Yuen Long District

New building policy already causing change

The government's new development policy for buildings doesn't take effect until April next year, but the rules intended to cap the amount of space allocated to amenities - and hence the bulk of a building overall - are already having an effect.

Thursday, 21 October, 2010, 12:00am

All eyes on the prize

CCC Kwei Wah Shan College basketball team are seen as the best among all the schools on Hong Kong Island and they have their eyes set on winning all the major inter-school competitions.

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Transport subsidy for working poor will cost HK$1b a year

16 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Deadline day for villagers to accept HK$86m deal

Today is the deadline for villagers of Tsoi Yuen Chuen to accept a HK$86 million compensation package for having to make way for the high-speed rail line to Guangzhou. But about 12 households still have not signed on the dotted line.

15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Exco's Lau tells public to be fair

Executive Councillor Lau Wong-fat yesterday called on the public to be fair to him and stop 'trampling' on his reputation. He was speaking after being accused of having a conflict of interest by failing to declare some property transactions.

30 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

liberal studies

Reading comprehension

1 The government wanted Tze Tin Tsuen because:

a. it needs to build a highway.

b. it needs to put the land on auction for developers.

c. it needs money to revive the economy.

d. it needs the land to build public housing.

30 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Wife killer sentenced indefinitely to psychiatric hospital

28 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Tree collapses at Yuen Long playground

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Welfare department to appeal against housing subsidy decision

21 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Doomed village filled with Mid-Autumn merriment

Ip Shui-lai, 72, was busy greeting guests from various parts of the city yesterday, among them dozens of young people helping to celebrate the village's last Mid-Autumn Festival.

20 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Industrial sites could provide 22,000 flats

Factory and warehouse sites across the city could be used to build more than 22,000 flats as the government attempts to put the lid on runaway property prices.

The Planning Department has identified 29.5 hectares of industrial and commercial land in Kowloon and the New Territories that could be used for private and public housing.

15 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Mentally ill man found unconscious in bus

The Social Welfare Department will seek reports from two organisations after a moderately mentally retarded man was found unconscious in a 24-seater bus that had been parked in the sun for about six hours with the windows closed.

The man, 46, identified only as Hui, was in critical condition last night in Pok Oi Hospital, Yuen Long.

14 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Villager dies after bike tumble

A 76-year-old villager suffered head injuries after her bike skidded and she fell into a stream near Ha Che Tsuen in Pat Heung, Yuen Long. She was taken to Pok Oi Hospital and certified dead at 4.42pm. Police urged witnesses to contact them on 3661 3800.

Elderly man killed by bus

13 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

HK$2.7m housing fraud alleged

A medical and health officer at Tuen Mun Hospital appeared in Tuen Mun Court yesterday accused of cheating the government out of HK$2.7 million in private tenancy allowances. Yuen Kai-tak, 47, faced five charges of using a document with intent to deceive.

1 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

New idea for rural site riles conservationists

A new proposal by an influential developer for a site adjoining a coastal-protection area in the northwestern New Territories is attracting strong opposition from conservationists, despite it being for a smaller development this time, and including more conservation features.

28 Aug 2010 - 12:00am