River Itchen diverted to protect Winchester

Flood relief workers have been loading sandbags into the River Itchen near Winchester in Hampshire in a bid to stem the rising water.

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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.