Friday, 31 October 2014

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Pyrotechnics team reaches epicentre of munitions site blast

Radio Prague |
23 October 2014

Members of a police pyrotechnical team this week reached the epicentre of a blast which destroyed a munitions depot in Vrbětice, near Zlín, last Thursday.

Prague to ban hawking of guided tours beneath Old Town Hall clock

Radio Prague |
22 October 2014

Prague is to ban people from offering guided tours of the city from the area beneath the astronomical clock at the Old Town Hall.

Sir Winton to be honoured in special ceremony

Radio Prague |
22 October 2014

Great Britain's Sir Nicholas Winton will receive the Order of the White Lion in Prague on October 28th, in a special ceremony, the president’s spokesman revealed on Monday.

Remote-control device maps conditions at centre of munitions site blast

Radio Prague |
22 October 2014

Police pyrotechnics experts on Monday were able to guide a remote-control device to the epicenter of a munitions depot in Vrbětice, which was destroyed by an explosion last Thursday.

Press: Zeman again refusing to invite rectors to traditional ceremony

Radio Prague |
22 October 2014

President Miloš Zeman has again not invited university rectors with whom he has had disputes in the past to a ceremony on October 28 at which state honours will be presented.

Rare Czech-owned northern white rhino dies at African sanctuary

Radio Prague |
22 October 2014

A rare northern white rhinoceros owned by the zoo in Dvůr Králové, east Bohemia, has died of old age at a sanctuary in Kenya.

At least 30 percent of Czech playgrounds faulty, says consumer group

Radio Prague |
22 October 2014

Thirty percent of children's playgrounds and sports grounds tested every year by the Czech Trade Inspectorate are faulty in some way, the head of the Czech Consumer Association, Libor Dupal, said at a news conference on Tuesday.

Czech car production set to reach record 1.2 million this year, says industry chief

Radio Prague |
22 October 2014

Car production in the Czech Republic looks set to reach a record 1.2 million in 2014 the president of the country's Automotive Industry Association, Martin Jahn, said at a regional gathering of carmakers on Tuesday.

Actor minister’s role in TV crime series sparks row

Radio Prague |
22 October 2014

The Civic Democrats failed to have a discussion of Defence Minister Martin Stropnický’s involvement in a TV series included on the agenda of the Czech lower house on Tuesday.

Czech Philharmonic to broadcast live for the first time in Czech and Slovak cinemas

Radio Prague |
22 October 2014

For the first time in history, a concert by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra will reach an audience of thousands in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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