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Beaches of Hong Kong

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How should the Wan Chai market be preserved?

Tuesday, 29 April, 2008, 12:00am

In Brief

Hunt for hit-and-run cabbie

A hit-and-run driver was being hunted after his taxi knocked down a man in Quarry Bay early yesterday. The taxi sped away after hitting the 31-year-old at the junction of King's Road and Finnie Street at about 2.30am. The victim was treated at Eastern Hospital.

Six arrested for pirated discs

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Three schools and kindergarten report cases

Three primary schools and a kindergarten reported flu cases yesterday, bringing to five the number of schools to report cases since the Easter holiday ended on March 31. The Centre for Health Protection was notified yesterday of 18 students with flu-like symptoms in schools in Tsuen Wan, Aberdeen, San Po Kong and Cheung Sha Wan. Three were admitted to hospital, including a three-year-old.

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Public advised to avoid sea at two spots

Beach-goers were advised not to swim at Clear Water Bay second beach and Hap Mun Bay beach in Sai Kung after suspected red tide sightings. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department hoisted a red flag at both beaches yesterday. Last Friday, red tides were also sighted at Clear Water Bay's first and second beaches.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Legislator threatened over waste removal

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Ex-MTR official in court

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Thanks, with all my art

Yip Pik-yung is grateful that she is able to take drawing lessons to make her dream come true.

'I have always wanted to learn drawing. However, my mother rejected my request because our family is too poor,' the 13-year-old said.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Fish die by the tonne as cold spell bites

The persistent cold spell has caused widespread deaths in the city's main aquaculture zones, fishermen said yesterday.

The minimum survival temperature for species vulnerable to the cold, such as giant and green groupers, cobia and red snapper is 15 degrees Celsius, but water temperatures at culture zones have been falling to 14 and even 13 degrees.

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Talkback

Should the artificial beach go ahead?

The Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong, strongly objects to the development of a 200-metre, man-made beach at Lung Mei.

The environmental impact assessment report and advisory committee on the environment ignored the need for geological and landscape conservation.

21 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Volleyball's ruling kings and queens

The finals of the All Hong Kong Jing Ying Volleyball Tournament were decided on the New Year Eve. The results closely followed the form seen at last year's event.

After five days of vigorous competition, the winners were declared and the champions of the 2006-07 tournament, in both girls' and boys' categories, had successfully defended their titles.

4 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Cheung Sha Wan boutique robbed

A man pointed a pistol-like object at the owner of a boutique in Cheung Sha Wan before escaping with HK$3,200 yesterday - the third armed holdup in three days. He rushed into the Un Chau Street shop and brandished what appeared to be a pistol, declaring a robbery, shortly after 12.30pm. 'She handed over HK$3,200 in cash as she was being held at a gunpoint.

20 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Sarah Passmore

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Listening: Version by Mark Ronson. 'It's got to be the album of the year.'

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Kowloon road closed after wind brings down bamboo poles

Fears that strong winds might bring scaffolding crashing onto a busy road yesterday led to a two-hour closure of the West Kowloon Corridor in Cheung Sha Wan.

Four bamboo poles were blown onto the road from scaffolding near the roof of a building under construction in Tung Chau Street at 10am, police said. The poles damaged a lamp post.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Worker to lose foot after stopping steel

A worker was having his right foot amputated last night after he tried to stop a roll of steel weighing more than 8 tonnes from falling into the sea at Cheung Sha Wan yesterday morning.

The accident occurred near the Cheung Sha Wan Wholesale Food Market at 9am as Lee Shing-leung, 56, and his colleagues were loading steel onto a cargo ship.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Body found off Shek O

Police are trying to identify a man whose body was found off Shek O yesterday. He was seen floating 1km off Rocky Bay Beach at 4.45pm. He is described as being 1.65 metres tall and wearing a yellow polo shirt and dark underpants.

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am