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Housing estate fights rail tunnel

Work on the Sha Tin to Central railway line only began last week, but is facing a possible delay after the manager of a luxury Mid-Levels property applied for a judicial review.

Thursday, 28 June, 2012, 12:00am

ICAC probe into 'Shanghai Boy' dinner called off

Graft-busters have called off an investigation into a pre-election dinner involving aides to the chief executive-elect and a controversial businessman known as 'Shanghai Boy', one of those who attended the dinner said last night.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-wife gets six years for acid attack

A woman who threw acid over her ex-husband in a court building last year was jailed for six years yesterday for 'taking the law into her own hands'.

Wong Yuk-yee, 56, had pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to her 62-year-old former husband at the Family Court in Wan Chai following a hearing over her property rights.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Candidates won't quiz each other at forum for electors

The three candidates vying to be the next chief executive will come face to face on Monday in front of those who will decide their fate in the poll just six days later.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Cause of fatal fire still unclear: police

The cause of last month's fatal fire in Mong Kok remains unclear after more than two weeks of investigations but cigarette butts have been ruled out, police say yesterday.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The gifted children pushed to the edge

Being the parent of a gifted child turned out to be more of a headache for Cathlien Yim Yeung Shui-chun when her son's school began demanding better academic results.

Yim's son, Carter, was found to have a high IQ for a Primary One pupil, prompting the local elite school he used to attend to pressure even Yim herself to get involved in the boy's studies.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Appointed councillors 'less in touch'

Government appointees attended district council meetings more frequently than their democratically elected counterparts in the early part of this year, but tended to keep their mouths shut more, a report shows.

A political scientist interpreted the relative silence of appointed members as meaning they were less in touch with their communities.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

HK$6,000 handouts for newcomers pass

The Legislative Council approved HK$1.5 billion in cash handouts for newcomers from the mainland yesterday despite criticism they will be means-tested, a procedure some lawmakers argued would only screen out a small number of people.

The maximum allowable monthly income for the HK$6,000 handout ranges from HK$7,300 for a single person to HK$24,500 for a four-person family.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am