this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at nine. the prime minister's deputy, damien green, strenuously denies claims pornographic material was found on a computer in his commons office in 2008. it's among several further allegations about the conduct of mps — including former defence secretary michael fallon. warnings over a shortage of psychiatrists in england as the number of unfilled posts doubles in the past four years. touchdown in tokyo — donald trump says no nation should underestimate american resolve — as he begins his asian tour. saudi arabia's crown prince launches a major anti—corruption purge — detaining several senior ministers. and our sunday morning edition of the papers edition of the papers is at 9.35 — this morning's reviewers are political commentator james miller and prashant rao from the new york times. good morning and
welcome to bbc news. theresa may's most senior minister, damian green, has denied that pornography was found on a computer when his westminster office was raided by police in 2008. the claim — made by a former senior police officer — is reported in the sunday times. mr green said the allegation was completely untrue, and came from an untrustworthy source. another allegation has emerged from a journalist that sir michael fallon tried to kiss her. our political correspondent iain watson reports. the allegations in the times that pornography was found on a computer in damian green's office dates from 2008. this was during a controversial
enquiry into home office leaks which briefly led to mr green's arrest. as theresa may's second—in—command she would not want to lose him from the cabinet and he has responded robustly to the allegation. in a statement he said that the story was completely untrue and he called it a disreputable political smear. he added that the police have never suggested to him that improper material was found on his parliamentary computer. in turn he accuses the officer in charge of the investigation of breaching his duty to keep the details of an investigation confidential. this weekend, allegations of improper behaviour in and around westminster have been filling the front pages. and even when ministers resign, that is rarely the end of the story. more allegations have emerged about the past behaviour in the observer, journalist jane merrick said she informed downing street of an incident in 2003. friends of sir michael fallon have not denied the allegation.
some of them believe that his ministerial career ended because he could not guarantee there would be no further revelations. 0ur political correspondent susana mendonca is here. good morning susana. will the prime minister read the papers with a degree of relief? i think we were all expecting a lot of names, there are some names although fewer than people predicted so in that respect some relief from the prime minister. the fact that damian green is mentioned, however, is not something she will be happy with, because he isa she will be happy with, because he is a key ally within the cabinet,... and one of the oldest personal friends. exactly and she's already lost sir michael fallon, he says this is untrue that that is not positive for her. —— but that is not positive. 0ver
positive for her. —— but that is not positive. over the last few days, a drip, drip, of names coming forward, not just conservatives, drip, drip, of names coming forward, notjust conservatives, labour has had to suspend kelvin hopkins, for instance, they have accusations against clive lewis as well, all those people deny the accusations against them, and also the snp has had to investigate, and they've had a minister in the scottish parliament, and this has stretched beyond westminster to scotland, one scottish mp says she was sexually assaulted by a labour member, so this goes way beyond westminster.m westminster the party leaders including mrs may and mr corbyn, will meet tomorrow. what sense do you get the consensus forming on having some kind of formal procedure which people can then invoke if they are not happy with the behaviour, for instance, of their boss, if they are working for an mp. is that sense
that all the parties want to be seen to be doing something about it. jeremy corbyn will be giving a speech in the north west when he will be talking about the moment of culture change, the need for real change is now, the other parties have their own issues and people accused of sexual harassment, sexual assault and whatever you. they all wa nt to ta ke assault and whatever you. they all want to take action, the conservatives have brought in a new code of conduct and they got a hotline people can call to report sexual harassment, labour also updating their systems. they want to talk about the idea of an westminster agreement system because it's not like a normal company we have an hr department and if you are a victim of harassment you've got a route by which you make complaints. westminster doesn't have that. they are talking about a westminster — wide system that would be independent, that is what they will be talking about tomorrow. susana, thank you very much.
