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: A bit of first-quarter terror

Scrabble letters spelling Terror

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week he talks about getting through the first few months of the year.

Sunday, 15th January, 2017 10:36am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Key finder

Bunch of jeys

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week makes the huge leap from the subject of losing your keys, to the aspirations of a Utopian future.

Sunday, 8th January, 2017 11:28am

By Jonathan Dodd

Here are a few of my favourite things (of 2016)

Scene from Bestival 2015

Wendy Varley looks back on 2016 and shares some of her favourite things from the year.

Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017 9:27am

By Wendy Varley with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Say hello to your own self

photo of a dr seuss quote

Jonathan Dodd opens the year with his Sunday column and suggests a New Year Resolution that readers might want to try.

Sunday, 1st January, 2017 10:18am

By Jonathan Dodd

Time to scrap the ‘Eight Wonders of the Isle of Wight’

Ryde Pier

Isle of Wight Guru, Robbie Lane, feels the 'Eight Wonders' campaign is a little ripe, going as far as saying it's naff and gimmicky. What do you think? See if you agree with his alternative suggestion.

Thursday, 29th December, 2016 3:14pm

By Robbie Lane with 14 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Unwrapping Christmas

Toddler unwrapping present

Jonathan Dodd returns with his weekly column and manages to land on Christmas Day! Merry Christmas to all those celebrating it and Happy Sunday to everyone else.

Sunday, 25th December, 2016 6:59am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Christmas doesn’t always go to plan

Presents around the Christmas Tree

Jonathan Dodd shares this year's Christmas story. If you're not already, this will help you get into the Christmas spirit.

Sunday, 18th December, 2016 12:19pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: My Christmas List 2016

To do list

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week he shares his letter to Santa - giving the great man a couple of weeks to gather together Jonathan's wishes.

Sunday, 11th December, 2016 12:08pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Cast away on a desert island, with discs

desert island

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks Desert Island Discs. Find out what his eight discs, book and luxury would be.

Sunday, 4th December, 2016 12:39pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: The colour of your inner voice

Sculpture of head

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week explains how he learnt to listen to his inner voice and why it was worthwhile.

Sunday, 27th November, 2016 9:57am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: That’s a fine memory

Preparing Jonathan Dodd's weekly column is one of my favourite parts of Sunday. Just how he manages, week after week, to produce a fantastic read - out of nowhere - is beyond me.

Sunday, 20th November, 2016 1:09pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Trouble in Paradise

museum-of-fire-

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks Trump (without even mentioning his name) and democracy.

Sunday, 13th November, 2016 10:45am

By Jonathan Dodd with 6 readers' comments