Emily Townsend Chief reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @emilyltownsend Senior reporter Exclusive Babies addicted to drugs – Midwives share plight of newborns at our hospitals Thursday, November 15, 2018 Emily Townsend Midwives have shared a rare glimpse into the plight of babies born addicted to drugs at our hospitals. Opinion Review: Ross Noble’s El Hablador, Ipswich Regent – Expect sore ribs, aching cheeks and absolute nonsense Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Emily Townsend When you watch a comedian like Ross Noble, you’ve got to expect the unexpected. Popular fish and chip shop ‘closed until further notice’ after fire Monday, November 12, 2018 Emily Townsend A blaze at a family-owned fish and chip shop has forced it to close for the foreseeable future, bosses have announced. Video Watch school pupils light beacons at poignant Battle’s Over ceremony Sunday, November 11, 2018 Emily Townsend Beacons created a blaze of light at a poignant Suffolk ceremony to mark 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. World’s fattest man facing jail over ‘mobility scooter shoplifting spree’ wants to return to Ipswich Thursday, November 8, 2018 Emily Townsend A former Ipswich postman once named the world’s fattest man is accused of shoplifting in the US – and allegedly stashed items such as Star Wars toys in his mobility scooter. Gallery What’s next for this historic Ipswich landmark? Thursday, November 8, 2018 Emily Townsend Questions surround the future of an Ipswich landmark which has stood empty for several months. Video Drone footage captures first look inside new Winerack flats Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Emily Townsend Birds-eye video of the Ipswich Winerack from above has captured the first-ever images of new flats in the block. Video Children turn to emergency handouts as foodbank demand soars Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Emily Townsend Thousands of children in Suffolk and Essex are relying on emergency handouts from foodbanks, it can be revealed. Video Drone footage reveals birds-eye view of Winerack Thursday, November 1, 2018 Emily Townsend Striking new images of the Ipswich Winerack from above reveal the sheer scale of its rejuvenation eight months into a major re-development project. Mother battles to stay in UK to protect daughter from FGM Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Emily Townsend A failed asylum seeker is battling to stay in Britain to protect her daughter from the risk of female genital mutilation. Mum’s anger after cat killed on ‘racetrack’ road Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Emily Townsend A devastated mum-of-four is demanding action over a busy Ipswich road she claims is used as a racetrack by drivers. Elmer to delight youngsters with half-term spooktacular Halloween festivities Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Emily Townsend Lovable children’s book character Elmer the Elephant is due to delight youngsters by joining in with a series of spooktacular Halloween festivities in Ipswich this week. Inquest opens into death of man killed when his car crashed into building Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Emily Townsend A coroner has opened the inquest into the death of a 59-year-old man killed in a crash in Bramford. Man, 20, released under investigation after latest Ipswich stabbing Monday, October 22, 2018 Emily Townsend Police investigating reports of a stabbing in Ipswich have released a man in connection with the incident as enquiries into what happened continue. Video Cold blast to strike coast with bitter winds and plunging temperatures Sunday, October 21, 2018 Emily Townsend Balmy autumn temperatures have kept winter at bay in Suffolk and north Essex this October – but temperatures could plunge into single figures this week, according to forecasters. ‘I’m trapped in Universal Credit hell’ – Readers speak out over controversial benefit rollout Thursday, October 11, 2018 Emily Townsend People claiming Universal Credit in our region are struggling to feed themselves, clothe their children and keep up with rent and bills, an investigation by this newspaper has revealed. Video See inside new Boots store at Martlesham retail park Thursday, October 11, 2018 Emily Townsend Health and beauty giant Boots has unveiled its new store at Beardmore Retail Park in Martlesham. Tell Us Universal Credit: How has it been for you? Thursday, October 11, 2018 Emily Townsend The rollout of flagship welfare reform Universal Credit is almost complete in Suffolk and north Essex – with every district due to be phased in by January 2019. Video Revealed – The popular library books flying off the shelves in Suffolk Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Emily Townsend There is nothing quite like curling up with a good book – it makes life that little bit better. Video Hotel prices soar for 2019 Ed Sheeran gigs – with some fully booked for ENTIRE weekend Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Emily Townsend Fans of Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran face paying as much as four-and-a-half times the usual amount for hotel rooms when he performs his four homecoming gigs next summer. Exclusive Revealed – Flat owners to foot £2.4m tower block safety bill triggered by Grenfell Friday, October 5, 2018 Emily Townsend Flat owners in a Suffolk tower block are being billed £2.4million for safety upgrades triggered by the Grenfell tragedy, we can reveal today. Broken down JCB sparks traffic chaos on A12 near BT Tower Thursday, October 4, 2018 Emily Townsend Drivers are facing long delays on the A12 at Martlesham this morning after a JCB broke down near the BT Tower. Police swoop on Ipswich street in connection with Joe Pooley murder investigation Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Emily Townsend Up to six police cars were spotted near a block of flats in Ipswich this afternoon – as part of an investigation into the death of 22-year-old Joe Pooley. Video Pickle the Labrador’s remarkable recovery after being hit by car on A14 near Orwell Bridge Friday, September 21, 2018 Emily Townsend It was touch and go for Pickle the black Labrador when she was hit by a car on the A14 this summer – but now the determined pooch is making a remarkable recovery. Mum-to-be granted visa in deportation row U-turn Friday, September 21, 2018 Emily Townsend A first-time mum who was facing deportation at seven months pregnant has had the decision overturned, her husband has revealed. Video Nicole Kidman could star in new film about Sutton Hoo Friday, September 21, 2018 Emily Townsend Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman and Ipswich-born actor Ralph Fiennes are in talks to star in a new film about Suffolk’s Sutton Hoo, it has emerged. Video Police officer assaulted 100 times on duty welcomes new law protecting emergency staff Thursday, September 20, 2018 Emily Townsend and Adam HOwlett A Suffolk police officer who has been assaulted around 100 times in 17 years while working on the front line in Ipswich has welcomed a new law increasing the penalty for attacking emergency staff. Video Will the Orwell Bridge close in Storm Ali winds? Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Emily Townsend Highways chiefs are monitoring gusts and wind speeds as Storm Ali makes its way to Suffolk. Police find absconder David Elsom in Ipswich Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Emily Townsend A prisoner who absconded while on leave from an Ipswich medical facility has been found. Updated Tributes flood in after Ipswich Town legend Kevin Beattie dies aged 64 Sunday, September 16, 2018 Emily Townsend The footballer Kevin Beattie, regularly voted Ipswich Town’s greatest ever player, has died aged 64.