City Digest

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 29 June, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 29 June, 2011, 12:00am


Subsidy takes edge off home electricity bills

A monthly subsidy of HK$150 will be credited to each residential CLP Power and Hongkong Electric electricity account starting from next month. The subsidy will last for 12 months and any unused credit can be carried forward until August 2014.

Gold, silver for Special Olympics swimmers

Swimmers Li Ka-man and Cheung Ho-lun won gold in the men's and women's 100 metres backstroke respectively at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens. Ho Sze-hou won silver in the men's 800 metres freestyle.

Scarlet fever rages on with 21 new cases

Twenty-one new cases of scarlet fever - 12 boys and nine girls aged two to 12 - were recorded yesterday, taking the total to 637.

National Day activists guilty of damage, assault

Two activists were found guilty of crimes committed during a protest on National Day last year. Lui Yuk-lin 48, was convicted of criminal damage, while Tsang Chun-ying, 23, was convicted of assaulting a police officer.

Woman trouble leads to court for alleged bigamist

In an alleged bigamy case, Tang Ying-fung, 64, told a court she discovered her husband, Tang Yun-ton, 64, wed another woman while still married to her. The defendant pleaded not guilty.

Residents happy to be called Hongkongers

The University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme found 61 per cent of 1,028 interviewees identified themselves as Hongkongers, compared with 37 per cent who said they were Chinese.