In Brief

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 February, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 February, 2005, 12:00am

First six Lunar New Year babies all boys

The first six Lunar New Year babies were boys. The first Year of the Rooster baby was born at midnight on Tuesday at Hong Kong Baptist Hospital in Kowloon Tong and the second was born two minutes later at Adventist Hospital. The others were born at Prince of Wales Hospital, United Christian Hospital, and the fifth and sixth arrivals, who were twins, at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital.

Travel agency closure leaves 650 people at home

The closure of travel agency Ying Fai Tours in Ma On Shan on Lunar New Year's Day has disrupted the travel plans of about 650 holidaymakers. The Travel Industry Council has confirmed that 20 tours to Guangdong were cancelled. Customers can call the council hotline on 2969 8188 to find out about compensation.

Officials to get intensive mainland-related lessons

An intensive 'know-China-better' programme has been tailored for senior civil servants too busy to attend a two-week training course on the mainland. They will take the course during holiday periods or when Legco is closed during the summer.

Rich pickings

Jewellery, watches and cash valued at $500,000 were stolen from a home in Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong.

Five hurt in crash

Five people were injured when a van crashed into a central divider on Fan Ling Highway in Kwu Tung, Sheung Shui. The driver, 22 and one passenger, 21, were in a critical condition last night.

Mark Six

No one won first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 2, 8, 20, 21, 40 and 41. The extra number was 24. One ticket won second prize of $1,191,100. Third prize paid $31,445.