Isle of Wight Opinion Pieces

OnTheWight 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 Isle of Wight opinion pieces will be clearly marked as such. We believe their inclusion adds to the diversity of content available to readers.

Jonathan Dodd: Fort Walk

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week takes us on his journey to the annual Fort Walk. See why he's planning to return year after year.

Sunday, 19th August, 2018 10:16am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Tools for the job

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week takes us on a wonderful journey of dis- and re-mantling a garden shed, sharing the usual few nuggets of gold along the way. As always, a great read.

Sunday, 5th August, 2018 6:46am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Reality means reality

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column. It's not often he has a rant, but when he does, it's full of interesting and stimulating ideas.

Sunday, 29th July, 2018 10:35am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Never mind the title, what’s the word count?

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week explores his writing journey. It's likely to be something many can relate to and as always, it's a great read.

Sunday, 15th July, 2018 11:59am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Added value

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week explores happiness and how we know why we're happy when we are. As always, a great read.

Sunday, 8th July, 2018 9:28am

By Jonathan Dodd

Plans revealed for stunning home to replace former amusement arcade

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There's a planning app to part-demolish the former amusement arcade and replace it with a stunning new home - designed in style of the former leisure pavilion built at the end of 19th century.

Thursday, 5th July, 2018 9:09pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Isle of Wight Festival thoughts

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50 years after the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival on Afton Down, Jonathan Dodd returns to the Festival, although this time his experience couldn't be more different.

Sunday, 1st July, 2018 10:59am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Avatars

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks about avatars and heroes, explaining how one of his heroes made him 'burst into tears' for the one and only time of his adult life.

Sunday, 17th June, 2018 9:39am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: What’s Eco-Philosophy ever done for us?

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week reflects on the topic of the latest Cafe Scientifique talk, eco-philosophy.

Sunday, 10th June, 2018 9:46am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Being ‘Away’

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Jonathan Dodd is back! Returning with his Sunday column and reminding us of how much we missed his interesting observations on life.

Sunday, 27th May, 2018 9:37am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Cooking Oil and Conversation

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column. This week he's inspired by a TV programme he watched about a 1km long fatberg under the streets of London. It's fascinating stuff.

Sunday, 29th April, 2018 12:13pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Where would you put the camera?

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week asks, “Have you read ‘Northern Lights’?" If you haven't, he explains why you might want to.

Sunday, 22nd April, 2018 10:30am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment