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  • Updated: 11:23pm


My mum is awesome because ...

1. She cares

She spends time chatting with her family despite her long hours of work every day. And she insists on kissing my brother and me 'good night' even though we are grown-up.

Kate Ng

2. She's magic

Friday, 11 May, 2012, 12:00am

Hotel fire exposes shocking flaws

Last Saturday, a fire triggered by a faulty electronic billboard atop a 42-storey luxury hotel in North Point forced hundreds of people to run for their lives in the middle of the night. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries. But some guests complained that they did not hear fire alarms on their floors. Some fire exits were also found to have been blocked.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Authorities must enforce regulations covering car horns and alarms

Tony Yuen ('Car horns increase stress levels', January 21) and others suffering from the appalling level of noise pollution generated by car horns and alarms will be surprised to know that they are in fact banned under existing legislation. Unfortunately, the administration declines to enforce its own regulations.

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong needs 'Good Samaritan' law and mandatory smoke detectors

As is the case with all of China, I am deeply saddened by the circumstances around the death of the toddler Wang Yue in Foshan.

With regard to Hong Kong the tragedy brings to mind that we still have failed to pass a 'Good Samaritan' law that would protect citizens who render care to those in need.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Family blames Fire Department

A family member of a fireman who died in a blaze in a Cheung Sha Wan factory building said yesterday the Fire Services Department had to take responsibility, while a lawyer representing the department said he had died of natural causes.

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Sniffer dog sparks false alarm

A sniffer dog, used by Hong Kong Disneyland to detect suspicious goods, sparked a false alarm yesterday that caused part of the public transport interchange at the park's entrance to be shut down for nearly 21/2 hours. Police and fire officers were called at about 10am when the dog checked a rubbish bin and gave a positive indication.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Sound as a bell

Even the best of us can use an alarm from time to time and some timepieces have been designed to not only be useful but also to delight the wearer's ears.

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

At the fire station

Lizzie is a fire safety officer at her local fire station. Her boss, the chief fire officer, has asked her to write a new set of fire safety rules in clear, simple English. What Lizzie writes will be published in a fire safety leaflet for the general public, so it must be easy to understand.

Key words

2 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Man arrested after climbing a drainpipe to his 12th-storey flat

A 39-year-old man who climbed up a drainpipe from the ground to his 12th floor flat in Tseung Kwan O yesterday morning told police that he had forgotten his key.

But officers wondered whether he had another motive and arrested him for criminal damage, after neighbours complained that the sensor of a burglar alarm and a laundry rack had been damaged.

14 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Inventive students take winning prizes

Students from HKTA The Yuen Yuen Institute No 2 Secondary School and Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School have taken the top prizes in the Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2009. It is jointly organised by the Innovation and Technology Commission, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Science Museum.

17 Jun 2009 - 12:00am