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Chomutov railway depository shows off collection to public

Radio Prague |
26 July 2017

Around one hundred historical trains, including a mid-19th century steam locomotive, have been placed on display to the public at a locomotive depot in the northern Czech town of Chomutov. It is the first time the collection has been open to the public for an extended season.

Survey: Four in ten Czechs not up front with their partner about earnings and savings

Radio Prague |
26 July 2017

A recent poll conducted by Equa Bank asked respondents whether they had a good overview of their partners' finances and apparently for good reason: four in 10 Czechs, according to the poll, are not completely honest about how much they make or have saved.

Prague and London swop notes on Brexit priorities

Radio Prague |
26 July 2017

Britain and the rest of the EU are at the start of the Brexit negotiations and in some sense both sides are still exploring where there are major differences and where there is agreement. Britain's Brexit negotiator, David Davis, was in Prague on Tuesday for talks with the Czech foreign minister over its take on the talks so far and how they should proceed.

Gov't outlines long-term plans to combat drought

Radio Prague |
25 July 2017

The Czech Republic will invest billions of crowns to fight drought, as outlined in the government's long-term programme. Under the plan, the government will be able to increase water and sewage prices in times of crisis.

My Prague – Jiří Fajt

Radio Prague |
25 July 2017

Since becoming director of the Czech National Gallery three years ago this month, Jiří Fajt has secured exhibitions by major international artists and helped make its numerous buildings in the capital more accessible to the public.

Polish judicial reforms come under fire in Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
25 July 2017

Judicial reforms in neighbouring Poland have come under fire in the Czech Republic, but the government in Prague has so far not expressed an official stance on developments in its Visegrad bloc neighbour and partner.

Brussels calls for Czech strategy for radioactive waste

Radio Prague |
25 July 2017

Czech measures to deal with its nuclear waste backlog are again under scrutiny as the country faces possible European Commission sanctions for failing to pass on its domestic plans for dealing with nuclear waste from power plants and other civil activities and an update of the existing strategy taking place.

Monument to Kubiš and Gabčík unveiled in UK village

Radio Prague |
24 July 2017

Just over 75 years after their deaths, Sunday saw the unveiling of a monument to the Operation Anthropoid heroes Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík in the small English village of Ightfield, where they spent a lot of time prior to their historic mission.

Barrandov film studios cashes in on massive collection of props and costumes

Radio Prague |
24 July 2017

With time everyone gathers some baggage. And with the Czech Republic's main film studios, Prague's Barrandov, having a history going back almost 100 years, there's quite a collection of costumes, furniture, wigs, firearms, and even carriages that has been accumulated over the years.

Yoyo store founder Korda on the ups and downs of the Czech yoyo scene

Radio Prague |
24 July 2017

Fidget spinners may be all the rage right now but if your hands are free maybe it's time for a bigger challenge, something requiring skill and dedication. The yoyo. The pastime has grown significantly in popularity in the Czech Republic.

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