Our personal views

On The Wight is run on journalistic principles of honesty, transparency and balance. Every so often, there will be a subject or issue that the editors or contributors wish to share that reflects their personal opinion.

These articles will be clearly marked as such. We believe their inclusion adds to the diversity of content available to readers.

Jonathan Dodd: Is Spring Sprung?

Poplar catkins

We're finally into the third month of the year and it has certainly felt in the last week or so as though Spring has sprung.

Sunday, 1st March, 2015 10:21am

By Jonathan Dodd with 9 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Warning: I may do something stupid

Old Train timetable

Jonathan returns with another interesting and thought provoking column that many of us will relate to.

Sunday, 22nd February, 2015 9:42am

By Jonathan Dodd with 5 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Love. It’s Forever, Not Just for Valentine’s Day

Love sculpture in NYC

Jonathan returns a little earlier this week. As it's Valentine's Day and he is clearly in the mood for love, we thought we'd shift his Sunday piece to Saturday.

Saturday, 14th February, 2015 12:15pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 4 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: The fear of being misquoted

Abraham Lincoln:

Jonathan Dodd gets the mind racing once again. This week his train of thought (and the distraction of the Internet) has led him to research well-known quotations.

Sunday, 8th February, 2015 11:45am

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: I was smugged

Heaven or hell car sticker:

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and once again gives us plenty of food for thought. This week it's religion.

Sunday, 1st February, 2015 10:13am

By Jonathan Dodd with 12 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: I choose choice

Fionan Lynch

With the General Election campaign well underway, Jonathan shares his views.

Sunday, 25th January, 2015 10:56am

By Jonathan Dodd with 26 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Water temperature may vary

Wet streets:

From time to time we all have a day when nothing seems to go right. This week it was Jonathan's turn.

Sunday, 18th January, 2015 11:22am

By Jonathan Dodd

Andrew Turner’s press launch: Not as open as it could be

No entry do not pass this point

It's not often that we publish Opinion Pieces these days, but this, around the launch of the Isle of Wight Conservative MP's re-election campaign deserves it, we feel.

Monday, 12th January, 2015 9:29am

By Simon Perry with 34 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Jelly and fish

Jelly fish sweets

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column, this week exploring whether there's link between jelly and fish. Read on to see if you agree with his view.

Sunday, 11th January, 2015 10:35am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: World record blogs

Typing on a keyboard:

We recently asked how Jonathan managed to produce his interesting features each week. This week we find out as he explains his process.

Sunday, 4th January, 2015 10:25am

By Jonathan Dodd

The case of the equine hairdresser and other Island mysteries

One night in August last year, someone sneaked into a stable and platted a horse's mane without the owner's knowledge. Don't you just love the Isle of Wight countryside?

Saturday, 3rd January, 2015 9:45am

By Wendy Varley

Jonathan Dodd: My year in books

Looking at books in the library:

If you're looking for reading recommendations for the coming year, Jonathan's book list from 2014 might give you some ideas - it certainly has for us.

Sunday, 28th December, 2014 8:33am

By Jonathan Dodd