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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.

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Flooding risk to continue 'for at least another week'

The Environment Agency has warned that ongoing flooding could continue for at least another week.

Soldiers, police and firefighters load up sandbags onto a lorry in Datchet, Berkshire to help to defend the town from the floods. Credit: PA

The warning comes as severe gales, large waves and high sea levels are expected to bring a high risk of coastal flooding to parts of the Dorset coast this evening and tomorrow morning.

The south, south west and central parts of England are at the highest risk of flooding over the coming days.

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