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Awning

Activists have designs on new look for street stalls

A new action group plans to change the face of hawking in the city and at the same time help threatened vendors.

The group of designers, artists, academics and activists, called the Street Design Union, or SDU, wants to design better street markets.

Sunday, 19 February, 2012, 12:00am

Residents put blame squarely on the government

The government is entirely to blame for 19-year-old Kitty Chong Chung-yin being crushed to death by a falling tree in Stanley Main Street, say owners of shops near the spot where she died.

They vowed to fight for compensation for business lost as a result of the incident.

A gallery owner said the tragedy was caused by human error.

29 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Twice upon a time

Having already created a dream home once, a Sai Kung family set about repeating the trick with their new abode.

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Stanley stallholders head for the exits

Disgruntled tenants of Stanley Waterfront Mart will abandon their stores next weekend after the government refused to waive their rents amid ongoing construction and unfinished facilities.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Room with a View

WE ALL NEED a little breathing space, but for the residents of some of Hong Kong's most exclusive properties, the term takes on a whole different meaning. As developers and architects work to overcome the restrictions of city living, a new breed of penthouses and villas that blur the boundaries of indoor and outdoor space is emerging.

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Home-alone boy survives fall from sixth floor

Distraught mother is arrested on suspicion of neglect

A four-year-old boy yesterday survived a fall from his sixth-floor home in Shamshuipo after being left unattended.

17 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Leap-threat boy rescued

A 16-year-old inmate at the Pui Chi Boys' Home in Quarry Bay who sat on a four-metre high awning and threatened to jump was rescued by firemen last night. He told officers he was worried about his family and friends.

30 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

HOME HELP

I have a Qing dynasty landscape painting mounted on a silk brocade hanging scroll, but the fabric has torn under the scroll. I'd like to cut off the wooden supports and have it framed under glass, but I'm worried that this will reduce its value.

8 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Fatal fall canopy 'was not serviced'

An illegal canopy was twice excluded in large-scale maintenance of a 36-year-old building as it did not form part of the external walls, an inquest heard yesterday.

No maintenance was known to have been performed on the concrete canopy on the top floor of the 12-storey building in Tung Choi Street, Mongkok, witnesses told the Coroner's Court.

14 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Awning rescue

Rescuers pulled a man, 89, from the awning outside his 20th-floor flat in Tsui Chuk Garden, Tsz Wan Shan, after he threatened suicide.

4 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Spy in sky spots illegal dwellings

GOVERNMENT Flying Service (GFS) helicopters are being used by various departments to spy on illegal roof top structures and poorly maintained slopes.

The helicopters, which do 'snapping tours' across the territory, are being used by the departments each day, GFS officials said.

4 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Worker in fall

A WORKER sustained serious head and leg injuries last night when he fell from a first-floor awning in Tsuen Wan. Wong Pak-shung, 39, was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital in poor condition. Mr Wong was working on the awning at 15 Fu Yung Street when he fell.

19 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Quiet retreat a quick trip from the city

THIS three-level home tucked away in the village of Mang Kung Uk, Clearwater Bay, epitomises the word ''retreat''.

Shaded by flowering shrubs and fruit-bearing trees, the neat 1,800-square feet home has a Mediterranean-style airiness with sliding windows and doors which take full advantage of surrounding hill and garden views.

6 Jan 1993 - 12:00am