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Ski centres report ideal conditions for coming days, including New Year's Eve

Radio Prague |
31 December 2010

Skiing centres around the Czech Republic including north and central Bohemia have announced excellent conditions for skiers and snowboarders in the coming days: plenty of snow and sunshine bringing out enthusiasts in droves.

Town marks 150th anniversary of birth of Czechoslovakia's first prime minister

Radio Prague |
30 December 2010

The town of Vysoké nad Jizerou this week marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of notable Czech politician Karel Kramář.

Retailers report spending surge before Christmas and in sales but mean times seen in 2011

Radio Prague |
30 December 2010

Czechs opened their wallets wide before Christmas and are apparently continuing to spend, spend, spend in the post-Christmas sales. But some are warning that the spending spree will soon end with a gloomier start to 2011 on the horizon.

Association: vacation tour sales increased in 2010

Radio Prague |
29 December 2010

On Monday the Association for Czech Tour Operators and Travel Agencies posted figures for 2010 on the number of tours sold to Czech tourists, from vacations in nearby countries to more exotic locations. After many pinched pennies (or rather crowns) in 2009, Radio Prague wanted to know whether there were significant changes this year.

ČR braces for mass departures of doctors

Radio Prague |
28 December 2010

Disgruntled hospital doctors on Monday began handing in their resignations in an attempt to force the government to increase their salaries. Some 3,800 of the country's 16,000 physicians are expected to hand in notices by the end of the week, which is when the hospitals will get a clearer picture of what will happen in March, when the resignations take effect. But Health Minister Leoš Heger has come up with one idea for the hospitals that might face crisis due to understaffing.

Unusual Sherlock Holmes play premieres at the Klicpera Theatre

Radio Prague |
28 December 2010

Just before Christmas the Klicpera Theatre in Hradec Králové premiered a new play by one of the Czech Republic's most successful playwrights and directors, David Drábek.

Tension within ruling coalition will mount, says commentator Jiří Pehe

Radio Prague |
23 December 2010

Commentator Jiří Pehe believes the issues that have come to light in the recent cabinet crisis have not been settled, and will emerge again.

A Czech corsair sets sail

Radio Prague |
23 December 2010

A replica of a 17th century brig known as La Grace which belonged to the first Czech naval captain, Augustine Heřman, set sail for the first time earlier this month from Suez, Egypt.

New Film Canon to aid teaching of film aesthetics and history at Czech schools

Radio Prague |
22 December 2010

Professionals in the Czech film industry have put together a new Film Canon of both domestic and international productions to be used as a teaching aid in Czech elementary and secondary schools. The choice of top films includes both Czech and world classics from Juraj Herz's Spalovač Mrtvol (The Cremator) to Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.

Police raid highlights dire situation with underage drinking

Radio Prague |
22 December 2010

A police crackdown on underage drinking at the early-December holiday of Mikuláš was revealed this week to have been disconcertingly successful. The four-day raid on nearly four thousand bars and restaurants found some 600 intoxicated teens and over 400 infractions of alcohol sales to minors.

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