AWE court hearing adjourned until 16 May
A prosecution of AWE plc – the company which operates the Atomic Weapons Establishment, where the UK's nuclear weapons are manufactured and maintained – has been adjourned until 16 May. Read more.
Ministers decide on submarine dismantling: Rosyth and Devonport selected as dismantling sites
Ministers have made the 'Main Gate' decision on the next steps to be taken in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) programme for addressing the legacy of the Royal Navy's fleet of redundant nuclear powered submarines, announcing that submarine dismantling will take place at the Rosyth and Devonport naval dockyards and outlining the approach which will be used to select an interim storage site for radioactive waste from the submarines. Read more.
US submarine calls into Faslane
A US Navy submarine – believed to be the sophisticated spy submarine USS Jimmy Carter – has been spotted visiting Scotland's Faslane submarine base on the Clyde estuary. Read more.
Scottish Government calls for talks on Trident
The Scottish Government has called for talks on removing Trident from Scotland ahead of next year's independence referendum. Read more.
Defence Committee slams Ministry of Defence over poor accounting standards
Financial management standards in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) have been slammed by an influential committee of Members of Parliament, which has criticised the Ministry for having “a worrying lack of financial expertise”. Read more.