LITTLE Zara Mauve Tyas-Newton was the first baby to be born in 2021 at Barnsley Hospital.
The youngster came right on time for parents 21-year-old Eliza Newton and 23-year-old George Tyas, both of Champany Fields in Dodworth, after Zara was born at 12.30am.
Zara is their first child and weighed in at 7lb 9oz after a six-hour labour.
George told the Chronicle: “The labour was really quick considering this is the first baby we’ve had - Eliza smashed it.
“Zara is doing really well at the minute and she’s in good health.
“The reason her middle name is Mauve is because it’s a combination of her passed grandparents’ names of Maureen and Mavis.
“Everyone at the hospital was absolutely brilliant - we felt safe and they made sure we were well looked after.”
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