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  1. Father wants Apple to unlock murdered son's laptop
  2. Man arrested after overnight roof stand-off
  3. Wasps training centre set for approval
  4. Updates from Friday 29 July 2016

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James Brindley

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

A new exhibition marking 300 years since the birth of canal pioneer James Brindley has opened. How did his work transform the English landscape and unlock a new era in the Industrial Revolution?

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Olly Stone

Northamptonshire pace bowler Olly Stone agrees to join Warwickshire on a three-year deal at the end of the 2016 season.

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Hairless chimp Mongo

Twycross Zoo's hairless chimpanzee that became an internet hit after an online film of a "fight" was viewed millions of times dies suddenly.

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Mongo the chimp was said to be popular with the ladies
A hairless chimpanzee from Twycross Zoo that became an internet hit has died suddenly.
Massey Ferguson tractor parade

A procession of tractors make their way through Coventry as enthusiasts mark the 70th anniversary of an iconic manufacturer.

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Warwick Castle peachicks

Baby peacocks are born in the grounds of Warwick Castle for the first time in four years.

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Morgan Hehir

A father is told by Apple he must obtain a court order to access photos and memories from his murdered son's computer.

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Bob Edwards

A falconer who will be forced to move when the HS2 rail route runs through his land wins a battle for compensation.

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CCTV image of Ozeivo Akerele

The police response to reports a student had gone missing, more than a year before he was found dead, is being investigated by the watchdog.

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Good evening from Coventry and Warwickshire Local Live

That's it for lives updates this week. Join us from 08:00 on Monday for more news, sport, travel and weather updates for Coventry and Warwickshire.

You can keep an eye on this stream overnight for news updates. 

Weather video: What can we expect tonight and into the weekend?

Rebecca Wood

BBC Midlands Today

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Apple stands by court order demand

A statement from Apple says it doesn't think it "appropriate" that it gives "permission for third party access to an account". 

The family of Morgan Hehir, a 20-year-old stabbed to death in Nuneaton, want to access his laptop so they can see his pictures and music but needs the company to unlock his security codes.

Technology firm Apple says it takes the privacy and security of customer's personal information very seriously and "in the absence of permission for third party access it is impossible to be certain what access the user would have wanted".

The statement goes on to say the company can assist "subject to the appropriate court order".

Morgan's father, Colin Hehir, said it would cost thousands to pursue that route.

Chiltern shuts a section of track for the next nine days

Passengers are being warned of disruption on rail links to London from tomorrow.

Chiltern Railways are shutting sections of the track between Leamington Spa, Banbury and Bicester North for nine days. 

Replacement buses will be running. 

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Bears to use pink ball for Second XI night game

Ged Scott

BBC Sport

Warwickshire have switched next month's Second XI Championship local derby against Worcestershire to Edgbaston to be played under floodlights - with a pink ball.

The game was originally scheduled to be staged from 15-17 August at Barnt Green Cricket Club, but it will now be staged a week later at Edgbaston (22-24 August).

The pink ball was used in English cricket for the first time by Kent and Glamorgan at Canterbury in 2011
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As part of an England & Wales Cricket Board trial, the two teams will use a pink Dukes ball for two innings of the match and a pink Kookaburra ball for two innings.

"We have a long tradition of staging day/night cricket on this ground," said Warwickshire chief executive Neil Snowball. “The concept of day/night cricket has attracted a large amount of interest around the world and we are keen to support the ECB by exploring the potential for these fixtures."

The pink ball will be in use in England for the first time since Kent and Glamorgan experimented with it in a Country Championship game at Canterbury in September 2011.

BBC Midlands Today: Stories we're working on

BBC Midlands Today

Anthony Bartram, Producer

School’s out and no doubt many of you who commute into Birmingham will welcome a little more room on the trains. But a new UK rail passenger report out today shows you are more likely to stand travelling into the city than any other outside of London.

We’re also finding out how a Wolverhampton teenager overcame her food phobia which had restricted her diet to little more than lemon curd sandwiches, and do you remember English football’s finest hour? 

We’re keen to hear your memories of 1966 - our sports reporter Ian Winter has made a cracking film about West Midlanders who were in the ground and on the pitch at Wembley.

1966 World Cup final ticket

Dad says Apple want court order before they'll hand over murdered son's data

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

The father of Morgan Hehir, a young man killed in an unprovoked attack, says technology company Apple are demanding a court order before they'll allow the family access to photographs and music held on his son's laptop.

The 20-year-old died after being stabbed with a steak knife in the street in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, on Halloween last year.

Morgan Hehir
Warwickshire Police

His father, Colin Hehir, said Apple were "helpful at first" but after providing them with death and probate certificates "they said they needed a court order to unlock the data".

"They can help but seemingly they don't want to," he said.

Apple have been approached for a comment. 

Coventry meet Nuneaton in final pre-season game

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

Nuneaton Town has come to the aid of the Sky Blues to provide the opposition for its final pre-season friendly.

The Sky Blues were supposed to face Doncaster Rovers this evening but Rovers pulled out because of injury problems.

The Boro stepped in and so it's a second friendly between the two sides.

Coventry won 2-1 at The Coombe Abbey Arena three weeks ago.

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IPCC promises 'thorough' investigation into police handling of missing Ozi Akerele

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

The IPCC says it will carry out a "thorough investigation" into police action over missing student Ozi Akerele.

They say although his remains were found in April, identification has only recently been confirmed by forensic tests.

Ozi Akerele
West Midlands Police

We have extended our condolences to Mr Akerele’s family at this sad time for them and we will keep them updated on our inquiries. “We can assure them that we will carry out a thorough investigation into the circumstances to establish what happened and whether any lessons can be learned from this young man’s tragic death.”

