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Ken Livingstone


How about cheaper fares for students?

Tuesday, 15 November, 2011, 12:00am

City gives tickets, transport, time off

Preparations are still under way for the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games but the city's residents are already beginning to see some benefits.

Last month, the city government announced a series of rewards to residents for their long-term support of the event. These benefits include free public transport, three extra public holidays and millions of free tickets.

19 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Tommy's War

Tommy's War by Thomas Livingstone HarperPress HK$185

18 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Clown Boris has Ken on the run


They sat on the doormat, hidden by the pizza delivery leaflets and minicab cards: the first London mayoral election leaflet and the postal ballot.

That same day the incumbent admitted he had five children from three women and his rival admitted to having snorted cocaine. The election bell had sounded and the gloves had come off.

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Jittery law and order minister forgets her job description


Fear, it is said, can be contagious. No more so, it seems, than with the fear of crime.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Core vote still waiting for things to get better


Ten years ago, Tony Blair and Labour partied on London's South Bank till dawn, to the tune of Things Can Only Get Better.

16 May 2007 - 12:00am

'Red' mayor shows anti-US slant in Venezuela oil deal

Some might call it progressive, others might just say it is plain wacky. But there is no doubt the latest idea from London's Mayor Ken Livingstone has raised eyebrows.

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Odd couple, odd deal

In a globalised world, nothing should surprise us. Yet a deal struck recently between London and Venezuela has raised many an eyebrow: discounted oil will be provided for London so that the poor can travel for half-fare on its buses and trams, in return for tips on urban planning for the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.

23 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The story 'Critics attack Leong's platform' published on page A2 yesterday mistakenly said the Democratic Party proposed candidates for chief executive should require nomination by 50 lawmakers. The correct figure is five. We apologise for the error.

14 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Chinese embassy shows its caring side

For a country opposed to interfering in the internal affairs of others, it was a rare move when a senior official at the Chinese embassy in London wrote a letter to London's mayor expressing concern about controversial plans to redevelop an East Asian-themed shopping centre.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am


It was a dreary November morning and George Matheson was not looking forward to another hectic shift, producing live 24-hour international news at ITV's newsroom in London's Gray's Inn Road.

10 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Tycoon quits university post over key project

Tycoon Sir Gordon Wu Ying-sheung has submitted his resignation from the post of council chairman of City University in a bid to avoid a controversy over an appeal hearing on his Mega Tower project in Wan Chai.

6 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Sing Pao owners blame ex-bosses for mess

The owners of the Sing Pao Daily News are blaming the paper's financial mess on the former management but vow to support staff and pay outstanding salaries and MPF contributions.

4 May 2006 - 12:00am

Peace and quiet

Paris empties every August for the annual holidays. Walk around the French capital and you'll never meet a Parisian, save those selling day-old baguettes, overpriced cafe au lait or T-shirts saying: 'I queued all day at the Louvre and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.'

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Bus drivers accept mediation offer

New World First Bus drivers have shelved plans to take industrial action over the company's move to scrap their guaranteed bonus, after Labour Department officials promised to mediate in the dispute.

10 Jun 2003 - 12:00am