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Four hurt as woman runs amok

A woman was arrested in Kwun Tong last night, 91/2 hours after she went berserk on the streets of Hung Hom, attacking four pedestrians with a plastic broom and a mop handle and vandalising two shops.

Wednesday, 1 April, 2009, 12:00am

Room On The Broom

Room On The Broom

(book and audio tape)

Julia Donaldson

Macmillan Books $112

Some spooky songs, like Ghost Town, are so haunting they're unforgettable. Others, like Monster Mash, are just insanely catchy. For some sinister reason, it's the latter sort that go relentlessly round and round in your head - sometimes for days.

10 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Give me five



the activity of going to a party. Its root is the verb 'party', which means to enjoy oneself at a lively gathering. The word partying is generally used in an informal way.

Example: It's New Year's Eve, so let's go partying!

to yell


28 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Inside track

SECRETARY FOR Security Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee has a penchant for transforming a cutting one-liner from comedian Groucho Marx into a real-life drama. Take, for example, his classic comment: AAPolitics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies.''

12 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Elderly street sleepers mugged

Two street sleepers, aged 60 and 63, were attacked and robbed of $3,200 by three youths on a footbridge in Shekkipmei. When the older man struggled, his attackers poured red paint over him and hit him on the head with a broom handle.

30 May 2000 - 12:00am

Unsightly tree decoration

There is a tree at the juncture of Caine Road and Ladder Street.

A mop and two bamboo brooms are always draped on the tree. The dirty mop hangs upside down on a branch and the two brooms hang neatly between a tree branch and the roadside rail.

There is also often a big box placed sometimes on the tree and sometimes at the top of Ladder Street.

29 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Goldsmith sweeps up robbers

TWO armed robbers who tried to rob a goldsmith's workshop were swept away yesterday when the proprietor beat them off with a broom.

The robbers, armed with knives, entered the workshop at Rua de Bris da Rosa at about 11 am, threatened the proprietor and four workers and ordered them to hand over all the gold jewellery.

23 Mar 1993 - 12:00am