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It’s a date: Couple born on same day at same hospital get hitched

Born to be together: James and Amy Barsby on honeymoon in Solvenia

A COUPLE who were born at the same hospital just hours apart have got married 23 years later.

James Barsby came into the world with his twin brother, Christian, just metres away from future wife Amy, also a twin, who was was born five-and-a-half hours later with her brother William.

The couple’s parents had even met at an antenatal class before the pair were born at Queen’s Park Hospital Blackburn in 1995.

Twins: Amy (left) with her brother William

Despite growing up just a few miles apart in Clitheroe, Lancashire, the lovebirds, now 23, only knew of each other at school.

It was not until in a science class in year ten they discovered they had real chemistry and began dating.

The pair married at their local church just days before James’s graduation from Manchester Medical School and Amy’s graduation from Lancaster University.

Double trouble: James (right) with mum Sue and twin Christian

Christian was a joint-best man at the wedding with James’s other brother Oliver, while Amy’s twin William played a vital role in the big day as an usher.

The pair, who spent their honeymoon in Slovenia are now set to embark upon a career as junior doctors at the same NHS Trust in the North West.

Amy said the fact the couple were born on the same day made their relationship ‘extra special’.

Young love: James and Amy Barsby at their high school prom PICTURES: SWNS

She said: ‘It makes it more like it was just meant to be. I wouldn’t have it any other way, even if it means I can’t have my own birthday.

‘Growing up, we’ve always shared our birthday with our twin brothers, now we share it with each other.’