Past perfect, simple present

Not all who wander are lost: in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, Gil (Owen Wilson), a Hollywood screenwriter, seems to living the American Dream - he's about to start a family with his gorgeous fiancee, Inez (Rachel McAdams), and he's at the peak of his career.

Sunday, 11 September, 2011, 12:00am

How the dispute unfolded

Feb 26, 1998 Yuen Long Provisional District Board unanimously endorses government proposal to erect traffic signs banning heavy vehicles from Fairview Park Boulevard after Kam Pok Road opens.

Early 2005 Government decides to open Kam Pok Road on June 30 for heavy vehicles and installs traffic sings prohibiting container trucks from using the privately owned boulevard.

17 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

A time for cool heads at Fairview Park

A clash of legitimate self-interests combined with poor urban planning has resulted in extraordinary scenes at Fairview Park, a low-rise garden-house development in Yuen Long. Residents have been trying to stop container trucks taking a short cut through their community.

17 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Fairview Park truck ban hearing brought forward

Legal proceedings to clarify the rights of use of Fairview Park Boulevard will be brought forward to August from October after a joint request by the government and the developer of Fairview Park Estate.

15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Estate reveals government letter promising truck ban

Fairview Park management yesterday revealed copies of a letter received from the government nine years ago stating that most vehicles over seven metres long would be barred from using the road where a 12-year-old boy was killed by a container truck in January.

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Estate protesters step up fight to ban trucks

A protest by 400 people at the Central Government Offices yesterday propelled the battle of Fairview Park Boulevard back into the public eye, days before a meeting between Fairview Park Estate residents, management and transport officials over the use of the Yuen Long thoroughfare by heavy trucks.

12 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Truck kills boy cycling to Yuen Long school

Tyres blocking path forced 12-year-old to ride on the road

A 12-year-old was killed by a truck in Yuen Long yesterday while cycling to school with his brother.

Police said tyres that had been placed on the pavement to protect pedestrians from traffic forced Kam Ho-wah, a Form One pupil at Bethel High School in Fairview Park, to ride on the road.

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Boulevard Haussmann, Paris

The elegant department stores, or grands magasins, of Boulevard Haussmann are Parisian monuments that almost rival the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in popularity. While lesser high-street stores have managed to find a niche in this 9th Arrondissement shopping haven, there is no topping Galeries Lafayette and Printemps.

21 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles

This lovely, tree-lined stretch between Melrose and Beverly Boulevard is one of the hippest shopping streets in Los Angeles. It caters to the fashion needs of the perpetually tanned, actress-wannabe girls who prance about in designer heels and bubble-gum pink tracksuits, flashing shiny bauble gifts from their mogul boyfriends.

31 Oct 2004 - 12:00am