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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.

The region’s mental health trust has pledged to eradicate the use of out of area beds by 2021.

An Ipswich resident whose 
street was targeted by car vandals says she has found it hard to sleep through fear they will return.

The jury in the trial of four men accused of murdering father-of-five Dean Stansby has been hearing how evidence was collected during the investigation.

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore, and Chief Constable Gareth Wilson are staging a series of public meetings across the county through the coming months – and are encouraging Suffolk residents to attend.

Violent crime rose almost a third in Suffolk last year, according to latest figures.

An Ipswich man was banned from driving when he ploughed a BMW into a tree leaving his wife with possible life-long injuries.

Kare Plus had their new branch on Queen’s Street opened by Ipswich mayor Sarah Barber on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident took place on Wellington Street, near Norwich Road, this afternoon.

Average speed cameras are now operating on both lanes of the A14 Orwell after a camera was finally replaced – four months after it was damaged in an accident.

Just short of 100 Ipswich locals are set to come together this weekend to “finish” the London Marathon in memory of 29-year-old Matt Campbell, who collapsed on Sunday with 3.7 miles left to run.

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