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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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Hay bales sent after flooded farmer's plea for help

A farmer in Herefordshire has come to the aid of a struggling cattle farmer in Somerset after flooding forced him to evacuate his entire herd.

Ally Blair responded to a plea on Twitter from farmer James Winslade for donations of hay bales after floodwater destroyed tonnes of food on his Somerset farm.

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