Flood insurers to pay out £400 million

Insurers are to make around £426 million worth of payouts for the destruction caused by severe flooding over Christmas and New Year.

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Flooded field turns into co-called 'waterbed'

Flooding has turned a section of ground in the New Forest - into a sort of water bed.

This footage filmed by some local walkers shows the land undulating under foot - well we wanted to find out what was going on - and if this 'quaking bog' - is anything to worry about.

Earlier, ITV Meridian's Phil Hornby caught up with Bryan Wilson from the New Forest National Authority to find out more.

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Waterlogged field wobbles and bubbles underfoot

A strange side effect of the recent flooding has caused the ground in a Hampshire field to ripple underfoot.

Ben Havers filmed his friends and their dog bouncing on the waterlogged earth at Canada Common in the New Forest.

“We just happened upon it - there were several similar patches to this one," said Mr Havers. "This was the first one we came across. It was about 10ft sq in area.”

Later in the video the couple pierce the field's surface with a stick, causing wet mud to bubble out of the hole.

Signal failure causes Thames Valley disruption

Rail services in the Thames Valley were badly disrupted again tonight because of another signal failure caused by flooding at Maidenhead. Dozens of services have been cancelled or delayed.

First Great Western say the issue which started at around 5pm has now just been resolved but delays will continue for the rest of the evening. Around half of all trains were cancelled or delayed during the rush hour.

It comes as Network Rail warn passengers delays could continue for two months because of rising water levels.

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Buses replace trains between Romsey and Eastleigh

Buses have replaced trains between Romsey and Eastleigh due to a fallen tree.

The tree is blocking the line between Romsey and Chandlers Ford.

Replacement road transport services are conveying passengers between Eastleigh and Romsey in both directions until further notice.

Buses are departing Eastleigh at 10 past the hour each hour and Romsey on the hour, every hour.

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