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Blue water warning for Severn Trent customers

Credit: Severn Trent

Severn Trent customers have been asked to look out for an illegal fitting on their toilets that could lead to their water turning bright blue.

The inlet valve that, when combined with a blue toilet block, can result in the blue toilet water being siphoned back to the kitchen tap after a loss of supply.

An example of the fitting Credit: Severn Trent

Essentially, the incorrectly installed valves are submerged in water in toilet cisterns and won’t cause a problem unless there happens to be a loss of supply.

Once that happens, the valve effectively ‘sucks’ the water all the way back to the kitchen tap and our customers end up with bright blue water that, for obvious reasons, they shouldn’t drink.

– Dan Littlewood, Water Fittings Technician
Credit: Severn Trent

The company is urging people to make sure their toilets are installed correctly in line with the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme.


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Weekend Picks: Simon Says Festival

Simon Says Festival: Sat 23rd - Sun 24th July (De Montfort Hall & gardens, Leicester)

Simon Says 2015 Credit: Leicester City Council

More than sixty acts are set to perform at the two day festival 'Simon Says’, this weekend in Leicester.

Alongside music entertainment there’ll also be a range of bars and food stalls at the festival.

“With Simon Says... it is the full package that people love! The music is brilliant, but so is the food, the beer and the chance to just hang out with your friends at the same time.

For 2016 we will build on this great formula and try and make it the best Simon Says… yet.”

– Matt Kirk, Firebug, Official Partner

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Mother 'gobsmacked' children's heart centre may close

A mother whose daughter is currently at Glenfield Hospital has been speaking to ITV News Central about the potential closure of its' children's heart unit.

It comes ahead of a special meeting tonight.

Ann Edwards' daughter, Penelope, was whisked to Glenfield Hospital after her lungs collapsed last week. Their specialist equipment managed to save her life.


Murder investigation launched after stabbing in Leicester

A murder investigation is underway after the death of a man in Leicester.

A large section of Braunstone Gate remained cordoned off this morning, as police continue their murder investigation.

Police were called to the Humberstone Gate area of the city in the early hours of yesterday morning, after reports of a man with a stab wound. He later died in hospital.

Another man who was arrested has since been released.

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