City Digest

PUBLISHED : Friday, 20 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 20 May, 2011, 12:00am


Ronny Tong's illegal structure confirmed

The Buildings Department confirmed last night that another lawmaker, Ronny Tong Ka-wah, has an unauthorised structure, a glasshouse, at his Tai Po home. It will take enforcement action. Tong apologised on his Facebook page and said he had hired an engineer to rectify the situation.

Mum seeks court order to stop neighbours' incense

Hu Wei-hsin has applied to the District Court for an order to stop neighbours burning incense, saying the smoke forced her to give birth early and has hurt her baby's health. The court visited her flat in Mei Foo yesterday. The hearing continues.

US aircraft carrier wins approval for HK visit

The Foreign Ministry approved a Hong Kong port call by the USS Carl Vinson. The aircraft carrier and its three escorts, with 7,000 personnel, left the Philippines yesterday.

Maths tutor to face court on loitering charge

A private maths tutor will appear in Kowloon City Court today charged with loitering following an incident at a kindergarten in Mong Kok.

Slight increase in unemployment rate

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly, from 3.4 per cent in January to March to 3.5 per cent for February to April, official figures show.