Rick Jackson

RICK JACKSON: I swapped fine French wine for Lemsip – now that’s Man-Flu

As we all know, Man-Flu has now been clinically proven and yours truly is currently suffering a nasty bout of it.

A queue stretching back from the Quay Street roundabout, Fareham

RICK JACKSON: What Gosport needs is a new road link around Portsmouth Harbour

I can’t help but think the £8m being spent on the new section of Newgate Lane may not be the answer to solving the Peel Common congestion.

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Vauxhall has moved on a bit since the Chevette

RICK JACKSON: Will Vauxhall continue in UK post-Brexit?

My Vauxhall Mokka has just been in for its first service. This is my first experience of Vauxhall since I owned a Chevette when I was 19.

Mick Tosh, the Wessex RMT regional organiser, protesting against rail fare increases outside Portsmouth& Southsea railway station. Picture:  Solent News & Photo Agency 'UK

RICK JACKSON: We need a new way to run our railways

The hot topic this week is the hike in train fares in the UK, with an average rise of 3.4 per cent.

Rick would have loved to have piloted The Princess Anne, but had to make do with a remote-controlled hovercraft at Christmas

RICK JACKSON: Hooray and up she rises – my very own hovercraft

A belated Merry Christmas to you. I hope you are having a wonderful festive season. By the way, today is Thursday!

Glenn Miller's Moonlight Serenade was played at Rick's great aunt's funeral - he summed up the spirit of the Second World War

RICK JACKSON: We owe so much to the indomitable spirit of the Second World War generation

I went to a funeral last week.

European workers including nurses, social workers and teaching assistants protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London before lobbying MPs over their right to remain in the UK.  Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

RICK JACKSON: Why aren’t we on the streets protesting about Brexit?

Still with a massive deficit, not enough money for the NHS and little else cash-ise to play with, why on earth are we about to pay the EU £40bn?

A cut-out of Rick helps his two-year-old daughter Holly get to sleep

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?

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.

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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.

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