It's that time of year when lots of people make pledges to give something up, or change their lifestyle. In the first month of the year, many have made a New Year's Resolution to give up booze.
Thousands of people are taking part in Dry January, the campaign that encourages people to ditch the drink for a month. Watch Andrea Thomas' report.
What better way to start a new year than with a new addition to the family?
While many people were welcoming in the New Year yesterday, others were welcoming a new son or daughter in to world.
Charlotte Wilkins has been to Tunbridge Wells Hospital to meet some new parents.
David Cameron has unveiled his long-term plans to secure Britain's future in his recently released New Year's message.
The Prime Minister and Witney MP says the country is 'turning a corner' and the government's plans for 2014 will 'benefit the whole country and secure a better future for everyone.'
A man could lose an eye after being brutally attacked in Brighton by a gang in a suspected racial assault in the early hours of New Year's Day.
The 23-year-old and a friend were targeted as they walked down Lewes Road at around 3.25am.
A member of the public grabbed one of the attackers and flagged down a passing police car as the rest of the gang ran off.
Det Insp Miles Ockwell, of Sussex Police, said the victim is thought to have been subjected to a barrage of racist abuse leading up to the attack.
A 19-year-old man from Burgess Hill was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and possession of Class A drugs and cannabis, and was released on police bail until March 6.