This birthday girl won't struggle for a favourite number when she grows up.

Madeline Jackson celebrated her birthday yesterday, seven years after she wasborn on the seventh day, of the seventh month, in the seventh year of the new millenium.

The Knavesmire Primary School pupil, from Tithe Close in Acomb, is the eldest of three sisters.

Grandma Debbie Jackson said: "She's a lovely granddaughter.

"We are all making a fuss about this because it's really special for us all.

"Madeline realises how unusual it is and is very excited."

Madeline celebrated her birthday at a party with family and close friends, including her sisters, three-year-old Olivia, and Isla, who is 22-months-old.