THE first day of January was a very special day for Wychbold mum Tara Wright.

Tara, aged 26, was the first mum to give birth this year in the maternity unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

At 3.53am, she gave birth to baby boy Noah, who weighed in at six pounds and 13 ounces.

Now Noah is home with dad Stephen Lyons and five-year-old sister Alexie.

Tara said: "Alexie is so excited about having a new baby brother. Noah is baby number one on the bracelet that they gave us at the unit.

"I just want to say thank-you to the midwife Shai and all the staff at the unit. They were great."