Derrick CampbellIPCC Commissioner for the West Midlands

Coventry supporters group say club's been 'pushed out' by Wasps

Moira Rawlings

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry City FC is being "pushed out" of a facility that was built for them, a supporters group says.

Plans for a £7m training centre for Wasps, on the current site of the football club's academy, are set for council approval next week. 

In the application Wasps offer the football club the use of the site for up to three hours a day, five days a week.

Jonathan Strange from the Supporters' Consultative Group says there "doesn't seem to be any provision" to continue an academy there and the council should show an "evenhandedness" to promote football as well as rugby in the city. 

Proposed training facility

The Alan Higgs Centre was built primarily in mind of having the football club on the site and I cannot tunderstand why Wasps deem it necessary, out of all the sites they've looked at, to put themselves in a positon of owning the Higgs Centre.

Jonathan StrangeCoventry City Supporters' Consultative Group

Police actions investigated after death of Ozi Akerele

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

The police response to reports that Coventry University student, Ozeivo Akerele was missing is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The Nigerian student, known as Ozi, was last seen at Coventry's Iglu nightclub on Spon Street in January 2015.

Ozi Akerele
West Midlands Police

His body was found in undergrowth off Albert Fearn Gardens in Foleshill by children in April this year.

West Midlands Police referred the matter to the IPCC which is now conducting an independent investigation into the actions of police.  

M42: Accident and broken down vehicle

BBC Travel

There's a lane closed and slow traffic on the M42 southbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J4, A34 (Shirley), because of an accident, BBC Travel news reports. 

Also on the M42 a lane is closed on the exit slip road northbound at J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of a broken down vehicle.

On this day: First ever TV weather forecast

BBC Archive

Sixty seven years ago today, the BBC broadcast its first ever TV weather forecast.

Oh dear it appears not much changes... rain is forecast today and there were showers back in 1949 as well.

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Kenilworth Horse Fair bus diversions

BBC Travel

Some bus routes around Kenilworth will affected by the town's horse fair on Sunday.

All details can be found here.

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Huge £73m Coventry city centre student housing complex 'on track' say developers

Coventry Telegraph

A major student housing development on the site of Coventry’s former Royal Mail is very much “on track”, say developers.  

Planned development
Coventry Telegraph

Latest: Roof stand-off ends; Wasps training centre to get go-ahead; and falconer wins HS2 battle

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Some of our headlining stories today are:

- Man hands himself in after 21-hour stand-off with police

- Wasps training centre set for council approval

- Warwickshire falconer winds major battle for HS2 compensation

Falconer wins HS2 compensation

Peter Plisner

BBC Midlands Today

A Warwickshire falconer has won a major battle against HS2 after the House of Lords ruled he should be fully compensated  for having to relocate both his home and business.

Bob Edwards maintained that he wouldn't be able to fly his birds because he would be close to the line and right in the middle of the construction.

See more on Midlands Today on BBC One at 18:30

Bob Edwards

Names sought for Warwick Castle's peachicks

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

The first baby peacocks to hatch naturally at Warwick Castle in four years had to be rescued from a nest on the flat roof of an outbuilding, but are now being cared for and fed in a garden shed.

The fluffy peachicks and their mum Felice are being looked-after by a team at the castle.

They say it will be a few weeks before they can tell the sex of the birds, but are asking the public to help choose names for them.

Pea hen and chicks
Warwick Castle
Hinksey flooding

Train lines through Oxfordshire will be blocked from Saturday as two major engineering projects coincide.

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Wasps training centre to be given go ahead

Moira Rawlings

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

A plan for a £7m training centre for the Wasps rugby club is set for approval when it's discussed by councillors next week.

The application is to extend the Alan Higgs Centre site on Allard Road, Coventry, to create an indoor training centre and rugby pitch kicking barn.

Proposed training centre

The move has been opposed by Coventry City Football club whose agreement to base its academy at the centre expires in June next year.  

Weather video: What's the day got in store?

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

It will be a mixed-bag of sunshine and showers today, with highs of 21C (70F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands
Man on roof

A man who spent the night on the roof of a house in a stand-off with police hands himself in after 21 hours.

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Heather Clatworthy landing at Portstewart

A woman becomes the first swimmer in nearly 90 years to cross a 13-mile stretch of sea between two coastal beauty spots off Ireland's north coast.

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BreakingArrest as overnight roof stand-off ends

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

A man has come down from a roof after a 21-hour stand-off with police.

The 23-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, assaulting a police officer and recall to prison.

Two officers were hurt after being hit by roof tiles, and two police cars were also damaged during the stand off in Willenhall, Coventry.

scene of stand-off

We appreciate the massive impact on the local community and are grateful for their support and patience yesterday and this morning.

Chief Insp Karvi KhatkarWest Midlands Police

Video: Police in protective gear at scene of roof stand-off

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Residents wanting to enter or leave their homes are being escorted by police, as they try to persuade a man to come down from a roof in Willenhall, Coventry.

Police in protective uniforms are at the scene of the stand-off.

A woman whose family live in the terrace of houses where the man has taken to the roof told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire: "My sister wasn't allowed in coming in from work last night and my nephew, who works nights, is stuck in the house.

"He wasn't allowed to come out because the man on the roof is throwing roof tiles."

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Better news today for hayfever sufferers

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

Latest: Man on roof stand-off continues; Wasps training ground set for approval

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Some of our main stories today are:

- Man stays on roof overnight as police negotiators try to talk him down

- Wasps new training centre recommended for approval

- Warwickshire falconer wins fight for HS2 compensation