100,000 without power as wind speeds reach 100 mph

Just over 100,000 are now without power spread across south west, Wales and East Midlands where on land wind speeds have now exceeded 100 mph.

Airborne debris and uprooted trees are causing the damage.

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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.