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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2017-06-15
Thursday

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Fire-safety action on mini-storages found to be woeful.  Listenfacebook
The Fire Services Department says 95 percent of the safety improvement orders given to hundreds of mini-storage sites it's inspected since a deadly blaze last year have been ignored so far. More than 4,900 orders were issued to 764 operators. But to date, only around 240 of them have been acted on. Luigi La Tona, the executive director of Self Storage Association Asia, told Annemarie Evans that they are making alternative proposals to make the industry safe and sustainable.

Land exchange for conservation should become government policy  Listenfacebook
The Conservancy Association says the government should make land exchange an official policy to deal with conservation issues in Hong Kong. A campaign manager with the group, Roy Ng, says he welcomes the administration’s decision to offer the land owner of a high ecological value site in Tai Po another site in the same district - in exchange for the Sha Lo Tung site for conservation purposes. The Sha Lo Tung site is the only area in Hong Kong with more than 70 species of dragonflies. Ng speaks to Ben Tse.
Enquiry ordered into London tower block fire  Listenfacebook
British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has ordered a full public inquiry into a London tower block fire that killed at least 17 people. She says the inquiry, which is an official review of government action, was needed to ensure "this terrible tragedy is properly investigated". RTHK’s London correspondent, Gavin Grey, says many people who lived in the building are still missing and the death toll is expected to rise. He tells Annemarie Evans that questions are being raised on whether a refurbishment of the building had contributed to the disaster.