Weather: Extreme wind in southern England & Wales

A weather warning is in force across southern England and Wales this evening, with gusts of up to 70mph in Central London and up to 80mph on the southern coasts.

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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.