THE arrival of new children into the world is a joyous occasion and something that parents rightly want to shout about.

And the Hexham Courant has launched a new feature inviting proud parents and grandparents to share their new baby pictures with our readers, both in the newspaper and online.

If you want to share pictures and stories of your new bundles of joy, follow the link below to fill out the online form - for your new arrival to feature in the Hexham Courant, for free.