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A Hereford man claims his wife will be left homeless
and in fear if she's deported to the Phillippines tomorrow.
Marinel Bristow, who's 33, has been detained at an immigration centre.
Her husband Rob brought her to the UK four years ago
after a typhoon killed dozens of her relatives and friends.
Just to see his wife Marinel, Rob Bristow must make an appointment
at Yarlswood Immigration Removal Centre.
I brought a suitcase of some of her things.
The couple married eight years ago in Herefordshire.
Her visitor visa expired but back in the Phillippines, in 2013,
a devastating typhoon left her homeless.
Rob brought her back to the UK, but legal appeals for her to be
She lost up to 50 family members, neighbours, relatives,
some of which I had met and she only really was able to survive
at the time because she was living in a concrete structure
that we were renting for a business there at the time.
Marinel Bristow couldn't provide officials with evidence that Rob's
earnings as a photographer reached the threshold for
She believes she'll be deported as early as tomorrow.
A spokesperson for Rob's local MP Jesse Norman said:
Marinel Bristow agreed to speak to us on the phone.
How do you feel about returning to the Philippines?
Going back again, not knowing what's going to happen to me.
We're told the Home Office's decision has been upheld
In a statement, they told us all applications are considered
on their individual merits and in line with the
A man and two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of child
abduction after two schoolgirls missing from Staffordshire
were found in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning.
The 13-year-olds hadn't been seen since getting off a bus
in the Bordesley Green are of the city on Friday night.
They were discovered by police at an address
in the Washwood Heath area and are now receiving
Two people have been charged with the murder of a 45-year-old
Staffordshire man who was found stabbed in his car in Leicestershire
Timothy Smith from Fazeley was discovered at an industrial
Police initially thought he'd been involved in a car accident,
but paramedics discovered a stab wound.
A man's been charged in relation to holding a bank worker hostage
in the Northfield area of Birmingham on Friday.
David Hempseed is accused of false imprisonment and possession
The 60-year-old, from Northfield, is also charged with possessing
a knife and arson with intent to endanger life.
He will appear before magistrates tomorrow.
You'll have heard no doubt of the sad news this weekend
of the death of rock and roll giant Chuck Berry, but did you know
that his biggest hit - the one morality campaigners tried
to ban - was recorded during a live gig in the Midlands?
# And I let her play with my ding-a-ling-a-ling...
It was the song that gave the rock and roll
legend him his only number one, recorded not in his native Missouri
Chuck Berry was taped live while playing at an arts festival
It's crazy because you talk to these rock and roll people,
they love Chuck Berry and it was probably the worst thing
he ever did, the innuendo going on, but it was the only number one not
only in Britain, but also in America and we love the fact
The Locarno is now the Central library, but do the people Coventry
know that musical history was made here?
Loads of stuff happened in Coventry back in the day!
I think it's really cool, because I didn't know anyone
famous had been here, except The Specials.
He was an inspiration for the Rolling Stones
and the Beatles and John Lennon, so he'll be sadly missed, I suppose.
Professional DJ Kevin Boddy was meeting friends in the city today.
He says My Ding-A-Ling is more than just a novelty record.
Early '70s was a very dry time for music and it was just,
Chuck Berry's influence went beyond the music.
But it was one night at the Locarno when the star really
On tomorrow's programme we'll be in Herefordshire,
on the set of a new production of Emily Bronte's classic
Local people were invited to play the parts of extras in scenes filmed
Join us for that and the rest of the day's news at 6:30pm.
Here with the forecast is Alex Hamilton.
We've got more sunshine and showers on the way over the next few days.
Breezy at times as well, as those isobars start
Now, looking at detail overnight tonight, we will see that rain
starting to work in, particularly in the early hours,
lows tonight of around 1 Celsius and take care -
there could be spray and standing water on the roads.
Tomorrow morning, that rain will be with us for quite some time,
but it will slowly and steadily get drier and brighter over the course
of the day with highs of around 12 Celsius.
I'll leave you with the outlook - sunshine and showers on the way
and turning noticeably cooler over the course of the next few days.
I'm back with the late bulletin at 10:22pm.
Until then, enjoy the rest of your evening.
Hello. For most of March so far it has felt quite mild and springlike
but we are in for a bit of a shock next week as we will have