The first babies of 2016 have been welcomed into the world.

Braydon-Leigh Cooper was the first to arrive at 1.16am at Calderdale’s Labour Ward to Marsden parents Danielle Brown, 23, and Carl Cooper, 31.

He weighed 10lb 13oz.

Danielle, of Mount Road, only found out he was due to be born on New Year’s Day one week ago.

“We never thought he’d be born on January 1 because his due date was a week on Thursday but I was told a week ago that I was going to be induced and went into hospital last night,” she said. “It’s a nice and different birthday – it’s definitely one that will always be remembered by people. He’s our third child.”

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Their other children are six-year-old Ty-Reece and three-year-old Ellie-Mai.

The first to be born at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary was a still yet to-be named baby boy for parents Claire and Ash Bulloch of Cleckheaton at 5.30am.

He weighed 8lbs 5oz.

Mum Claire, 33, a teacher at Old Bank Junior, Infant and Nursery School in Mirfield, spent seven hours in labour before giving birth at 5.30am.

She said: “What an amazing way to bring in the new year! It was a bit of a shock when I went into labour on New Year’s Eve, but we couldn’t be happier.”

We are thrilled to meet our new son and the latest addition to the family.”

The tot is a new little brother for the couple’s other son Finlay, two.

Claire added: “Everything went to plan and he is a healthy little boy.

Katie Bright, 32, from Shelley gave birth to Joseph John Bright at 5.06am in the Calderdale Labour Ward, following 29 hours in labour.

Katie, who is married to Daniel, said: “He’s our first child and it feels so lovely. We’ve not been to sleep since Wednesday.”

On hand to welcome little Joseph was great grandma Edith who is 99.

Baby girl Frankie Spillane arrived at 4pm at Huddersfield Birth Centre, weighing 9lb 7oz and is the first child to Hepworth parents Carla Whitford, 32, and Padraig Spillane.