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A proven way to cut road deaths

Value-for-money reports by the Audit Commission measure the performance of government departments and public bodies against objectives. This can help prompt action by officials to meet public expectations. The latest report raises questions about road safety - in particular speeding and drink-driving. It found that taxi drivers on average commit speeding offences 51 times more often than bus drivers and eight times more often than minibus drivers.

Monday, 22 April, 2013, 1:58am

Director of Public Prosecutions to retire around August

We gather that Kevin Zervos will be retiring from his position as director of public prosecutions around July or August. He resigned in November last year but it was unclear as to exactly when he would leave. He told Lai See: "I've got to make a move before I reach the retirement age to settle into a career that I can pursue because I don't want to stop working."

18 Apr 2013 - 5:33am

Letters to the Editor, February 17, 2013

The Environmental Protection Department's fluorescent lamp recycling programme provides public collection points for old fluorescent bulbs, although the container does not cater to longer tubes that some households, like my own, use.

17 Feb 2013 - 1:59am

Briefs, February 12, 2013

A British grandmother sentenced to death by firing squad for trafficking drugs into Indonesia lodged an appeal to the High Court. 

12 Feb 2013 - 7:07am

Taiyuan police chief Li Yali on probation

Li Yali, the scandal-plagued police chief in Taiyuan , capital of Shanxi province, has been placed on probation within the Communist Party for one year and is set to be fired, state media said.

14 Jan 2013 - 4:12am

Police chief fired for allegedly covering up son's assault on cop

The police chief of Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province, has been dismissed and is under investigation for allegedly covering up his son's drink-driving and assault of a traffic police officer, Xinhua reported yesterday.

8 Dec 2012 - 7:37am 3 comments

China Digest, December 8, 2012

The winner of a food-inspection competition discovered five illegal additives in half an hour, the Beijing Morning News reports.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:52am

China Digest, November 29, 2012

The Beijing Institute of Technology has received 1.2 billion yuan (HK$1.48 billion) to build a large centre for the research and development of defence technologies, and construction began on Monday, the Beijing Evening News reports.

29 Nov 2012 - 4:41am

US Supreme Court to review forced blood-alcohol tests

The US Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether motorists suspected of drink-driving who refuse to take a breath test can be forced to have their blood drawn at a hospital.

A ruling in a case in the state of Missouri, expected next year, could help define the powers of the police and the rights of American motorists stopped for driving while intoxicated.

27 Sep 2012 - 4:32am

Briefs, September 24, 2012

Panda cub dies a week after its birth in US zoo

24 Sep 2012 - 4:11am