Arts & Culture

Sunday Cartoons: Dying For New Business?

This week the government is looking at plans to cut tax breaks from funeral homes, while Posti is hoping to expand its services. Could there be some cross-over business opportunities here?  'Cabbie Cartoonist' Torsti Luotonen is a Helsinki taxi driver and...

Sunday Cartoon: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Finland's Susijengi or Wolfpack men's national basketball team played with heart at the Eurobasket tournament group stage in Helsinki, winning 3 out of 4 games and going to the quarter finals in Istanbul. They lost to Italy on Saturday...

Sweden’s Crown Princess to Visit Finland Next Week

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria will visit Finland next week, to watch a performance at the National Opera House in Helsinki on Saturday 16th September. She's been invited to see Autumn Sonata, a new work which pairs a story by Swedish...

Tom of Finland Gets Oscar Nod

The Tom of Finland film has been selected as Finland's official Oscar entry for the 2018 Academy Awards, according to the Finnish Chamber of Films. The biographical retelling of artist Touko Laaksonen's life was written by Aleksi Bary and drected by...

New Museum Plans for Turku’s Great Fire Anniversary

Today marks the 190th anniversary of the Great Fire of Turku, one of Finland's most defining historical moments. The fire started on the evening of September 4th 1827, and by the next day had destroyed 75% of the city. The...

Russian DJ ‘beaten by security’, arrested at Flow Festival

A Flow Festival performer claims a Russian DJ was beaten, and left bloodied and shocked by security guards at the weekend event. Meanwhile Flow organizers say they have mobile phone video evidence, and plan to take legal advice to...

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GALLERY: Discovering Finland’s urban wildlife residents

How well do you know your neighbours? No, not your human neighbours, but the other animals that share our cities, towns and villages with...

Morning headlines: Friday 15th January 2020

Cold snap continues across the country  A cold front with some extremely chilly temperatures continues across most of central, southern and eastern Finland on Friday...

Morning headlines: Thursday 14th January 2021

Coronavirus update: No new restrictions expected today Public health officials, and Minister Krista Kiuru (SDP) will give a coronavirus update on Thursday morning but are not...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 13th January 2021

Southern snow storm continues, as temperatures drop A snowstorm that swept through southern Finland in the last 36 hours continues on Wednesday, although snow will...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 12th January 2021

Snow storm brings dangerous driving conditions, power outages A snowstorm sweeping across western and southern Finland on Tuesday brings dangerous driving conditions to roads and...

Morning headlines: Monday 11th January 2021

Exceptionally heavy snowfall on the way from Monday night Meteorologists are warning of "exceptional" levels of snowfall with up to 30-40cm of accumulated snow forecast...

Morning headlines: Friday 8th January 2021

Minister calls for faster vaccine delivery from EU Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) has written to the EU's Health Commissioner calling for...

Morning headlines: Thursday 7th January 2021

Finnish leaders react to American political violence  Finnish leaders have reacted to a night of political violence in America, when armed supporters of US President...