Is the UK electoral system fair?

Tweet The debate on the way we decide local and national elections in East Sussex is now more heated than ever. “It frustrates me when we are told we have this fantastic democratic system when, quite frankly, we don’t,” said James from Hastings. In 2017, a petition calling for a change to the voting system hit 100,000 signatures, meaning it had to be discussed in Parliament. Under the current voting system it doesn’t look likely that Labour and the Conservatives will loosen their grip on Hastings. In the latest general…

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Match Report: Brighton 1-0 West Ham

Tweet Glenn Murray’s volley was the only goal that separated the two sides at the AMEX as Brighton unconvincingly beat West Ham. The win moves Albion above the Hammers in the table, and gives them their first win since they beat Manchester United back in August. Chris Hughton will be especially delighted with his team’s effort in defence, as they kept their first clean sheet in 10 Premier League matches. For West Ham, it ends a run of three games without a defeat, and leaves them 15th in the Premier…

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Match Report – Brighton 1-2 Tottenham

Tweet Goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela gave Tottenham Hotspur the win over Brighton in the pouring rain. The home side forced their way back into the game in the second half, but Anthony Knockaert’s tame shot proved to be the turning point in a game where Tottenham’s superior quality eventually paid off. Spurs started on the front foot; pressing their opponents high up the pitch, and the Londoners nearly made their pressure pay when Mat Ryan had to get a strong hand to Toby Alderweireld’s header which deflected…

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Match Report: Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 Fulham

Tweet GLENN MURRAY’S brace helped Brighton & Hove Albion come from two goals down to snatch a point against Fulham at the Amex. Goals from Andre Schurrle and Aleksandar Mitrovic had given Slavisa Jokanovic’s side the lead after Pascal Gross had a first-half penalty saved, but the Albion battled back to secure the draw. Ever since their return to the Premier League last season, Albion have maintained strong home form, and they were the side looking most threatening in the opening exchanges. The visitors, boosted by the return of Alfie…

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Airbourne 2018: Photo gallery

Our culture editor, Mollie, talks you through some of Airbourne’s highlights.

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