Flat owner sues developer over loss of sea view at Discovery Bay
The owner of a duplex at Discovery Bay is suing developer Hong Kong Resort Company for allegedly wrongly claiming that residents on the top floors could enjoy a view of Victoria Harbour. In a writ filed in the Court of First Instance on Friday, Yang Dandan alleged a huge section of the view she used to enjoy has been blocked by the construction of new buildings. In January 2008, Yang paid nearly HK$19 million for the apartment in phase Chianti, completed in 2007. The writ says that as a result of the new buildings, the value of the flat has depreciated significantly. Yang accused Hong Kong Resort Company of being negligent by suggesting it would control building development so she could continue to have an unobstructed sea view.
Szeto's health 'deteriorating'
Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan said after visiting Szeto Wah that the party veteran's health has deteriorated. He could sit up to talk for 30 minutes, but his appetite had worsened and he was not sleeping well. Ho said Szeto, who has lung cancer and has received chemotherapy, will not be attending the Lunar New Year fair in Victoria Park to write lucky greetings as he has in previous years.
Nine arrests in roads crackdown
Nine men aged 22 to 47 were arrested for dangerous driving after being caught speeding or drink-driving on Yuen Long Road, Tsing Long Highway and Long Tin Road during an operation in the northern New Territories.
Workers care for ailing banyan
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department yesterday sent staff to trim the leaves and apply pesticide and fungicide to a 104-year-old banyan tree which is at risk of falling near Park Lane Shopper's Boulevard in Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. The department will send experts to inspect the tree on Monday.
Baby among 29 hurt in bus crash
Twenty-nine people, the youngest a 16-month-old baby, were slightly hurt when a bus failed to stop at traffic lights and crashed into another bus and a van at the junction of Shek Pai Wan Road and Tin Wan Road in Aberdeen.