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Former Sunderland Ladies boss Mick Mulhern says he's proud of the five North East girls in the England Women's squad who have made it to the Women's World Cup Semi-Finals in Canada.
The Lionesses face Japan tonight in the second Semi-Final at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. Captain Steph Houghton, from Durham, Jill Scott, from Sunderland, Lucy Bronze, from Northumberland, Jordon Nobbs, from Stockton and Carly Telford, from Newcastle, could all feature.
Mulhern, who stepped down from his role as Sunderland Ladies manager in November 2014 after spending 15 years with the club, also had some advice for his former players.
A headed goal from Berwick's Lucy Bronze helped put England into the Semi-Finals of the Women's World Cup after a 2-1 win over host nation Canada in Vancouver.
Bronze, 23, put the Lionesses 2-0 up inside 14 minutes after Jodie Taylor's goal after 3 minutes had given England a dream start.
Lionesses Captain Steph Houghton, from Durham, also featured in the match at BC Place Stadium.
England now face reigning World Champions Japan in the Semi-Finals at the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton on July 1.
A man's ear was partly bitten off during an incident in Berwick.
Police say that at around 9.10pm on Friday, June 19, two men were involved in an altercation outside the Farmfoods store on Northumberland Road.
During the incident a 23-year-old man had part of his right ear bitten off and was taken to hospital for treatment.
A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Two north east girls have fired England through to the quarter finals of the women's World Cup.
Steph Houghton from County Durham and Lucy Bronze from Northumberland got the goals as England came from behind to beat Norway 2-1 and set up a quarter final against the hosts, Canada.
They were joined by fellow former Sunderland players Jordan Nobbs, Jill Scott and Carly Telford, as they secured their place in the next round.
Staff had to be evacuated from a Berwick printers because of a fire this morning.
Police and the fire service attended Martins The Printers at around 11.30 this morning. Around 30 members of staff had to be evacuated.
Floral tributes have been left at the scene where Joshua Smith died.
The 16-year-old died after falling from cliffs at Spittal Point, in Berwick.
The boy who died after falling from cliffs near Berwick has been named as Joshua Smith, from the Berwick area.
Police say there was no third party involvement and the death has been referred to the IPCC in line with protocol.
A 16-year-old boy has died after falling from cliffs at Spittal Point, in Berwick.
Police named him as Joshua Smith, who was from the Berwick area.
Emergency services were called at just after 3am, along with the RNLI.
They recovered him from the sea and took him to Wansbeck General Hospital, where he later died.
Northumbria Police said they were working to establish what happened, but believe there was no third party involvement.
The force has referred itself to the police watchdog, the IPCC, as is protocol.
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