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 Coronavirus infection rate rises slightly in Suffolk Yesterday, 11:17 Emily Townsend The rate of coronavirus infection in Suffolk has risen slightly, according to new public health data – but remains one of the lowest in England. Dentists ask patients to pay up to £40 per appointment to cover PPE Tue, 16:47 Emily Townsend Some dental practices in Suffolk are charging patients up to £40 more for personal protective equipment (PPE) used during appointments. ‘Inmates treat jail like holiday camp’ – ex-prisoner’s claims on life at open prison Sunday, July 5, 2020 Emily Townsend A former inmate has lifted the lid on life inside Hollesley Bay – criticising an “astonishing” lack of security, and claiming some prisoners treat the open prison like a “holiday camp”. Quiz 50 more pub quiz questions to try out on family and friends Sunday, July 5, 2020 Emily Townsend Staying in tonight and avoiding the rush of pub-goers? Here are 50 more quiz question ideas to use for Zoom chats with family and friends. Updated Ipswich teenager Cerys Hall found safe and well by police Sunday, July 5, 2020 Emily Townsend A 16-year-old girl who went missing from her home in Ipswich has been found safely. Armed police swoop on ‘man with 12-inch knife’ in Suffolk town Sunday, July 5, 2020 Emily Townsend Police have arrested a man in Bury St Edmunds after discovering a 12-inch knife. Police chief ‘cautiously optimistic’ after first night of pubs reopening since lockdown Sunday, July 5, 2020 Emily Townsend Suffolk’s first night out after months of pubs being in lockdown “went really well” – with officers only being called to a handful of fights. Teenager in hospital with broken jaw after ‘serious’ town centre attack Sunday, July 5, 2020 Emily Townsend An 18-year-old has been rushed to hospital with a broken jaw after a serious attack in Colchester town centre. ‘It’s been a big learning curve’ – Furloughed workers on life in lockdown as restrictions ease Sunday, July 5, 2020 Emily Townsend Suffolk workers have shared their experiences of the furlough scheme as more businesses start to welcome back staff. Blustery weather on the way – but temperatures may get up to 22C later Sunday, July 5, 2020 Emily Townsend Windy conditions will be felt across Suffolk and north Essex today, weather forecasters have said. Updated Missing 13-year-old girl found safe and well Sunday, July 5, 2020 Emily Townsend A teenage girl who went missing from her home in Ipswich has been found safe and well. ‘They need help now’ – £131k in Covid-19 recovery cash set aside for struggling voluntary groups Sunday, July 5, 2020 Emily Townsend More than £130,000 is being set aside to help Ipswich community groups and projects get back on their feet through a coronavirus recovery fund. Video Prince William orders pint of Suffolk cyder on first trip to pub since lockdown Saturday, July 4, 2020 Emily Townsend The Duke of Cambridge savoured a pint of Suffolk cyder during his first visit to a pub after months of coronavirus lockdown. Video £25k bills to replace flammable tower block cladding branded ‘enormous’ by MP in letter Saturday, July 4, 2020 Emily Townsend Spiralling costs to replace flammable cladding on Ipswich’s St Francis Tower have been brought to the attention of the housing minister by the town’s MP. Revealed: Suffolk had 1,000 more coronavirus cases than reported at height of pandemic Friday, July 3, 2020 Emily Townsend More than 1,000 coronavirus cases in Suffolk at the height of the pandemic were not reported in public government figures, it can be revealed. Lockdown could ‘return within weeks’ if social distancing fails on Super Saturday, hospital boss warns Friday, July 3, 2020 Emily Townsend Extra NHS staff are being drafted in this weekend with Suffolk hospital chiefs anticipating a spike in A&E demand when drinkers head back to pubs. Coronavirus infection rate in Suffolk plummets to among lowest in England Thursday, July 2, 2020 Emily Townsend Suffolk had one of the lowest coronavirus infection rates in England last week – with less than one positive test result per 100,000 people. Woman who suffered brain injury at hospital awarded six-figure payout Thursday, July 2, 2020 Emily Townsend A patient left with a brain injury after NHS treatment has received a £200,000 settlement from a hospital trust. Reports of Suffolk coronavirus ‘spike’ sparked by just three cases – here is what is actually happening Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Emily Townsend National newspaper reports that Suffolk is one area which could face a local lockdown because of a rise in the number of coronavirus cases is based on just one extra test result. Families left in tower block with ‘highly flammable’ cladding amid court row over who pays Sunday, June 28, 2020 Emily Townsend Cladding still in place on Ipswich’s St Francis Tower has been described as being “more flammable even than Grenfell” in an ongoing court battle over who should foot a £3.6million repair bill. Mapped: The neighbourhoods with the highest and lowest number of coronavirus deaths Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Emily Townsend Deprived areas, neighbourhoods with older populations, and ethnically diverse communities are among those hit hardest in Suffolk by the coronavirus, it has emerged. Wildlife trust treasurer in row with waste site boss over great crested newt habitats Thursday, June 18, 2020 Emily Townsend A trustee of Suffolk’s largest wildlife charity has become involved in a dispute with the boss of a waste site over great crested newt habitats at his Grade II listed farmhouse. Special Report The coronavirus death toll: How many ‘excess deaths’ have there been in your area? Thursday, June 18, 2020 Emily Townsend Almost 600 more people have died in Suffolk in the past 12 weeks than they did last spring – with coronavirus only partly to blame for the rise. More than 15,000 people avoid A&E during coronavirus lockdown Monday, June 8, 2020 Emily Townsend A&E visits in Suffolk and north Essex have plummeted since the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown – with more than 15,000 people avoiding emergency departments. Fears ‘it wouldn’t take much’ for R number to rise above 1 Monday, June 8, 2020 Emily Townsend The coronavirus pandemic is still “very much with us”, an MP and doctor has warned as new figures show the eastern region’s ‘R’ infection rate has risen closer to 1. Video Revealed – Google data shows where people in Suffolk have been during lockdown Sunday, June 7, 2020 Emily Townsend People living in Suffolk seized the opportunity to head to parks and open spaces when lockdown rules eased – with visits soaring by 137% above normal levels for this time of year. Quiz 50 pub quiz questions to test on family and friends Saturday, June 6, 2020 Emily Townsend Looking for Zoom pub quiz question ideas? Here are 50 music, film, history, food/drink and general knowledge questions for all ages – with a bonus Suffolk reference each round. Care home deaths up 120% in Ipswich since coronavirus hit Friday, June 5, 2020 Emily Townsend Deaths at Ipswich care homes have leapt up by 118% since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, it can be revealed. Video ‘We’re so grateful’ – More than 500 coronavirus patients recover after treatment at our hospitals Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Emily Townsend Hundreds of people treated for Covid-19 infections at Suffolk and north Essex hospitals have recovered enough to return home, it has emerged. 11 more die with coronavirus at Suffolk’s care homes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Emily Townsend The death toll from coronavirus at Suffolk’s care homes remains in double figures this week – but new deaths are at their lowest level since the beginning of April, figures reveal.