Emily Townsend Share Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Chief reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @emilyltownsend Senior reporter Video Foodbanks ‘preparing for worst’ with Brexit and Universal Credit in 2019 after busiest ever Christmas Mon, 05:30 Emily Townsend Under-pressure foodbanks battled record demand and answered crisis calls around the clock this Christmas and New Year – as more people than ever before faced hardship in Suffolk and north Essex. Baby Grace’s ‘extremely rare’ illness means she may never walk or talk Sunday, January 13, 2019 Emily Townsend A baby girl from Essex with an extremely rare gene condition could be one of just 18 children in the world living with it, her family has revealed. Exclusive Ipswich School announced as new owner of Anglesea Heights Thursday, January 3, 2019 Emily Townsend One of Ipswich’s most prominent buildings has a new owner, and we can exclusively reveal their identity today. Love notes from 1940s on list of bizarre items left at Ipswich hotel Thursday, January 3, 2019 Emily Townsend A framed photo of the royal wedding, a barrister’s gown and wig and a box full of love notes dating back to the 1940s are among unusual treasures left behind at an Ipswich hotel chain. Revealed – The ten worst-hit Ipswich streets for fly-tipping Thursday, January 3, 2019 Emily Townsend Fly-tipping is a blight on people’s lives and authorities will come down hard on those who repeatedly leave streets in a mess. Special Report Revealed – Tens of thousands of children ‘active for less than 30 minutes a day’ Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Emily Townsend More than a third of children and young people in Suffolk do less than half an hour of physical activity a day, according to government research. Police swoop on bus station over reports of ‘man with axe’ Sunday, December 30, 2018 Emily Townsend, Dominic moffitt and Sophie Barnett Up to seven police cars were spotted at Ipswich’s Old Cattle Market bus station this afternoon following reports of a man with an axe. ‘Troubling’ figures reveal thousands of women are missing breast cancer screenings Friday, December 28, 2018 Emily Townsend Tens of thousands of Suffolk and Essex women missed their last screening for breast cancer, according to data branded “troubling” by experts. Santa’s little helpers, mischievous elves and Christmas puddings get into festive spirt Thursday, December 27, 2018 Emily Townsend Babies and toddlers embraced the Christmas spirit during a week of festive classes helping mums to relax away from the seasonal pressures. 500-year-old pub left with ‘gaping hole’ in wall after van crash Thursday, December 20, 2018 Emily Townsend Pictures have emerged showing damage to an historic village pub in mid Suffolk after an early morning crash. Ipswich murder probe: Everything we know so far Monday, December 17, 2018 Emily Townsend A murder investigation is under way in Ipswich today after a man was stabbed to death in broad daylight. Three Ipswich stabbings reported in less than 12 hours Sunday, December 16, 2018 Emily Townsend Police dealt with three reported stabbings in Ipswich today in less than 12 hours, officers have confirmed. Murder investigation launched after man dies in Ipswich stabbing Sunday, December 16, 2018 Emily Townsend and Amy Gibbons A man has died following a stabbing in Ipswich, sparking a murder investigation. Video Major police presence in Ipswich street after reports of stabbing Sunday, December 16, 2018 Emily Townsend Armed police have shut off a residential street in Ipswich following reports of a stabbing. Video ‘People spat at me in the street’ – mum-of-three suffers after ex-partner’s fake Facebook claims Sunday, December 9, 2018 Emily Townsend A Suffolk mum-of-three subjected to a campaign of online harassment by her ex-partner said people spat and swore at her in the street and boycotted her business over the ordeal. ‘We’re in limbo’ – Pair want answers over future of cladding on Ipswich flats Thursday, December 6, 2018 Emily Townsend People living in an Ipswich apartment block say they are in the dark over whether cladding which has failed a fire test will be removed. Video ‘We can’t keep making excuses’ – Calls to ‘abolish’ mental health trust if rapid turnaround fails Thursday, December 6, 2018 Emily Townsend A Suffolk MP will join calls to abolish the region’s mental health trust unless there is clear evidence of significant improvement by the end of January, it has emerged. Crunch meeting with MPs about failing mental health trust ‘due before Christmas’ Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Emily Townsend MPs in Suffolk and Norfolk hope to meet with regulators over the future of the region’s crisis-hit mental health trust before Christmas, it has emerged. Teenager who attempted to take own life ‘doesn’t meet criteria’ to be sectioned Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Emily Townsend A distraught mother has described Suffolk’s mental health service as “farcical” and claims it is failing families after her daughter attempted to take her own life – but was not sectioned. Video Health secretary vows to ‘get to bottom’ of mental health crisis in own backyard Thursday, November 29, 2018 Emily Townsend Radical action is needed to tackle the crisis facing Suffolk’s mental health trust, the health secretary has said. ‘Families are paying the ultimate price’ – Lawyer speaks out over failings at struggling trust Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Emily Townsend A top lawyer wants to share the tragic experiences of families she has represented with the boss of our region’s failing mental health trust – after it was plunged into special measures again. How health secretary and Suffolk MP Matt Hancock responded to our questions about failing trust Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Emily Townsend West Suffolk MP and health secretary Matt Hancock is facing calls to intervene over the future of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT). Updated ‘This is the ONLY way forward for Suffolk’ – Watchdog’s warning over failing mental health trust Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Emily Townsend The only way forward for mental health services in Suffolk is to adopt a radical strategy distanced from its failing NHS trust. Video Mental health trust CQC: Mum ‘scared to have more children’ and student told she could ‘manage’ Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Emily Townsend A young Ipswich mother under the care of Suffolk mental health services revealed she is scared to have more children after an 18-month battle with postnatal depression. Asylum seeker posing as schoolboy pictured – as investigation concludes he WAS over 18 Friday, November 23, 2018 Emily Townsend and Amy Gibbons A pupil suspended from Ipswich’s Stoke High School after classmates said he may be as old as 30 is actually an adult, it has been reported. Major incident at business park – Reports of ‘person trapped’ at warehouse Friday, November 23, 2018 Emily Townsend Emergency services are at the scene of a major incident at in Haverhill, where searches are understood to be under way for a person trapped at a business park. Extra police on the streets for Christmas shopping season Thursday, November 22, 2018 Emily Townsend More police will be in Ipswich tonight as the Christmas shopping season gets under way. Couple heartbroken at baby son’s death back hospice’s Christmas campaign Thursday, November 22, 2018 Emily Townsend A couple who lost their baby son at just 18 days old are throwing themselves behind a campaign aiming to brighten children’s lives at Christmas time. ‘Our mental health system is failing’ – Bleak warning over state of care in Suffolk Thursday, November 22, 2018 Emily Townsend Suffolk’s mental health and wellbeing system is failing and people are struggling to access support they need – even in moments of crisis. Reaction to sudden departure of mental health boss days before CQC report Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Emily Townsend Campaigners have shared their views on the sudden resignation of a mental health trust chief – just days before a new inspection report is due to be published.