social media companies must do more to stop child sexual exploitation, the home secretary has said, as new government figures show a rise in indecent images of children being reported to the police. writing in the sun on sunday, amber rudd said that companies have a "moral duty" to go "further and faster" in tackling abuse. technology firms insist they're doing their utmost to keep their young users safe. the royal college of psychiatrists says it's found that the number of unfilled consultant posts in england has doubled in the past four years. the college says the shortage is alarming, and it has led to increased waiting times and lower standards of care, as ben ando reports. good health, it is said, is a matter for both body and mind. but some with mental health difficulties have to wait months to see a consultant psychiatrist. that, according to figures from the royal college of psychiatrists, is because in england one in ten of those jobs are not filled. it is a scandal that if you need to see a consultant psychiatrist you can't. if you had cancer you would see a cancer specialist quite quickly,
within a couple of weeks. if you needed an operation you would see a surgeon. it is not right that people with mental health problems can not go to see a psychiatrist when they need one. in wales, the number of unfilled consultant psychiatric posts stands at 9%, in scotland it's marginally better at 6%, while in northern ireland, just 2% ofjobs are vacant. the department of health says it knows it needs more psychiatrists, especially in the light of an increase in demand for mental health services. that is why it is expanding doctors' training places by 25%. it says that is the largest single increase ever. but training a psychiatrist to consultant level takes over a decade. while mental illness is moving up the health agenda, it will be some time before the supply of psychiatrists can match the increasing demands. ben ando, bbc news. donald trump has arrived injapan, the first stop on what will be the longest tour of asia
by an american president for a generation. in an address to us and japanese troops at an airbase near tokyo, mr trump praised the alliance with japan. the tour is set to be dominated by the crisis over north korea's nuclear programme. sophia tran—thomson has the latest. touched down in tokyo. afterflying in an air force one from hawaii, the president and the first lady met with us troops stationed in the region. much to the delight of the greeting party, the president gratefully accepted his official military gift. i like this better! you can have myjacket. military gift. i like this better! you can have my jacket. in an effort to strengthen ties, the tour of asia will be the longest and american president has attempted in the quarter of the century. today nations that once waged warner stand together as friends and partners in pursuit of a much better world. and we are getting there, getting their faster than you think. the prime minister met the president ofjapan
for lunch before a round of golf when they had an opportunity to informally discuss north career and regional security. 0ne mr trump arrives in south korea on tuesday he will also have strong support for his stance on north korea's nuclear weapons programme. yet he will need commitment across the nation to squeeze the north even tighter to sanctions. and that means getting chan on board. 0n sanctions. and that means getting chan on board. on wednesday he meets the chinese leader and their talks may be less than cordial and mr trump presses his counterpart to ta ke trump presses his counterpart to take a stronger line with pyongyang and raises the issue of what he calls china's unfair trade practices. this 12 day tour will end with regional summits in vietnam and the philippines. leaders there will listen to show how committed this america first president is to the region at a time when china continues to emerge as the dominant regionalfalls. continues to emerge as the dominant regional falls. soviet
continues to emerge as the dominant regionalfalls. soviet time— thompson, bbc news. 0ur correspondent stephen mcdonnell is in tokyo. what sort of reception has president trump received in japan? in terms of an official reception it has been all smiles from shinzo abe the japanese president, there he is playing golf with donald trump and we have heard they have had frank and cordial discussions. that's away from the general public. most japanese people would be wondering if anything concrete might come from this trip by the us president, whether it be trade policy or more crucially coming up with some way of being able to deal with the threat of nuclear weapons from north korea. in terms of the relationship between the two countries, has strong is it? the japanese need the us umbrella,
oi’ the japanese need the us umbrella, or they think they do because every time north korea fires one of these test intercontinental ballistic missile is, there's the possibility apart from war, that one of these missiles could malfunction and crash into japanese lantern that is why people are concerned about this. when donald trump goes next to south korea it'll be a similar situation. he will also go to a military base, asa he will also go to a military base, as a way of showing us capabilities in the area and doing the same thing as in china, finding a breakthrough on this given that north korea is showing no willingness at all to give up their nuclear weapons. what impact will the proposal from the japanese prime minister to change the japanese constitution if he can
