|The number of babies being born in England and Wales has reached its highest since 1973, new figures reveal.
According to the Office for National Statistics, the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) last year increased for the seventh year in a row, reaching 1.95 children per woman.
In 2008, there were 708,708 live births in England and Wales - the highest figure in over three decades - compared to 690,013 recorded in 2007.
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