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Star Wars fan Hignett looks forward to seeing Hartlepool 'Stormtroopers'

Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett is looking forward to seeing the 'Stormtroopers' at the club's final game of the season at Plymouth Argyle.

It's a tradition among Hartlepool fans to wear fancy dress at their team's last away match of each campaign. This year more than 200 supporters will be dressed as Imperial Stormtroopers from the Star Wars movies.

Hignett, who is a self-confessed Star Wars fan, said he can't wait for Saturday's trip to Home Park.

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Jeff Stelling reaches Middlesbrough on his 'ten marathon in ten days' challenge

Jeff reaches the Transporter Bridge Credit: Tyne Tees

The sports journalist and television presenter Jeff Stelling, who is from Hartlepool, is doing well on day one of his challenge to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

The football journalist and TV personality says he will walk ten marathons in ten days - starting in Hartlepool.

The 260-mile journey will take in more than 30 football clubs, all of which are supporting his efforts to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Day one sees the walkers set off from Hartlepool United, pass Middlesbrough FC and end at Marske.

As you can see from the photos - he has already reached the Transporter Bridge and The Riverside in Middlesbrough!

Jeff passing the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough on his 260 mile journey Credit: Tyne Tees

Hartlepool fail to complete comeback vs Notts County

Notts County survived a Hartlepool comeback to win 3-2 at Victoria Park.

Goals from Jon Stead and Liam Noble had the Magpies cruising after 14 minutes but the hosts were level when Jake Gray and Billy Paynter netted in quick succession.

Stead restored Notts' lead and settled the game with a 80th-minute header.

A general view of a programmes stand at Victoria Park Credit: PA
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