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THL: More than a third of gambling done by people with a gambling problem

More than a third of all gambling in Finland is done by players with a gambling problem. That's the headline from a new THL study released on Tuesday which also finds that just 2.5% of players account for 50% of...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 15th December 2020

Sitra Fund: Coronavirus has changed Finns' habits A new study by Sitra Fund finds that restrictions caused by the coronavirus has changed consumption habits, values and attitudes of Finns - including a shift to a more sustainable lifestyle and increased...

Report: Distance learning lead to digital leap, but more support needed

A new report by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre Karvi finds that the exceptional distance learning arrangements put in place earlier this year during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic lead to a digital leap for students and...

Morning headlines: Monday 14th December 2020

Stockmann to sell Helsinki, Tallinn and Riga stores Finnish retailer Stockmann plans to sell its Helsinki, Tallinn and Riga stores but continue in the buildings as tenants. It's part of a restructuring plan submitted to Helsinki District Court on Monday...

Morning headlines: Friday 11th December 2020

Nuclear plant coming back online after emergency The Olkiluoto 2 reactor at the nuclear power station will come back online this weekend, after a fault caused an alarm response on Thursday. The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority STUK has been...

Morning headlines: Thursday 10th December 2020

PM heads to Brussels as Brexit talks extended Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Brussels today to attend a European Council meeting with other EU leaders. The meeting will focus on the corona pandemic, climate change, security and external relations...

Transport Minister: Fast new train links will benefit housing, jobs and economy

An ambitious multi-billion euro plan to expand Finland's rail network and introduce high speed connections between southern cities benefits housing, the environment, and the country's international 'kerb appeal' according to the Minister for Transport and Communications, and city leaders. Speaking...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 8th December 2020

Warnings over Christmas travel from doctors Senior doctors are warning of the dangers of Christmas travel around the country, because of the risk of spreading coronavirus. Quoted in a number of Finnish media outlets, the Chief Physician of Vaasa Hospital...

Coronavirus cluster: Hundreds of students switch to distance learning

Hundreds of students at a school in Vantaa have switched to distance learning this morning after a coronavirus outbreak, with the city's chief physician ordering tests for all the pupils and staff at the school. At least 34 students at...

Morning headlines: Monday 7th December 2020

Coronavirus cluster: Hundreds of students switch to distance learning Hundreds of students at a school in Vantaa have switched to distance learning this morning after a coronavirus outbreak. At least 34 students at Kilteri school have tested positive for Covid-19,...

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Morning headlines: Monday 18th January 2021

PM calls for release of Russian opposition politician Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has joined other EU leaders in calling for the release of Russian...

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...