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 Quiz 50 more pub quiz questions to try out on family and friends 16:00 Emily Townsend Staying in tonight and avoiding the rush of pub-goers? Here are 50 more quiz question ideas to use for Zoom chats with family and friends. Video Prince William orders pint of Suffolk cyder on first trip to pub since lockdown 10:59 Emily Townsend The Duke of Cambridge savoured a pint of Suffolk cyder during his first visit to a pub after months of coronavirus lockdown. Video £25k bills to replace flammable tower block cladding branded ‘enormous’ by MP in letter 09:48 Emily Townsend Spiralling costs to replace flammable cladding on Ipswich’s St Francis Tower have been brought to the attention of the housing minister by the town’s MP. Police ‘concerned for welfare’ of missing Cerys Hall after third disappearance this week 07:15 Emily Townsend A 16-year-old girl has gone missing from her home in Ipswich for the third time this week – sparking a police appeal to find her. Revealed: Suffolk had 1,000 more coronavirus cases than reported at height of pandemic Yesterday, 09:34 Emily Townsend More than 1,000 coronavirus cases in Suffolk at the height of the pandemic were not reported in public government figures, it can be revealed. Lockdown could ‘return within weeks’ if social distancing fails on Super Saturday, hospital boss warns Yesterday, 05:30 Emily Townsend Extra NHS staff are being drafted in this weekend with Suffolk hospital chiefs anticipating a spike in A&E demand when drinkers head back to pubs. Coronavirus infection rate in Suffolk plummets to among lowest in England Thu, 17:42 Emily Townsend Suffolk had one of the lowest coronavirus infection rates in England last week – with less than one positive test result per 100,000 people. Woman who suffered brain injury at hospital awarded six-figure payout Thu, 15:01 Emily Townsend A patient left with a brain injury after NHS treatment has received a £200,000 settlement from a hospital trust. Reports of Suffolk coronavirus ‘spike’ sparked by just three cases – here is what is actually happening Wed, 12:34 Emily Townsend National newspaper reports that Suffolk is one area which could face a local lockdown because of a rise in the number of coronavirus cases is based on just one extra test result. Families left in tower block with ‘highly flammable’ cladding amid court row over who pays Sunday, June 28, 2020 Emily Townsend Cladding still in place on Ipswich’s St Francis Tower has been described as being “more flammable even than Grenfell” in an ongoing court battle over who should foot a £3.6million repair bill. Mapped: The neighbourhoods with the highest and lowest number of coronavirus deaths Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Emily Townsend Deprived areas, neighbourhoods with older populations, and ethnically diverse communities are among those hit hardest in Suffolk by the coronavirus, it has emerged. Wildlife trust treasurer in row with waste site boss over great crested newt habitats Thursday, June 18, 2020 Emily Townsend A trustee of Suffolk’s largest wildlife charity has become involved in a dispute with the boss of a waste site over great crested newt habitats at his Grade II listed farmhouse. Special Report The coronavirus death toll: How many ‘excess deaths’ have there been in your area? Thursday, June 18, 2020 Emily Townsend Almost 600 more people have died in Suffolk in the past 12 weeks than they did last spring – with coronavirus only partly to blame for the rise. More than 15,000 people avoid A&E during coronavirus lockdown Monday, June 8, 2020 Emily Townsend A&E visits in Suffolk and north Essex have plummeted since the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown – with more than 15,000 people avoiding emergency departments. Fears ‘it wouldn’t take much’ for R number to rise above 1 Monday, June 8, 2020 Emily Townsend The coronavirus pandemic is still “very much with us”, an MP and doctor has warned as new figures show the eastern region’s ‘R’ infection rate has risen closer to 1. Drive-thru coffee shop or restaurant could join Pizza Hut and KFC at retail park Sunday, June 7, 2020 Emily Townsend The owners of Primark have submitted plans to build a drive-thru coffee shop or restaurant unit at a retail park near Clacton. Video Revealed – Google data shows where people in Suffolk have been during lockdown Sunday, June 7, 2020 Emily Townsend People living in Suffolk seized the opportunity to head to parks and open spaces when lockdown rules eased – with visits soaring by 137% above normal levels for this time of year. Quiz 50 pub quiz questions to test on family and friends Saturday, June 6, 2020 Emily Townsend Looking for Zoom pub quiz question ideas? Here are 50 music, film, history, food/drink and general knowledge questions for all ages – with a bonus Suffolk reference each round. Seafront care home slammed over ‘significant’ fire risks and ‘unidentified bruising’ Saturday, June 6, 2020 Emily Townsend A care home on the north Essex coast is now in special measures after health inspectors raised serious concerns about safety and cleanliness. Care home deaths up 120% in Ipswich since coronavirus hit Friday, June 5, 2020 Emily Townsend Deaths at Ipswich care homes have leapt up by 118% since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, it can be revealed. Video ‘We’re so grateful’ – More than 500 coronavirus patients recover after treatment at our hospitals Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Emily Townsend Hundreds of people treated for Covid-19 infections at Suffolk and north Essex hospitals have recovered enough to return home, it has emerged. 11 more die with coronavirus at Suffolk’s care homes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Emily Townsend The death toll from coronavirus at Suffolk’s care homes remains in double figures this week – but new deaths are at their lowest level since the beginning of April, figures reveal. Special Report Revealed – How the coronavirus crisis unfolded in Suffolk’s care homes Friday, May 29, 2020 Emily Townsend For grieving daughter Lisa Hovell, the coronavirus crisis in care homes seems far from over. Special Report ‘Gem or white elephant’ – Will dream of world’s biggest snow park in Suffolk now happen? Monday, May 18, 2020 Emily Townsend For nearly 20 years, mammoth proposals for a £500m snow park near Ipswich have moved at a glacial pace. But could they now finally happen? ‘How am I going to survive?’ – Hairdresser, 20, and married couple on life on Universal Credit in lockdown Thursday, May 14, 2020 Emily Townsend A mum-of-two, a 20-year-old hairdresser and a married couple have shared their experiences of claiming Universal Credit during the pandemic - as Citizens Advice workers warned a “fresh wave of hardship” could arrive when lockdown is lifted. ‘Will you help me’ – The stories of rough sleepers taken off the streets during coronavirus lockdown Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Emily Townsend Dozens of people living on Suffolk’s streets now have a roof over their heads thanks to the coronavirus lockdown – with even the most reluctant of rough sleepers accepting emergency housing offers. Firefighters turned ambulance drivers help to welcome babies into the world Monday, May 11, 2020 Emily Townsend Two on-call firefighters who have been working as ambulance drivers during the coronavirus pandemic have helped to welcome two baby boys into the world. Village in shock after man, 27, is shot in the chest Sunday, May 10, 2020 Emily Townsend People living in a quiet Suffolk village have been left shocked after a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest. Man arrested in connection with rape at car park Sunday, May 10, 2020 Emily Townsend A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape in connection with an incident at a Colchester car park. Man shot in the chest near Suffolk business park Sunday, May 10, 2020 Emily Townsend Two men arrested after a 27-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound are believed to have been shooting rabbits nearby, Suffolk police have said.