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Colin Cooper has held his first press conference since being named as First Team Manager for Hartlepool United. Craig Hignett will be his assistant. The former Middlesbrough player becomes the sixth manager at the club in four and a half years.
Northumbria Police say it'll close a major street in Newcastle City Centre to help with moving on protesters in today's EDL march in Newcastle city centre.
Officers say they have taken the decision because of the number of people who have turned out to Newcastle city centre. Local traffic diversions will be put in place.
Around 1,500 people are taking part in the protest and police say the road closure is being put in place to allow them to disperse safely after their rally.
– Colin Cooper, First Team Manager for Hartlepool United.
"We are going to have to be clever how we find our players, whether it be permanent or loans.
"The big three North East clubs have already expressed an interest in helping Hartlepool out. Myself and Craig have to be thankful we have so many friends in football.
"Everyone has to come with the idea we are going to go for this with a real fighting spirit. The players have to realise from day one we expect a high level of commitment."
Northumbria Police are containing the protesters as they march through Newcastle city centre. Around 1000 police are on duty, supported by 10 police horses on loan from the West Yorkshire force.
Tommy Robinson, from the English Defence League.