Emily Townsend Chief reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @emilyltownsend Senior reporter Father’s fears over new eating disorder guidelines prompted by tragic death of 19-year-old Suffolk girl Saturday, September 22, 2018 Emily Townsend The father of a 19-year-old Suffolk girl who died from anorexia fears many more patients have died as a result of how eating disorders are still treated. 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. ‘Parents must understand the risks’ – The online threats that could put your child in danger Friday, September 14, 2018 Emily Townsend A campaign to raise awareness of online dangers to children will help more than 10,000 young people in Suffolk, we can reveal. ‘I constantly grieve for Luke’ – Missing teenager’s mum vows to support others in new role Friday, September 14, 2018 Emily Townsend A distraught mother’s life was turned upside down when her teenage son vanished without a trace 12 years ago – but in a new role, she’s a lifeline to others battling similar turmoil. Video: Mum-to-be’s visa fight escalates with government urged to investigate Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Emily Townsend A community leader is penning an urgent letter to the Home Secretary over a distraught first-time mum’s fight against deportation. Free swimming lessons plea following tragic death of 15-year-old Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Emily Townsend Every child should be taught to swim, cope with riptides and learn life-saving skills – that’s the call from a community leader following a teenager’s tragic death. ‘It’s sickening’ – Dramatic pictures of beehives burned to ground in suspected arson attack Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Emily Townsend Beekeepers have blasted suspected arsonists after an Ipswich apiary used by children, families and people with disabilities was burned to the ground. Petition and public meeting for first-time mum facing deportation at seven months pregnant Sunday, September 9, 2018 Emily Townsend Campaigners outraged by the treatment of a heavily pregnant first-time mum from Essex are rallying around to support her and her husband. ‘She’s my little hero’ – Six-year-old raises alarm during mum’s potentially deadly asthma attack Saturday, September 8, 2018 Emily Townsend Lucy Galligan, from Wattisfield, suffers with brittle asthma – a severe form of the illness. Video: Watch heart-wrenching interview with expectant mum facing deportation at seven months pregnant Friday, September 7, 2018 Emily Townsend A first-time mum expecting her baby girl in 10 weeks’ time has been threatened with deportation has spoken out over the ordeal in a hard-hitting video interview. ‘I’m living proof it saves lives’ – Suffolk liver transplant survivor in organ donation plea Thursday, September 6, 2018 Emily Townsend A liver transplant recipient from Suffolk is speaking out as new data reveals just 40% of people are signed up to donate in the county. Heavily pregnant first-time mum faces deportation as third visa bid rejected Thursday, September 6, 2018 Emily Townsend An expectant mother has been left distraught after being told she must return to China despite being just weeks away from giving birth. ‘People are sofa surfing’ – Scale of Ipswich’s homelessness problem revealed at charity AGM Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Emily Townsend Preventing homelessness before it happens may help to solve growing numbers of cases tackled by Citizens Advice in Ipswich, bosses have revealed. Ipswich to get slice of £34m rough sleeping fund as scale of homelessness issue revealed Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Emily Townsend More than half a million pounds is to be invested in tackling homelessness and rough sleeping in Ipswich by 2020, government officials have revealed. Video: Watch workers strip cladding off Ipswich tower block amid Grenfell safety concerns Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Emily Townsend A major operation to strip cladding from one of Suffolk’s highest tower blocks has begun – with workers spotted scaling the building this week. ‘It’s not a money making exercise’ – police chief’s warning to Orwell Bridge and A12 speeders Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Emily Townsend Cracking down on speeding is not a money making exercise – that’s the message from police as it’s revealed thousands of motorists are still being clocked by cameras. ‘She can hardly speak or feed herself’ – Woman’s harrowing fight after crushing dementia diagnosis at 31 Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Emily Townsend The sister of a once bubbly and lively ski instructor given a crushing diagnosis of dementia at just 31 is speaking out about her family’s harrowing journey to warn others. Video: GCSE Results Day 2018: Latest news, pictures and video as Essex pupils find out their grades Thursday, August 23, 2018 Emily Townsend and Megan Aldous The big day has arrived – and thousands of pupils across north Essex, including schools in Tendring, Colchester and Braintree are finding out their GCSE grades. Live: GCSE Results Day 2018: Live updates from east Suffolk schools and colleges Thursday, August 23, 2018 Katy Sandalls, Amy Gibbons and Emily Townsend Hundreds of pupils across Suffolk are finding out their long-awaited GCSE results this morning. Video: GCSE Results Day 2018: Live updates from Ipswich and Felixstowe Thursday, August 23, 2018 Jake Foxford and Emily Townsend Thousands of pupils from Ipswich and Felixstowe are finding out their GCSE results today. Red Arrows soar over Ipswich on way back to RAF base Sunday, August 19, 2018 Emily Townsend People living in Suffolk and north Essex witnessed an unexpected display from the Red Arrows this evening. Revealed – Thousands of ambulance hours wasted waiting at A&E Friday, August 17, 2018 Emily Townsend Frontline ambulance staff spent the equivalent of half a year waiting to handover patients to A&E at our hospitals. A-level Results Day 2018: Top Essex grades improve with over 26% awarded A*s or As Thursday, August 16, 2018 Emily Townsend More than one in four A-levels in Essex were awarded top grades this year – as overall results exceeded the national average. Live: A-level Results Day 2018: Latest news and pictures from West Suffolk schools and sixth forms Thursday, August 16, 2018 Emily Townsend Hundreds of students in west Suffolk will be frantically hitting the refresh button on their UCAS applications on A-level results day.