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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

Live Reporting

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  1. Alex Homer

    BBC Local Live

    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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  2. 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. 

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

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Video content

    Video caption: Rebecca Wood has your weekend forecast
  4. 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.

  5. 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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  6. 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

    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.

  7. 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
  8. 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

    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. 

  9. 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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  10. 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
    Quote Message: 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.” from Derrick Campbell IPCC Commissioner for the West Midlands
    Derrick CampbellIPCC Commissioner for the West Midlands