Veteran Dire Straits rocker Mark Knopfler is celebrating the birth of a new daughter at the grand old age 54.

His second child with his third wife KITTY ALDRIGE - KATYA RUBY ROSE - was born on Tuesday (25NOV03), and weighed in at just over four kilogrammes (nine pounds, nine ounces).

Knopfler's spokesperson says, "Katya and Kitty are doing fine and everyone is delighted with the new addition to the Knopfler household."

The MONEY FOR NOTHING star has a five-year-old daughter ISABELLA with actress Aldrige, and 16-year-old twin sons BENJI and JOSEPH from a previous marriage.

27/11/2003 17:20