New Year’s Day babies: Milton Keynes Hospital delivers eight

Joshua Laurence was born on New Year's Day at Milton Keynes Hospital.
Joshua Laurence was born on New Year's Day at Milton Keynes Hospital.

Proud parents have welcomed the first babies of 2015 to be born at Milton keynes Hospital.

Eight babies were on New Year’s Day in the hospital - six boys and two girls - including little Joshua.

Weighing just 5lbs 8oz, Joshua was one of the first to be born at 12.49am - much to the delight of mum and dad Nicky and James Laurence.

Nicky said: “He arrived a little early but it was a great way to the new year!”.

Hospital midwives also helped to delivery two babies at home.