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Premature twins home for Christmas

Twin boys, who were among the most premature to survive, are now both home from hospital for Christmas - and their story has inspired the birth of baby Archie in Emmerdale.

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Family Christmas as premature twins return home

Two twin boys from Hartlepool, who are among the most premature to survive, are returning home from hospital just in time for Christmas.

Harley and Archie Garthwaite were born seventeen weeks early, with Harley weighing 1 pound 6 ounces, and his twin Archie just 1 pound 4 ounces.

Archie was discharged before his brother, with Harley staying at the University Hospital of North Tees to help build up his weak lungs.

The family are now looking forward to spending their first Christmas together at home.

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