It was supposed to be the party to end all parties, and the Millenium Bug was due to wreck havoc. It was quite a night in the south as the new Millenium was welcomed in. Take a look at this archive video to see how different - or similar - New Year's Eve was in 1999.
It's been another great night as the south welcomed in a New Year with plenty of fireworks, singing and some drinks. But was it any different to how we welcomed in the new Millenium? Take a look at this report from Iain McBride on how Kent partied in 1999.
There's a renewed warning tonight not to drink and drive - as people prepare for one of the biggest parties of the year. The Christmas period is notoriously bad - with people taking the risk and getting behind the wheel. A hundred arrests have already been made - as Kate Bunkall reports.
Dr Mark Jones suggests people falling in over the New Year period should consider what type of medical help they really need.
It's the night when we all pledge to lose weight, drink less, and get fit, and most of us fail miserably. But this year the most popular New Year's resolutions, are to read more, save more and re-decorate - so are the people of Brighton thinking that way?
People are becoming less tolerant of drink drivers - that's what police in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have found during their month long drink drive campaign. Since December 1, 100 people have been arrested for drink driving in the two counties.
Acting Police Sergeant Neil Lancaster spoke to Meridian and said officers have also been noticing how children are increasingly becoming the designated drivers for their parents on a night out.
Police are reminding festive party-goers to nominate a designated driver before heading out on the town this New Year’s Eve. The request comes as Hampshire Constabulary’s Christmas drink-drive campaign nears its end, with more than 100 people arrested for drink-driving since December 1.
Officers have been posting messages on Facebook and Twitter sites, encouraging people to get organised before they head out for the night. Chief inspector Andy Bottomley said: “People pulled over for drink-driving after a night out are often full of excuses but none of them are ever good enough.
“New Year’s Eve falls in the same month and on the same date every year so there’s no excuse not to plan ahead. Why not offer to buy one of your mate’s soft drinks all night, or pay for them to get into a club in exchange for that lift home?”
As people go out celebrating the New Year across Dorset, officers are warning revellers to drink responsibly to reduce their chances of becoming victims of crime or ending up in a police cell.
Detective Superintendent Andy Clowser said: “We want everyone to have fun celebrating the New Year but it is important people follow our advice and stay safe while enjoying the festivities.
Make sure you stay with your friends, especially if they are drunk. Don’t leave them vulnerable and alone. Always plan how you’re getting home and ensure you keep money asidefor a licensed taxi or bus.
Never walk home alone and don’t go home with someone you barely know.”
Strong winds and Heavy rain will slowly move eastwards through this morning becoming wet everywhere by midday.
It will dry up from the west during the afternoon. But remain wet in the South East. Most places should be dry by late evening with one or two showers clinging on in Kent.