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Adam Johnson sacked by Sunderland

Adam Johnson Credit: PA

Adam Johnson has tonight been sacked by Sunderland Football Club.

In a statement the club said:

....the club has today terminated his contract with immediate effect.

The club will make no further comment.

– Sunderland Football Club

The 28-year-old is due to stand trial at Bradford Crown Court on Friday 12th February on two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16, which he denies.

On Wednesday he pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a girl under 16 and one count of child grooming at the court.

Family 'angry' at denial of son's cornflour treatment

George Morrison Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The family of a Darlington boy who needs daily doses of cornflour say they're angry that local pharmacies have replaced it with a new drug they believe has not been fully tested.

George Morrison, 6, has glycogen storage disease, which means his body can't process sugar properly.

The Department of Health told us cornflour is still on the approved national list of treatments for the condition, so there's no reason why it should not be dispensed.

The organisation representing pharmacies in the Darlington area says it is looking into George's case as a matter of urgency.

Tom Sheldrick reports:


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