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Experts are predicting the most colourful floral displays

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It might have been a long time coming, but experts are predicting the late spring could produce the most colourful floral display for years.

The Royal Horticultural Society's urging people to take advantage of the rising temperatures and make the most of their gardens while flowers are still in bloom.

Police name woman who died in A12 crash

Police have named a motorist who died following a road traffic collision on the A12 at Copdock in Suffolk yesterday, Friday 20 April.

Officers were called at 12.40pm to reports of a six-vehicle collision on the northbound carriageway prior to the Copdock Mill interchange. Four cars including a red Mazda 6, a black Vauxhall Zafira, a black Toyota Hilux and a blue BMW 320 were involved in the incident as well as two Volvo HGV lorries.

The driver of the Mazda, Mandy Snowling aged 43 from Ipswich, died at the scene.

A man and woman who had been travelling in the Vauxhall Zafira sustained minor injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment but were later discharged.

The road was closed until around midnight to allow an investigation into the circumstances of the collision to take place.

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One killed in A12 Copdock crash

The A12 at the Copdock Interchange will be closed for several hours Credit: ITV News Anglia.

One person has died following a six-vehicle crash on the A12 near Ipswich.

Police were called to the collision on the northbound carriageway of the Copdock Mill interchange around 12.40pm today (Friday April 20).

Suffolk Police confirmed one person was killed.

Less than two hours later, at about 2.15pm, a second crash closed the southbound carriageway. Three vehicles were involved in that collision on the opposite side of road from the initial crash.

Police say both sides of the road are likely to remain closed for several hours.

A12 closed after two crashes at Copdock

There are long delays on the A12 near Ipswich this afternoon with the road closed in both directions following two collisions.

The first just after half past 12 involved six vehicles on the northbound carriageway near the Copdock Mill interchange.

A12 closed after two crashes at Copdock

A second happened just after 2 on the southbound carriageway opposite the scene of the initial pile up, this time involving three vehicles.

Traffic on heading south is being diverted off at Washbrook, northbound traffic is being diverted at the Capel St Mary junction.

Police say both sides of the A12 will be closed for a time and are asking drivers to avoid the area.

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Simon ready to step it out in London Marathon

Simon Kindleysides in training for the marathon Credit: ITV News Anglia

We've been catching up with marathon man Simon Kindleysides ahead of Sunday's big challenge.

Simon, from Blofield in Norfolk, is hoping to become the fastest person - and the first man - to complete the London Marathon in a futuristic exoskeleton suit. He expects it to take him around 35 hours over two days.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

He's needed a wheelchair since a brain tumour five years ago. But now the father of three is back on his feet and hoping to raise thousands for the Brain Tumour Charity

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