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Emily Townsend

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The investment arm of two district councils has come under fire for snapping up three more properties – top quality offices and two warehouses – for almost £10.5million during a pandemic.

Angry neighbours are teaming up to fight “gigantic” bills for 24/7 fire marshals in an apartment block feared to have unsafe cladding.

Covid cases in Suffolk and north Essex have been revised down after a data error saw one in eight positive tests placed in the wrong areas.

Survivors of anorexia, MPs and NHS staff are demanding action from the Prime Minister and health secretary following the deaths of five women with eating disorders.

The family of a much-loved grandad-of-five want to raise awareness of a ‘silent killer’ cancer which led to his death aged 70.

When Averil Hart died, she left a huge hole in her family – and was cruelly torn away from her parents and two sisters, Zoe and Imogen.

Fresh proposals to transform the site of an historic hotel into seafront apartments have been unveiled.

The postcode areas with the highest and lowest coronavirus infection rates in Suffolk and north Essex have been revealed in the Government’s latest figures.

Remembrance Sunday in 2020 will look very different - because of the coronavirus pandemic, traditional services and parades across Suffolk and north Essex are being scaled back.

The second coronavirus lockdown is upon us – and with darker evenings on the horizon, here are 50 pub quiz questions to get your teeth into.

A busy stretch of the A12 is shut this weekend - and will close every Saturday and Sunday between now and Christmas - as roadworks get under way.

The family of a student with anorexia – whose death a coroner ruled was avoidable – have called for urgent changes to help save lives and prevent further suffering.

The death of a 19-year-old with anorexia could have been avoided and was contributed to by neglect, a coroner has ruled.

Nearly eight years after the death of 19-year-old Averil Hart, assistant Cambridgeshire coroner Sean Horstead will on Friday deliver a conclusion in the month-long inquest into her case.

There are three times as many people in hospital with Covid in the run-up to the second lockdown compared to the first time around, it has emerged.

Hospitals are cancelling crucial face-to-face checks with pregnant women because of the pandemic. Emily Townsend speaks to mums whose support has been cut at this vital time.

Hospital chiefs are warning people not to be complacent as latest data showed a slight increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the region’s hospitals.

A mum fears multiple families wanting answers over their relatives’ deaths in Essex will be left out of a planned probe into a string of fatalities at a mental health trust.

A mother haunted by what happened to her son’s organs after his death has expressed shock after it emerged small parts of his lungs, liver and pancreas were also removed during his post-mortem examination.

The rate of coronavirus infection in Suffolk and north Essex is continuing to increase – with cases doubling in some areas.

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford – who has been tweeting support for businesses offering free school meals – has included a Suffolk pub in his round-up.

A care home has closed its doors after the council pulled out 12 residents and 11 died with Covid-19.

There are huge variations in infection rates across Suffolk and north Essex, new data has revealed – with cases falling in some areas and spiking in others.

An 100ft converted water tower with views across the River Deben has been put on the market in a picturesque Suffolk village.

West End veteran Ruthie Henshall, crowned one of Suffolk’s most inspiring women, has signed up for the 2020 edition of I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here.

As dawn broke over Bramford at 4am on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday last May, it was clear there was something wrong with the sky.

Flat owners have spoken of their fear at living in Ipswich Waterfront apartments wrapped in combustible cladding – and claim safety problems were “kept quiet” over several years.

A senior GP has described continuing national failures to protect patients with anorexia at the inquest into the death of a university student.

Eating disorder patients are still facing gaps in support in the east, nearly eight years on from the death of a teenager with anorexia nervosa, an inquest heard.

As a sexual harassment and bullying scandal engulfs our region’s ambulance service, we asked the health secretary, West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock, what he’s doing about three troubled NHS trusts in his backyard.

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