A family is welcoming in its fifth generation after the arrival of a much-loved baby.
Ava Paige Millighan was born three weeks ago weighing 6lb 14oz.
Her arrival makes Ava Paige the fifth generation of her doting family who say they are “over the moon”.
Great-grandmother Marilyn Race, 64, from Crossway, South Shields, said: “We have always been close but having our new addition to the family has made us that more closer.”
Ava Paige is now the fifth generation of strong women who make up her family.
At the head is great-great grandmother Mary Miller, 84, who lives in Hebburn, followed by her daughter and Ava Paige’s Great-grandmother Marilyn.
Her daughter Gaynor Race, 43, from South Shields, is Ava Paige’s grandmother while her daughter Ellie Race, 21, also from South Shields, is Ava’s mum.