get the votes in the parliament to do itand get the votes in the parliament to do it and effectively take a potentially more aggressive stance in military terms than the post—war constitution agreement with the americans allowed the japanese to do? this has been a very controversial issue, there have been protests, even this week, because there is a return of militarists in japan, there is the way of phrasing the ideology, how would that go down in china when they still remember the world war ii aggression from japan and somehow donald trump has to try to unify these countries and a unified stance against north korea, it will be very tricky. japan might say, if nothing can be done about north korea's nuclear weapons we will have to need our own nuclear
weapons station here and arm ourselves and that i call about in south korea too. this will also be put to china, something needs to be done about the north korea nuclear threat orjapan, or south korea will seek calls from people in these countries for a stronger military presence, a stronger way of resisting the north korea nuclear weapons. stephen, live in tokyo, thank you for being with us. now some breaking news reaching us in the last couple of minutes. detectives investigating two separate acid attacks in london last week have arrested a 16—year—old boy on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. the metropolitan police has issued quite a lengthy statement, an update which they published in the last few minutes, that says a 19—year—old man was arrested last night on suspicion of gbh and a 14—year—old boy was arrested on friday, november three on suspicion of gbh but has been released while
under investigation. detectives from waltham forest were investigating two incidents at six o'clock on thursday, one fast—food delivery driver was approached by two men on a scooter, they wanted his keys and when he refused struggle followed before they sprayed him in the face of the corrosive acid. he was wearing a helmet with a visor, sadly because the visor was aptly received substantial injuries to his eyes and face and the suspects left on their mopeds leaving his behind. the quote from the police about this and another incident at about 630 on yarmouth present, tottenham, also in east london, also 32—year—old delivery driver once more approached by two men on a scooter who tried to steal his mopeds and the corrosive substance was thrown in his face but his injuries are not thought to be life changing. a 16—year—old boy has been arrested on suspicion of
grievous bodily harm by detectives investigating two incidents of acid attacks in london. the heir to the throne in saudi arabia has overseen a major purge in the country's leadership. eleven princes, four current ministers and dozens of former ministers have been detained. crown prince mohammed bin salman is the head of a newly—established anti—corruption committee — and he appears to have sidelined a number of powerful figures. 0ur security correspondent frank gardner reports. saudi arabia has been shaken by two shocks within hours of each other, first, fired by rebels in yemen they reportedly reached the capital riyadh before they were shot down. this is a big step, they are using ballistic missiles, long—range missiles, likely from iraq to put pressure on the saudi arabian government which has been bombarding yemen figures now. next in an unrelated move came the news that several prominent princes including
serving ministers had been detained ina serving ministers had been detained in a sweeping anti—corruption purge led by the crown prince mohammed bin salman. the air to the throne has been moving fast to consolidate his growing power while spearheading a modern reform programme. this move will now give him nominal control of all the country's security forces but at the same time the removal from office of several well known figures is sure to upset some more conservative elements. saudi arabia isa conservative elements. saudi arabia is a deeply tribal society and not used to sudden change. it's currently conducting a war in yemen, another against so—called islamic state and a boycott of qatar. what is clear is that the mohammed bin salman regime is struggling very much. he's trying to consolidate power and this attack on the capital is an embarrassment, to say the least. risky times in the desert kingdom. frank gardner, bbc news. the headlines and just approaching
70 minutes past mind. the prime minister's jeopardy damian green strenuously denies pornographic materials were found on a computer in his office in 2008. the royal couege in his office in 2008. the royal college of psychiatrists says it is a scandal that mental health patients are denied vital care and treatment because of a shortage of co nsulta nt treatment because of a shortage of consultant and president trump says no nation should underestimate american resolve as he arrives in japan at the start of a marathon asian tour. a typhoon which battered southern and central vietnam has killed at least twenty—seven people. more than twenty are missing. typhoon damrey made landfall on saturday, with winds of up to ninety kilometres an hour. more than forty thousand homes have been damaged, and there have been widespread power cuts. caroline davies reports. twisted, broken, flattened, buildings that could not stand up to the strength of the typhoon, which tore through vietnam from the early
