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Paul Day – owner of Prague's newly opened and much praised Asian fusion restaurant Sansho

Radio Prague |
3 May 2011

Paul Day was born and raised in Stafford, in the UK's West Midlands, where he started working as a butcher, his first food industry job. After working in two Michelin-starred restaurants in London, the chef came to Prague and has recently opened a restaurant of his own, Sansho.

Czechs unlikely to take advantage of newly-opened German labour market

Radio Prague |
3 May 2011

On 1 May, Austria and Germany lifted their final restrictions on Czech workers - and what's truly amazing is that it's happened with an almost total absence of fanfare, or even coverage in the media.

Tyršův dům – Home of the Sokol movement

Radio Prague |
2 May 2011

If you've visited the Czech capital's Malá strana there's a good chance you’ve passed by Tyršův dům, a beautiful Baroque palace, together with surrounding grounds, which underwent massive renovation in the early 1920s, after it was bought by Czechoslovakia's Sokol organisation.

Karel Hašler a patriot whose songs cost him his life

Radio Prague |
2 May 2011

Hašler's love of his country is in his music and although he composed his songs more than a century ago they are still alive in people's hearts and minds.

Small theatre company puts politics on stage

Radio Prague |
29 April 2011

An impromptu production by a small theatre company has become all the rage in Prague.

British community marks royal wedding in Prague

Radio Prague |
29 April 2011

Millions around the world are watching with bated breath as preparations conclude for the United Kingdom's royal wedding today. Interest in the Czech Republic is of course rather marginal, but Prague's English community is looking forward to celebrating the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton from afar.

Constitutional Court cancels another part of govt's austerity package

Radio Prague |
29 April 2011

The Czech Constitutional Court has abolished another part of the government's austerity package. The court on Wednesday ruled invalid the taxation of state support for housing-related saving plans, arguing it was approved in breach of the constitution.

Inside Prague's labyrinth of bomb shelters

Radio Prague |
28 April 2011

Deep beneath the city of Prague is another city altogether, one that most people are completely unaware of, and that they'll hopefully never see.

Large 3D model of Prague goes on display at Anděl shopping mall

Radio Prague |
28 April 2011

The 115 square-metre model occupies much of one the mall's underground floors, and is now part of the Railroad Kingdom, a private exhibition of several model railways.

The world renowned writer and 'folk hero' Jaroslav Hašek

Radio Prague |
27 April 2011

The Czech writer Jaroslav Hašek is best known today for his hilarious anti-war novel The Good Soldier Švejk. Hašek's own biography, however, is perhaps just as farcical and action-packed as his most famous book.

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