BBC news for Leicestershire

Drinking water had three times higher chlorine levels than pool

Thousands of homes were left without safe water for 26 hours after 8.8mg per litre of chlorine was detected.

Andrew Dobson jailed for 'child-like' sex doll import bid

Police described the doll - ordered online from Hong Kong and intercepted at East Midlands Airport - as "obscene".

East Midlands inventors cut from same cloth

The East Midlands is now seen as a world leader in creating new innovations in the textile industry.

Pair charged over unlawful burial after man's unexplained death

Police discovered a body at a house in Leicester and are treating the death as unexplained.

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China landslide leaves 100 missing in Sichuan

A rescue operation is under way after about 40 homes were destroyed in Sichuan province.

White House: Qatar Gulf row is a 'family issue'

US spokesman Sean Spicer says Qatar, Saudi Arabia and others should "work crisis out themselves".

Colombia conflict: Seized Dutch journalists still held

ELN rebels deny earlier reports that the two journalists abducted last weekend have now been freed.

Venezuelan dad makes plea to president

David Vallenilla's son was shot dead by military police during a protest earlier in the week.