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Police probe after man dies in crash

Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Tai Po yesterday in which a 33-year-old man was killed. The motorcyclist hit a fence when approaching Plover Cove Country Park Visitor Centre after losing control on Brides' Pool Road at about 4.20am.

Monday, 21 December, 2009, 12:00am

Woman, 78, arrested after blaze

Police arrested a woman, 78, in relation to a blaze in a 15th-floor flat at Tsui Yuen Mansion, Dundas Street, Mong Kok, at about 11am yesterday. The woman was found in the flat and admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital in serious condition suffering from smoke inhalation. Firefighters extinguished the fire in 20 minutes.

30 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Morse Park pools reopen

Six swimming pools at the Morse Park complex were reopened yesterday after satisfactory water tests, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department said. The pools were closed on Thursday after tests found unacceptable levels of the bacterium E coli.

3 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Arrest for drugs, assaulting officer

A man was arrested for possessing drugs and assaulting a police officer in Carnarvon Road early yesterday. The man, 41, tried to run away when the officer attempted to stop him. About 28 grams of Ice was allegedly seized from the man's car. The officer, who suffered minor injuries when he struggled with the man, was treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

27 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Legco hears reports on help for the needy

The HK$300-million Children Development Fund has helped some 750 children since it was set up last year, 71 per cent of them aged 14 to 16, according to a report to the Legislative Council. Another report to Legco yesterday, on the Task Force on Poverty, said HK$100 million has been allocated by the government for food aid projects benefiting 13,000 people.

8 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Prosecution of shoeshiners dropped

Prosecutions against four shoeshiners in Central have been dropped. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department 'has decided to withdraw the prosecutions against the four shoeshiners' in Theatre Lane, a spokesman said. The four were originally due to appear in court next Wednesday to face charges for obstructing the road with tools they used for shoe polishing.

7 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Tree collapses in Shek Kong Barracks

A 20-metre-tall tree fell in the grounds of the Shek Kong Barracks at about 6.30am yesterday. The top branches of the tree fell on a road, while the trunk remained in the grounds of the barracks. Firemen were called to the scene to clear the road, while members of the People's Liberation Army removed the part of the trunk that was lying inside the military base. No injuries were reported.

6 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Broken water pipes force lane closures

Two broken water pipes under Sai Lau Kok Road near Tsuen Fung Centre forced one lane of the road to be closed to traffic in Tsuen Wan yesterday. A potable-water pipe and another for flushing water burst at about 7am. In a separate incident, the slip road into Taikoo Shing Road was closed to all traffic because of a broken water pipe at 2pm.

6 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

'High satisfaction' on Primary One places

The results of the central allocation of Primary One places for the school year that starts in September will be released tomorrow. A total of 20,978 children had registered and 16,596, or 80 per cent, of them were allocated to one of the schools of their first three choices, a spokesman for the Education Bureau said. 'Taking into account the discretionary places ...

5 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Elderly man steals woman's wedding ring

A 70-year-old man tricked an 82-year-old woman out of her wedding ring when she was feeling unwell in a Chai Wan mall yesterday. The man told the women her ring could be making her feel dizzy because it was too small. He offered to make the ring bigger and the woman gave it to him. The man left without returning it. The woman's daughter called police. No arrest has been made.

23 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Woman, 70, dies after being hit by van

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.

2 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Motorcyclist critical after crash with taxi

A 32-year-old delivery motorcyclist was seriously injured in an accident with a taxi at the junction of Austin Road and Chatham Road South in Tsim Sha Tsui at 5.45am yesterday. The rider, who works for a logistics company that makes food deliveries for McDonald's, was on his way to work. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in critical condition.

2 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Consensus on pay settlements

Representatives of bosses and workers on the Labour Advisory Board have reached consensus on a government proposal to make non-payment of Labour Tribunal awards a criminal offence. Employers' representative Ho Sai-chu said the proposed maximum penalty of a HK$350,000 fine and three years' jail would be a strong deterrent.

11 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Body found at Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront

The body of an American man was found in waters off the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade at about 10am yesterday. The 39-year-old man, surnamed Dent, was reported missing on Saturday. A pedestrian spotted the body in the water and firemen were called to retrieve it. Identity documents were found on the body. The man had no sign of injuries and police say the case is not suspicious.

2 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Rise in village home applications

The number of applications for small house constructions in villages approved by the government rose from 919 in the 2005-06 financial year to 1,083 the next year and 1,267 in 2007-08, Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday. The number of applications on the waiting list was 2,902, 3,597 and 3,068 respectively in the three financial years.

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