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British Television

Rookie mum: battle of wills with one-year-old

Peppa Pig and family no longer rule the roost in at least one household

I have a problem. It's a small, pink, female cartoon animal called Peppa Pig. For those of you who haven't met her, she's actually very sweet. Peppa lives with Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and her little brother George. Her escapades are humorous and often educational.

Sunday, 19 August, 2012, 6:24pm

hot picks

Vincent Lo, 15

cd: The Avengers OST. An exciting collection of tracks from the greatest superhero film ever.

dvd: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. One of the better M:I films so far.

movie: The Avengers. It didn't blow up box offices worldwide for no reason. It's funny and has great action.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Medical watchdog reforms overdue

Public confidence in our doctors hinges on their high professionalism and a credible system to handle complaints. While the medical treatments given to patients in Hong Kong are generally among the world's finest, the channels for redress in case of medical blunders and malpractices still leaves a lot to be desired.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Election, prices depress sales

Home sales at major estates in the city dropped to a six-week low last week, with buyers sidelined by rising prices and uncertainty about the outlook for the market under a new administration.

A property consultant forecast luxury home prices will fall by 13 per cent in the next 12 months.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Departing Callan can beat off his opposition

A wide-open Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby day programme is reflected in an anyone-could-win-it Jockey Challenge market, with three riders jostling for favouritism.

Neil Callan, Douglas Whyte and Jeff Lloyd all have strong claims, but it is the Irishman Callan - on the final day of a successful short-term contract - who can take the prize.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Dominant can live up to his name, says Callan

Having ridden Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby hopeful Dominant four times in his native Britain, Neil Callan says the expensive import has the 'most potential' of the 14 runners in Sunday's Group One.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bear Hero still carrying mental scars from injury

Bear Hero put a tumultuous six months behind him with a workmanlike win up the Sha Tin straight, but he might still feeling the effects of an injury suffered on his ill-fated early-season trip to Australia, according to winning jockey Neil Callan.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Callan is a worthy bet

Neil Callan can continue his good Happy Valley form and upset Jockey Challenge favourite Douglas Whyte, with a couple of outsiders also looming as blow-out possibilities.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Every one of my staff is my lover

Dr Jimmy Lau Fu-shing, who bought a Valentine's Day cake for every employee of his water filter company, which topped a new index measuring staff satisfaction in small businesses

People say I'm deceptively athletic and quick and I'm not sure what's deceptive ... it could be the fact I'm Asian-American

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens (read by Anton Lesser) Penguin Books (audiobook)

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Let quality storybooks weave their magic spell

When my eldest daughter was born, I started to allocate some of my book purchases to works for children. At first, I focused on collecting book sets of favourite titles from my childhood: C.S. Lewis' Narnia series, Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, and the complete works of Jane Austen. But what books could I share with my daughter in her younger years?

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Loophole in rules for new-home sales

Proposals to regulate the sale of new flats by legislation leave a loophole for developers.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Jail time for flat sellers who lie

Property developers' staff and directors can face up to seven years' jail for providing false information to potential flat buyers, under legislation proposed by a government steering committee yesterday.

The stiff penalty is among several measures that have been proposed by the 13-member committee drawing up a list of reforms for the property market.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Website a good first step for watchdog

A website is almost indispensable to any organisation in the age of technology. It is as much an image-building tool as a way to keep in touch with the public. This is particularly essential for groups whose operations have a direct impact on the community.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

BBC's Planet Earth returns with more stunning footage from the wild

Timothy Ng Sau-kin, deputy director of the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, has seen his fair share of wildlife, but even he was amazed by what he was watching on the TV screen: a fish with a vacuum-like snout feeding deep underwater.

4 Apr 2011 - 12:00am