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A Hereford man claims his wife will be left homeless
and in fear if she's deported to the Philippines tomorrow.
Marinel Bristow, who's 33, has been detained at an immigration
centre in Bedfordshire.
Ben Godfrey reports.
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
granted refugee status have failed.
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
an appeal to succeed.
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.
I'm feeling down, being here.
I've been here for ten days.
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
by an independent immigration judge.
In a statement, they told us all applications are considered
on their individual merits and in line with the
Two people have been charged with the murder of a 45-year-old
Staffordshire man who was found stabbed in his car in Leicestershire
on Thursday evening.
Timothy Smith from Fazeley was discovered at an industrial
estate in Shepshed.
Police initially thought he'd been involved in an accident,
but paramedics discovered a stab wound.
You'll have heard no doubt of the sad news this weekend
of the death of rock 'n 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?
Audrey Dias has the story.
# 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
but right here in Coventry.
Chuck Berry was taped live while playing at an arts festival
in the city in 1972.
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
it was recorded here in Coventry.
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,
like, a refreshing song.
Chuck Berry's influence went beyond the music.
But it was one night at the Locarno when the star really
left his mark on the Midlands.
Here's 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
to squeeze together.
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.
That's it for now.
Midlands Today will be back tomorrow just after 6pm.