PEACE activists from Oxford chained themselves to railings outside Parliament to protest the pace of nuclear weapons talks.

Nuala Young and Sarah Lasenby joined 43 other campaigners in London today to urge the UK government to speed up negotiations to eliminate nuclear weapons.

The Oxford Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) said the women were chained to the metal fence from 1.30pm-5pm.

Oxford CND said the government to claim more input in United Nations talks about prohibiting nuclear weapons, and said it should be playing a 'leading role'.