Emily Townsend Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @emilyltownsend Video: Ipswich mayor in a spin as countdown to Suffolk stage of Women’s Tour pedals forward Yesterday, 17:21 Emily Townsend The countdown to an international cycling spectacular sweeping through the heart of Suffolk in June has stepped up a gear – as a high-profile dignitary swapped her civic chain for a bicycle one. Tell Us: Share your experiences of booking appointments at GP surgeries in Suffolk Yesterday, 11:10 Emily Townsend As new research reveals just 50% of patients in Suffolk are happy with the way they book GP appointments, we are asking readers to share their views. Charity ball in aid of Ipswich Hospital’s baby bereavement support group set for town’s Corn Exchange on May 5 Yesterday, 18:26 Emily Townsend A black tie charity ball is taking place to collect cash for an Ipswich-based baby bereavement support group. Shocking RSPCA statistics reveal more than 5,500 cruelty complaints investigated in Suffolk and Essex Tue, 15:43 Emily Townsend Thousands of animal cruelty complaints were investigated by the RSPCA last year – with 14 new welfare concerns looked into every single day across Suffolk and Essex. Video: Special ceremony attended by Prime Minister sees statue of Suffolk’s Millicent Fawcett unveiled in Parliament Square Tue, 11:38 Emily Townsend Suffolk-born campaigner Millicent Fawcett – a key player in the fight for women’s suffrage – has become the first woman to be honoured with a statue in one of London’s most famous squares. Man charged in connection with serious crash in Ipswich’s Yarmouth Road Tue, 09:49 Emily Townsend Police have charged a 31-year-old man in connection with a serious crash in Ipswich at the weekend. Four arrested in connection with Colchester car park murder investigation Tue, 09:33 Emily Townsend Police have arrested four people in connection with a murder investigation launched in Colchester yesterday. ‘Potent’ thunderstorms hit East Anglia after week of dazzling sunshine and hottest London Marathon on record Sunday, April 22, 2018 Emily Townsend Dazzling sunshine has poured down on Suffolk and north Essex this weekend – with sun-seekers flocking to coastal resorts to enjoy the hot weather. Anger as pothole leaves Ipswich postie injured – as council throws out claim for damages Thursday, April 19, 2018 Emily Townsend A postman left bruised and scarred after crashing his bike when he hit a pothole has criticised council chiefs who have thrown out his claim for damages. Supermarket Sweep star Dale Winton dies aged 62 Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Emily Townsend Supermarket Sweep star Dale Winton has died at the age of 62, his agent has said. Mini clubbers to take over dancefloor at Suffolk’s first ever family-friendly rave Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Emily Townsend Pint-sized partygoers are due to take over the dancefloor this summer at Suffolk’s first ever family-friendly rave. Major proposals for former HMS Ganges site at Shotley Gate take ‘step in the right direction’ Monday, April 16, 2018 Emily Townsend Multi-million pound plans to transform a former Suffolk naval training base into a development with nearly 300 homes, a sports park, shops and a GP surgery have taken another step forward. Video: Mini heatwave on the way – Soaring temperatures to make Suffolk and Essex hotter than Athens Monday, April 16, 2018 Emily Townsend It’s time to bring out the suncream – forecasters believe Thursday will be the hottest day of the year so far. Soaring numbers of children going missing in care – with five reports a day and youngest child aged four Monday, April 16, 2018 Emily Townsend Vulnerable children who repeatedly go missing from care in Suffolk and Essex are at a serious risk of sexual exploitation and bullying. Paddles at the ready – countdown to Ipswich’s first ever Dragon Boat Festival begins Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Emily Townsend Dragon boats emblazoned with dazzling designs will add a splash of colour to Ipswich Waterfront as they race down the river Orwell this summer. Gallery: Sushi, origami and Tai Chi enjoyed by shoppers at Sailmakers Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Emily Townsend Shoppers got a taste of sushi and serenity during a four-day Asian spring festival in Ipswich. Ipswich bowel cancer survivor to give back with all-singing, all-dancing charity concert at John Peel Centre Sunday, April 8, 2018 Emily Townsend An Ipswich cancer survivor whose traumatic battle with the disease forced him to have part of his bladder removed is launching a star-studded concert for a cause close to his heart. Under-12s Capel St Mary football star braves hair chop smashing target for Little Princess Trust Saturday, April 7, 2018 Emily Townsend An inspirational under-12s football star has donated long locks of hair that took almost two years to grow to a children’s cancer charity. Under-12s Capel St Mary football star braves hair chop smashing target for Little Princess Trust Thursday, April 5, 2018 Emily Townsend An inspirational under-12s football star has donated long locks of hair that took almost two years to grow to a children’s cancer charity. Video: Suffolk sailor still braving waves at 90 donates Paralympic standard racing boat to East Anglian Sailing Trust Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Emily Townsend A hardy sailor still braving the waves at 90 is breathing new life into a Suffolk charity he credits with saving his own. Gallery: Revealed – Plans unveiled for new adrenalin-pumping climbing complex at Ransomes Europark Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Emily Townsend Ransomes Europark could be in for another boost if a new climbing and activity complex for thrillseekers is given the green light by planners. Work starts to transform former Pizza Hut at Ransomes Europark into new Nandos restaurant Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Emily Townsend Global chicken giant Nando’s is preparing to open its second store in Ipswich – as work begins to revamp the former Pizza Hut site it is due to move into. Treasure found near Woodbridge and Sutton Hoo ‘adds to evidence for Rendlesham palace’ Thursday, March 29, 2018 Emily Townsend Treasure discovered at a site near the internationally renowned Sutton Hoo adds to evidence experts have that an Anglo Saxon palace is buried near Rendlesham, archaeologists believe. Suffolk health bosses back NHS shake-up which would see three CCGs share staff and leadership Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Emily Townsend Health leaders have unveiled their vision for a new partnership which would see three NHS groups link up and share leadership. Ipswich cycling spectacular kicking off at town’s Waterfront to be ‘bigger and better than ever’ Monday, March 26, 2018 Emily Townsend Cyclists are getting pumped for a summer sports spectacular which will take competitors on a scenic tour of Suffolk. Ipswich volunteer’s bid to conquer fear of heights and abseil down Colchester town hall for EACH Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Emily Townsend A volunteer from Ipswich is hoping to conquer his fear of heights by taking on a charity abseil down Colchester’s town hall. Video: Snow’s not over yet – white Easter possible in Suffolk and north Essex Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Emily Townsend A fresh round of snow could fall at Easter according to experts – just when hopes were high that the wintry weather swept in by the Beast from the East had run its course. Joy as Hadleigh’s St Mary’s C of E Primary School celebrates 50th birthday Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Emily Townsend Delighted pupils and staff at a Suffolk primary school marked their 50th birthday celebrations in style. Ipswich gets its socks off to help homeless at Emmaus Suffolk in Sailmakers Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Emily Townsend Homeless charity Emmaus has collected more than 2,500 socks to help the town’s rough sleepers beat the cold. Two Ipswich Hospital nurses preparing for London Marathon challenge Monday, March 19, 2018 Emily Townsend Two Suffolk nurses are taking on the London Marathon to collect cash for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust – and to celebrate their 30th birthdays.