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  1. Film pays tribute to blind runner's inspirational life

    Posted Dec 05th 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Hong Kong-based Blue Lotus Productions will delve into the history of the inspirational Kenyan paralympic gold medallist. It will document his meetings with British running stars Paula ... of 1 million people over the next three years. Lord Coe, who led London's recent successful bid for the 2012 Olympics, has described Wanyoike as one of his inspirations. Race organisers believe ...

  2. More gold for Paralympic fencing queen

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Paralympic champion Alison Yu Chui-yee was a triple gold medal winner at the Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Poland last week. Alison, 20, was competing for the Hong Kong team for the first time since her success at the Athens Paralympics last summer. The former student at Our Lady of the Rosary College hit the jackpot in Greece last year when she won four gold ...

  3. Belle de Jour- The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Belle de Jour- The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl by Anonymous Phoenix, $120 Joanna Lumley, before she became Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous, gave a brilliant ... and acceptable profession. This book is the edited blog of a woman who lives in London and pays for that expensive privilege by selling herself, rather than using her apparently good education. ...

  4. The richest game in town

    Posted Jun 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan, LONDON It had to happen. Ever since Islington council cheekily complained three years ago that Monopoly failed to reflect modern London, many lobbied for a makeover. Earning ... have risen by four zeros, and streets reflect cultural changes. Few original properties remain. Monopoly is etched on London's psyche, and many people have been perplexed by the original ...

  5. Light fantastic

    Posted Sep 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Newish British design house Established & Sons is generating a buzz with a recent Red Dot-award win by one of its founding members, Mark Holmes. His no-frills, powder-coated aluminium Seam One and Two table lamps (above), designed for London-based furniture company E15, were chosen because of their 'high-quality design, displaying innovation in form and function ...

  6. Taking the plunge

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a winter swim in the trio of ponds high up on the fabled heath, a long-running custom among more foolhardy Londoners, but a highly contentious issue for the past two years. Until last week, that is. Londoners have been enjoying a dip in the ponds for more than two centuries, with a Constable canvas depicting the scene in 1829. Not one death or injury has been recorded. In March 2003, ...

  7. Strength in diversity

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan, London Forget the flagship stores of Oxford Street. Ignore the fashionable designer goods of Sloane Square. Rule out Camden or Kensington markets. Dismiss Covent Garden. For the best shopping in London, head to Deptford. Where, you may ask, is Deptford? It is in southeast London, also known as 'social death'. Actually, it is only 10 minutes by rail from ...

  8. Secrets of a Summer Night

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas Avon $67 This is the first of the Wallflower series, about four girls who help each other find husbands in 1840s London. Annabelle Peyton is determined to save her family from financial ruin. She decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a nobleman into marriage. Time is running out because she's almost 25 and on her fourth season ...

  9. Disabled riders hot to trot in 2008 Games

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Disabled riders from Hong Kong have the ability to debut their skills at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing- given the right assistance. Two disabled riders have already won ... I think that we have the opportunity and the ability to put up quite an effective team [for the 2008 Paralympics],' said Nick Rodgers, project manager of the Riding for the Disabled ...

  10. Celebrate- don't complain about- our Olympic role

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The whole of Hong Kong should be celebrating the great news that part of the 2008 Olympics- the equestrian events- and Paralympics will be held here. Instead, some of the so-called ... Hong Kong (the Olympic team, and the disabled riders for the Paralympics) to represent us? Some of these complaining athletes practise sports such as table tennis, the training for which can ...




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