Rick Jackson

RICK JACKSON: Child who can’t sleep? Try Classic FM and a life-sized cut-out of me

Well it’s back to square one for me, as I’m suffering from another bout of tonsillitis. This is my seventh in around two years now.

Gunwharf Quays fireworks 2016

RICK JACKSON: You can’t wipe out centuries of explosive tradition

Should we ban fireworks for private use?

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England's triumphant under-17s pose with the World Cup as they arrive back at Heathrow Airport

RICK JACKSON: Our young stars now need Premiership and Champions League time under their belts

Once again England are football world champions! Congratulations to the under-17s who beat Spain 5-2 in the final last weekend in India, despite being 2-0 down.

The new interchange at The Hard

RICK JACKSON: She still moans about how she can’t find anything

Yes, it’s election day – and with that in mind and all the awful news we’ve had recently, I’m focusing on first world problems from now on.


RICK JACKSON: I love how we still have so much nostalgia for steam

There was much excitement this week, as many photographers looked for the best, but safest, vantage point to witness one of the most iconic locomotives of all time pass through the south.

Floral tributes left by Manchester Town Hall

RICK JACKSON: We’re on edge, but it mustn’t stop us doing what we love

It was one of the hardest radio breakfast shows I’ve ever presented.

Rick Jackson

RICK JACKSON: After all those years, I was finally sat on an aeroplane

I think it was the fear of something going wrong and not being able to get off an aeroplane that had stopped me from flying.


RICK JACKSON: Should we go the whole hog and bring back British Rail?

With all the well-reported issues concerning Southern Trains, it came as a bit of a shock to me to hear that Stagecoach has lost the franchise to run South West Trains.

Vanessa Feltz

RICK JACKSON: We’ve developed thick skin, but we’re still human beings

It’s been two months since I took over hosting the Wave 105 radio breakfast show and I’m loving it.

Michael Eisner

RICK JACKSON: We don’t want our club to be played with like a toy

Please excuse me if I seem a little reluctant to believe that the former CEO of Walt Disney wants to buy Portsmouth FC.

Ed Sheeran

Old chain ferry is destined to become razor blades

We have a visitor in Portsmouth Harbour at the moment. Anchored just north of the Gosport Ferry pontoon is an unusual-looking ship.

Lionel Messi lifts the UEFA Champions League trophy

I’ve swopped swanky hair salons for a Turkish barber

I’ve tried many a different hairdresser over the years – and, looking back, had some pretty shocking styles!

Rick just wanted him and his wife to go to sleep

Oh fudge, we have to give up swearing for 40 days!

Shrove Tuesday always signals to me that spring is just around the corner.

The Solent Flyer hovercraft in Southsea Picture: Mike Harvey

RICK JACKSON: Let’s cherish the hovercraft as a Great British tradition

I’ve always been a massive fan of the hovercraft

Four out of 10 say they clash over the remote

Simple answer for harmony is to hand over the TV remote

I learned this week that the average family has at least four tiffs a day and one mega argument that lasts for about 10 minutes.

Rick says more dog owners should be using these

We’re off on a Valentine’s cruise - and we’re taking the kids

I’m very much looking forward to this weekend. You see, I’m hosting the Wave 105 Valentine’s Cruise to St Malo for the first time since we had children.

A Vauxhall Mokka

Doing the breakfast show is a great time to be on air

I have a new job and I need to set my alarm clock for 4.30am.

Rick wants to make a snowman

Radio 1 and 2 really should offer something different

Did you know that from February, BBC Radio 2 will automate all its overnight broadcasts between midnight and 5am?

Robbie Williams

Watching TV in my PJs was one of best new years ever

As the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, I decided to check Facebook to see what some of my mates were up to as we welcomed in 2017.

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