A wet labyrinth fills a central London courtyard

In a stone courtyard, a forbidding granite wall surrounds a maze of organic pillars as water slowly drips down the metal foliage. This is Wet Labyrinth (with Spontaneous Landscape) by Cristina Iglesias, and is part of the Royal Academy’s annual summer exhibition. With this latest iteration in an ongoing series since 2005, Iglesias considers the … Read more

Hundreds protest against corruption in central China

Hundreds marched Sunday in protest against alleged corruption by local officials in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, multiple participants told AFP, in a rare public demonstration in the tightly-controlled country. Photo: Qwaszx179730654 via Twitter. Hit hard by the country’s economic slowdown, four banks in Henan province have since mid-April frozen all cash withdrawals, leaving … Read more

A second entrance opens at Hackney Central railway station

A new southern side entrance has opened on the London Overground’s westbound platform at Hackney Central station removing the need to use the footbridge to leave the station. The new entrance is technically a temporary structure, as there are longer-term plans to redevelop the north side of Hackney Central station, and a much larger ticket … Read more

In Pictures: Hong Kong taxi union marks 25th Handover anniversary with flags and slogans in Central display

Taxi drivers have gathered in the heart of the city to herald Hong Kong’s 25th anniversary of the Handover with flags and slogans. Taxi drivers gathered in Central to mark Hong Kong’s 25th Handover anniversary on June 28, 2022. Photo: Hillary Leung / HKFP. Around 250 drivers took part in the Tuesday afternoon event organized … Read more

Hong Kong police arrest 6 more men linked to Central gang shooting, gun still not found

Hong Kong police have apprehended six more men in connection with the gang shooting in Central earlier this month, bringing the total number of arrests to 16. The pistol involved has yet to be found. Police investigating the shooting on Wyndham Street, Central on June 10, 2022. Photo: Almond Li / HKFP. In the latest … Read more

Eighth man linked to gang shooting in Hong Kong’s Central district to appear in court

An eighth man is to appear in court in connection with a triad gang shooting in the heart of Hong Kong on June 10, which left three people injured and sparked a major police crackdown. One of the cars involved in the shooting being towed away on June 10, 2022. File photo: Almond Li / … Read more

More towers for central Brixton?

Computer generated image of the proposed tower seen from the junction of Atlantic Road and Vining Street Not one, but three, large towers could, before long, be dominating Brixton, according to a document published recently on the Mayor of London’s website. The mayor, Sadiq Khan, took over consideration of plans to build a 20-storey tower … Read more

2 more men arrested over gang shooting in Hong Kong’s Central district

Police have arrested two more men with suspected connections to a gang shooting in Central, bringing the total number of arrests to seven. Police investigating the shooting on Wyndham Street, Central on June 10, 2022. Photo: Almond Li / HKFP. In a statement published on Thursday night, authorities said the men, aged 24 and 30, … Read more

Police arrest fifth person linked to Central gang shooting, offer HK $ 250,000 for tips

Police have charged a fifth person linked to a gang shooting in Central last week and offered HK $ 250,000 for tips related to the case. Officers arrested a 25-year-old man over attempting to wound with intent and possession of offensive weapons, police said on Monday night. Police investigating the shooting on Wyndham Street, Central … Read more

4 charged with attempted wounding over gang shooting in Hong Kong’s Central district

Four men have officially been charged with attempting to wound with intent and possession of offensive weapons in connection with a shooting in Hong Kong’s district Central last week between two rival gangs. Police investigating the shooting on Wyndham Street, Central on June 10, 2022. Photo: Almond Li / HKFP. The case against four defendants, … Read more