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Hemp industry slipping back after successful start

Radio Prague |
9 December 2009

The Czech Republic has had a small hemp industry for ten years now, since a new law acknowledged hemp as a technical and energy crop in 1999. Since then, technical hemp, that is cannabis which contains less than 0.3% THC, has made its way into a broad range of Czech-made products. It is used for making cosmetic products, briquettes, fabric, food and even hemp plastic.

Czech officials buy rare 15th century miniature at Sotheby’s auction

Radio Prague |
9 December 2009

Officials from the Central Bohemian region bought a rare 15th century miniature at auction at Sotheby’s in London on Tuesday. The artwork, depicting silver mining in the Bohemia town of Kutná Hora, eventually went for over half a million pounds sterling, and is set to be the most important piece at a newly established gallery there.

Betel

Expats.cz |
8 December 2009

A helping hand: Expats.cz takes a look at this charity.

Ice skating rink on Ovocný trh opens

Prague.TV |
8 December 2009

The City of Prague together with Prague 1 has prepared this facility, which will remain open free of charge until January 6. Skates can be rented on spot for CZL 50.

This rubbish is a load of art

Gusto |
7 December 2009

Stewart and I went on a hike a few days ago and came across a house in Roztoky whose yard is adorned with all sorts of sculptures with a decidedly mammarian theme.

Discovery of Rosenberg tomb upends legend

Radio Prague |
7 December 2009

The House of Rosenberg was one of the most powerful noble families in Czech history. They were the de facto rulers of Bohemia for much of the Middle Ages, but their dynasty came to an end with the death of the celebrated Petr Vok, in 1611. Now, archaeologists in South Bohemia, where the family had its seat, have come across their family tomb, and in doing so have set straight a well-known legend that surrounds them.

Christmas in Prague

Expats.cz |
7 December 2009

Merry-making for all across the city.

Winger plays Exit Chmelnice

Prague.TV |
7 December 2009

The veteran American metal band is currently touring in support of their latest album, Karma, which was released last October.

Around Town: A tree, a song and a beard

Prague Post |
4 December 2009

In a blend of old and new, with a dose of mulled wine mixed in, the Nov. 28 lighting of the traditional Christmas tree on Old Town Square came off without a hitch.

Tábor

Journeys of Captain Oddsocks |
2 December 2009

Tábor is one of the most attractive and unusual historic towns in Bohemia.

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