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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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Seventeen severe flood warnings in place across south

The torrid weather conditions show no sign of abating. Credit: Environment Agency

The Environment Agency currently has 17 severe flood warnings - which mean a risk to life - in place across the Midlands, south east and south west England.

Heavy rain, wind and snow is expected to hit the country as the torrid weather conditions continue.

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