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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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Planned flood defence spending 'never materialised'

Documents have emerged which show how some planned spending on flood defences never materialised.

Locations still waiting for the full funding include the Somerset Levels and the section of railway line in Devon that succumbed to the storms 12 days ago.

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