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Bankers make song and dance about giving

They may work with money all day, but the city's bankers are still keen to spend their free time raising cash to help the needy - and have some fun in the process. A total of 350 staff from Barclays filled Grappa's Cellar in Central on December 12 to raise funds for Operation Santa Claus through the bank's annual charity talent show and auction.

23 Dec 2013 - 5:40AM

They may work with money all day, but the city's bankers are still keen to spend their free time raising cash to help the needy - and have some fun in the process. A total of 350 staff from Barclays filled Grappa's Cellar in Central on December 12 to raise funds for Operation Santa Claus through the bank's annual charity talent show and auction.

Bankers make song and dance about giving
Wasting water cheaper than bigger reservoirs: Paul Chan

The cost of increasing the capacity of Hong Kong's reservoirs exceeds that of simply discharging excess water into the sea, the development minister has said as he defends accusations that the government is wasting water from overflowing reservoirs.

9 Dec 2013 - 6:37AM

The cost of increasing the capacity of Hong Kong's reservoirs exceeds that of simply discharging excess water into the sea, the development minister has said as he defends accusations that the government is wasting water from overflowing reservoirs.

Wasting water cheaper than bigger reservoirs: Paul Chan
Speech therapy centre welcomes Belgian queen
Clinics visited by H7N9 bird flu patient will remain open
Six injured in chopper attack by mentally ill man

A constable drew his revolver to stop a mentally ill man from attacking a paramedic with a chopper amid a violent rampage in a family flat yesterday that left six people injured.

14 Jun 2018 - 4:56PM

A constable drew his revolver to stop a mentally ill man from attacking a paramedic with a chopper amid a violent rampage in a family flat yesterday that left six people injured.

Six injured in chopper attack by mentally ill man
Community Care Fund offers cash assistance to poor for housing
Screw on Tuen Mun Road bursts tyres of 50 vehicles, causing 3-hour jam

Tyres on about 50 heavy vehicles were damaged by a single screw sticking up from the road surface yesterday, delaying traffic for more than three hours. The incident involved buses, trucks and coaches on a section of Tuen Mun Road, near Yau Kom Tau, travelling in the direction of Tuen Mun.

1 Dec 2013 - 6:14AM

Tyres on about 50 heavy vehicles were damaged by a single screw sticking up from the road surface yesterday, delaying traffic for more than three hours. The incident involved buses, trucks and coaches on a section of Tuen Mun Road, near Yau Kom Tau, travelling in the direction of Tuen Mun.

Screw on Tuen Mun Road bursts tyres of 50 vehicles, causing 3-hour jam
Government insists it will not cap population

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor told a public consultation on population policy that it was not the time for Hong Kong to cap numbers as the city was facing the problems of an ageing population and a shrinking workforce.

1 Dec 2013 - 6:14AM

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor told a public consultation on population policy that it was not the time for Hong Kong to cap numbers as the city was facing the problems of an ageing population and a shrinking workforce.

Government insists it will not cap population
Belgium Queen Mathilde's visit to Hong Kong may boost cultural exchange

Hong Kong is to have a royal visit that may boost international involvement in its culture hub. Belgium's queen, Mathilde, arrives for a three-day visit on Wednesday as part of her first Asian tour since ascending to the throne four months ago.

30 Nov 2013 - 4:29AM

Hong Kong is to have a royal visit that may boost international involvement in its culture hub. Belgium's queen, Mathilde, arrives for a three-day visit on Wednesday as part of her first Asian tour since ascending to the throne four months ago.

Belgium Queen Mathilde's visit to Hong Kong may boost cultural exchange
Children to get subsidised jabs within weeks: health chief Ko Wing-man
Rare diamond snatched in HK$20m raid at superstar Andy Lau's former home
Fears for baby snatched from stroller, police hunt 'woman with mainland accent'

Police are stepping up the hunt for a six-month-old girl abducted outside a park in Kowloon City on Saturday night. Officers from the tactical unit were seen combing the area for clues yesterday afternoon, while plain-clothes detectives from the serious crime unit went door to door, speaking to shopkeepers and neighbours.

25 Nov 2013 - 10:38AM

Police are stepping up the hunt for a six-month-old girl abducted outside a park in Kowloon City on Saturday night. Officers from the tactical unit were seen combing the area for clues yesterday afternoon, while plain-clothes detectives from the serious crime unit went door to door, speaking to shopkeepers and neighbours.

