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’
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'