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Word on the Street: What are your New Year’s resolutions?

PUBLISHED: 11:42 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:14 02 January 2018

We ask people in Ipswich their New Year's resolutions. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

We ask people in Ipswich their New Year's resolutions. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

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As the new year begins we asked people in Ipswich what their New Year’s resolutions were.

New Year’s resolutions have been around for centuries. The Romans began each year by making resolutions/promises to the god Janus.

Babylonians also made promises to their gods at the start of each year – that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts.

Last year, more than 20% of UK adults said they would be making New Year’s resolutions for the year ahead.

Royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle sets herself the same resolution every year – to give up swearing and stop biting her nails.

• Read more: Tell us your New Year’s resolutions here.

The most common resolutions are to lose weight, exercise more, save more money, improve diet, pursue a career ambition, spend more time with family, take up a new hobby, decorate your home and cut down on alcohol.

• Read more: Confess your Christmas re-gifting crimes.

A 27-year-old London man has admitted causing serious injury to a schoolboy after failing to stop for police in Ipswich.

An Ipswich pensioner discovered a 100-year-old letter written to one of her relatives during the First World War.

A taxi, coach and mini-bus hire company in Ipswich has stopped trading, leaving a group of customers with a prior booking waiting for a minibus that never turned up.

The 22-year-old woman killed in a fatal crash on the A12 at Frostenden has been named by police.

Tributes have been paid to a “kind, sweet and funny” young woman who was killed in a serious road accident earlier this week.

A married couple who were found dead and with serious injuries at their Suffolk home are thought to have fallen down the stairs.

Footballer turned film star Vinnie Jones is taking on his signature bad guy role in his latest film Vengeance 2, which is being shot in Suffolk this month.

The site of a former oxygen gas plant in Ipswich is being regenerated, bringing in more than 100 new jobs to the area.

Students at a Suffolk primary school queued up to take part in a poll with a difference.

Although most of the 93,000 passengers passing through Stansted’s doors tomorrow for the start of their half term holidays will be blissfully unaware of it, the next few weeks will be a crucially defining moment in the history of Stansted Airport.

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