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First baby of 2013 born in Swindon

Britain's first baby of 2013 came into the world in Swindon, at one minute past midnight.Eve Johnson and partner Darren Eden from Stratton in Swindon were expecting their baby girl - who has not yet been named - on January 11.

But Eve went into labour on New Year's Eve and the healthy baby was born at 12.01am at the Great Western Hospital, weighing 6lb 15oz.

Mum-of-three Eve, from Stratton, who works as a biomedical support worker in pathology at the hospital said it was a shock to have Britain's first baby of 2013.

Dad Darren, a cable joiner, said he could hear fireworks going off during the delivery.