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’
NHS executives enjoy 2% pay rise taking average salary to 74,600 despite freeze on nursing wages Statistics show senior managers now earn an average of almost 75,000But nurses have taken a real term pay cut because of rising cost of livingRoyal College of Nursing: ‘Staff are being stretched to breaking point' Figures also show more nursing staff have lost their jobs than managers | UPDATED: 17:44 GMT, 23 December 2012 Pay freeze: Nurses have seen a real terms pay cut while executives have enjoyed a two per cent rise NHS executives have enjoyed a two per cent pay rise over the past year – even though nurses are suffering a pay freeze.
Abuse of elderly patients by NHS staff rises by a third in one year with a shocking 36,000 offences reported last year alone | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 1 December 2012 'Cruelty has become normal': Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt highlighted some disturbing cases of abuse by NHS staff Thousands of elderly and vulnerable patients are being abused by carers and NHS staff, shocking figures reveal. Some 36,600 offences were reported last year, mainly involving neglect, physical violence or bullying