Fears for baby snatched from stroller, police hunt 'woman with mainland accent'
Show offers glimpse into Qing-dynasty China and Hong Kong 145 years ago

Life in British-ruled Hong Kong as far back as 145 years ago is the subject of a photography exhibition starting in Central today, thanks to the curators of images produced by Scottish travel writer John Thomson.

23 Nov 2013 - 7:45AM

Life in British-ruled Hong Kong as far back as 145 years ago is the subject of a photography exhibition starting in Central today, thanks to the curators of images produced by Scottish travel writer John Thomson.

Show offers glimpse into Qing-dynasty China and Hong Kong 145 years ago
Through the lens of John Thomson, Hong Kong and Coastal China, 1868-1872
Angry TVB bans Next Media publications from station events

TVB has banned Next Media from its press conferences and promotional events because of its "biased reports" on the free-to-air TV licence saga and the station's anniversary gala. 

22 Nov 2013 - 6:38AM

TVB has banned Next Media from its press conferences and promotional events because of its "biased reports" on the free-to-air TV licence saga and the station's anniversary gala. 

Angry TVB bans Next Media publications from station events
Mong Kok's pedestrian zone to operate only at weekends

Mong Kok's bustling pedestrian area will be reopened to traffic on weeknights after councillors voted near-unanimously to restrict the road closures to weekends and public holidays.

22 Nov 2013 - 4:55PM

Mong Kok's bustling pedestrian area will be reopened to traffic on weeknights after councillors voted near-unanimously to restrict the road closures to weekends and public holidays.

Mong Kok's pedestrian zone to operate only at weekends
Performers and traders clash over special street in Mong Kok

Sai Yeung Choi Street in Mong Kok is special to street performers as a place where they can really interact with the passing public. Local residents see it differently: to them the performers and their fans are a major nuisance and they want the government to get rid of them.

21 Nov 2013 - 6:42AM

Sai Yeung Choi Street in Mong Kok is special to street performers as a place where they can really interact with the passing public. Local residents see it differently: to them the performers and their fans are a major nuisance and they want the government to get rid of them.

Performers and traders clash over special street in Mong Kok
City's history is written in the streets

The old buildings may be gone, but the street signs in Causeway Bay still hold clues to the city's rich history. Many can be traced back to the two Scotsmen who co-founded Jardine Matheson in 1844, when the company established itself in the new British colony to deal in opium, cotton, tea, silk and a variety of other goods.

20 Nov 2013 - 5:21AM

The old buildings may be gone, but the street signs in Causeway Bay still hold clues to the city's rich history. Many can be traced back to the two Scotsmen who co-founded Jardine Matheson in 1844, when the company established itself in the new British colony to deal in opium, cotton, tea, silk and a variety of other goods.

City's history is written in the streets
Wild boar is like a son to me, says man held for cruelty

Worried that the animal he calls Little Tommy might now be put down, Shing Wing-biu showed off the pig's 50 sq ft room. The pig also has its own outside space to run around in and a pond to swim in.

19 Nov 2013 - 7:46PM

Worried that the animal he calls Little Tommy might now be put down, Shing Wing-biu showed off the pig's 50 sq ft room. The pig also has its own outside space to run around in and a pond to swim in.

Wild boar is like a son to me, says man held for cruelty
Minister gets cool welcome from doomed village

The development chief got a hostile and emotional reception when he toured the proposed site for a new town in the northeastern New Territories. About 30 villagers could not hide their tears, knowing they would have to leave their homes to make way for the development.

18 Nov 2013 - 6:36AM

The development chief got a hostile and emotional reception when he toured the proposed site for a new town in the northeastern New Territories. About 30 villagers could not hide their tears, knowing they would have to leave their homes to make way for the development.

Minister gets cool welcome from doomed village
Private clubs face losing land after review, says minister Tsang Tak-shing

Leases of private clubs due for renewal will be reviewed to see whether their land could be put to better use, the home affairs minister said. Tsang Tak-shing was responding to a critical report from the Audit Commission this week which urged the government to consider taking back some of the land.

