News The Hull-based trawler, the Gaul, which sank in 1974. Tests are being carried out to discover whether human remains found in Russia are those of missing sailors from the trawler that went down in the Barents Sea off Norway with the loss of 36 men

Reason for FV Gaul's demise remains subject of speculation although official 2004 inquiry ruled out conspiracy theories

Letters: Turkey is key for the EU's energy-hungry states

In your leading article "The EU must not shut the door on Turkish membership", (7 April), you rightly highlight the stubborn, confused and old-fashioned opposition from France and Germany to Turkish EU accession.

Chris Maume: Safety first and last in Stewart's drive for change

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Pirate 'mother ship' sunk by India was Thai trawler

The pirate "mother ship" sunk last week by the Indian navy was in reality a Thai fishing vessel that had been seized by pirates just hours earlier. Fourteen members of its crew are still missing and one has been found dead.

Solway Harvester inquest due to end

An inquest into the deaths of seven crewmen who drowned when their fishing boat sank off the Isle of Man is set to conclude today.

Fishing Lines: Bravo to Brussels for saving the Estuary for English anglers

And now, let us give praise to the European Union.

Fishing Lines: Keys to success for Rawle are putting Florida skippers in place

Old skippers from Florida have not taken too kindly to an upstart Essex lad muscling in on their territory. People who fished on their boats called them "characters". They were renowned for their rudeness, unwillingness to listen and general bloody-mindedness. But if you wanted to fish the Keys hotspots, you often had to put up with your skipper being drunk, aggressive, abusive and often all three.

Apprentice: Sea fishing

Having drifted for a few years after leaving school, Kris Spearing, 21, is studying for an NVQ level two in sea fishing at Whitby & District Fishing Industry Training School

Law catches up with John Wayne, Cape Town's celebrity baboon

He's been spotted on top of Table Mountain, been a stowaway on board a trawler and visited an upmarket shopping centre. Meet Cape Town's latest celebrity: John Wayne, a 10-year-old baboon.

England 551-6 dec Sri Lanka 192 & 537-9: Flintoff's folly and diabolical fielding let Sri Lanka off hook

Andrew Flintoff has produced many heroic performances for England, and he will no doubt continue to do so, but the piece of cricket he was involved in at 4.55pm yesterday afternoon was not one of them. Flintoff's decision to bowl a bouncer at the Sri Lankan tailender, Muttiah Muralitharan, after the umpires had met to discuss whether the light was fit enough for play, was not one of the brightest pieces of cricket Lord's has seen.

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