A good week for ...

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 17 July, 2011, 12:00am


Oscar the Labrador

The six-year-old dog owned by Anna Lee was suffering from third-degree heart block, a serious condition that caused him to faint up to 10 times a day and could have killed him. But those troubles are over, thanks to the pacemaker he received at the Victoria Veterinary Clinic in Yuen Long. The HK$20,000 operation was a Hong Kong first. Vet Ken Thorley expects the device to tick for six years.

Ed Miliband

After months on the back foot, the British opposition leader found his voice with the News of the World phone hacking scandal, leading the charge against one-time political kingmaker Rupert Murdoch. He was quick to call for Rebekah Brooks, Murdoch's top British executive, to resign. It was also at Miliband's request that Prime Minister David Cameron announced a public inquiry into the claims, and it was Miliband who tabled a motion in parliament calling on News Corp to withdraw its offer for BSkyB. Miliband had been criticised for a slow start since beating his older and better-known brother David to the Labour leadership in September last year.

Colin and Chris Weir

The out-of-work Scottish couple from Largs, near Glasgow, won a record Euro185 million (HK$2.04 billion) in the Euro Millions lottery, making them Britain's 430th richest - and better off than David and Victoria Beckham. The previous record holder, also British, won Euro129 million. If the cash were stacked in bundles of GBP50 notes, it would be almost four times the height of Big Ben, the Daily Mail reported. The lottery is played in Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.