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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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Lifeboat service urges public to take extra care

The Lifeguard service have warned the public to take extra care if they are travelling to the coast after forecasters warned of large and "potentially hazardous waves" in coastal areas.

Met Office forecasters said heavy rain and gale force winds would continue to affect the UK as the weekend approaches.

Met Office forecasters have warned that heavy rain and gale force winds will continue to affect the UK. Credit: PA Wire

Will Stephens, RNLI Coastal Safety Staff Officer, said: "With more stormy weather forecast, we're asking people to take extra care if they're going down to the coast. Rough seas and extreme weather might look exciting, but getting too close can be risky.

"So respect the water and, in particular, avoid exposed places where big waves could sweep you off your feet."

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