Category: Local News

Czech news from outside Prague and the Central Bohemia Region, including stories from the village of Brno

Mystery surrounds two daguerreotype photographs found recently in Usti nad Labem municipal museum’s (Muzeum mesta Usti nad Labem’s) collection; photos were probably taken around 1845 but museum doesn’t know where they were taken or who the subjects are (Denik) [Social Media Post] 0

Mystery surrounds two daguerreotype photographs found recently in Usti nad Labem municipal museum’s (Muzeum mesta Usti nad Labem’s) collection; photos were probably taken around 1845 but museum doesn’t know where they were taken or who the subjects are (Denik) [Social Media Post]

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Photo: Runaway camel walking down road in snowy conditions, between Bedrichov and Hrabetice, Liberec Region; escaped animal was recaptured shortly afterwards and returned to zoo in nearby Janov nad Nisou (Novinky) [Social Media Post] 0

Photo: Runaway camel walking down road in snowy conditions, between Bedrichov and Hrabetice, Liberec Region; escaped animal was recaptured shortly afterwards and returned to zoo in nearby Janov nad Nisou (Novinky) [Social Media Post]

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Truck driver falls asleep at the wheel and accidentally drives into cars displayed outside Skoda dealership in Prostejov, Olomouc Region, damaging 27 of them; total cost of damage estimated in the millions of crowns (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Truck driver falls asleep at the wheel and accidentally drives into cars displayed outside Skoda dealership in Prostejov, Olomouc Region, damaging 27 of them; total cost of damage estimated in the millions of crowns (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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First snow of winter falls in Czech Republic, in mountainous areas including village of Kvilda, South Bohemia, in the Sumava national park (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 0

First snow of winter falls in Czech Republic, in mountainous areas including village of Kvilda, South Bohemia, in the Sumava national park (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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Controversial Communist Party (KSCM) politician Zdenek Ondracek copied parts of his 2011 PhD dissertation, Palacky University Olomouc investigation finds – but university says offence occurred too long ago to strip former Commie-era riot cop of his academic title (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Controversial Communist Party (KSCM) politician Zdenek Ondracek copied parts of his 2011 PhD dissertation, Palacky University Olomouc investigation finds – but university says offence occurred too long ago to strip former Commie-era riot cop of his academic title (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Pardubice-area family desperately seeking Monty, their missing pet lynx, who they lost in woods near Radostin, Vysocina Region; Monty was last seen on 27 October, near village of Slavetin, around 20 kilometres further east (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Pardubice-area family desperately seeking Monty, their missing pet lynx, who they lost in woods near Radostin, Vysocina Region; Monty was last seen on 27 October, near village of Slavetin, around 20 kilometres further east (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Czechnology: Aerotech Czech begins producing parts for Ariane 6 space rocket’s fuel system at new facility in Klatovy, Plzen Region; European Space Agency launch vehicle will feature Czech flag for first time when Ariane 6 test flights begin late next year (2020) (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Czechnology: Aerotech Czech begins producing parts for Ariane 6 space rocket’s fuel system at new facility in Klatovy, Plzen Region; European Space Agency launch vehicle will feature Czech flag for first time when Ariane 6 test flights begin late next year (2020) (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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Four people injured in explosion at Explosia, the Pardubice explosives factory where Semtex is produced; incident follows 2017 explosion in which three people were injured (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Four people injured in explosion at Explosia, the Pardubice explosives factory where Semtex is produced; incident follows 2017 explosion in which three people were injured (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Mystery artist attaching giant clogs to trees in the Moravian-Silesian Region’s environmentally protected CHKO Jeseniky area; park officials use Facebook to ask him/her to collect the ones they’ve removed; if caught in the act, perpetrator faces 10,000-crown fine (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Mystery artist attaching giant clogs to trees in the Moravian-Silesian Region’s environmentally protected CHKO Jeseniky area; park officials use Facebook to ask him/her to collect the ones they’ve removed; if caught in the act, perpetrator faces 10,000-crown fine (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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Plzen residents criticize graffiti tribute to Karel Gott on social media for poor likeness to legendary singer; unofficial artwork has since been painted over by persons unknown (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Plzen residents criticize graffiti tribute to Karel Gott on social media for poor likeness to legendary singer; unofficial artwork has since been painted over by persons unknown (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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