Election of new Pope could come sooner than expected if enough cardinals make it to Rome to form a voting conclave in time

Election of new Pope could come sooner than expected if enough cardinals make it to Rome to form a voting conclave in timeVatican spokesman says cardinals may agree to radical proposal to bring forward the succession vote He says rules are open to 'interpretation' and there have been church talks35,000 have asked for tickets to Benedict's final audience in St Peter's Square By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 15:00 GMT, 16 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:50 GMT, 16 February 2013 The election of a new Pope could start sooner than the earliest possible date of March 15, it emerged today. Under Vatican rules, there is always a 15-20 day waiting period before Cardinals vote in a conclave after the papacy becomes vacant. But the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI that he will retire on February 28, means they will have plenty of time to get to Rome to take part in the election .

MP proposes Duchess of Cambridge should be called "Princess Consort" when William becomes King

Why Kate may never become Queen: MP proposes Duchess should be given title of 'Princess Consort' when William becomes King MP John Hemming wants amendment to repeal of royal primogeniture lawsWives of ruling Kings adopt title of Queen Consort under current rulesBut husbands of monarchs have no official title – we don't have 'King Philip'Hemming to ask Commons to consider amendment to repeal next month | UPDATED: 10:54 GMT, 30 December 2012 The Duchess of Cambridge is facing the prospect of never becoming Prince William’s Queen.

Obama scolds Congress for waiting until deadline to avert fiscal cliff… says he"s "modestly optimistic" a deal will be reached

'The hour for immediate action is here:' Obama scolds Congress for waiting until deadline to avert fiscal cliff … says he's 'modestly optimistic' a deal will be reachedPresident Barack Obama met with congressional leaders and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner in search of a compromise to avoid across-the-board tax increases and deep spending cutsMeeting adjourned without a compromise The looming fiscal cliff would likely be triggered on Monday if a budget deal cannot be agreed upon American families could see roughly $4,603 less in their paycheck annually if the U.S. falls off the fiscal cliff | UPDATED: 01:25 GMT, 29 December 2012 President Obama said Friday that if the top two leaders of the Senate can't agree on a budget deal to avert the fiscal cliff of higher taxes and severe spending cuts, then he will send his own proposal to Congress for an up-or-down vote

Beckett Rankine: 40billion airport for London… in the middle of the Channel

Unveiled: 40billion airport for London… in the middle of the ChannelBeckett Rankine unveiled the proposals for the four-runway airport todayIt would sit on a man-made island 1.8 miles off the coast of Kent Four runways would sit separately and operate independentlyA high speed rail link direct to London would be builtThe plans pose 'no conservation or environmental risks' | UPDATED: 20:26 GMT, 19 December 2012 Plans have been unveiled to create a new 39billion airport for London – in the middle of the Channel. Engineers unveiled the proposals for a four runway airport, which would ease pressure on the South East's overburdened runways, on a man-made island 1.8 miles off the coast of Kent on underwater banks known as Goodwin Sands.