Emily Townsend Chief reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @emilyltownsend Senior reporter Exclusive: Beds at Ipswich mental health ward ‘likely to stay shut until autumn’ Yesterday, 11:20 Emily Townsend Intensive care beds at an Ipswich mental health ward are likely to stay closed until the autumn, it can be revealed. Video: New action-packed climbing centre for Ipswich wants to appeal to young after recent violence Saturday, July 14, 2018 Emily Townsend Bosses behind a new climbing and activity complex in Ipswich have set out their vision for the facility in the wake of recent tragedies. Everything you need to know about the 2018 Tendring Show – including site map and ticket information Friday, July 13, 2018 Emily Townsend Crowds of up to 20,000 people are expected to shake off the World Cup blues and bask in the sunshine at a bumper Tendring Show this weekend. Tell Us: Chewing gum bins launch in Ipswich – share your views Friday, July 13, 2018 Emily Townsend People who drop their chewing gum in Ipswich are being told where to stick it as part of a drive to rid streets of gum stains. Campaign to help Ipswich homeless marks first birthday Thursday, July 12, 2018 Emily Townsend Campaigners pledging to tackle homelessness in Ipswich have marked a successful first year – and celebrated their anniversary in style with an appearance from the town’s mayor. Revealed – Drone footage and CGI images of £3million Hollywood nightclub revamp Thursday, July 12, 2018 Emily Townsend Developers have thrown open the doors of a former Ipswich nightspot for the first time in several years – as a multi-million pound revamp of the site gets under way. Thousands expected at vibrant Indian Summer Mela 2018 in Ipswich Thursday, July 5, 2018 Emily Townsend Delicious smells and splashes of colour will greet visitors to Suffolk’s biggest and brightest celebration of Asian culture this weekend. Video: Hundreds pay respects at funeral of Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Emily Townsend Almost 800 people have paid their respects to a popular Ipswich teenager who tragically died at the age of 17. Bagpuss and Clangers co-creator Peter Firmin dies aged 89 Sunday, July 1, 2018 Emily Townsend The man behind childhood favourites such as Bagpuss, Basil Brush and the Clangers has died aged 89. Gates open at noon for Ipswich Music Day – and record crowds expected Sunday, July 1, 2018 Emily Townsend It’s set to be a day of superb summer sunshine and soaring temperatures as around 40,000 people are expected to flock to Ipswich Music Day. Attacks on ambulance staff on the rise as chiefs condemn violence Thursday, June 28, 2018 Emily Townsend Physical attacks reported by frontline ambulance staff in Suffolk have doubled in just three years, it can be revealed. Hundreds of drivers snapped speeding on A12 and Orwell Bridge Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Emily Townsend More than 1,200 motorists were clocked by speed cameras on the A12 last month – the equivalent of 40 a day. Everything you need to know about Ipswich Music Day 2018 – Stage times, line-up and attractions Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Emily Townsend A music extravaganza packed full of festival favourites is expected to draw bumper crowds to Ipswich this weekend. Live: Suffolk Day 2018: Latest pictures and video as hundreds turn out for special events Thursday, June 21, 2018 Emily Townsend The big day has arrived – an entire 24 hours to celebrate Suffolk, and everything that the county offers. Family of Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens warn young people about knife crime and gang culture Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Emily Townsend Relatives of a teenager killed in Ipswich have issued a warning to young people about becoming involved in knife crime and gang culture and called for more to be done to stop violence in the town. Video: Cat-astrophe strikes as tabby trapped for up to TWO days on 80-mile road trip Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Emily Townsend A hitchhiking tabby cat has had a miraculous escape after it was revealed he may have travelled some 80 miles into Essex wedged in the grille of a family car. Major bid for multi-million pound technology hub in Suffolk and Norfolk edges step closer Monday, June 18, 2018 Emily Townsend Multi-million pound plans to create a pioneering institute of technology in East Anglia have leapt forward, it can be revealed today. Fairground workers jailed over Summer Grant’s bouncy castle death Friday, June 15, 2018 Emily Townsend Two fairground workers responsible for the death of Summer Grant who was blown away in a bouncy castle in Essex have been jailed for three years. Can you help police find missing Woodbridge man Paul Fletcher? Monday, June 4, 2018 Emily Townsend A 37-year-old man has been reported missing from his home in Suffolk, sparking a police appeal. Video: Update on Ipswich murder investigation expected as police speak from scene Monday, June 4, 2018 Emily Townsend Police are expected to give an update on a murder investigation launched in Ipswich shortly as they speak to the media at the scene of the attack. Tributes paid to Ipswich landlady who has died aged 55 Thursday, May 31, 2018 Emily Townsend The heartbroken husband of an Ipswich pub landlady is leading tributes to her after she lost her battle with cancer aged 55. Live: Suffolk Show 2018: Live news and pictures from day two at Trinity Park Thursday, May 31, 2018 Emily Townsend It’s day two of the Suffolk Show – the county’s biggest annual event – and there are all sorts of activities in store. Public urged to stay vigilant after teenager is raped in late night attack Thursday, May 31, 2018 Emily Townsend Suffolk police are warning people to remain vigilant and take their personal safety very seriously after a young woman was raped in a “terrifying attack”. Gallery: Suffolk students’ artwork showcased at Sailmakers shopping centre in Ipswich Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Emily Townsend Talented students have added a splash of colour to a former retail unit in Sailmakers shopping centre with an exhibition of art work. Teenage boy attacked by man with knife near Ipswich Morrisons Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Emily Townsend Police are investigating after two boys were approached by a man with a knife near Morrisons in Ipswich. Live: Suffolk Show 2018: All the action as Suffolk’s biggest annual event gets under way Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Emily Townsend Thousands of people are due to descend on Trinity Park today for the biggest event of the year. ‘Terrifying attack’ on young woman in Sudbury sparks new appeal for witnesses Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Emily Townsend Detectives investigating the rape of a young woman in Sudbury have put out an updated appeal for witnesses to come forward as enquiries continue. Suffolk Show 2018: Latest traffic information and gate opening times as thousands flock to Trinity Park Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Paul Geater and Emily Townsend If you’re heading to the Suffolk Show – or just driving in the east Ipswich area today and tomorrow – be ready to be stuck in long traffic queues. Full list of Bank Holiday opening times for supermarkets in Suffolk and Essex Sunday, May 27, 2018 Emily Townsend Need to do some last-minute barbecue shopping this Bank Holiday? Below is a full list of opening hours for major supermarkets in Suffolk and Essex. Revealed – A12 speed cameras catch thousands of drivers Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Emily Townsend Thousands of motorists were snapped putting their foot down by speed cameras on the A12 in the first four months of 2018, official police figures reveal.