Flood relief effort continues overnight in Gloucester

Royal Marines from 40 Commando were tonight helping residents unload sandbags at Alney Island in Gloucester, after the Environment Agency issued a severe flood warning for the area.

Pictures: Marines help sandbagging efforts in Alney Island

Marines busy unloading sandbags at Alney Island, Gloucester. Credit: Environment Agency Midlands

Read: Government in 'utter chaos' over sandbag charges

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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.