emily Townsend A new charity has launched in Suffolk tonight – and what they are hoping to do has attracted the support of Ipswich mayor Sarah Barber and the county’s gaming community. Investigation due to start today into cause of Ipswich high rise fire at Cumberland Towers Friday, November 24, 2017 Emily Townsend Investigations were due to start today into a blaze which broke out in a high rise block of flats in Ipswich, last night. Video: Investigation to be continued today into fire at Cumberland Towers, Ipswich Friday, November 24, 2017 Emily Townsend Investigations were continuing today into a blaze which broke out in a high rise block of flats in Ipswich, last night. Ipswich man Maciej Antkowiak named as victim of fatal Long Melford crash Friday, November 24, 2017 Emily Townsend Police have named a 23-year-old man from Ipswich who died in a crash in Long Melford on Wednesday. Live hand grenade among strangest donations to Ipswich charity shop Thursday, November 23, 2017 Emily Townsend A live hand grenade, a stuffed tarantula in a cage and a voodoo kit containing human hair are among the quirkiest donations to an Ipswich charity shop. Fundraising footballers among first to sign up for EACH lantern walk on Ipswich Waterfront Thursday, November 23, 2017 Emily Townsend Promising young footballers from Ipswich are hoping to illuminate the Waterfront with their bright orange charity tops during next month’s Christmas lantern walk. New defibrillator lifeline for Ipswich town centre as campaigners reveal public can’t access vital equipment when shops close Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Emily Townsend Campaigners shocked by the news that there are no publicly accessible defibrillators in Ipswich town centre once shops shut are taking matters into their own hands. Arrest made in connection with robbery of elderly woman in Ipswich’s Victoria Street Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Emily Townsend Police investigating a robbery of a 79-year-old woman in Ipswich on Bonfire Night have arrested a man in connection with the incident. It’s a dream come true for Ipswich 101-year-old as she gets VIP treatment at The Dreamboys’ Regent performance Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Emily Townsend The Dreamboys’ oldest fan is still recovering from her bucket list encounter with the group at Ipswich Regent. Watchdog criticises Suffolk council over claims workers cut woman’s care visits short Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Emily Townsend A Suffolk woman forked out almost £200 a week for domestic care despite agency workers cutting visits short, a government watchdog has found. Updated: A14 westbound slip road at Copdock re-opens after elderly couple’s car crashes into sign Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Emily Townsend An elderly couple’s car managed to get stuck up an embankment after it crashed into a sign on the A14 westbound slip road for the Copdock Interchange this evening. Woman suffers serious hip injury after falling out of car while it was moving in Hadleigh Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Emily Townsend Paramedics have treated an elderly woman for serious injuries after a crash in Hadleigh.