Big step for hospital's tiniest baby

TODAY marks an exciting new start for many youngsters – and a day that one mum and dad thought they might never see.While the doors are opening for the first time at Hadleigh's newest school, Ipswich Hospital's smallest surviving baby, Hannah Crown, is embarking on her first day in education.

By Jessica Nicholls

TODAY marks an exciting new start for many youngsters – and a day that one mum and dad thought they might never see.

While the doors are opening for the first time at Hadleigh's newest school, Ipswich Hospital's

smallest surviving baby, Hannah Crown, is embarking on her first day in education.

We bring you the first tentative steps of little feet into the eco-friendly Beaumont Community Primary School and look back at the last four years in the life of Hannah, who has battled through after being born at just 1lb 2oz.

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