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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.

Police are at the scene of a crash on the A1071 near Hintlesham this evening.

A brave Kesgrave teenager who lost a leg to cancer hit headlines for passing her driving test a year early but she may now face losing that independence – and her beloved car.

The body of a man found near Leavenheath this afternoon is believed to be that of missing Richard Hull, police have confirmed.

A short stroll from the Cornhill can be packed with history, change and stories.

The man who spearheaded efforts to build a northern by-pass across Ipswich 25 years ago has backed new plans to build the road that are now emerging.

A man arrested in connection with an incident that saw armed police descend on Ipswich town centre last night will face no further action.

Jeremy Hunt has come under fire for a post he put on social media following a private visit to Ipswich Hospital.

A charity chief executive has spoken of ambitions to support the overburdened NHS in the future by extending its offer for young people.

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