Firefighters had to force open the locked metal gate to the three-storey village house before they could get inside, said Wu Tze-fung, the Fire Services Department's divisional commander in New Territories West.Monday, 27 May, 2013, 4:22am
A light-rail train that ran off the tracks, injuring 77 passengers, last week in Yuen Long was travelling at nearly three times the speed limit, black box records show.23 May 2013 - 4:37am 3 comments
Q: I have just become a permanent resident and am looking to make Hong Kong my first home. My budget is up to HK$12 million. My shortlisted choices are a one-bedroom flat at Sun Hung Kai Properties' The Arch or a two-bedroom flat at Cheung Kong's Victoria Towers. I would prefer an apartment with a good view but the choices are limited.8 May 2013 - 2:33am
In a break from the trend by developers to release smaller new homes, Sun Hung Kai Properties has launched a low-density riverside luxury residential project in Yuen Long that may appeal to those looking to upgrade to larger houses.27 Mar 2013 - 5:44am
The 18-year-old was arrested at his home in a Yuen Long village on suspicion of stabbing his father to death and attacking his mother. Police also arrested a 19-year-old friend of the man.17 Mar 2013 - 5:39am
What Simon Watkiss and his wife, Candy, have gone through since the night fire gutted their New Territories house and took the lives of their two young sons is beyond imagination.
Yet last week, Watkiss calmly recounted the horrific ordeal that destroyed his family and left his life in tatters.
He said he and his wife were trapped in their room by the blaze.20 Jan 2013 - 4:31am
A father whose two young sons died in a New Territories fire last year is convinced their lives could have been saved if emergency vehicles had had proper access to their village house.
Simon Watkiss is calling attention to the problem in the hope that action can be taken so others' lives can be spared.20 Jan 2013 - 5:56am 5 comments
After years of campaigning and several public consultation forums, a pilot scheme to capture, neuter and release stray dogs has been rejected in all three district councils involved in the plan.2 Jan 2013 - 10:44am 2 comments
Two people were killed after a private car collided with a truck in the Yuen Long area early Saturday morning, reported local media.
The fatal accident happened around 2 am when a private car lost control and collided with the tail section of a fish truck on San Tin Highway, said media reports.22 Dec 2012 - 11:22am
Planning officials are investigating waste dumping on a 22,000 square metre conservation area in Yuen Long, amid suspicions it could have come from a construction site for the MTR's high-speed cross-border railway.
Trees have been removed from land near Wong Chuk Yuen village off Kam Tin Road and dirt piled almost two metres high.18 Dec 2012 - 3:27am
Ninety-three people have been rounded up in a crackdown on two triad factions during which an unlicensed pub in a Yuen Long factory was busted.
More than half of those arrested in raids in Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai over the past two days are suspected members of the Wo Shing Wo or 14K gangs. Last night, police were still hunting 15 or 16 others, including the two triad leaders.8 Dec 2012 - 4:10am
A mainland businessman fought off two robbers during a bungled robbery in Yuen Long yesterday after two stun guns apparently failed to release an electric shock strong enough to disable him.
The 42-year-old withdrew HK$500,000 from a bank and had breakfast at a cafe in Yuen Long before the hold-up happened at about 10.15am.8 Nov 2012 - 3:25am
Police arrested 29 people and confiscated slot machines from an alleged illegal casino in Yuen Long they suspect was run by triads.
The raid followed an eight-month undercover investigation into two triads' role in an amusement games centre said to have been converted into a lucrative gambling hub, police said.7 Nov 2012 - 3:46am
A village in Yuen Long was in mourning yesterday for two boys killed in a fire at their home. Investigators were checking a burned-out air conditioner for faulty wiring. Eight-year-old Elliot Watkiss and his brother Frankie, seven, were asleep in the first-floor bedroom of the family's house in Pat Heung Upper Village when the fire broke out shortly before 1am.28 Oct 2012 - 1:22pm 3 comments
Improved buying sentiment has prompted developers to accelerate the release of new projects this month in a move that could boost home prices across the board, say agents.17 Oct 2012 - 2:32am