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Ta Kwu Ling

Rural call to arms over plan to take land in New Territories

It was a celebratory meal that woke Ping Che resident Lee Po-hang up to the fact that she would lose her home and be forced out of the village she has lived in all her life to make way for a massive new town.

Thursday, 13 September, 2012, 9:26am

Open door for mainlanders won't extend to new towns, Carrie Lam says

Three new towns being planned in the northern New Territories will not be open to mainlanders on a visa-on-arrival basis, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday, although she was vague on the idea of the policy for the border area.

23 Aug 2012 - 2:46am

FAR FROM the madding crowd

City convenience is all well and good but, from a lifestyle perspective, the price can be high. Cramped flats, noisy neighbourhoods and a dearth of natural light are not everyone's cup of tea, especially once a family comes along.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Villagers cash in at new estate

A Post investigation into village houses offered for sale as part of a managed estate hints at more abuse of the long-criticised Small House Policy.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am


Turn HK into magnet for young talent

To people who have been following the city competitiveness league tables, it is hardly surprising that Singapore has again beaten Hong Kong overall ('HK workforce ranked 'best in Asia'', March 14).

Reportedly, our incoming chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, will learn about Singapore's formula for success.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

'No skyscrapers' for North District

Residents seeking to develop North District in the New Territories should be mindful of conserving local characteristics instead of blindly building skyscrapers, the planning chief told rural district councillors yesterday.

The stance drew opposition from the councillors, who said the government's emphasis on conservation stifled development of vacant land.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

In Brief

Three wanted after knife attack

27 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Three more held over record cocaine haul

Three more people have been arrested in connection with a record 372kg cocaine seizure in Tai Po Tin village, Ta Kwu Ling. The men, aged 28, 42, and 48, were arrested in Sau Mau Ping, Tin Shui Wai and Sheung Shui, and were being detained last night. Of the 14 people arrested in the case, six have been charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug.

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Early relocation plans sought for new towns

The government should think ahead on how to relocate villages in the northeastern New Territories it is planning to clear for building new towns in nine years' time, advisers say.

This will avoid the bitter resistance being put up by various sectors against the high-speed rail link to Guangzhou, they say.

11 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Metal-recycling plant firebombed

Six firebombs and two coconut-shaped fireworks were hurled into a metal-recycling plant owned by a listed company in Lam Tin yesterday - the eighth attack since August 2007.

19 Dec 2009 - 12:00am