Podcast: Teacher from Copperfield Academy, Gravesend banned from profession after drinking wine during lunch break

A primary school teacher from Gravesend has been banned from the profession after she was caught drinking wine during her lunch break.

She was in her car at the time and was later called into the office for questioning.

Also in today’s podcast, a former soldier from Canterbury has been telling KentOnline how medicinal cannabis “changed his life” after years struggling with PTSD.

Christopher Monteiro-Sharratt served in Bosnia, and found it difficult to adjust to normal life when he came home.

Thousands of people across Kent will be heading out to vote today in the general election.

There are 18 constituencies in the county – and polls are open until 10pm tonight.

Final preparations are underway for this year’s Kent County Show.

There’ll be animal competitions, music, food stalls and family activities at the showground in Detling from tomorrow until Sunday.

Young people are taking part in the first Teenage Market in Thanet this weekend.

There’ll be stalls selling items including jewellery and clothes – as well as a performance space for musicians, comedians and poets at The Centre in Margate on Saturday.

In sport, Kent’s Emma Raducanu’s beaten Belgium’s Elise Mertens to reach the third round of Wimbledon.

She won in straight sets – just hours after it was confirmed she’ll partner Andy Murray in the mixed doubles.

And, in football, the Gillingham chairman has been speaking after the players returned to training this week.

Their fitness has been tested ahead of a series of pre-season friendlies.