Leader of the Catholic Church Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols attacks Government"s plans for gay marriage as undemocratic and a…

Leader of the Catholic Church attacks Government's 'Orwellian' plans for gay marriage as undemocratic and a 'shambles'Archbishop of Westminster says Government has no mandate for lawHe says the moves by the Government would make George Orwell 'proud'He also claimed most people were against the plans | UPDATED: 23:42 GMT, 25 December 2012 The most senior Roman Catholic in England and Wales has lambasted the Prime Minister for his ‘un-democratic’ and ‘Orwellian’ plans to legalise gay marriage. Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols said the proposals were a ‘shambles’, and accused David Cameron of pushing through the changes without a mandate. In his Christmas Eve sermon at Westminster Cathedral, he said that only marriage between a man and a woman shares in ‘the creative love of God’

Ryanair plane carrying 141 passengers from Manchester "nearly crashed over Germany after pilots altered landing approach to make up lost…

Seconds from disaster: Ryanair plane carrying 141 passengers from Manchester nearly crashes in Germany after pilots altered landing approach 'to make up lost time' By Allan Hall and Ray Massey PUBLISHED: 13:00 GMT, 10 December 2012 | UPDATED: 19:44 GMT, 10 December 2012 A Ryanair plane carrying 141 people from Manchester came within seconds and feet of disaster at a German airport after the pilots tried to make up lost time on their landing, according to an official air safety report. Investigators said the late-running Boeing 737 – with 153 passengers and six crew – almost crashed when landing at Memmingen Airport in Bavaria on September 23 when the 30-year-old pilot and his co-pilot, 29, tried to 'make good on some of the time lost in Manchester'