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Officials stalled over hawker stall for 2 years

The ombudsman criticised three government departments that allowed a hawker to trade from an illegal structure on a pavement for two years while they bickered among themselves about what to do.

Friday, 1 June, 2012, 12:00am

Traders who keep the juices flowing

During the day this mass of shabby market stalls looks utterly dead. It seems impossible that these old market booths, alleyways and parking bays could be the hub of a thriving exercise in commercial efficiency.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Police identify source of fire at Fa Yuen St

A hawker stall that sold children's clothing has been identified as the source of the city's deadliest fire in 15 years, but a four-month investigation has found nothing to suggest arson.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hawkers upset with licence law

The majority of the city's hawkers oppose a government proposal to revoke licences of those who violate regulations six times within three months, according to a survey.

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese said 94 per cent of the 245 vendors working in five districts interviewed last week were against the plan.

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Fire victims get temporary flats

The government yesterday assigned temporary housing to 118 people who were made homeless by the deadly fire in a popular Mong Kok market street last week.

The victims, from 54 households, will be allowed to stay in the public rental estate in Shek Lei, Kwai Chung district, for three months.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Market stalls hit ahead of holidays

Twenty-six market stalls were affected by yesterday's fire, with many who had stocked up for the holiday season losing everything.

However, most stall owners say their losses are small compared with the loss of life in a fire that claimed the lives of nine, injured 34 and affected 160 households.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

More stall records tumble

The price for a prime dry goods stall doubled yesterday on the second day of the auction for the Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Market tenant on hunger strike to get air cons

A stall holder at Aberdeen Market began a hunger strike yesterday to challenge a decision by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department not to install air conditioning in the market.

The decision was made after more than half the market tenants said they would not pay higher rents, which could double with the extra electricity bill.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Market evacuated as stall burns

About 30 people were evacuated from the Tai Shing Street market in San Po Kong when the kitchen of a roast meat stall burst into flames at about 10am. Firemen doused the flames and no one was hurt. A police spokesman said a worn rubber pipe from a gas cylinder to the stove was suspected to have been the cause of the blaze.

24 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Upbeat stallholders at New Year fair pray for the rain to stay away

Stock markets may wobble, prices may rise and flowers may fail to blossom, but what stall managers at the Lunar New Year fair fear most is rain.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am