NEW Year's Day baby Alisha Brettoner will never have trouble remembering her mum Lyndsay's birthday - she was born on the same day 34 years ago!

Lyndsay, of Athersley South, said: "She's a lovely birthday present and a new year present for all the family.

"They'd all been saying she'd come on New Year's Day.

"I kind of had a feeling she would.

"They were worried I had too much fluid and she was looking a bit small.

"But she was absolutely fine and she's come out 6lb 13-and-a-half ounces, so she's a good weight."

Lyndsay's other children are aged 16, 11, five and two.

Bookmakers William Hill were contacted to ask if the odds could have been be calculated on Alisha's arrival.

Spokesman Rupert Adams said: "What an astonishing coincidence.

"If Lyndsay had come to us a few years ago and asked for odds on her having a daughter on New Year's Day we would have offered her 365/1 at the very least.

"We would like to offer her a free bet at 1000/1 that Alisha gives her a granddaughter born on New Year's Day."