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Can you answer tough new tests for primary age pupils?

New tests for primary school children aged 11 will be taken in schools next week amid concern that they are too difficult and represent a narrow curriculum. Government ministers say they will raise standards and schools should ensure children aren't stressed. Our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford went to ask adults if they can answer some of the trickier types of question that will be in the new papers.

SATs tests in primary school - can you do answer new tougher questions? Credit: ITV Meridian

Family confirm identity of man shot dead by police

William Smith was wanted in connection with a murder

A man who died after being shot by police in Kent has been named as William Smith.

Mr Smith, 36, died during a planned police operation in Smiths Lane, Goudhurst, at around 8.30pm on Sunday 1 May 2016.

A post-mortem examination has established Mr Smith died from gunshot wounds. He has now been formally identified by his family.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the circumstances of Mr Smith’s death. IPCC investigators attended the scene of the shooting to oversee forensic examinations. A separate team of investigators attended Maidstone Police Headquarters to oversee the post-incident procedure.

Ballistic analysis and statements provided by officers indicate that two Kent Police firearms officers discharged their weapons twice each during the incident.

What appear to be two non-police issue firearms have been recovered from the scene and are undergoing forensic testing. No body-worn video footage is available.

William Smith - had been wanted by Kent Police in connection with the killing of Roy Blackman last March



NHS confirms appointment of Southern Health Chair

Southern Health has appointed Tim Smart as Interim Chair after regulatory action taken by NHS Improvement in response to serious concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission.

Tim Smart will carry out a review of the capacity and capability of the trust's current board.

NHS Improvement say they will work closely with the new Interim Chair, who takes up his post. They are also deciding whether to take further regulatory action against Southern Health.

Credit: King's College University

The people that rely on our services and their families will be at the heart of everything we do. Two of my immediate priorities are to make sure that the quality and safety of our services improve and to make sure the Board functions more effectively

– Tim Smart, Interim Chair at Southern Health

Tim Smart has previously worked as Chief Executive of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 7 years.

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