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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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Storm damage brings 'devastation' to North Wales

The Energy Networks Association has described the storm damage in the North Wales as "nothing less than devastation for large parts of that area."

Storm damage causes trees to collapse in Aberystwyth Credit: ITV Wales

"The result is that we still have over 17,000 people centred in that area off power," said Tony Glover, from the trade body.

"The debris that flew around in North Wales were quite incredible and the impact it had on the electricity networks has resulted in a level of devastation that I don't think has ever been seen in the area, certainly not for decades," he added.

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