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: 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 one comment

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

Island roads ARE different: 8 quirks of driving on the Isle of Wight

Tractors on road

Anyone who has driven on roads on the Isle of Wight will recognise Wendy's observations. Read her eight quirks of driving on the Isle of Wight and see if you can add some more to the list.

Saturday, 27th December, 2014 10:04am

By Wendy Varley with 42 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Pre-Christmas thoughts

1920s Christmas:

Every week Jonathan finds something interesting to talk about and we love him for it. Find out what's been on his mind this week.

Sunday, 21st December, 2014 10:06am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: No excuses

Gatorade bottle called no excuses:

If you were wondering where Jonathan disappeared to last week, you can find out what he was up to by reading on. We're very grateful for his weekly musings and observations and reckoned he definitely deserved a week off.

Sunday, 7th December, 2014 10:48am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Moving House

For Sales signs:

Another great read from Jonathan Dodd, with observations that will echo with most of us.

Sunday, 23rd November, 2014 11:11am

By Jonathan Dodd with 5 readers' comments