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 Reports of Suffolk coronavirus ‘spike’ sparked by just three cases – here is what is actually happening Yesterday, 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. 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. Missing 61-year-old left town in orange Seat car – can you help police find her? Sunday, May 10, 2020 Emily Townsend A 61-year-old from Carlton Colville near Lowestoft has gone missing, sparking a police appeal to find her. NHS staff ‘turning to foodbanks’ in coronavirus crisis Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Emily Townsend Some NHS staff fighting coronavirus on the frontline are turning to foodbanks as the crisis hits family finances and workers struggle to access supermarkets, volunteers have warned. Video Hancock: ‘Staff should feel free to speak out over coronavirus fears’ Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Emily Townsend Health secretary Matt Hancock has said staff should be free to speak out over the coronavirus crisis – as trusts in his region told workers to avoid certain subjects on social media. Coronavirus: 50 suspected cases in Suffolk care homes Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Emily Townsend At least 50 cases of suspected coronavirus have been reported in Suffolk’s care homes, it has emerged. Backlash as NHS staff told: ‘Avoid tweeting about political issues like PPE’ Saturday, April 18, 2020 Emily Townsend The mental health trust for Suffolk and Norfolk is facing backlash after telling staff to avoid tweeting about the controversial shortage of PPE during the coronavirus pandemic. Video WATCH: Dramatic footage of thatched roof blaze tackled by dozens of firefighters Saturday, April 18, 2020 Emily Townsend Firefighters remain at the scene of a blaze which broke out in a thatched roof in Stoke Ash, near Eye. ‘Friendly and outgoing’ father was fatally injured in collision with tractor, inquest hears Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Emily Townsend A retired engineer from Suffolk who died following a collision with a tractor suffered multiple injuries and had to have his leg amputated, an inquest heard. Family ‘sick to stomach’ as NHS calls TV report of son’s death a ‘malarkey’ Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Emily Townsend The mother of a student, who took his own life, said today she felt “sick to her stomach” after an NHS communications manager labelled a media report on her son’s suicide a “malarkey”. Hospital must ‘unequivocally apologise’ after confidential records found – watchdog Friday, March 6, 2020 Emily Townsend Calls are being made for a Suffolk hospital to “unequivocally apologise” to patients after a bundle of confidential records were found by a dog walker some 37 miles away. Investigation launched after dog walker finds patient records Thursday, March 5, 2020 Emily Townsend West Suffolk Hospital has today launched an investigation after a bundle of confidential patient records were found at a nature reserve by a dog walker. Boy left severely brain damaged after failure to treat mum’s blood condition Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Emily Townsend A child left severely brain damaged following a failure to treat his mother’s blood condition during pregnancy has received a multi-million pound settlement. Gallery Meet the two Suffolk men, 77 and 78, who have run every London Marathon Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Emily Townsend and Jake Foxford Two men from Suffolk are part of a select group of 10 runners who have completed every London Marathon - and are preparing to run their 40th this year. Video Third family raises fears about hospital care after ‘wonderful’ grandmother’s death Thursday, January 30, 2020 Emily Townsend The daughter of a grandmother-of-two has revealed the toll her untimely death had on the family amid growing criticism of a Suffolk hospital’s handling of patient safety concerns. ‘NHS ran up £100k legal bill after my daughter’s death’ Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Emily Townsend and Tom Bristow The father of a teenager has hit out an NHS trust for trying to defend its reputation rather than improving care after her death. Lorry breaks down on A140 blocking one lane Friday, January 24, 2020 Emily Townsend There are delays on the A140 this afternoon after a lorry broke down. 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. 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. Emergency road closure in place near bird flu site Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Emily Townsend Highways officers have closed a road to help with an investigation into confirmed cases of bird flu at a Suffolk farm.