Thursday, 10 January 2019
Prague | Prague TV

City Hall has announced safety preparations for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Police, rescue and fire departments will be on hand at the most heavily used areas. Drivers must anticipate some roads being closed, and trams will face some disruptions.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech society has traditionally been quite homogenous. Of course, there have always been regional differences in dialect, culture, folk music. But people understand each other no matter which part of the country they come from, consider themselves to be of one nationality. And that has started changing.

Prague | Prague TV

Municipal Police have been cracking down on fireworks sales. While it is legal to sell some types of fireworks for people to use at the end of the year, there are some restrictions.

National | Business | Radio Prague

Radio Prague's David Vaughan recently published a book in the UK titled "Hear My Voice", most of which is set in Czechoslovakia in the months preceding the Munich agreement.

National | Radio Prague

Christians around the world are celebrating Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. But what would it look like if Jesus was born today, in the 21st century, in the Czech town of Beroun? This paraphrase of the birth of Jesus and other Biblical stories retold and reimagined can be found in a newly published book called Parabible.

National | Business | Radio Prague

The death of 13 miners killed in a methane explosion at a coal mine in the north-eastern part of the country dominated news coverage over the holidays, as did the deadly tsunami in Indonesia. The victims were remembered in masses over Christmas and people donated money to accounts in aid of the victims.

National | Prague TV

Search engine giant Google has released its annual breakdown of internet searches for 2018. People in the Czech Republic again differed from the global trends in what they looked for the most.

National | Brno Daily

This week, Brno City Council selected "Nová Zbrojovka" as the new home for the curling tracks from the 2018 Brno Olympic Festival, over alternative proposals including Brno Exhibition Centre – Pavilion E, and Za Lužánkami.

Prague | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The Technical Road Administration of the city of Prague (TSK) announced on Twitter that it had opened the overpass located above the Vltavská metro station to vehicular traffic again.

Prague | Business | Prague TV

The luxurious five-star Hotel Intercontinental at the base of Prague's trendy Pařížská Street in Old Town has changed ownership. It was bought by R2G, the investment group of Czech billionaire Oldřich Šlemr. The total price of the transaction was not disclosed, but it is estimated to have exceeded CZK 5 billion. Family owned R2G will become the 100 percent owner of the hotel.

Prague | Radio Prague

Prague's St. Vitus Cathedral is set to get a huge new organ. More than CZK 74 million have already been raised in a public collection to build the instrument.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

President Miloš Zeman addressed the nation on Wednesday afternoon and warned the country about the dangers of uncontrolled immigration, in a repeat of his performance from last year. Zeman also called on the government to consider introducing mandatory voting for citizens in elections, suggesting that voter turnout was too low, on an average.

National | Brno Daily

Brno is currently operating five stationary automatic air quality measuring stations and one mobile measuring vehicle. They are equipped with measuring devices, which will soon need replacement due to their age.

National | Prague TV

The Czech Republic does not move holidays that fall on the weekend to the next Monday, so every year is a roll of the dice in terms of extra days off. In 2019, three of the 13 state holidays fall on weekends, leaving 10 days off.

National | Business | Radio Prague

Dr. Paul Ort has enjoyed a great career as an orthopaedic surgeon since settling in the US in the 1960s and says the Communists did him a major favour by making him leave Czechoslovakia.