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Durham's Steph Houghton to lead England's women in Wembley clash with Germany

Steph Houghton, former Sunderland player, captains England's women's team today Credit: PA Images

England's women will play at the new Wembley for the first time today.

They face Germany, live on TV, in front of a sell-out crowd.

England will be led out by Captain, and former Sunderland player Steph Houghton who's originally from Durham.

55,000 tickets have been sold for the international friendly.

Germany are currently the European champions, kick off is at 3pm.


Weather: Today

Credit: Tracey Laing

Outbreaks of rain in the morning.

Drier, brighter conditions should spread in by the afternoon with lighter winds.

Colder overnight in the north with rain perhaps returning to the southeast. Maximum Temperature 11C.


Motorcyclist on A167 Ferryhill airlifted to James Cook

Credit: Great North Air Ambulance

A 53-year-old motorcyclist from Newton Aycliffe has suffered potential spinal and pelvic fractures after colliding with a van on the A167 Ferryhill this afternoon, Friday 21st November.

The Great North Air Ambulance flew the man to the major trauma centre in James Cook hospital for further treatment.

He was said to be stable condition on arrival to the hospital.

Durham Police say the van driver was unhurt.

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