hours of saturday morning. tearing off roofs, uprooting trees, knocking down electricity cables. debris litters roads, storms bring military onto the streets rarely but this is thought to be the strongest seen fierce. the damage was not only on the land, at sea waves beached ships, this victory has but struggled against the tides. the government says six ships capsized, with 61 people on board. 25 have been rescued, there is no word on the others. and it is not over yet. although the winds have died down the rains bring new dangers, land and mudslides, it's the wet season but central vietnam may see much of its rainfall injust but central vietnam may see much of its rainfall in just one week. the storm is expected to move west, into the gulf of thailand, and done. caroline davies, bbc news. some tv companies based in britain may have to move overseas in the event
of a so—called ‘hard brexit‘. that's the view of the commercial broadcasters association, which represents international media networks such as disney and discovery. here's our business correspondent, joe lynam. eurosports, the discovery channel and disney tv are some of the world's most popular channels and they all have their european headquarters in london, allowing them to broadcast over the eu. but their place could be jeopardised if britain quits the eu without a confirmation of a trade deal. broadcasters say they can only wait a few more months before being forced to move thousands ofjobs to other eu countries. we estimate that nearly one in four jobs in the uk broadcasting centre works exclusively or in part on international channels. on top of that you have well over half a billion a year investment going in wages, overheads and all the technology that it takes to get a channel on to air.
there are 2,300 tv channels in the eu of which 1100 are based in the uk. of those, 650 are aimed exclusively at eu audiences. the broadcasting watchdog 0fcom says brexit is the single biggest issue facing the industry, and the government said it was working to get the right deal for the sector which makes an important contribution to our thriving creative industries. joe lynam, bbc news. sales of beer in britain's pubs, bars and restaurants have suffered their biggest fall in five years. the british beer and pub association says tax on beer is too high, and it's calling on the chancellor to cut it by a penny in this month's budget. it's thought the decline could be due to people preferring to drink at home, with sales in supermarkets having overtaken those in pubs. mark pollock's track record of overcoming adversity has inspired people all over the world. he won two commonwealth games rowing medals, and after losing his sight, he became the first blind person to trek to the south pole. and when he was left
paralysed by a fall, he vowed that he would find a way to walk again. now, with the help of cutting edge robotic technology, that ambition is gradually becoming a reality. mark is using what he's learnt, to help others, including the former jockeyjonjo bright. 0ur northern ireland correspondent chris page has been to meet them. successful sportspeople stretch themselves to the limit. mark pollock and jonjo bright are no exception. now, they are pushing scientific boundaries in search of a cure for paralysis. mark was a commonwealth games rowing medallist. after losing his sight, he became the first blind person to trek to the south pole and 2009. the next year, he fell from a second—storey window and was paralysed from the waist down. but he was not going to shirk his biggest challenge yet and has become
a global pioneer in using robotic legs and electrical stimulation of the spine. i suppose we're operating at the intersection of humans and technology. it is a terrible thing, paralysis, but it has an exciting future. adversity has brought mark and jonjo bright together. jonjo bright was a jockey and then had a spinal injury after being thrown from a horse. he has had to accept he will never walk again. he is up on his feet three times a week thanks to physio. it allows me to stand and walk like your body has been designed to do. at no point do i ever feel better than after i have been walking with my exoskeleton. my blood pressure feels good, my muscles feel nice and loose. mentally it is healthy for you as well. after his accident five years ago,
jonjo bright became more aware of what mark had been doing. throughout the world there are people, there is the technology and the science. i believe it can beat paralysis. mark and his team are trying to bring it all together. i think that is great. has mark's story been an inspiration? to everyone, i think. now, with the support of his new friend, mark's charitable foundation is building on the research carried out on mark himself by building trials for other people. the annual fundraiser, run in the dark, is taking place in 50 cities worldwide in november. if i could see you walk i would take it every time.
