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 Man in 30s is 16th person killed on Suffolk's roads this year Saturday, July 13, 2019 Emily Townsend Nearly three times as many people have been killed on Suffolk's roads in the first half of 2019 than in the same period last year, it has emerged. Instructors warn of 'serious problem' with driving tests in Ipswich Saturday, July 13, 2019 Emily Townsend Driving Instructors in Suffolk have raised concerns after a string of practical tests were cancelled in the Ipswich area. Machete incident sparks chaos on railway Thursday, July 11, 2019 Emily Townsend Passengers reported chaos on Greater Anglia services this afternoon after a police incident disrupted services through Bury St Edmunds. Poll Should SATs be scrapped? Parents reignite debate on KS2 results day Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Emily Townsend Parents across Suffolk and north Essex are receiving their children's eagerly-awaited KS2 SATs results today. Strep A deaths: Outbreak of killer infection 'not linked to earlier cases' Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Emily Townsend Experts investigating an outbreak of a deadly infection in Essex say it is not linked to two earlier cases identified in the south of the county. Video WATCH: 'Supercop' Ali on why he had to walk away from job he loved Monday, July 8, 2019 Emily Townsend He was once dubbed Supercop after clocking up more than 1,000 arrests in 18 months - but now former Suffolk police sergeant Ali Livingstone has revealed why he walked away from the job he loved. Why NHS boss dubbed his own patch 'homophobic, racist, and awful' Monday, July 8, 2019 Emily Townsend The chief executive of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals has explained why he described north east Essex as one of the most "homophobic and racist" places in the country. 'People will suffer' - Family in fight to keep mental health unit open Thursday, July 4, 2019 Emily Townsend A Suffolk family fighting to stop the closure of an Ipswich mental health unit have warned "people will suffer" if vital inpatient beds are shut. Ipswich mental health service 'to close by 2021' Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Emily Townsend Inpatient beds for people with learning disabilities at an Ipswich-based mental health unit are due to close, it has emerged. Woman killed in Ipswich crash named by police Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Emily Townsend A woman who died in a crash in Ipswich this morning is being named by police as 57-year-old Angela Last. Children's mental health: Is Suffolk getting a raw deal? Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Emily Townsend Vulnerable youngsters are being "failed by the system", a parent group is warning after a watchdog identified disparities in children's mental health provision across Suffolk and Norfolk. Wimbledon veteran Wendy on Murray's comeback, first day nerves and strawberries and cream Monday, July 1, 2019 Emily Townsend If you're watching Wimbledon this year, look out for Suffolk's Wendy Smith - who has been officiating at the tennis tournament since 1982. Could a McDonald's drive-through, shop and petrol station be built near the A14? Monday, July 1, 2019 Emily Townsend Developers have spelled out their vision for a new drive-through restaurant, petrol station and shop near the A14 at Wherstead. Corrie McKeague search most expensive police investigation since 2009 Sunday, June 30, 2019 Emily Townsend The search for missing RAF airman Corrie McKeague is the most expensive investigation Suffolk police has carried out in the last 10 years, it has been revealed. 'This is a real threat' - Survivor's warning after 12 die in strep outbreak Saturday, June 29, 2019 Emily Townsend A Colchester man treated for a rare bacterial infection is urging others to visit their doctor before it is too late after 12 people died in an outbreak of Strep A in Essex. Video How a Piriton tablet saved this dog's life Saturday, June 29, 2019 Emily Townsend A professional dog-sitter from Ipswich is being hailed a hero after her quick-thinking actions helped to save a family pet's life. Strep outbreak: Nurses given antibiotics to stop spread of killer infection Thursday, June 27, 2019 Emily Townsend Staff battling an outbreak of a deadly infection in Essex have been given antibiotics as efforts are stepped up to stop it from spreading. Video WATCH: Behind the scenes of Ed Sheeran's new ketchup ad Thursday, June 27, 2019 Emily Townsend Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran 'relished' his time filming an advert for his beloved Heinz ketchup, new behind-the-scenes footage reveals. Mental health trust 'sorry' after Ipswich unit was forced to close beds Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Emily Townsend Campaigners are warning that mental health services in Suffolk and Norfolk are in "meltdown" after a unit caring for people with learning disabilities was temporarily unable to admit new patients. From Tudors to tattoos? Historic former pub could get new lease of life Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Emily Townsend One of Ipswich's oldest buildings - in the heart of the town centre - could be given a new lease of life as a tattoo parlour and art studio if new plans get the green light. Video Could metal detectors at schools stop kids bringing in knives? Friday, May 31, 2019 Emily Townsend Knife crime campaigners in Ipswich want metal detectors and security guards rolled out at all schools in Suffolk to crack down on violence and "save more lives". Video When will Alton Water's aqua park re-open for 2019? Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Emily Townsend Suffolk's biggest water park - Aqua Park Suffolk - is returning to Alton Water near Ipswich in summer 2019. Policeman 'feared injured 26-year-old musician was robbery victim', inquest hears Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Emily Townsend The police officer first on the scene when a 26-year-old musician was found "barely breathing" initially feared he had been robbed, an inquest heard. Terror suspect: 'I lived in four bed home in nicest part of Ipswich' Monday, May 20, 2019 Emily Townsend A suspected terrorist has claimed he was placed in a four bedroom house in the "nicest part of Ipswich" under a government monitoring program. Jaguars, Range Rovers and BMW X5s driven by ambulance staff on the NHS Monday, May 20, 2019 Emily Townsend Ambulance bosses say the cost of leasing cars to staff is going down - despite Jaguars, a BMW X5, sport model Audis and Land Rovers being among vehicles driven. Life after a kidney transplant - Claire's story 20 years on from dad's donation Monday, May 20, 2019 Emily Townsend It is nearly two decades since this brave dad put his own life at risk to save his daughter's - and now the pair are sharing their story to inspire hope in others. Revealed - The first three recipients of the Suffolk Medal Monday, May 20, 2019 Emily Townsend The first ever recipients of a new honour recognising Suffolk's most outstanding people have been named. Teenager fighting for his life after early morning crash Sunday, May 19, 2019 Emily Townsend An 18-year-old man is fighting for his life and another teenager is being questioned by police after a crash in Great Bromley near Colchester. 'We're devastated' - Popular village post office to close Saturday, May 18, 2019 Emily Townsend The closure of a north Essex village's only post office has been met with sadness and frustration. Shoppers 'absolutely disgusted' by £100 parking fine Saturday, May 18, 2019 Emily Townsend A couple visiting Ipswich from Doncaster left the town with more than they bargained for after being slapped with an £100 parking fine.