Czech top football league leaders, Viktoria Plzeň, turned around their
home match against Bohemians 1905 to win 2:1.
The ninth win in a row equals the start of the season winning run of Sparta Prague in 2011.
Plzeň’s win gives them a 10 point lead over second placed Olomouc, who were due to play later on Sunday.
Offers of historic buildings, castles and stately homes in the Czech
Republic outstrip potential interest, according to the Czech News Agency
after sounding out real estate agents.
Many would be buyers are deterred by the considerable reconstruction work
and costs that would be required, real estate agents said.
Conservation restrictions on what changes can be made are also a problem with buyers intending to carry out major changes and transformations. Most of the interest in such buildings comes from abroad, mainly from France and Russia, the report added.
The KPMG consultancy said around 1100 castles and stately homes are registered in the Czech Republic but their transformation into tourist accommodation or other uses is not expected to increase significantly in the short term.
Temperatures are set to fall in October with maximum daytime temperatures
not exceeding 15 degrees Celsius, according to the Czech weather office.
Temperatures at the start of the month are predicted to be slightly lower than normal. Maximum daytime temperatures at the end of the month will not be more than 10 degrees Celsius. Minimum daytime temperatures will be around zero.
It is forecast to rain mostly at the start of the month.
In football, Sparta Prague drew in a goalless match against Dukla Prague.
It is the fourth time in a row that Sparta have failed to win away this season and further distances the club from the league leaders. Sparta’s Jan Holenda came closest to opening the score when he hit the post.
Sparta are in fourth position in the league with 15 points, nine adrift of leaders Viktoria Plzeň who play on Sunday.
Škoda Auto’s mid-range Octavia model was the third most popular model
sold in Europe in August.
It is the first time that a Škoda model has appeared in the top three of the most popular European models. In July, it was the fourth most popular model.
Registrations of new cars in Europe rose by 5.4 percent in August. Volkswagen’s Golf was the most popular model in Europe followed by Renault’s Clio. Octavia sales totalled 15,857 sales during the month.
There were 47 deaths on Czech roads in September, five fewer than during
the same month a year earlier and the lowest number since statistics have
been kept in recent times.
Since the start of the year, 376 people have been killed in road accidents. That is 19 less than in the first nine months of 2016. The figures are still preliminary with police due to release the official results during the next week.
The worst September according to recent figures was in 1997 when 149 died on the roads.
Prague offers satisfactory office space and good transport facilities as a
possible site for the European Banking Authority (EBA) according to an
evaluation released by the European Commission.
But it says the quality of facilities for healthcare and education of the families of employees still has to be evaluated further.
Prague is seeking to be selected as the site for the European agency once it has to move from London as a result of Brexit.
Other European cities, including Vienna, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Dublin, Luxembourg, and Warsaw are also seeking to host the agency. A decision is expected in November.
The Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism, which group large and
small retailers, has condemned as populism a government move to check on
sharp price rises of butter.
The check was announced by prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka following price rises which have seen the price of a pack soar to more than 50 crowns.
Sobotka said he was puzzled by the confederation’s reaction since similar moves had been announced in other countries.