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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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David Cameron expected to visit flood-hit areas

David Cameron is expected to visit flood-hit areas today. Credit: PA Wire

David Cameron is expected to meet residents, volunteers and military personnel in flood-hit parts of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire today as Britain braced itself for further bad weather this week.

The Prime Minister described the recent flooding as a "tragedy" for all those affected and insisted that the Government was taking action to deal with the crisis as he unveiled a £10 million support package to help small businesses.

Sixteen severe flood warnings - meaning a danger to life - remain in place with the south east and south west of England at risk.

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