Ten-mile sea hunt for missing fishing boat
A FISHING boat and its three-man crew remained missing yesterday, as coastguards continued to search off the Dorset coast. The Weymouth-based boat, named the Purbeck Isle, had not been seen since leaving port onthursday morning. Coastguards launched a search after it was reported missing at around 6pm that day. A spokeswoman for the the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the fishing boat is 11m long and used as a “potter”, to catch possibly lobster or crab using pots. “I understand that it looks like an extravagance but I think if they recognised the way a lot of that money has been spent, it has made quite a constructive impact on people’s lives” - The Princess Royal on the cost of the Olympic Games. “This is not the nanny state, it’s the sensible state. It is ludicrous that we should expect people to train for hours to drive a car or use a computer, but when it comes to looking after a baby, we tell people to just get on with it” - The Prime Minister. “The trick is to just keep flannelling until you can remember what you were talking about in the first place” - Comedian Billy Connolly explains how he performs. “In London, I am perfectly fine, unless I have a trail of parasites behind me. But I’m good at evading those little twits” - Snow White actress Kristen Stewart on the paparazzi. “I cry every week. When I saw the American version and saw people crying I thought ‘That can’t be real’ but it is! The worst part is you can’t keep them all. There have been some great singers but they can’t all win. It’s hard deciding who stays and who goes” - Sir Tom Jones admits to shedding tears on The Voice. James Fox, actor, 73; Petetownshend, guitarist and singer (The Who), 67; Grace Jones, model, singer and actress, 64; Victoria Wood, comedienne, writer and actress, 59; Jodi Picoult, author, 46; Lily Cole, model and actress, 24.