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  1. Furniture in the streets

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... By John Millen Street furniture We usually think of furniture as items such as chairs, tables, beds, cupboards and so on. They are used to make a space suitable for living or working in. Furniture and fixtures in the streets are a bit different, but they are still used to make the roads and pavements more user-friendly 1 bollards a. windows in doors b. posts in the middle ...

  2. Bollards are killing us, manager of Kowloon Bay car body shop says

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... The manager of a Kowloon Bay car body shop has accused the Highways Department of killing his business by installing metal bollards in front of three of his shop's four entrances, preventing cars from driving through for a wash or tune-up. Lam Kam-wi ...

  3. Police likely to alter 'black spot' language

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Police are likely to stop using the term 'potential traffic black spot' after Monday's fatal crash in Sha Tin exposed differences in the way the police and Transport Department define the term. Instead of that phrase, the force w ...

  4. 400 iron gratings stolen from reservoir

    Posted May 05th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Thieves have stripped more than 400 iron gratings from a new reservoir in Yuen Long, with officials suspecting they have been sold as scrap metal. Two employees of the Water Supplies Department yesterday morning found 433 drain covers were mis ...


    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am

    ... Generations of road scholars have kept their handbook near the top of the British best-sellers list, writes Tim Bryan in London The saying is that there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. The publishers of Britain have a third- a book t ...

  6. Doubt over start on red-light fines

    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The January start date for tougher penalties on red-light jumpers has been thrown into doubt after legislators demanded further evidence from professional drivers. Representatives of nearly 50 driver groups are to appear at the Legislative Counc ...

  7. Fast track for tough red-light penalties

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Heavier penalties for drivers who jump red lights could be implemented as early as next month if lawmakers approve the government proposal, the transport chief said yesterday. Sarah Liao Sau-tung, the secretary for environment, transport and wor ...

  8. 20,000 new signs to point us in the right direction

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Drivers and pedestrians looking for a specific address in Hong Kong will soon find it easier. Almost 20,000 street signs will be replaced with ones bearing both street names and numbers. Arrows will point to a range of addresses found in either ...

  9. Keep our waters clean

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I always take a stroll along Lei King Wan, which is in my neighbourhood. Over the past month, a lot of garbage has been dumped in the water, destroying its beauty. One Sunday, I saw a party on a ship. Rubbish ranging from plastic bottles and paper plates ...

  10. letters

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Don't copy other people's homework Copying other people's homework is naive. The purpose of homework is to improve your skills and revise what you learned in class. If you don't spend time doing your homework yourself, you'll forg ...




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