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  1. A couple who hit it off after hitting the books

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Ken Chiu, a health inspector, and nurse Ice Yim met in 2003 at an orientation camp for Baptist University. Ken was majoring in chemistry, while Ice was studying biology. Although their personal chemistry didn't start bubbling until about ...

  2. Sleuth runs into the supernatural

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... to expect, Catherine Webb's first novel in the Horatio Lyle series has much to live up to- or a lot of people will be demanding their money back. We are in Victorian London, with fog swirling ... in high places, and when a crime of monumental magnitude takes place in the heart of London, Horatio is called out of retirement. Thieves have broken into the Bank of England and stolen priceless ...

  3. Livingstone drives home a winner with tax on traffic

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan in London It was branded unworkable, too expensive and clumsy to collect, and a sure-fire vote loser that would have little effect on traffic and instead harm business. But now that the first full year's figures are out, London's controversial congestion charge is being hailed as a success, with Tokyo, Paris, Stockholm and Madrid among other big cities now looking ...

  4. London boulevard

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the film's allusion to Sunset Boulevard- like that 1950 movie, this is about a down-and-out man finding employment and its ill trappings with a has-been star- London Boulevard owes more to influences ... The Bodyguard to the mix. What emerges is a confusing cocktail of a wild array of ingredients tossed into a mishmash. And mash it does, as the one thing that remains constant throughout London Boulevard ...

  5. The minister who kicked the hornets' nest

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse It's hard to believe Stieg Larsson hasn't somehow been writing the script for labour secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung in recent weeks. First, a little background. In 2008, the government introduced on a pilot basis the Transport Sup ...

  6. London to Brighton

    Posted Jul 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui London to Brighton Starring: Lorraine Stanley, Georgia Groome, Johnny Harris Director: Paul Andrew Williams The film: Who could have imagined that the best film to emerge ... triumphed with London to Brighton, a taut thriller that manages to convey fear and loathing in a deceptively simple story about a night of bloody mayhem and brutal revenge. Inspired by a short film ...

  7. Kings Road, London

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Forget Carnaby Street and Portobello Road; Kings Road (below), largely in Chelsea, has so much class it has been dubbed 'the hippest street in the world'. The London ... and the Barcelona chair (GBP1,040) from avant-garde grand master Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. If you prefer older furniture, visit what claims to be London's oldest antiques shop, Antiquarius (No 131, ...

  8. Strikes underscore Tube over-reliance

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan London There was a collective sigh of relief when the railway and maritime transport union called off a planned three-day strike that would have crippled the Tube network, ... tested even Londoners' patience. The capital is overly reliant on public transport and cannot function without the Underground service. When the 3.4 million journeys are made each weekday, ...

  9. Floating some ideas

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan, London Striking up some discourse about improving our surroundings in London is a noble idea. But, amid the World Cup, it's a doomed effort. Still, Time Out, the listings ... of all London airports into allotment gardens and giving overgrown railway embankments 'national park' status. Some notions appear more grounded: the compulsory mentoring of English ...

  10. Peace and quiet

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Paris, Rome or Madrid. Such southern countries are helped by tradition- the annual holidays, when they shut down en masse. Northern-European London has never had such luxuries. It's never too hot to stop work- although last Friday's 32 degrees Celsius prompted a few 'sickies', long lunches and unofficial long weekends. But while London doesn't shut down, ...




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