Thursday, 26 April 2018


Czech bottle-boat inventors crave the sea

17 April 2014

In a shed behind a church in a small town called Nymburk, 420km from the nearest sea, two Czech adventurers are building a boat. It doesn't look like much. It certainly doesn't look like it will float. At least not yet.

Stoke-on-Trent memorial to Czech village Lidice

17 April 2013

A sculpture is being built to commemorate the part miners in Stoke-on-Trent played to rebuild a village destroyed during World War II.

Klaus faces treason charge

5 March 2013

Lawmakers have narrowly voted to charge outgoing President Václav Klaus with high treason. The upper house voted to refer the president to the constitutional court to rule on whether he had violated the constitution with a New Year amnesty. The wide-ranging measures were controversial as they resulted in multiple high-profile corruption cases being suspended. The worst punishment he faces is the loss of his presidential job, a role the 71-year-old must relinquish later this week having served two terms in office.

The Velvet Divorce - Lessons for Scotland from the Czech/Slovak split

21 January 2013

If breaking up is hard to do, then the Czechs and Slovaks made it look a lot easier than that 20 years ago.

Czechs partially lift spirits ban after mass poisoning

27 September 2012

The Czech government has agreed to ease a ban on the sale of spirits containing more than 20% alcohol after a spate of poisoning that has left 26 people dead. The ministers decided to allow sales of hard liquor manufactured before 1 January 2012.

Mini guide to Kafka's Prague

31 August 2012

Franz Kafka never directly referred to Prague in his work, but his tales of totalitarian bureaucracy were greatly influenced by the city.

Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe arrested in Prague

2 July 2012

Randy Blythe, singer with US metal band Lamb of God has been arrested in Prague over the death of a fan at a gig in the Czech Republic two years ago. It is understood that Mr Blythe, 44, was detained at Prague airport on Wednesday, forcing the band to cancel a live appearance the following night.

Petra Kvitová beats Victora Azarenka to win Madrid Open

9 May 2011

Petra Kvitová won her third title of the year and gave notice that she could be a French Open threat as she defeated Victora Azarenka at the Madrid Open.

Sharapova beats Kvitova to reach final

8 June 2012

Maria Sharapova booked a place in her first French Open final and moved up to world number one by overcoming Petra Kvitova in straight sets in Paris.

Zombies take to the streets of Prague

7 May 2012

Hundreds of zombies took over the streets of Prague on Sunday for the annual zombie walk through the Czech capital.

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