Dozens do battle for slice of Hong Kong history
The Development Bureau has received 34 applications for the third phase of a heritage revitalisation scheme, which covers four government-owned historic buildings. The Journalism Education Foundation's plan for a news museum was among 15 proposals for Bridges Street Market in Sheung Wan. The other sites are Chinese-style mansions King Yin Lei in Stubbs Road and Haw Par Mansion in Tai Hang and the old Fanling Magistracy.
Wife 'let man die from knife attack to save flat'
A man was chopped by his son and left to die over two weeks because his wife allegedly feared that if she alerted police they would lose their government flat. When Kwong King-nam, 76, died from his injuries in the flat on Ping Shek Estate, Kwun Tong, his body was left tied to a chair on a street, the Court of First Instance heard yesterday. His wife Lai Shui-yin, denies manslaughter. The son has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a psychiatrist found he was suffering from schizophrenia when he attacked his father in 2009.
Snowbound London still traps HK travellers
Flights between Hong Kong and London were disrupted again yesterday as heavy snow shut airports in the British capital. Two flights into Hong Kong and one departure were cancelled, while a further six flights were delayed.
Only 20 unfit tenants booted out in eight years
Just 20 public housing tenants have been ordered out of their units in the past eight years because of reckless conduct or other serious breaches of tenancy agreements, a Legislative Council committee meeting heard.
Dead magpie at school confirmed with bird flu
A dead Oriental magpie-robin found at Shun Tak Fraternal Association Ho Yat Tung Primary School, Tuen Mun, has been confirmed as being H5N1 positive, a spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said.
School technician pleads guilty to assaulting girls
Primary school computer technician Cheung Chun-sin, 24, admitted two counts of indecent assault against two girls aged seven and nine. The District Court was told the offences took place on the school grounds between September and July 2010. Sentencing was adjourned.
Acupuncture patient sues fake therapist over scars
An acupuncture patient is suing a convicted unlicensed Chinese medicine practitioner, Tsang Pui-chong, 58, for HK$249,800, claiming she is no longer able to wear skirts after a treatment left her with permanent scars on her right leg. The District Court heard that a complaint by Chan Sze-wing, who is in her 20s, had led to Tsang's conviction in 2008.