Morning Headlines: Wednesday 16th May 2018

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Two In Hospital After Car Hits House

Two people are in hospital this morning, after a car crashed into a house in Tampere. It happened just after midnight on the Pispala road, and rescue services say the vehicle crashed into the wall of a house, and ended up on the pavement. Two people were in the car at the time, both were taken to hospital with one of them said to be in serious condition. The house was not badly damaged in the crash.

Police File Criminal Report Over Roma Discrimination

Police in Eastern Uusimaa have filed a criminal report on a suspected case of discrimination against a Roma family. It happened on Saturday at a Neste petrol station in Vantaa, with Finnish media reporting that the family was refused service by the Neste employee, who acknowledged that he was specifically denying them service because of their ethnic background. Neste managers took to YouTube on Monday, releasing a video admitting the discrimination case was “not unique”, and vowing to address the problem by starting anti-discrimination training for staff.

Dog Attack Insurance Claims Increase: Paper

The number of claims to insurance companies for dog attacks has increased in recent years. That’s according to a story in Savon Sanomat newspaper this morning. The paper asked insurance companies for their data, with several revealing that compensation claims had increasing, and only one insurer saying the situation remained unchanged. The Finnish Kennel Club says it’s surprised by the information, but attributes it to the rise in the number of dogs in Finland. Insurers says there’s also a growing popularity in liability insurance among pet owners.

Ministers Discuss Cyber Security

Finland’s Interior Minister Kai Mykkänen (NCP) is meeting his Dutch counterpart in Helsinki today. The pair will focus their talks on internal security, cyber security and disinformation. Kajsa Ollongren is also a Deputy Prime Minister and is scheduled to meet with Environment Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen (Centre), and Economic Affairs Minister Mika Lintilä (Centre) during her two day working visit to Finland. On the agenda for those meetings are low-carbon building and housing policies, plus social cohesion initiatives.

Wednesday Morning Weather

It’s the last day of hot stable summer weather before rain moves in for Thursday, so enjoy it while you can!

Finnish Meteorological Institute forecast for Wednesday morning, 16th May 2018 / Credit: FMI