City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 April, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 18 April, 2005, 12:00am

Seats available for scmp journalism seminar

Parents, teachers and secondary school students interested in attending a seminar on Saturday by young and veteran journalists can call Prudence Lai at 2565 2415 or 2250 3120. Thirty seats are available and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The event is part of the Newspaper Show-n-Tell staged by the South China Morning Post's Young Reporters Programme in support of the first English Festival organised by the Standing Committee for Language Education and Research.

most addicts first took drugs before turning 15

Seventy per cent of drug users started taking drugs before they were 15, a survey by the Hong Kong Playground Association found after interviewing more than 200 addicts.

The survey also found that although 70 per cent said they wanted to quit, only 50 per cent planned to stop taking drugs. It found curiosity and peer pressure to be the main causes of abuse.

police seek to identify elderly woman hit by bus

A woman aged about 70 was in critical condition in Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital last night after being hit by a minibus while crossing Cheung Lee Road in Chai Wan.

The woman was not carrying identification and police are anxious to trace her relatives. The woman is about 1.6 metres tall, is of medium build and has short black hair. She was wearing blue pyjamas and black leather shoes.

cat causes car crash

A 32-year-old man and his girlfriend escaped injury when their car hit a divider and overturned in Tsing Yi Road after they swerved to avoid a cat.

Mark Six

One ticket won first prize of $30,196,300 last night. The numbers were 11, 15, 19, 29, 42 and 49. The extra number was 5. Four tickets each won second prize of $849,690. Third prize paid $52,690.