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  1. Litter lout refuses to move out of his flat

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai and Agnes Lam The Housing Department will issue an eviction notice today to Yuen Kin-man- the first public housing tenant to be evicted for littering- after he defied an order to move out of his flat. A department spokeswoman said if the Tuen Mun resident failed to leave the flat by October 20, force would be used. Mr Yuen's neighbours at Yau Oi Estate have ...

  2. Rush for retraining as economic crisis bites

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The number of people joining retraining programmes rose by more than 150 per cent from January to March, the latest figures from the Employees Retraining Board show. About 6,950 people joined programmes funded by the board in January, rising to ...

  3. Estate may change rules on pets in light of court ruling

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Celine Sun

    ... Agnes Lam and Celine Sun The owners of a Mei Foo apartment complex might change the rules on keeping pets after a judge ruled they could not prevent residents from having dogs in their flats. The chairman of the incorporated owners group, Wong Yuet-kwun, ...

  4. Tycoon who kept the common touch

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam As wealthy as he was, tycoon Lim Por-yen did not insist on living a life of luxury, according to Polytechnic University president Poon Chung-kwong. The founder of the Lai Sun ... actors and actresses, including Ken Chan Kai-tai, who hosts the quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? After a lifetime of hard work building the Lai Sun clothing empire and expanding ...

  5. Man cuts off three fingers in workshop

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A 52-year-old worker accidentally cut three fingers off his left hand while cutting wood with a saw in a workshop in Lei Muk Road, Kwai Chung, at about 2pm yesterday. He was conscious when taken to Princess Margaret Hospital. In a separate accid ...

  6. Falling bamboo pole smashes into car

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A motorist had a narrow escape yesterday when a bamboo pole smashed into the sunroof of his car while he was driving in Mei Foo. Police said the 2.5-metre pole struck the man's Volvo as he was driving along Broadway Street, near Glee Path, ...

  7. Eight new swimming pools to be built

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Leisure and Cultural Services Department plans to add heating to five swimming pool complexes and build eight new heated pools, Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing said in a written reply to legislators. He said the pools to be upgraded would include Victoria Park, Kennedy Town and Lai Chi Kok Park. The eight new complexes were expected to be completed between 2009 ...

  8. Octopus use in cabs urged to end holdups

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... of the need to carry too much cash, said Lai Ming-hung, chairman of the Taxi and Public Light Bus Concern Group. 'Potential robbers will find it less tempting to target taxi drivers if drivers don't have much cash with them. Even when taxi drivers are robbed, the loss can be minimised with the use of Octopus cards.' Mr Lai also appealed to taxi drivers to install radio equipment ...

  9. Woman, 70, dies after being hit by van

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Police are investigating an accident in Chai Wan in which a 70-year-old woman died after being knocked down by a van early yesterday. The vehicle was on Oi Lai Street heading towards Oi Yin Street at about 6am when it hit the woman. She was certified dead at 6.45am. Police arrested the driver, 47, for dangerous driving causing death. He was released on bail. ...

  10. Bar benders sceptical of finding work

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Amy Nip

    ... Agnes Lam and Amy Nip Underemployed bar benders Big Brother Ho, 57, and Ah Lai, 40, said they doubted whether they would get any of the 62,000 jobs created by the government in the next three years. 'Bar benders are needed when constructing buildings or large-scale infrastructure such as bridges or highways,' Ah Lai said. 'We have no work in maintenance projects ...




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