Podcast: Labour takes control of Medway Council in historic victory at the local elections

Labour are celebrating an historic victory in the local elections, as they’ve taken control of Medway Council for the first time in 25 years.

Hear reaction from the new man in charge, as well as party leader Sir Keir Starmer and the outgoing Conservative leader who tells us what he thinks went wrong.

Also in today’s podcast, a teacher has been banned from the profession after having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

Kate has details of the case, including messages she sent to the pupil and a report from a panel investigating her conduct.

Elsewhere, we have a roundup of some crime and anti-social behaviour that’s been happening in the county.

That includes three men who ran a prostitution ring, a homeless man who was caught by staff trying to steal diamonds from a jewellery store and two people who were arrested following a raid on a Starbucks café.

Our What’s On editor Sam Lawrie has been taking a look at some of the events happening across the county this weekend.

The King’s Coronation is dominating the agenda, and you can listen to our special podcast to hear more on that.

And in football, the Gillingham manager has been chatting ahead of their final game of the season.

They could have a say in the race for the play-offs with Monday’s game against Salford City.