Ed Miliband to call for faster flooding insurance claims

Insurance bosses will meet ministers to discuss their response to the flood crisis. Victims have received £14m in emergency payments so far. Ed Miliband will call for faster processing of insurance claims when he too meets industry representatives.

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'At least 30ft of the sea wall' at Dawlish washed away

First Great Western regional manager Lee Edworthy has tweeted that at least 30ft of the sea wall at Dawlish, Devon, has been washed away by the storms battering the south-west.

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