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Wayne Savage

Entertainment and general feature writer for the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star. Also writes pieces for Suffolk magazine, Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.

Wildlife film-maker Saba Douglas-Hamilton talks about how motherhood reinvigorated her conservation passion and the challenges the planet’s facing ahead of talks in the region.

He’s hailed as the patron saint of poetry and is one of Britain’s best-loved writers for children and adults alike. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage spoke to poet, performer, broadcaster, author and playwright Roger McGough, who’s just turned 80.

Lee Nelson - aka world famous prankster Simon Brodkin - has stolen the spotlight from Kanye West and British Prime Minister Theresa May among others. The only stage he’s invading this time is his own with new stand-up tour Serious Joker.

One of the fastest thinking comics around, Jason Byrne is revealing the method behind his madness with new show The Man With Three Brains.

James and Ola Jordan have nothing but respect for Strictly Come Dancing’s pro dancers, but the show needs to get back to basics says the plain-speaking couple. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage asks them what changes they would make.

Body-shamed by a national paper, Blue’s Antony Costa was determined to turn it into a positive experience; and recently got help from a clinic in Bury St Edmunds.

Sofie Hagen’s back and she’s angry. Perhaps for the very first time.

Pascal Canevet, chef patron of award-winning restaurant Maison Bleue, sings the praises of East Anglia’s produce and the two women who inspire him every day

Phill Jupitus, who attended Woolverstone Hall School, in Suffolk, as a youngster, has trod many paths during his career. New tour Juplicity sees him return to his poetry and stand-up roots.

Comedian Daniel Sloss doesn’t think he’s a sociopath, but he’s called one a lot. Latest show NOW is basically him asking if people are right.

Nobody could’ve predicted the events of 2016. Who knows what’s still to come. Comedian and activist Mark Thomas aims to find out and maybe make a few quid on the side with his latest show.

Belinda Carlisle talks about quitting the States, the 30th anniversary of Heaven on Earth, new album Wilder Shores and shares some yoga advice.

Adventurer Ray Mears wonders whether wildlife documentaries are working when it comes to inspiring the next generation of conservationists and how Lyme Disease threatened to end his career ahead of his East Anglian shows.

Griff Rhys Jones talks about his new tour, his enduring partnership with the late Mel Smith and their unaired BBC sitcom.

One of the Guardian’s top festival picks, FolkEast returns to Glemham Hall today. We sat down with organisers Becky and John Marshall-Potter.

As the band head to the region to play Newmarket Racecourse, Jim Glennie, of 90s indie hit-makers James, talks about the accidental evolution behind their hits and about enjoying the fear of playing new songs.

Lowestoft like Las Vegas? That’s how British radio presenter, journalist, theatre critic and author Libby Purves remembers it growing up. She talks about why Manningtree Station Buffet is one of her favourite places and watching perfect sunsets in Hunstanton.

Blackadder The Third star Helen Atkinson-Wood shares her passion for the Suffolk coast, her love for the region’s creative talent and her fear of fellow East Anglian resident artist Maggi Hambling.

Farmer and TV presenter Jimmy Doherty talks about this year’s festival, larking about with Jamie Oliver on the Friday Night Feast and why he was nervous about the Prince of Wales’ recent visit.

East Anglian singer-songwriter Bessie Turner talks about playing Latitude Festival.

With more than 750 acts covering music, the arts and activities for kids spread across 15 different stages, the choice of what to see and do at Latitude Festival today to Sunday can be bewildering.

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