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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.

Intensive care beds at an Ipswich mental health ward are likely to stay closed until the autumn, it can be revealed.

One of the oldest white rhinoceros’ in Europe has passed away.

Concerns have been raised that plans to introduce additional policing powers in Ipswich will be “criminalising behaviours that are not in themselves a crime”.

It could be the sale of the century as Sutton Hall Estate, near Woodbridge, including an eight bedroom Georgian house, 11 more cottages and farmhouses, two barns and more than 2170 acres is up for sale.

Can you see yourself or someone you know in our photo gallery? All pictures were taken at Yates in Ipswich on Saturday, June 30.

Suffolk and Essex are forecast yet another day of warm temperatures and glorious sunshine – though there is also a chance of some long-awaited rain for eastern parts.

Speed limits through roadworks on the A14 and A12 could be increased under new plans aimed to ease drivers’ frustration with delays.

This week we challenged our iWitness community to take test their artistic skills with the theme silhouettes.

Suffolk is one of 10 areas running a pilot scheme for the year which allows councils to retain 100% of the business rates it collects and invest it into the county.

Struggling owners have been urged not to dump pets they cannot care for as a charity braces itself for a summer animal welfare crisis.

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