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Joyce Ng

Visiting boy, 7, dies in plunge from 31st floor

A seven-year-old mainland boy who had been in Hong Kong just 24 hours plunged to his death from a public-housing block yesterday after he ran ahead of his mother, got into a lift alone and pressed the button to the 31st floor.

Sunday, 22 July, 2012, 12:00am

Decision delayed on urn project

The Advisory Council on the Environment was unable to agree yesterday on whether to endorse a controversial columbarium project at an ecologically sensitive Sha Lo Tung site in Tai Po.

They want the developer to front up at the next meeting to address their concerns before making a final decision.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Papers cast doubt on C.Y. explanation

Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying might have been aware of the existence of illegal structures on his two houses on The Peak when he bought them, a clause in the sale and purchase agreement suggests.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

End small-house policy, says Lam

The candidate favoured to become the next chief secretary is calling for an end to what some see as the infinite demand from rural indigenous villagers for homes under the small-house policy.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Full findings on old government site withheld

Detailed recommendations by an expert panel which concluded that the former government headquarters 'should not be dismembered' have not been provided to heritage advisers due to meet to discuss the Central landmark's future tomorrow.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Flaw space

The ruling requiring estate agents to advertise the actual area of a property offered for sale on the secondary market comes a bit late for Cindy Yiu.

A few years ago she bought a second-hand flat in La Cite Noble, a development in Tseung Kwan O, which according to the estate agent's assessment of the gross floor area covered 527 square feet.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Size matters in new code on flat sales

Advertisements for second-hand homes will have to show exactly how much space there is in each flat from next year, though estate agents will not be banned from using a controversial measure that can hugely inflate the quoted size of flats.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Creating a new lease on life for historic tenement

Conservationists are keen to keep a historic tenement in Wan Chai alive with cultural and social activities for residents and visitors before the building is renovated next year.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

More homes urged to cater for the elderly

The incoming government should provide more housing for the elderly as a quarter of the city's population will be over 65 by 2036, says Marco Wu Moon-hoi, a former deputy director of housing.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Media condemns police restrictions

Journalists condemned what they called 'discriminatory' press arrangements by the police on Sunday.

Only four television stations were allowed to use a media zone close to the central government liaison office to report on a commemoration of the Tiananmen crackdown.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am