Category: Local News

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

Update: Fire in Vejprty, Usti nad Labem Region, was at home for mentally and physically handicapped people, not seniors as originally reported; 8 dead, around 30 now reported injured (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 1

Update: Fire in Vejprty, Usti nad Labem Region, was at home for mentally and physically handicapped people, not seniors as originally reported; 8 dead, around 30 now reported injured (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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BREAKING: 8 people killed in fire at retirement home in Vejprty, Usti nad Labem Region; 7 others injured, 3 of them seriously (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 1

BREAKING: 8 people killed in fire at retirement home in Vejprty, Usti nad Labem Region; 7 others injured, 3 of them seriously (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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Pedestrian finds stunned kingfisher lying in the street in Plzen city centre; colourful bird had probably flown into shop window after following Radbuza river; animal rescue service hopes to return it to wild soon (Novinky) [Social Media Post] 0

Pedestrian finds stunned kingfisher lying in the street in Plzen city centre; colourful bird had probably flown into shop window after following Radbuza river; animal rescue service hopes to return it to wild soon (Novinky) [Social Media Post]

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Girl who made national headlines in 2002 after her parents unsuccessfully tried to name her “Pulnocni boure” (“Midnight Storm”) is now 18; Eliska Gaja “Bouricka” Fuxova voluntarily moved into children’s home, aged 14, following “messy” childhood in Simanov, Plzen Region (Denik) [corrected] [Social Media Post] 1

Girl who made national headlines in 2002 after her parents unsuccessfully tried to name her “Pulnocni boure” (“Midnight Storm”) is now 18; Eliska Gaja “Bouricka” Fuxova voluntarily moved into children’s home, aged 14, following “messy” childhood in Simanov, Plzen Region (Denik) [corrected] [Social Media Post]

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Five-year-old girl from Marianske Lazne area of Karlovy Vary Region gets finger stuck in LOL Surprise Glamper caravan and has to be freed from toy by emergency services; other Czech Facebook users report similar problems; Czech trade inspectorate (COI) investigating (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 0

Five-year-old girl from Marianske Lazne area of Karlovy Vary Region gets finger stuck in LOL Surprise Glamper caravan and has to be freed from toy by emergency services; other Czech Facebook users report similar problems; Czech trade inspectorate (COI) investigating (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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Tomas Repka conditionally released from prison in Plzen – but former football hardman must serve three years of probation and pay 430,000 crowns in damages (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 0

Tomas Repka conditionally released from prison in Plzen – but former football hardman must serve three years of probation and pay 430,000 crowns in damages (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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Odd Coincidence: Czech Republic’s first baby of 2020 has 7-year-old sister who was also born on New Year’s Day; “Laura” was born at 12:01am at hospital in Breclav, South Moravia; her family are from nearby Valtice (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Odd Coincidence: Czech Republic’s first baby of 2020 has 7-year-old sister who was also born on New Year’s Day; “Laura” was born at 12:01am at hospital in Breclav, South Moravia; her family are from nearby Valtice (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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55-year-old Pardubice man hides under manhole cover after mistaking sound of New Year’s Eve fireworks for gunfire; tells cops he thought somebody was shooting at him and feared for his life (iDNES) [Social Media Post] 0

55-year-old Pardubice man hides under manhole cover after mistaking sound of New Year’s Eve fireworks for gunfire; tells cops he thought somebody was shooting at him and feared for his life (iDNES) [Social Media Post]

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Coal-mining firm OKD halts mining at all pits for safety reasons after hackers target its computer systems; OKD currently operates four mines in the Karvina area of Moravian-Silesian Region (iDNES) [Social Media Post] 0

Coal-mining firm OKD halts mining at all pits for safety reasons after hackers target its computer systems; OKD currently operates four mines in the Karvina area of Moravian-Silesian Region (iDNES) [Social Media Post]

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BREAKING: Shooting at Fakultni nemocnice Ostrava hospital; Interior Minister Jan Hamacek reports “several victims” (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 0

BREAKING: Shooting at Fakultni nemocnice Ostrava hospital; Interior Minister Jan Hamacek reports “several victims” (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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