15 Nov 2013 - 3:54PM

Leases of private clubs due for renewal will be reviewed to see whether their land could be put to better use, the home affairs minister said. Tsang Tak-shing was responding to a critical report from the Audit Commission this week which urged the government to consider taking back some of the land.

Private clubs face losing land after review, says minister Tsang Tak-shing
Cathay Pacific unions say no action expected this Christmas season

Holidaymakers could rest easy when planning their Christmas trips this year as it was very unlikely there would be any industrial action, the spokeswoman for Cathay Pacific's cabin crew said.

14 Nov 2013 - 6:13AM

Holidaymakers could rest easy when planning their Christmas trips this year as it was very unlikely there would be any industrial action, the spokeswoman for Cathay Pacific's cabin crew said.

Cathay Pacific unions say no action expected this Christmas season
30,000 runners hit marathon site in just 5 minutes

Some 30,000 people tried to register online for Hong Kong's flagship marathon in five frenetic minutes last month, leaving its website overwhelmed, organisers said yesterday.

13 Nov 2013 - 4:56AM

Some 30,000 people tried to register online for Hong Kong's flagship marathon in five frenetic minutes last month, leaving its website overwhelmed, organisers said yesterday.

30,000 runners hit marathon site in just 5 minutes
Roof squatters claim rights to ownership

Owners of a building in Sham Shui Po may lose possession of their rooftop under a claim for squatters' rights, the District Court heard yesterday.

12 Nov 2013 - 5:19PM

Owners of a building in Sham Shui Po may lose possession of their rooftop under a claim for squatters' rights, the District Court heard yesterday.

Roof squatters claim rights to ownership
Healthcare groups call on Health Department for regulations

Sixteen health-care professional groups have backed the Ombudsman's call for the Health Department to establish statutory controls over their trades, so the public can make informed choices when seeking services.

11 Nov 2013 - 6:21AM

Sixteen health-care professional groups have backed the Ombudsman's call for the Health Department to establish statutory controls over their trades, so the public can make informed choices when seeking services.

Healthcare groups call on Health Department for regulations
Upgrade of Queen Mary Hospital bone marrow transplant facilities

Queen Mary Hospital could help 30 more leukaemia patients who need bone marrow transplants each year after expanding its stem cell centre. The centre can now treat about 140 patients a year, although the public hospital receives an average of nearly 200 referrals annually.

8 Nov 2013 - 4:07AM

Queen Mary Hospital could help 30 more leukaemia patients who need bone marrow transplants each year after expanding its stem cell centre. The centre can now treat about 140 patients a year, although the public hospital receives an average of nearly 200 referrals annually.

Upgrade of Queen Mary Hospital bone marrow transplant facilities
Government to press on with plans to expand two landfill sites

The government has proposed creating a stretch of green belt to act as a buffer between an extended landfill in Tuen Mun and residential areas, in a bid to appease locals who have objected to plans to expand the landfill.

7 Nov 2013 - 5:07AM

The government has proposed creating a stretch of green belt to act as a buffer between an extended landfill in Tuen Mun and residential areas, in a bid to appease locals who have objected to plans to expand the landfill.

Government to press on with plans to expand two landfill sites
1,000 extra flats may be squeezed into Kai Tak site, says Paul Chan Mo-po

An ongoing government study into increasing office and housing space within the Kai Tak development area has suggested the site could provide 1,000 additional residential flats.

7 Nov 2013 - 10:43AM

An ongoing government study into increasing office and housing space within the Kai Tak development area has suggested the site could provide 1,000 additional residential flats.

1,000 extra flats may be squeezed into Kai Tak site, says Paul Chan Mo-po
Relief for vendors as Lunar New Year Fair stall prices down on last year

Vendors reclaimed lost territory yesterday as dry-goods stalls for next year's Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park went for lower prices at auction. Democracy activists who missed out last year on one of the two stalls they have occupied at the fair for decades were delighted to secure both this year.

6 Nov 2013 - 5:56AM

Vendors reclaimed lost territory yesterday as dry-goods stalls for next year's Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park went for lower prices at auction. Democracy activists who missed out last year on one of the two stalls they have occupied at the fair for decades were delighted to secure both this year.

Relief for vendors as Lunar New Year Fair stall prices down on last year
Food stall at festive fair goes for record HK$540,000