John Flint | South China Morning Post
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John Flint

Low cloud forces flights to be diverted

Low cloud over Kai Tak forced nine planes to be diverted yesterday.

Civil aviation officials said cloud hung down to 91 metres for two hours. If pilots cannot see the runway at 213 metres on approach, they must abort landings.

Tuesday, 17 February, 1998, 12:00am

Low cloud forces flights to be diverted

Low cloud over Kai Tak forced nine planes to be diverted yesterday.

Civil aviation officials said cloud hung down to 91 metres for two hours. If pilots cannot see the runway at 213 metres on approach, they must abort landings.

17 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Colonial legacy to host events

Government House will be opened to the public on four days next year, while its ballroom will host up to 36 charity and community events, it was announced last night.

The decision follows claims taxpayers' money was being wasted while the former governors' residence went unused.

10 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Gang robs fishermen

SIX men in mainland Public Security Bureau-style uniforms robbed five Hong Kong fishermen near the Ninepin Islands yesterday.

The robbers, who were in a speedboat, came alongside the fishing vessel, which was in mainland waters. Five of the uniformed men boarded and threatened the boat crew with knives. They tied the crew up and ransacked the vessel.

23 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Woman knifed in highway robbery

A woman was stabbed in the shoulder and her businessman husband bashed with a hammer in a vicious daylight robbery yesterday.

Robbers in two cars forced the 43-year-old camera shop owner's van off a Sheung Shui slip road as he drove to the bank with his week's takings. One robber was in the car which pulled up in front of the van and three were in the car behind.

15 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Airlines to get tough on excess duty-free

Passengers with excess duty-free shopping are being targeted in a crackdown on oversized hand-baggage at Kai Tak.

Purchases which take passengers above their hand-luggage allowance could be taken from them at the last moment and stowed in the hold.

30 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Red dawn over flag-happy SAR

The Government has bought 17,415 national flags, many of which will be fluttering - or weighed down by rain - today.

With thousands more ordered by other organisations, this morning promises to be a red dawn, with schools, hospitals, libraries and clinics among those raising the national flag for the first time.

1 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

'Cheats' delay concert refunds

Organisers of last month's reunification pop concert claim cheats are trying to secure refunds by sending in unused complimentary tickets.

The Media Bank Entertainment Group offered to reimburse customers unable to attend the Happy Valley concert after heavy rain postponed it from July 5 to the following day.

6 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Guided tours suggested for Government House

Renowned local architect Dr Tao Ho, who renovated Government House in 1993, asserts it should not be 'mothballed or mummified.' In addition to the building's historical significance, Dr Ho stressed its potential for an array of uses.

12 May 1997 - 12:00am

Disheartening comedy of errors

KENSINGTON University fears that at least one graduate has paid thousands of dollars for a degree littered with errors - including a misprinted birth date.

The electrical engineering graduate contacted the university's headquarters in California after he collected his disheartening degree at last December's awards ceremony.

13 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

British forces surrender as PLA converts to perfect 10

The flanking assault by the People's Liberation Army was swift and decisive, but their vanquished foes proved gracious in defeat.

Seconds after the heroic charge, the scoreboard flashed up the shock result: the PLA team, which had not even seen a rugby ball three years ago, were the 12-7 conquerors of a side representing the British Garrison.

19 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

$300m to art, sport

The territory could emerge as a new force in the arts world in the next millennium with the creation of a centre for creative writers, an artists' resource centre and a dance school.

The Arts Development Council foreshadowed the projects after the announcement of a $300 million award for sport and culture, to be shared with the Sports Development Board.

5 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

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