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Tradition of Christmas tree collections for children's homes dates back over 80 years

Radio Prague |
1 December 2010

There is more to the brightly decorated evergreens than creating a seasonal spirit: in many cities and towns charity collections are held at the trees, with visitors donating cash and gifts to Czech children's homes.

Protestors, opposed to power-sharing deal, delay election at City Hall

Radio Prague |
1 December 2010

Hundreds of protestors, as planned, showed up on Tuesday for a demonstration outside City Hall to express anger over a coalition in Prague between ideological rivals the Civic and Social Democrats. The election of Prague's new mayor thus had to be delayed several times.

Elite military training course underway in Vyškov

Radio Prague |
30 November 2010

An elite battle command training program is drawing to a close at the military training site in Vyškov. After more than three weeks of severe physical and environmental stress only seven of the 25 officers who started the course remain.

Karel Škréta – His Work and His Era opens in Prague

Radio Prague |
29 November 2010

Last week saw the opening of a major exhibition in Prague of the work of the great 17th century Bohemian painter Karel Škréta.

Prague author Johannes Urzidil remembered 40 years after his death

Radio Prague |
26 November 2010

This November marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Johannes Urzidil, the Prague-born writer, poet, historian and journalist.

Prague could see CZK 5m fine over Opencard system

Radio Prague |
26 November 2010

Prague's Opencard, a multi-functional chip card system introduced by Prague City Hall, has long been the subject of controversy. This week the Office for Personal Data Protection warned the city needed to introduce changes or face a CZK 5 million fine for the poor handling of personal data.

New tome captures genius of pioneer of Cubist architecture Josef Gočár

Radio Prague |
26 November 2010

In Prague's Old Town, on the corner of Celetná Street and Ovocný trh, you will find the House of the Black Madonna, one of the most distinctive structures in a city known for its unparalleled mix of architectural styles. It was the first building in the rare Cubist style of architecture strongly associated with the city, and today houses a Cubist museum.

Immigration activists protest against degrading conditions for non-EU work applicants

Radio Prague |
26 November 2010

On Thursday morning an NGO in support of the rights of migrants organized a protest event outside one of Prague’s foreign police offices to highlight the degrading conditions foreign nationals are subjected to in order to be able to live and work in the Czech Republic.

Czech hobbyists celebrate inclusion of falconry on UNESCO heritage list

Radio Prague |
25 November 2010

Last week UNESCO added two Czech traditions to it list promoting the safeguarding of so-called 'Intangible Cultural Heritage'. Falconry in both Bohemia and Moravia goes back many hundreds of years and still has a wide following among both professionals and hobbyists.

Highways authority signals end of road for roadside billboards

Radio Prague |
25 November 2010

After years of procrastination and foot dragging the highways authority has announced the end of the road for advertising billboards along the country's main routes. The move follows a vociferous campaign against the unsightly and dangerous ads.

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