Emily Townsend Share Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Chief reporter email@example.com @emilyltownsend Senior reporter Video Scrapping four-hour A&E target ‘could be detrimental’ to patients – hospital boss Yesterday, 18:15 Emily Townsend Controversial plans to abandon the four hour waiting time target at A&E could be detrimental to patients, the boss of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals is warning. GP surgery taking special measures rating ‘very seriously’ Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Emily Townsend A Suffolk GP surgery with thousands of patients on its register is now in special measures after health inspectors raised concerns about safety and leadership. Iconic Helter Skelter returns to pier after winter break Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Emily Townsend Clacton Pier’s most iconic ride is set to return this weekend after a winter break in Scotland. Brexit uncertainty and job cuts ‘fuelling spike in foodbank use’ Thursday, February 28, 2019 Emily Townsend Firms are slashing hours and cutting jobs over Brexit fears – prompting more people than ever before to turn to foodbanks for help, it has been claimed. Video Which The One Show star will be at the Cornhill today? Thursday, February 28, 2019 Emily Townsend Keep your eyes peeled for TV favourites at the Cornhill today – the team behind BBC’s The One Show have reserved a filming slot this afternoon. Video The One Show is filming on the Cornhill tomorrow Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Emily Townsend BBC’s The One Show is filming on the Cornhill tomorrow – tasting the first crop of tomatoes from the UK’s most eco-efficient greenhouse near Ipswich. Ipswich bake-off competition cancelled Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Emily Townsend Shy bakers have led to the cancellation of an Ipswich cake contest planned for the weekend. Video Inside ‘tomato kingdom’ near Ipswich as first plants ready for picking Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Emily Townsend Tomatoes at a high-tech Suffolk greenhouse the size of 11 football pitches are ripe for picking – 10 weeks after the first seed was sown. Ambulance hand over times at A&E rise again in winter Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Emily Townsend Getting ambulances back on the road is a priority for hospitals in the region, bosses said, as the number of ambulance hours wasted by waiting to hand over rose again this winter. Video How your A&E experience will change as under-pressure hospitals miss waiting time targets Sunday, February 24, 2019 Emily Townsend The way A&E departments in Suffolk and north Essex treat patients is going to change, NHS bosses have revealed after hospitals missed national waiting time targets for two months in a row. Video Are speeding drivers finally getting the message? Three-year low for Orwell Bridge cameras Sunday, February 24, 2019 Emily Townsend Drivers may finally be getting the message, Suffolk’s crime chief has said as the number of motorists snapped speeding on the Orwell Bridge plunged to a three-year low. Student hoping to get her paws on top prize at Crufts Friday, February 22, 2019 Emily Townsend An 18-year-old from Suffolk is looking to unleash her talent and make judges sit up and take notice during one of the world’s top dog shows. Fears over ‘additional strain’ on under-pressure ambulance service as prison call-outs rise Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Emily Townsend Ambulance workers were sent to Suffolk and Essex jails hundreds of times last year – the equivalent of more than once a day, we can reveal. ‘It’s scandalous’ – Campaigners slam broken promises after mental health patients sent hundreds of miles away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Emily Townsend The situation facing Suffolk and Norfolk’s struggling mental health trust has been dubbed “scandalous” after it emerged patients in crisis are still being sent hundreds of miles away for treatment. Vision unveiled for second tech-focused teaching hub at college Monday, February 18, 2019 Emily Townsend Fresh proposals are being unveiled for the expansion of an Ipswich college – just weeks after planners gave a state-of-the-art technology hub the green light. GPs could be persuaded out of retirement to solve shortages in new NHS plan Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Emily Townsend Long-serving doctors could be persuaded to abandon retirement and help tackle GP shortages in Suffolk and north Essex, it has emerged. Opinion Suffolk’s Clare Flintoff: £45m special school cash ‘extremely welcome’ Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Emily Townsend In this column, Clare Flintoff – chief executive of a group of 10 Suffolk primary schools – shares her view on provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. Video No-deal Brexit could be ‘catastrophic’ for Suffolk’s councils Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Emily Townsend Grave concerns are being raised about how prepared Suffolk is for Brexit with just a few weeks left on the clock. Special Report How a no-deal Brexit could affect you Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Emily Townsend Britain will leave the European Union without a deal on March 29 unless a withdrawal agreement is approved or Article 50 is delayed – we look at how this eventuality could affect you in Suffolk. Video Now you see it, now you don’t – Orwell Bridge ‘disappears’ in fog Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Emily Townsend The Orwell Bridge near Ipswich has ‘disappeared’ in fog this morning. Baking new ground – Create edible landmarks in mayor’s culinary contest with a twist Friday, February 1, 2019 Emily Townsend A chocolate Christchurch Mansion, a Willis wheel or an ‘oreo’ bridge – your cakes of Ipswich landmarks could soon be cream of the crop at the mayor’s baking competition with a difference. Exclusive Hundreds of Suffolk patients warned their pacemakers could malfunction Friday, February 1, 2019 Emily Townsend Pacemakers fitted to hundreds of Suffolk patients may be at risk of malfunctioning, it has emerged. Video Three-way split of mental health trust could be on the cards Friday, February 1, 2019 Emily Townsend The troubled mental health trust in Suffolk and Norfolk could be split into three, we can reveal. Schoolgirl, 11, approached by ‘man in silver taxi’ Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Emily Townsend Another child has reported being approached by a man in a silver car in Kesgrave – sparking a fresh ‘stranger danger’ warning. Pret is no longer opening a shop in Ipswich Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Emily Townsend Popular sandwich chain Pret has confirmed it is no longer opening a store on Ipswich Cornhill. Video Tower block stripped of cladding after Grenfell fitted out with fire alarm system Monday, January 28, 2019 Emily Townsend Fire alarms are to be fitted at an Ipswich block of flats as part of safety upgrades prompted by the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Holocaust survivor’s story of life at Auschwitz shared with school pupils Monday, January 28, 2019 Emily Townsend Orphaned as a young boy when his parents were killed in the gas chambers, Ipswich-based Frank Bright is one of the last people in Britain able to offer first-hand testimony of the horrors of the Holocaust. Parking price hikes at Greater Anglia stations revealed Thursday, January 24, 2019 Emily Townsend Angry commuters have branded price hikes at Suffolk and Essex railway station car parks a “kick in the teeth” – after some leapt up by as much as 25%. ‘There’s no easy fix’ warns GP as scale of doctor shortage revealed Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Emily Townsend The scale of GP shortages in our region is laid bare in NHS data which ranks parts of Suffolk and Essex among the worst places in England for patient-doctor ratios. Video Big shake-up revealed for Suffolk’s mental health services Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Emily Townsend Suffolk’s NHS bosses have spelled out their vision for a major shake-up of mental health services ahead of a meeting of experts.