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Floods, insurance talks roil Britain

LONDON — Lynne Jones’s cozy bed and breakfast in Britain’s Lake District boasts views over the River Greta where heron come to feed, and a panoramic vista of Skiddaw mountain.

Jones says her B&B has another virtue: It’s practically watertight. In an island nation where some 920 homes have flooded and at least three people have died in the past few days, that’s saying something.

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