Rick Jackson

RICK JACKSON: My old World Cup fever has made a comeback

I took it for granted, watching mosquitoes swarm around Raheem Sterling’s face as England prepared to kick off against Tunisia in the World Cup.

Radio presenter Rick Jackson has worked for the biggest stations in the south PICTURE: Allan Hutchings (084710-538)

RICK JACKSON: Say goodbye, Wave hello

Can you remember what you were doing on this day in 1998? I can. It was the day radio wars came to the south coast.

A computer generated image of how Fort Gilkicker might look one day. Possibly.

RICK JACKSON: Give us back our Gosport fort

What started off as a bit of a shame for Fort Gilkicker in Gosport has turned into an absolute disgrace.

You try towelling-down a muddy retriever

RICK JACKSON: My best mate’s breath smells like nerve gas

My best friend has just turned 15, or is he 105? He’s blond, now a bit deaf, his eyesight isn’t what it used to be and his breath is like nerve gas!

The Harry/Megan union is like something from Love Actually

RICK JACKSON: It’s love actually, just like any other family

The media are having an absolute field day with this weekend’s royal wedding, not only here but on the other side of the pond.

Hearing a new-born baby cry is one of life's magical moments

RICK JACKSON: The magic of hearing our babies cry

There was fantastic footage this week of an American soldier watching his wife give birth to their first child on FaceTime as he was away on duty. Ah, the wonders of modern technology.

She'll be missed - the Freedom 90 hovercraft

RICK JACKSON: Fond farewell to Freedom

After 28 years, a sight and sound unique to our beaches has finally gone. I’m talking about the AP1-88 hovercraft turning off the beach by Clarence Pier and powering her way back to Ryde.

Broadcasting legend'''Fred Dinenage    Picture: Malcolm Wells (141209-0357) PPP-140425-154506001

RICK JACKSON: My long-term bid to become the Fred Dinenage of radio

Radio presenting has always been a cut-throat way to earn a living. I’ve seen many people I have seen come and go, many with big reputations.

Will these clashes return next season? Pompey v Saints in 2012.

RICK JACKSON: My £100 bet that Pompey/Saints derbies will return next season

My bet is still on. Hampshire derbies to return next season!

Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent in 2009

RICK JACKSON: Welcome back Britain’s Got Talent

So, Britain’s Got Talent is back on our TV screens this weekend and I for one am delighted, even though I’m a miserable old cynic.

Ruth Madoc as Gladys Pugh in the 1980s' BBC television comedy Hi-de-Hi!

RICK JACKSON: Today’s Butlin’s is a world away from Hi-de-Hi!

‘Stop being so selfish,’ my wife said. ‘We’re going to Butlin’s for the kids, not for you.’ She was right. Time to think of the children!

Nostalgia in the attic

RICK JACKSON: Lofty ambitions dashed by memories

It was with a fair amount of dread I climbed the ladder on the request of my wife to ‘sort out’ my side of loft.

Our roads are the worst in Europe, says Rick

RICK JACKSON: Potholed roads are like a patchwork made by a five-year-old

Why do we have the worst quality roads in Western Europe and why do we put up with it?

That's the way to do it

RICK JACKSON: Girl power rules – at the age of two

Those two little words that send dread into the hearts off all parents of toddlers are dominating our lives at the moment. Nappy training!

Man-flu: women just don't get it...

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.

Congestion in 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.

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.

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