French bakery chain closes TST branch for clean-up after video of rat among tarts goes viral

French bakery chain Passion by Gerard Dubois has confirmed that it’ll be shutting its Tsim Sha Tsui branch temporarily after a video of a rat eating some of the pastries on the counter went viral. In a statement published on the chain’s Facebook page on Thursday, they said the eatery would be closed until further ...

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Man dies after 40-meter fall at ‘Bride’s Pool’ hiking spot, second incident in recent days

Man dies after 40-meter fall at ‘Bride’s Pool’ hiking spot, second incident in recent days

A 59-year-old man died in hospital yesterday after falling from a height of some 40 meters during a hike along a popular, but dangerous, trail in the New Territories. According to...

Winners and Loo-sers: Hong Kong Toilet Association names city’s best public toilets

Winners and Loo-sers: Hong Kong Toilet Association names city’s best public toilets

Question: What do Larch Street in Tai Kok Tsui, Canal Road in Wan Chai, and the Tsim Sha Tsui public transport interchange all have in common? Answer: They’re all home to...

From Flop-Sweats to Sweater Weather: Winter officially here as Observatory raises warning

From Flop-Sweats to Sweater Weather: Winter officially here as Observatory raises warning

It’s time to dust off those space heaters, and get your sweaters out of mothballs: a cold spell hit Hong Kong last night and it looks set to stick around through the...

Pro-dem district councillor says white elephant musical fountain could play ‘Glory to Hong Kong’

Pro-dem district councillor says white elephant musical fountain could play ‘Glory to Hong Kong’

A pro-democracy district councillor in Kwun Tong has suggested that a controversial musical fountain under construction in the area could be made into a monument to the ongoing...

‘Flowers and food only’: Political, satirical goods banned from next year’s Lunar New Year market

‘Flowers and food only’: Political, satirical goods banned from next year’s Lunar New Year market

Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year market next year will only be selling flowers and food after the government announced today that no stalls selling dry goods will be allowed...

Indonesia sends containers full of garbage back to Hong Kong, France

Indonesia sends containers full of garbage back to Hong Kong, France

Indonesia has returned seven shipping containers of illegally imported waste to Hong Kong and France, an official said today, marking the latest move by a Southeast Asian nation...

Hiker still missing on Kowloon Peak following amber-level rainstorm

Hiker still missing on Kowloon Peak following amber-level rainstorm

Firefighters are searching for a man who went on a hike on Kowloon Peak this morning during a heavy rainstorm and got lost. According to Apple Daily, police received a report at...

Chinese Junk: Philippines sends container full of illegal trash back to Hong Kong

Chinese Junk: Philippines sends container full of illegal trash back to Hong Kong

The Philippines sent a shipping container full of mixed plastic junk back to Hong Kong today after it was delivered to Manila from the SAR in February under the guise of...

20-meter tree falls on pedestrian in Hung Hom

20-meter tree falls on pedestrian in Hung Hom

A Hong Kong woman was sent to hospital yesterday after a large tree suddenly came crashing down on top of her, trapping her under its branches. Headline Daily reports that the the...


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