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 The Suffolk workplaces remaining open during coronavirus lockdown Friday, April 3, 2020 Emily Townsend Some Suffolk firms are remaining open during the coronavirus lockdown, sparking fears from staff about spreading Covid-19. 14 coronavirus-related deaths reported at Ipswich Hospital Friday, April 3, 2020 Emily Townsend A total of 14 coronavirus deaths have been confirmed at Ipswich Hospital – after an administrative error meant they were not reported over three weeks. Factory staff have redundancies brought forward over coronavirus Friday, April 3, 2020 Emily Townsend Nearly 200 workers have had their redundancies brought forward at a Suffolk factory to reduce coronavirus exposure, it has emerged. Video Suffolk’s nurses ‘giving their all’ – but they need to feel protected Thursday, April 2, 2020 Emily Townsend Protective equipment shielding Suffolk’s frontline nurses from coronavirus is arriving daily – but there is not enough to build up stock, union leaders have warned. Two further patients die at West Suffolk Hospital after contracting coronavirus Thursday, April 2, 2020 Emily Townsend West Suffolk Hospital has confirmed two further patients have died after testing positive for coronavirus. Two more coronavirus deaths confirmed at Colchester Hospital Thursday, April 2, 2020 Emily Townsend Two further coronavirus patients – one in their 90s and one in their 70s – have died at Colchester Hospital, bringing the total number of deaths to 11. Gallery Adorable baby lambs bring spring joy to farm Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Emily Townsend Signs of spring are starting to appear in Suffolk – these adorable baby lambs are among the latest new arrivals at Jimmy’s Farm. New history museum planned for former town centre factory Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Emily Townsend Proposals for a new museum celebrating the history of Harwich have been submitted to council planners. Quiz Can you beat our A-Z of Suffolk quarantine quiz? Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Emily Townsend How well do you know Suffolk – can you answer 26 tricky questions on the county, one for each letter of the alphabet? Aqua Eight in Ipswich goes into liquidation Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Emily Townsend Liquidators have been appointed to Aqua Eight, a popular pan-Asian restaurant in Ipswich, it has emerged. Video ‘Please stay at home for me’ – Heartbreaking plea from cancer sufferer Amelia, 2 Monday, March 30, 2020 Emily Townsend The family of an Ipswich toddler battling a rare form of cancer are today issuing a powerful plea for people to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Mum-to-be praises ‘understanding and supportive’ midwives despite coronavirus uncertainty Sunday, March 29, 2020 Emily Townsend A pregnant mum from Suffolk said she feels empathy for midwives during the coronavirus outbreak – as union leaders warned maternity services must be ringfenced to ensure women get safe care. Video ‘Coronavirus crisis could last a year or more’ – MP’s warning from NHS frontline Sunday, March 29, 2020 Emily Townsend A Suffolk MP battling coronavirus on the frontline is calling for rapid testing of NHS staff to reduce rising sickness levels – as he warned the crisis could last into 2021. Video Light snow falls in Ipswich as colder weather arrives Sunday, March 29, 2020 Emily Townsend Snow has been falling in Ipswich this morning – albeit very light – as colder conditions arrive in Suffolk. Special Report Is there light at the end of the tunnel in the global coronavirus crisis? Sunday, March 29, 2020 Emily Townsend The UK finally entered lockdown this week after numerous shutdowns – and scenes from Suffolk and beyond show empty streets and abandoned shops, restaurants and cafes. Video Colder weather on the way as blustery winds hit Suffolk Saturday, March 28, 2020 Emily Townsend Chilly weather will arrive in Suffolk this weekend, as temperatures fall – despite us switching to British Summer Time overnight. Devastating house fire which killed couple was caused by candle, inquest hears Thursday, March 26, 2020 Emily Townsend A married couple died in a devastating house fire after a candle ignited furniture and destroyed a home in Capel St Mary, an inquest heard. One of Suffolk’s oldest women died just weeks before 106th birthday, inquest hears Thursday, March 26, 2020 Emily Townsend The death of a Suffolk widow just weeks before her 106th birthday was an accident, an inquest heard. Video Suffolk NHS worker brands national coronavirus protection advice ‘woefully inadequate’ Thursday, March 26, 2020 Emily Townsend Some NHS staff fighting coronavirus on the frontline in Suffolk say national guidelines on protection equipment are “woefully inadequate”. ‘Friendly and outgoing’ father was fatally injured in collision with tractor, inquest hears Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Emily Townsend A retired engineer from Suffolk who died following a collision with a tractor suffered multiple injuries and had to have his leg amputated, an inquest heard. Video Junior doctors from mental health trust to join coronavirus fight Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Emily Townsend Trainee doctors at Suffolk and Norfolk’s mental health trust are set to move into the region’s major hospitals to help fight coronavirus, it has emerged. Video Your coronavirus questions answered as Suffolk goes into lockdown Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Emily Townsend Today Suffolk and the rest of the UK enters coronavirus ‘lockdown’ after the PM rolled out stricter measures – here, we answer your questions. Video Smitten schoolteachers defy coronavirus odds and tie the knot Monday, March 23, 2020 Emily Townsend A happy couple from Essex walked down the aisle at a popular theatre today – in what has been described as a “beacon of hope” for those wanting to marry during the coronavirus pandemic. Video Coronavirus death toll rises above 300 Monday, March 23, 2020 Emily Townsend More than 300 people who tested positive for the coronavirus have since died, NHS England has confirmed this afternoon. Video NHS heroes share pictures of staff working hard as coronavirus pressure rises Monday, March 23, 2020 Emily Townsend Frontline NHS staff at Suffolk hospitals have shared pictures of lifesaving teams hard at work – as the coronavirus outbreak continues to pile pressure on the county’s healthcare system. Video ‘We will get through this’ – Clacton Pier shuts to visitors amid coronavirus outbreak Monday, March 23, 2020 Emily Townsend Bosses at one of East Anglia’s busiest tourist attractions – Clacton Pier – have closed its doors in line with government guidance over the coronavirus outbreak. Video Big fall in patients attending A&E as coronavirus outbreak sees NHS 111 calls soar Friday, March 13, 2020 Emily Townsend and Piers Meyler Thousands fewer patients attended A&E at two of East Anglia’s major hospitals last month, raising questions people could be staying away over coronavirus fears. Video WATCH: First look at multi-screen cinema and bowling alley at £70m retail park Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Emily Townsend New artist’s impressions offer a first look at a multi-screen cinema and state-of-the-art bowling alley which are due to open at a leisure and retail park near Colchester next year. Family ‘sick to stomach’ as NHS calls TV report of son’s death a ‘malarkey’ Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Emily Townsend The mother of a student, who took his own life, said today she felt “sick to her stomach” after an NHS communications manager labelled a media report on her son’s suicide a “malarkey”. Man killed in A14 collision had just left mental health ward Saturday, March 7, 2020 Emily Townsend A 54-year-old man died after being hit by a lorry having only just left a mental health ward based at the West Suffolk Hospital site, an inquest heard.