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Neighbours headed for court over scaffolding

Two neighbours are heading for court after a woman claimed the construction of bamboo scaffolding on her balcony for renovation work on the flat above had left her psychologically damaged.

Thursday, 31 May, 2012, 12:00am

Locals ready for bullfight over four-legged friend

One of Sai Kung's best-known and most photographed residents could be kicked out as a result of an ongoing operation by a government department, an animal-rights group fears.

Grumpy the bull is a regular sight in Sai Kung's centre and is often seen in flower beds or loitering outside the popular bars and restaurants.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Real dog's life as British sailor


Just Nuisance is the only dog to have been a member of Britain's Royal Navy. The legendary animal, as tall as a man when standing on his hind legs, he is still fondly remembered today.


2 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Jail terms for taxi drivers who blocked traffic on airport road

Ten protesting taxi drivers who used their vehicles to block all inbound and outbound traffic at Chek Lap Kok airport in December were sentenced to between seven weeks and two months in jail yesterday, after a magistrate ruled that their actions were premeditated and malicious.

10 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Environmental protection

Paper 1a

Sometimes you will need to turn written information into graphic form, maybe a mind map, a flow chart or a bar-graph. Read the interview with a government officer and complete the flow chart as you do so.

Can you tell me the procedure followed in the case of an environmental nuisance?

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Most 999 calls pranks or wrong numbers

Nearly 60 per cent of calls made to the 999 centre in the first half of the year had been nuisance calls or from people who had dialled the wrong number, police statistics show. The call centre dealt with 1,108,035 calls between January and June, or 6,121 a day. Of the total, only 462,545, or 42 per cent, were genuine.

30 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Community work for bridge stunt

An abode seeker's father was yesterday ordered to perform 180 hours of community service for climbing on the roof of a Wan Chai footbridge in a June protest that disrupted traffic for eight hours.

Chu Kwok-yin, 59, scaled the Hennessy Road bridge with three other parents of abode seekers to push for talks with Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong.

22 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

In Brief

'spiderman' activist faces public-nuisance count

5 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

talk back

Q Should the planned smoking ban include the Central escalator?

Existing anti-smoking laws make it an offence to smoke in 'a public lift'. All that needs to be added by the Legislative Council is 'a public lift or escalator' under the 'Designated No Smoking Areas Schedule of the Smoking Public Health Ordinance'.

28 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

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12 Sep 2005 - 12:00am