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Czech road transport operators deny reports Czech trucks are unroadworthy

Radio Prague |
26 August 2009

British MPs say they are seriously concerned about lorries registered outside the UK being a safety threat on British roads. A report by the House of Commons Transport Committee called on Monday for foreign lorries that are not up to UK standards to be taken off the road. Press reports pointed a finger at the Czechs as being the worst offenders with 60 percent of their lorries failing roadworthiness tests in the UK.

The history and mysteries of Zbiroh Chateau

Radio Prague |
27 August 2009

With the oldest free-standing tower in Bohemia and the deepest well in Europe, Zbiroh Chateau – the oldest aristocratic castle in the Czech Republic – sets several records for its grandeur and of course age, which stretches back to the year 1193.

Questions asked after boy loses toes in Prague metro escalator accident

Radio Prague |
25 August 2009

A child had to have three of his toes amputated on Friday after his foot was caught in an escalator at Prague's Můstek metro station. The accident prompted questions about the state of the escalators in the capital's underground rail network, with the boy's family threatening to sue the transport provider.

Luck was lacking in Berlin

Radio Prague |
26 August 2009

The World Athletics championships in Berlin were a disappointment for the Czech team, who took only one medal, Barbora Špotáková’s silver in the women’s javelin.

From black soup to wild boar

Radio Prague |
24 August 2009

A new project has been launched to promote national and regional cusisin across the country.

Robert Vano looks back over 40-year career

Radio Prague |
24 August 2009

The Platinum Collection is the title of the biggest retrospective to date by the photographer Robert Vano, who is best known for his male nudes.

Germany wants to buy its Prague embassy building where history was made 20 years ago

Radio Prague |
21 August 2009

The German Foreign Ministry wants to acquire Prague’s Lobkowicz Palace, the seat of the German embassy. For thousands of East Germans, the compound was the last stop on their way to freedom in August 1989, two months before the fall of the Berlin Wall. In exchange for the historic building, German authorities are offering the Czech Foreign Ministry a palace in Berlin.

UFOs over Czech skies do battle with sceptics

Radio Prague |
21 August 2009

Last weekend there were reports from around the country of strange lights in the sky, flying about, flaring up, flaring out, chasing each other.

Prague Zoo head to run Bohemian National Hall in NYC

Radio Prague |
20 August 2009

Petr Fejk who transformed the zoo into one of the most exciting venues in Prague will now be heading to New York, where he will run the Czech Republic’s National Bohemian Hall.

Špotáková satisfied with silver in javelin

Radio Prague |
20 August 2009

The Czech Republic has taken its first medal at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin: the silver for Barbora Špotáková in the women’s javelin.

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