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Wong Tai Sin

Wong Tai Sin fire blazes for seven hours, 700 evacuated

A fire which broke out early yesterday at a market in Wong Tai Sin blazed for seven hours and forced the evacuation of about 700 people. Eight people aged between 13 and 85 suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Sunday, 21 April, 2013, 6:28am

Husband dies after mentally ill wife fails to get help

The man, who slipped in the bathroom and hit his head, died from blood loss, officers believe. His 77-year-old wife had not drunk or eaten anything for the two days when police found her.

3 Apr 2013 - 4:22am

'Public supports protest over national education'

The past week's bad weather has not prevented Scholarism, the Hong Kong pressure group, from campaigning for public support for tomorrow's march against the controversial national education curriculum.

Organisers expect up to 10,000 people will join the protest march, which starts in Victoria Park at 3pm and will finish at the government's headquarters in Admiralty.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

First guide dog in years hits streets with master

Hong Kong's first guide dog in more than 30 years - a Labrador retriever named Google - graduated from training yesterday even as rival guide-dog groups continued to war over who his rightful owner is.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Community upset

Arrangements for the town hall meetings may have improved, but the community visits initiated by the new chief executive Leung Chun-ying seem destined to upset his supporters and detractors alike.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

What they said

Mr Leung, do you know how much people can make by selling cardboard and newspapers?

Representative from Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood at the Wong Tai Sin forum

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Let private hospitals train specialists, top medic urges

A former top public hospital executive, recruited by a global health care company bidding to build new private hospitals earmarked for two sites in Hong Kong, has called for the private sector to be allowed to train more specialists.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dedicated housing chief was set a tough task

A former housing chief charged with implementing former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa's controversial 85,000-a-year flat-building target in the late 1990s has died after a battle with cancer.

Dominic Wong Sing-wah, former secretary for housing, died earlier this month. He had been suffering from pharyngeal cancer since in 2002.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

From plane fare to deli heaven

Kowloon City's grid of seven skyscraper-less streets is packed with tempting restaurants, groceries and delicatessens, making it a foodies' paradise.

In the era of Kai Tak International Airport, the district was better known for its Chiu Chow and Thai restaurants. As the area has become slightly more gentrified, the flavour has become more international.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Border families' HK$200m payout

Hundreds of households living near the mainland border area may receive total compensation of more than HK$200 million over the construction of a new cross-border checkpoint - if lawmakers approve the payout.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am