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Sir Ian Botham opens new research centre on Teesside

The former England and Durham cricketer Sir Ian Botham officially opened a new centre for medical research into cancer and diabetes in Darlington.

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Sir Ian Botham opens new medical centre in Darlington

The former England and Durham cricketer Sir Ian 'Beefy' Botham has officially opened a new centre for medical research into cancer and diabetes in Darlington.

Sir Ian Botham described the new unit as a "fantastic asset" Credit: ITV

He cut the ribbon on a new Centre for Clinical Research and Innovation at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

Sir Ian Botham in Darlington Credit: ITV

The £285,000 unit is one of the biggest in the North East of England.

Sir Ian Botham cuts the ribbon Credit: ITV

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