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Bringing happy returns to many

Edward Fernandes never had a birthday party when he was growing up, but he is making sure other poor children do not suffer the same fate.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:03pm

One development proud to live it up with Henry

Naming a building 'The Henry' may not be the best bet for a property company in this political climate, given the battering one chief executive candidate has been taking.

These days any mention of the name Henry is immediately associated with scandal-hit Henry Tang Ying-yen.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hk sevens fans' fury at scrum on the net

Rugby union fans cried foul again yesterday after their attempts to buy the remaining tickets for this year's Sevens were blocked when the website kept crashing.

This year only 4,000 tickets were available for the general public, down from 5,000 last year. They went on sale at www.cityline.com yesterday morning at 10am.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Crash in US kills two HK students and injures third

Two Hong Kong students studying in the United States were killed and another was injured in a car crash last week.

Ricky Fok Ka-hei, 21, who was attending Ohio State University (OSU), was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in Clinton Township, New Jersey, on Monday.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Dip in cold water what doctor ordered

Is swimming outside in the winter a recipe for good health? Some elderly swimmers who took to the water yesterday near Tai Wan in Hung Hom believe that going for a cold swim definitely works wonders.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Students take record bid lying down

They're uncomfortable, they're too small and they've been used at King George V School in Ho Man Tin for 45 years.

But yesterday the school found a novel way of saying farewell to its 1,500 old wooden chairs - by using them in a world record attempt.

They were set out in lines of 50 across the soccer pitch for an assault on the record for simultaneous planking.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Peer support helps troubled youth

Twenty years ago, a young woman struggling with drug and alcohol addiction was desperate to find a way to resolve her problems. She found that by speaking to her peers she was able to overcome her issues, and as a result she developed a peer support and self-help model to assist others.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Wife of slain expatriate released on bail

Police have released the wife of an expatriate man whose badly beaten and bloody body was found in their flat in North Point 10 days ago.

The 38-year-old woman, named Eliza, who was arrested last Saturday, was released on bail.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Better drugs education urged to fight ignorance

Hong Kong's young people are not getting the correct education and support about drugs, a group working with them says - despite a recent government study which showed a large fall in drug abuse among the city's teenagers.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Wife quizzed over murder of expat

Police yesterday arrested the wife of an expatriate man whose badly beaten body was found in their flat in North Point on Friday night.

The woman, 38, who neighbours say is Japanese, was still be questioned last night.

A rent collector discovered the body when he went to the apartment.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Sentence a book for fallen tycoon

When John Hung, one of Hong Kong's most recognised taipans, was jailed for bribery 21/2 years ago, many saw it as an ignominious end.

But today the man himself has high hopes the fall heralds a new start.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Poster gets attention, but some say message stinks

There are many words in the English dictionary to describe what it is like to be in love, but the one used on a poster in MTR stations in Hong Kong has not exactly tugged at the heartstrings of some commuters.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Veterans hope to make clean sweep in harbour

The last time Chow Sing-lam completed the cross-harbour swim, in 1965, he was so dirty afterwards that even his wife did not recognise him.

But if he swims in this year's race, he is confident he will emerge from the water a little bit cleaner.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

'At least I didn't meet any nutters'

The conversation only lasts four minutes, but for the men it was like waiting for a water boarding at Guantanamo Bay. A few stiff drinks were in order before battle commenced.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am