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 Video Two in five Suffolk children failing to reach standards in basic subjects 10:00 Emily Townsend Almost four in 10 primary school pupils in Suffolk are struggling to reach expected standards in reading, writing and maths, it has emerged. Severe cold weather alert issued - but will it snow? Saturday, January 18, 2020 Emily Townsend Icy weather is on its way to Suffolk and north Essex - with parts of East Anglia set to endure plunging temperatures of as low as -5C. Updated Man taken to hospital after serious crash near Ipswich Friday, January 17, 2020 Emily Townsend Police remain at the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Foxhall Road near Ipswich, which has seen a man taken to hospital. Can you help police find this missing 47-year-old? Friday, January 17, 2020 Emily Townsend Police want the public's help in tracing a 47-year-old man who has been missing from his Suffolk home since the start of January. Car with smashed windscreen sparks delays on A12 Friday, January 17, 2020 Emily Townsend There are long queues on the A12 southbound this afternoon after a car with smashed windscreen stopped in the carriageway. Mum of university student Henry fears more deaths at troubled mental health trust Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Emily Townsend The mother of a 21-year-old fashion student who killed himself after being released from a mental health hospital is "astonished" that Suffolk's mental health trust has been kept in 'special measures' for so long. Video 'Groundhog Day' - MP criticises mental health service limbo as trust kept in special measures Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Emily Townsend and Clarissa Place The struggling mental health trust for Norfolk and Suffolk remains in special measures - despite a watchdog lifting it from the lowest possible rating of 'inadequate' to 'requires improvement' in a new inspection report. Video 'Still more work to do' - health secretary speaks over 'special measures' NHS trust in back yard Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Emily Townsend Health secretary Matt Hancock has vowed to support Norfolk and Suffolk's struggling mental health trust and bring it out of special measures. Video Parents pen letter to government over 'grave' state of children's mental health services Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Emily Townsend Families, parents and carers angry at the state of children and young adult mental health services in Suffolk have penned a letter to health secretary Matt Hancock demanding urgent change. Why are more babies being taken into care in Suffolk? Sunday, January 12, 2020 Emily Townsend There has been a spike in babies - including newborns - being taken into care in Suffolk over the last year, it has been revealed. Updated Man suffers puncture wound in 'targeted attack' at house Sunday, January 12, 2020 Emily Townsend Forensic officers have been carrying out investigations at an Ipswich house after a man suffered a puncture wound in a "targeted" attack. Video Weather warning for strong winds on Tuesday - Orwell Bridge being 'monitored' Sunday, January 12, 2020 Emily Townsend High winds with gusts of up to 60mph are expected to batter Suffolk this week - and Highways England chiefs say if they are strong enough, the Orwell Bridge may have to close. These roadworks projects on A14 and A12 could delay your journey this week Sunday, January 12, 2020 Emily Townsend Major roadworks projects booked for this week could spark disruption for Suffolk and Essex motorists, on routes such as the A14 and A12. Signed photo of Cradle of Filth singer among strangest gifts to Suffolk police Saturday, January 11, 2020 Emily Townsend Gifts offered to Suffolk police officers in recent years have been revealed - with a signed photograph of Cradle of Filth singer Dani Filth worth just £5 among the more unusual items. Video WATCH: Dramatic footage captures explosion and fireball at Felixstowe docks Saturday, January 11, 2020 Emily Townsend The dramatic moment an explosion rocked Felixstowe docks and shook homes seven miles away has been caught on camera. Updated Explosion at Felixstowe docks shakes homes seven miles away Saturday, January 11, 2020 Emily Townsend A loud bang has shaken homes in Felixstowe after a gas tank exploded at the port. Gallery Amazing pictures of wolf moon and lunar eclipse in Suffolk Saturday, January 11, 2020 Emily Townsend These striking photographs captured by readers show the January full moon - commonly known as the 'wolf moon' in all its lunar glory. Debenhams store closures start today - how do you think retailer can survive? Saturday, January 11, 2020 Emily Townsend Retail giant Debenhams is set to close 19 of its stores in January - including some in East Anglia. 'Chemical incident' at swimming pool sparks huge emergency response Saturday, January 11, 2020 Emily Townsend Seven fire engines, police and ambulance crews were sent to a swimming pool and sports centre near Newmarket over reports of an incident involving 'hazardous materials'. Dad 'dismayed by hospital's failure to act sooner' after young mum's brain injury Friday, January 10, 2020 Emily Townsend The father of a young mum who suffered a brain injury after giving birth at Ipswich Hospital feels not enough has been done to address safety concerns in the four-and-a-half years since the incident. 'I just want the truth' - Mum's fight for public inquiry into son's death intensifies Friday, January 10, 2020 Emily Townsend The mother of a 20-year-old who died in an Essex mental health facility has successfully fought for an investigation report into his case to be made public. How are our hospital A&E departments coping this winter? Friday, January 10, 2020 Emily Townsend A&E waiting times at Suffolk and Essex hospitals are increasing - with the region's biggest NHS trust recording one of the worst figures on record for patients seen within four hours. Why are children with mental illnesses being 'turned away' by the NHS? Friday, January 10, 2020 Emily Townsend More than one in four children and young people referred to specialist mental health services in the east of England are turned away, according to a new report. Suffolk police among lowest ranking forces for public confidence Thursday, January 9, 2020 Emily Townsend Suffolk Constabulary has one of the lowest levels of public confidence in the country, it has emerged. Plans for hotel and restaurant on Belle Vue swimming pool site to be unveiled Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Emily Townsend Major proposals to transform Sudbury in 2020 and beyond are set to be showcased at a public exhibition. Hospitals told to improve - but bosses say new rating is 'no reflection on merger' Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Emily Townsend The boss of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals is "disappointed" after the NHS trust running them was rated 'requires improvement' by a watchdog - but feels it is no reflection on 2018's merger. A14 chaos: Roundabout to close overnight after lorry crash Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Emily Townsend Suffolk police say a roundabout connecting the A140 and A14 near Coddenham is expected to be closed overnight while officers work to recover an overturned lorry. Dad found four-year-old son dead after mother killed herself, inquest told Monday, January 6, 2020 Emily Townsend A four-year-old boy killed in a suspected murder/suicide in Suffolk was found by his father after his mother took her own life, an inquest heard. Student 'drop-out' rates rise at region's universities Friday, January 3, 2020 Emily Townsend Three East Anglian universities have seen an increase in students dropping out - with the University of Suffolk recording the biggest rise in the region. The most popular Google searches about Ipswich in 2019 Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Emily Townsend Billions of people search Google every single day - but how many of those terms related to Ipswich in 2019?