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Previously secret files show, for the first time, the extent
of a security breach at Faslane in 1988.
Documents from the National Archives detail how, in October that year,
three protesters were able to access a nuclear submarine's control room.
Our political correspondent Nick Eardley has been looking
through the documents and speaking exclusively
Same pace in the night 1880s. At the period which saw regular antinuclear
protest and remarkable breach of security. For antinuclear
demonstrators broke into the submarine base in Scotland. One of
them is reached to have reached a dry dock wearer submarine was
birthed. That is how it was reported at the time. But now the extent has
been revealed. Previously secret files show protesters gained access
to the control room, leaving Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher furious.
She demanded an urgent report into what happened. Few know better than
Phil Jones. This is the first interview he is given about what
happened. I expected to be arrested, almost in minutes. Phil and two
others intended to act as a decoy for a friend. She was trying to swim
to one of those submarines but is series of security failures meant
they were free to roam. We were passed by a police van, close enough
to recognise the driver. At one point it was literally meters away.
All the time we were expecting to be arrested any moment. They weren't,
and bashed again access. We were on the deck, there was an open hatch,
we dived down it and we were in the control room. There was the
periscope, things were operating the planes, the driving the subs, or we
had was a marker pen. So we daubed a few peace symbols... The trio was
eventually caught and detained. A court martial was avoided because it
would have given activists publicity. Armed guards were given
new powers. The rules of engagement governing armed guards have been
amended to make clear they may open fire. We knew they would change.
Phil and the others were eventually cleared in court on a technicality.
He spent several further years living in a protest camp near
Faslane. From midnight tomorrow,
owners of air weapons are required to have a licence,
following a tightening But more than 3,000 owners who've
applied for a permit are being warned that it won't be
processed in time for Thousands of air weapons
have been surrendered These are the guns that by the 1st
of January will be illegal unless their owners have a licence for
them. Already 11,000 people have applied for in egg and certificate
and anyone with a gun licence already can add elegance to it. But
thousands of air gun owners have missed the deadline of the 31st of
October to apply for a permit. Anyone who applied for a city forget
before the 31st of October is OK. They applied early. Unfortunately
those who played from the 1st of November up today and for the next
couple of weeks will have to wait some time before their certificate
is processed. They will have to make alternative arrangements for safe
storage of their guns. Registered gun dealers like this one in
Inverness are providing a safe house for our weapons whose owners want to
keep them but won't be licensed by Sunday morning. Many of those in the
gun trade think the clamp-down is using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
Shooting people out of high-rise flats is illegal. You can't do that
and you never could. This legislation is a piece of tokenism
which will retrieve nothing. The people who will miss use air rifles
are not the type of people who are going to go to the trouble of
licensing them then anyway. But backers of the new law say our
weapons are involved of half of all gun crime in Scotland and with an
estimated half a million of them in Scotland, tightening legislation is
justified. Thousands of airguns have already been handed in to police to
be destroyed. The arguments about the new legislation will continue
well into 2017 but the fact remains that if you have one of these and
you don't have a licence for it, as from two morrow night you will be
breaking the law. There will be a possible penalty of up to two years
in prison. Small investors in Royal Bank
of Scotland are pushing for the bank to set up a shareholder committee,
to give them a bigger say in areas Groups representing small
shareholders argue they should be involved in ensuring
good corporate governance. Investors hope RBS will serve
as a test case, so that other companies will consider installing
a shareholder committee. The bank said it had
not seen full details, but pledged to "look
closely" at the idea. Edinburgh's tram network is running
at only a quarter of capacity, Passenger numbers almost doubled
between 2014 and 2015 to just over 5 million,
but the services have the potential to carry 21 million
people each year. An Edinburgh Trams spokesman said
the figures are from last year, and that 2016 is expected to show
a significant increase. Three days of Hogmanay celebrations
begin in Edinburgh tonight. 10,000 torchbearers,
led by Up Helly Aa Vikings from Shetland, will illuminate
the streets of the Old Town, with Normally you expect to see these
fearsome looking characters on Shetland but tonight they are in the
centre of Edinburgh, helping to kick off the city's Hogmanay
celebrations. Just a few final photos before, at seven o'clock,
they head out at the head of the torchlit procession. 33 Kings -- 30
Vikings will walk the route along to Carlton Hill. Along the route there
will be third -- crowds of 30,000 people. This is the outset of a
three-day festival and crowds are helping to generate what will be ?42
million for the local economy. The main event comes tomorrow, that is
the concert in the gardens, headlined by Paulo detainee, and
then the fireworks display from the castle watched by 75,000 people at
the street party below. The pictures will be beamed across the globe but
before then it is the turn of these guys.
Police are investigating damage to fossilised dinosaur footprints
Plaster was poured into the prints on Staffin Beach.
Police believe a man driving a white camper van may be responsible
A second ?5 note, engraved with a tiny portrait of Jane Austen
and said to be worth up to ?50,000, has been found in Scotland.
Four of the special fivers were put into circulation
The first was found in a South Wales cafe, earlier this month.
Now let's get the weather forecast now, from Judith.
Thank you. And a good evening to you. South-westerly winds brought a
lot of clout across the country but that Claridge did break as indicated
by one of our weather watchers. Tonight it stays very mild and will
hold onto brisk winds as well. We have a band of rain line across the
north of the country, it is persistent and there are some heavy
bursts within it. There will be a yellow warning for the Northwest in
force from midnight tonight till six tomorrow evening. Elsewhere it is
try, breezy, around 8010 Celsius. Tomorrow morning starts largely
driver the south and east. The rain line across the North sinks
southwards, it is a slow-moving affair, heavy rain fairly persistent
starting to change. We will see cleaner air across the North and
that is a sign of things to come tomorrow night. Brisk winds tomorrow
and Miles during daylight hours. Colder as we head towards dusk. The
weather front heading southwards. Sofa the bills it will be
predominantly dry with clear skies, a chilly nights to come, the risk of
ice and we start to see some wintry showers heading into the North as
the northerly winds pick up. New Year's Day will be cold and windy
with some sunshine particularly in the West, frequent wintry showers.
If you're still up, I'll see you then.
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