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Emily Townsend

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Flat owners have spoken of their fear at living in Ipswich Waterfront apartments wrapped in combustible cladding – and claim safety problems were “kept quiet” over several years.

A senior GP has described continuing national failures to protect patients with anorexia at the inquest into the death of a university student.

Eating disorder patients are still facing gaps in support in the east, nearly eight years on from the death of a teenager with anorexia nervosa, an inquest heard.

As a sexual harassment and bullying scandal engulfs our region’s ambulance service, we asked the health secretary, West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock, what he’s doing about three troubled NHS trusts in his backyard.

The number of patients currently in the region’s hospitals with Covid-19 is higher now than when the country was first put into lockdown.

A doctor who treated an anorexic teenager after she collapsed at university told a coroner there would have been no mental health support available from her admission on a Friday evening until Monday morning.

Suffolk is continuing to see a sharp rise in coronavirus cases according to the latest weekly figures, with the number of positive tests tripling in seven days.

The head of the region’s ambulance service is on sick leave following the publication of a report into bullying and sexual harassment at the trust.

Anorexic teenager Averil Hart, who died just weeks into her first term at university, was referred into an eating disorder team experiencing a “severe staffing crisis”, an inquest heard.

The mother of a “beautiful and intelligent” teenager with anorexia, who penned a diary about her rapid weight loss while at university, has told an inquest her “tremendously courageous” daughter’s death could have been prevented.

Two NHS managers at the region’s mental health trust were paid six figures to leave their jobs while it remained in special measures, it can be revealed.

An inquest into the death of a 19-year-old woman from Suffolk is due to take place from today - almost eight years after she died.

Coronavirus cases and infection rates are continuing to drop in Suffolk, but cases in north Essex have been rising, new public health figures show.

All emergency services - including the coastguard, paramedics, firefighters and police - helped to rescue a man stuck in the Trimley mud flats this afternoon.

Ex-Royal Hospital School pupil Jon Courtenay stormed through to the Britain’s Got Talent final after a star performance on Saturday night’s show.

The owners of an historic harbour ferry severely damaged when gale force winds battered the coast have pledged to fight to save the service.

The rate of coronavirus infection in Suffolk has fallen again, new public health data reveals.

A large number of emergency vehicles - including police, fire and ambulance crews - were sent to a crash in Ipswich tonight.

Paramedics, police and fire crews were called after a car flipped onto its side near Hadleigh this evening.

A 24-year-old reported missing after failing to attend an appointment in Ipswich has been found safe and well.

An historic ferry service suffered severe damage after it sunk when high winds battered the region’s coastline.

Coronavirus cases are starting to appear again in the county’s care homes – and with almost 200 deaths reported last time around, carers have been busy preparing for a second wave.

The latest round of coronavirus restrictions came on the day infection rate figures in Suffolk continued to fall.

Battling painful symptoms of a virus they contracted several months ago, for these four coronavirus survivors, the fight is far from over.

A young volunteer has told how she “didn’t see joy anymore” during the first national lockdown amid concerns another one could be just around the corner.

Breaking Latest coronavirus R rate rises above 1

Friday, September 18, 2020

The latest coronavirus R rate for the east of England has been revealed, and could be as high as 1.3, according to new public health data.

The latest areas of Suffolk and north Essex to report a cluster of positive Covid-19 cases have been mapped.

People needing coronavirus tests are being urged not to call their GP, 111, or their hospitals’ A&E after a surge in calls to the NHS.

The rate of coronavirus infection has fallen slightly in Suffolk – with the west of the county recording the most positive cases.

Calls are being made for the developers of Sizewell C to publish enhanced ‘true-to-life’ images of what the project will look like during its 10-year construction as fears escalate over its impact on surrounding beauty spots.

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