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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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Public urged to watch out for landslides in Dorset

Members of the public are being warned to watch out for landslides when out walking in Dorset.

County council emergency planning officer Simon Parker said:

Several people were spotted standing on the edge and at the base of cliffs, as well as climbing over debris on some of Dorset's beaches this weekend.

We cannot stress enough the danger people are putting themselves and rescuers in. As we have seen in the last 48 hours, landslides and rock falls can happen quickly and without warning.

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