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Wayne Savage

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

Ipswich boy and Strictly Come Dancing favourite Robin Windsor explains how wanting to finish at the top of his game and the lure of a permanent natural tan convinced him to waltz into the sunset.

Named one of the best plays of all time for women, this was the right choice and the right time for the company to show it can do straight drama.

Halesworth based JST (UK) Ltd, is your full service supplier for the design, manufacture and supply of electrical / electronic terminals, connectors and associated application tooling and machinery

Revive and Restore is a Halesworth-based award-winning conservation and restoration building company, ensuring period properties work with 21st Century lifestyles.

Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff recalls a bonkers camping trip with Reeves and Mortimer and why, really, he no longer owns the songs that made him famous.

Speciality coffee roaster Freshpac don’t just create wonderful artisan drinks; they want to change the lives of the hardworking farmers who help them do it.

Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter makes her stage debut in the 30th anniversary tour of Fame - The Musical, at the Ipswich Regent from tomorrow.

Singer, actress, author and presenter Mica Paris talks about how aspiring performers can learn a lot from coming to see Fame - The Musical and her friendship with Prince.

Nicola Sturgeon told SNP delegates at the party’s conference in Glasgow recently that its goals of Scottish independence were “clearly in sight”. Coast presenter Neil Oliver tells Wayne Savage why he thinks it’s a bad idea.

Music maestro Rick Wakeman talks the success of his Piano Portraits and Piano Odyssey albums, his latest tour, living in East Anglia and why it’s good to make mistakes.

The Kings Arms in Haughley is a cosy village pub restaurant serving the best possible local food - everything from pub classics to something a little different for special occasions

Hullabaloo, launched this summer by Jennie Debenham and Jon Halls, is the first and only entirely plant based cafe in Ipswich.

If you fancy something naughty or nice, visit Weston’s in Sudbury or Halstead

Live well with food-focused social enterprise The Bridge Project

Want that dining out feeling while dining in the comfort of your own home? Visit Countryside Pine and Oak.

It was impossible not to smile as youngsters from Chantry’s children centres enjoyed this charming spin on a family favourite.

If it’s very good pub grub you’re after, you can’t go wrong with the Maldon Grey in Sudbury, which has just launched its new menu.

One of Coward’s first plays, there’s much to like and dislike. Director Sally Broatch and her cast wrestled the best out of a mishmash of a story brimming with too many ideas to create a thoroughly entertaining evening of wit and drama.

Think you know everything there is to know about Glasswells, which is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Ipswich store this weekend? Think again.

Dame Esther Rantzen talks to Wayne Savage about her debut UK tour and what it’s like being grilled live on stage by her daughter Rebecca Wilcox.

What surprised me most was how funny this was. I’d expected something, I don’t know, heavier?

Unscene Suffolk, a community theatre company for adults with visual impairment, has been a life saver for founder member Pam Rivers.

Family-run business Glasswells is inviting you to join in the celebrations as its modern Ipswich store marks its 10th birthday this year.

We chat to Coast presenter Neil Oliver about his first ever theatre tour - The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places

Sat at The Avenue Theatre, Ipswich, the last thing I expected to hear as this poignant play ended was my 102-year-old great aunt singing the traditional Lowestoft May Day song Climbing Up the Walls.

If it’s agriculture machinery repairs in Needham Market you’re after, bts Service’s Trevor Swayne is the man to see.

With Strictly Come Dancing back tonight, we spoke to champions Harry Judd and Louis Smith MBE and people’s champion Aston Merrygold who have teamed up for the jukebox theatre show Rip It Up, touring the region next month.

Is Suffolk at the heart of an alien conspiracy? We infiltrated a secret Saxmundham military base to find out.

Cards on the table, Oliver is my second least favourite musical ever; but if anybody could convert me it’s John Hales, who directed the best version of Little Shop of Horrors I’ve seen.

Nicholas Parsons has had many starring roles during his long career. He spoke about not giving in to old age, always learning and a little quiz show broadcast from Norwich.

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