PAIGE Lance was so eager to enter the world, her mum had to give birth in a car... at the entrance of Colchester General Hospital.

Contractions began in the early hours of yesterday, but Phil and Laura-Jo Lance were advised they had time to get son Hayden, seven, to school before driving to hospital.

There was no cause for alarm until the couple hit Colchester’s notoriously- congested roads and came to a standstill on Mill Road.

Then Laura-Jo’s waters broke.

See Friday's Gazette for the full story