but what i am trying to do is to explore a way of finding a cure for paralysis. along the way we are meeting scientists working on this. if you take the blindness and paralysis out of it, it is an exciting time. step—by—step and inch by inch, they are making new ground in their quest. it is a story of determination hope, and strength. chris page, bbc news. their artwork transformed the way london was depicted — with foggy victorian landscapes. now, the work of impressionists like monet and pisarro are being displayed at tate britain. it's the first large—scale exhibition to chart the stories of french artists who sought refuge here during the franco—prussian war. wendy hurrell has been taking a look. without fog, london would not be beautiful, said claude monet. at the turn of the 20th century, he tried obsessively to capture the ever—changing swirls. he had 100 canvases on the go at one time in his savoy hotel suite. you know, this is how we see london now. they have transformed the way in which we see london.
but as a young man, his first stay in the capital was less positive. monet didn't have any money, he came with his wife. she is depicted here looking very depressed. they did not speak english either, which did not top. he was one of many young french artists who came here and painted these scenes, exiles from the franco—prussian war. these scenes, exiles from the franco-prussian war. when they arrived they were not well known at all, their works were rejected by the royal academy of arts and they could not find a single british buyer. yet they set out onto the streets with their easels painting the scenes around them, claude manet in hyde park. it was forbidden to walk on the grass in parisien gardens so it stretches the imagination. if you look carefully that are possibly two people walking on the pathway. kammy passaro worked in the suburbs. this avenue hasn't changed much, and apart from the
tarmac you could easily recognise the scene. while they were observing our society the exiled artists formed their own community around leicester square, soho became known as the french ghetto, they were missing their bohemian bars in paris so they used to gather at places like cafe royale which still exists today. fog and scaffolding shred the big ben towerjust like in the 18705. big ben towerjust like in the 1870s. for budding impressionists, london's other soft on the edges, blue and the sharp lines. the way in which claude manet painted fog inspired other iconic pictures which marks the birth of impressionism. wendy harrell, bbc news. cycling enthusiasts have gathered in prague for an annual festival celebrating historic bicycles. as part of the events, cyclists raced penny farthing bikes. they raced during the meeting. the
clu b they raced during the meeting. the club which organises the event ‘s claims to be the oldest sporting clu b claims to be the oldest sporting club in europe. what a fine sight they make. let's see if it will be cycling weather. hello, a lovely autumn afternoon, some sunshine, a cool breeze, the showers will continue into the afternoon, in the midlands fading, but they will become fewer in number, not as heavy as this morning. many will become dry in the afternoon. the north sea coasts seashell is pushing towards coastal yorkshire, lincolnshire and norfolk. some sunshine to compensate for the temperatures yet after sunset and will turn chilly very quickly, if you are going to firework displays tonight, scotland should turn frosty quite quickly, shetland could see some showers and they will be
showers over coastal parts of yorkshire and lincolnshire, developing more widely into norfolk and suffolk in the evening. breeze in south west and wales but fewer showers. we should see a frost develop widely tonight, temperatures in most towns and cities on monday morning will bejust in most towns and cities on monday morning will be just above freezing, in rural parts they could drop as low as minus four. it will be a bit of amanda groaning as the ice scrapers come out, temperatures quickly rise in the morning and the breeze strengthens ahead of the weather front working into the hebrides in the morning. most areas should start monday try and pride, sunniest for longest in central and eastern england, a fine data and large, windier in the west, a few splashes of rain, wettest in the highlands and islands of scotland, overall fairly cool day with sunshine or cloud. into monday
evening, turning right across much of scotla nd evening, turning right across much of scotland and northern ireland, snow over higher ground, that heavy rain will move east into tuesday, a different day altogether on tuesday, sta rts different day altogether on tuesday, starts west, rain moving east, many places becoming brighter with heavy showers later on in the west. feeling cooler, that will lead to another cold night, frosty start to wednesday, overnight rain in the south east quickly clearing and wednesday begins right before more rain arrives in the west. see you later. hello. this is bbc news with shaun ley. the headlines at 9.30. damian green, deputy to the prime minister has denied a claim police found pornography on a computer in his commons office in 2008. it's among several further allegations about the conduct of mps — including former defence secretary michael fallon. president trump has begun his tour of asia touching down in tokyo today. he told a crowd of us and japanese troops that no nation should underestimate american resolve.