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  • Jul 24, 2014
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Centre Street

District councils' failure to provide bilingual documents is discrimination

I refer to the report ('District council is urged to use more English', July 1).

Yau Tsim Mong district councillor Chan Wai-keung talked about the 'paucity of English translation' of council 'meeting documents'.

Sunday, 15 July, 2012, 12:00am

Rising passions over escalator project

When Kathy Siu Ka-yi campaigned to join the Central and Western district council last year, she promised a second Mid-Levels escalator would be built to take pedestrians from the foot of the hill in Sheung Wan to Bonham Street along Pound Lane.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

In Brief

Chickens and offal seized in raid on unlicensed cold store

21 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Consultation on Western escalator begins

A two-month consultation on the proposed escalator link in Central and Western District started yesterday. A two-way covered escalator would be built to connect Central Street in Sai Ying Pun to Third Street, Ying Wa Terrace and Bonham Road. Stairlifts would also be built for those in wheelchairs. Footpaths and staircases along the streets would be closed temporarily for construction.

31 May 2008 - 12:00am

Escalator plan in Western under attack

Councillor criticises design of link; residents say it's a waste of money

The design of an escalator link to be built along one of Hong Kong's steepest streets is causing controversy.

The proposed 100-metre escalator on Centre Street in Sai Ying Pun would run between Third Street and Bonham Road. Construction is expected to last two years from mid-2009.

27 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Conservationists fret about loss of historic lanes to development

It is an age-old question whenever conservancy in the face of development is involved - how much is enough to capture the right flavour?

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Gambling raid nets 25 men

Twenty-five men were arrested in connection with suspected illegal gambling in Western. About $50,000 in cash, poker cards and Chinese cards for pai kau were seized from a commercial premises in Centre Street where the men were arrested.

29 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Escalator plea

I understand that the Planning Department is considering a proposal to construct a pedestrian escalator at Centre Street, which is situated in the western part of Mid-Levels.

I believe there is an urgent need for such an escalator at that location, as a large number of people use Centre Street every day, in order to get to local markets, schools, and bus and tram stops.

24 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Woman killed in rush-hour attack

A woman was hacked to death by a man believed to be her former husband as she walked among rush-hour crowds in Western last night.

Police said the 32-year-old woman died from multiple stab and slash wounds shortly after admission to Queen Mary Hospital. Her companion was in shock but unhurt.

A man, 34, was arrested after fleeing pedestrians alerted police.

14 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Worker critical

A construction worker, 55, is in critical condition after an H-shaped metal rod fell on him and a colleague while they were working in a caisson on a site in Centre Street, Western.

28 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

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