MORE than a hundred babies born since lockdown began have not yet been registered.

Brighton and Hove City Council is now trying to encourage parents to ensure they complete the legalities.

It said more than 850 babies have been born in the city since the Covid lockdown began – but restrictions meant some could not be registered as offices were only allowed to start noting births again in mid June.

Normally, newborn babies must be registered within 42 days but all registrations were stopped by the government on March 24. Now, two months after registrations began again, lots of babies are “missing”.

David Gibson, lead councillor for life events, said: “We totally understand how birth registration has been overlooked at this time. We welcome you now to get in touch with our registration team and register your baby as soon as possible.”