BARNSLEY Hospital has revealed that more than 260 babies were born last month with just over half of the newborns being boys.

The midwifery unit at the hospital reveal monthly figures detailing the different types of births throughout the month.

The team reported that 267 women gave birth throughout October, with the busiest day being October 22 where 14 babies were born.

There were more boys born than girls, with 139 compared to 131.

During October, there were nine water births, two home births and three sets of twins.

The heaviest baby weighed 11 pounds, two ounces, whereas the smallest was born two pounds, four ounces.