Winchester town centre looks set to survive floods

The River Itchen has burst its banks.
The River Itchen has burst its banks. Credit: ITV News/ Richard Pallot

Winchester town centre looks set to survive the floods. River Itchen has burst its banks here but diverting water upstream appears to have saved waterside properties from damage.

Water has been diverted to try and protect riverside properties.
Water has been diverted to try and protect riverside properties. Credit: ITV News/ Richard Pallot

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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.