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  1. Andalucia

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Venture inland from Spain's tawdry Costa del Sol and discover a land of terraced olive groves, Moorish ruins and white villages steeped in history, writes Adam McCulloch 1 Alhambra Its very name evokes an era of scimitars, steeds and Saharan royalty. ...

  2. Rare chance to own a piece of Britain's history

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Two centuries ago, Britain faced a national debt crisis bigger than it does now. One of the reasons for those money troubles will be auctioned on July 7 in Framlingham, Suffolk. With walls three metres thick, Tower W was built in ...

  3. Explanation angers family of woman killed by falling gate

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Lunar New Year holiday and the 'non-urgent nature' of the job were blamed by the government for a delay in replacing a faulty gate that fell and killed a woman this month. The gate had already been repaired four times, in April 200 ...

  4. Fighting Techniques of the Oriental World

    Posted Dec 28th 2008, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Ed Peters Fighting Techniques of the Oriental World Various Amber Books, HK$280 It is not apparent which of this book's authors wrote which of its five chapters, or whether each was a team effort. Michael E. Haskew, Christer Jorgensen, Chris McNab, E ...

  5. The city that time forgot

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Jane Ram

    ... Jane Ram Most tourists are still in bed and the souvenir shops are tightly shuttered; at 6am you can immerse yourself in seven centuries of history with few distractions. This is Pingyao, said to be the only city in China with its ancient walls still inta ...

  6. Developer fills in ponds at conservation area

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The developer of a low density housing project in Yuen Long is under fire again for filling in part of three fish ponds that are zoned as wetland conservation areas. The ponds, outside the boundary of the Wo Shang Wai development, have been ...

  7. Historic fort in the harbour faces a deadly enemy - the sea

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... happened, but the sturdy little island fortification remains, crouched in the middle of the harbour, just north of the Botanic Gardens and Garden Island naval base. Fort Denison now faces a new ... is the convict-built fortification's 150th anniversary. To coincide with the event, authorities have announced a major renovation project. Costing A$1.5 million (HK$10.38 million), it will take three ...

  8. Gunpowder plots

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... troops in hobnailed boots. Now the soldiers have been replaced by a modern army of carpenters, masons and electricians who are restoring the fortifications of George's Heights ... fortifications. In 1891, nearby Chowder Bay became the base for the Submarine Mining Corps, a select unit whose job it was to maintain a line of underwater explosive mines across the harbour. They would ...

  9. Improvement work completed on highway black spots

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Work on 39 danger spots highlighted by an independent expert panel following the Tuen Mun bus crash has been completed, according to transport officials. Transport Advisory Committee chairwoman Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah said: 'The independ ...

  10. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... million in fortification for injunctions he obtained in the lawsuit brought by his company, San Want Media Holdings, against ATV's Payson Cha and others. In fact, the company was only ordered to provide an additional HK$12 million in fortification, bringing the total sum to HK$37 million. We also reported in 'Extra surety ordered in ATV bond lawsuit' on page A2, on June 2, ...




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