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Morning headlines: Wednesday 31st October 2018

Ville Niinistö to quit parliament  The former chairman of the Green Party Ville Niinistö says he won't be a candidate to be the temporary chair of the party, and will in fact quit parliament at the next election. He made the...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 30th October 2018

Slippery roads: one dead in early morning accident  One person is dead after an early morning accident involving two vehicles on Highway 5 at Leppävirta, south of Kuopio. Police say the crash happened around 07:30 this morning and involved a...

Morning headlines: Monday 29th October 2018

Overnight low temps in Lapland The autumn got a whole lot colder for residents in Sodankylä where the temperature dropped down to -18.7°C overnight. The lowest cold temperature was recorded there just before 06:00 this morning. And it's not much...

Clock watchers: time goes back to the future tonight

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour! Winter time is upon us and clocks go back by one hour at 04:00 in the early hours of Sunday morning. It will mean lighter mornings for a while, but you'll definitely...

‘Everyone swallows a little pride’ as unions agree to government’s watered-down employment proposals

Finland Interior Minister Petteri Orpo (NCP) says that "everyone has had to swallow a bit of pride" after the country's largest trade union umbrella groups accepted the government's watered-down proposals on employment rights, in a bid to stop any more...

Some Lapland property prices rising faster than cities

Property prices in some parts of Lapland are rising faster than other bigger cities. According to the latest data from the Central Federation of Finnish Real Estate Agencies KVKL, in northern towns like Kittilä the price per square metre has...

Morning headlines: Friday 26th October 2018

Snowy conditions cause accidents, road delays Overnight snow in central Finland has caused dangerous conditions and accidents on Highway 9 between Jyväskylä and Jämsä. There's been heavy overnight snow and at Saakoski, several trucks are stuck and cars have to...

Cyclists risk getting a ticket if they can’t be seen in the dark

As winter approaches, police are warning of the dangers of cycling without lights - which could even result in cyclists getting a penalty fine. The €40 fines can be given to cyclists who don't have working lights on their bike...

Morning headlines: Thursday 25th October 2018

Peter Vesterbacka's tunnel to Tallinn Finnish entrepreneur Peter Vesterbacka is getting ready to sell €100 tickets next month for a high speed underground rail link between Helsinki Airport and Tallinn Airport. The former Angry Birds front man says the train...

Kitee crash leaves two seriously injured; central Finland crash kills one man

Two people are seriously injured after a car crash in the eastern town of Kitee. Officials say the driver of one car hit another car coming in the opposite direction, with two people in it. One of the vehicles stayed...

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Morning headlines: Monday 27th January 2020

Tromsø conference raises questions over Finland’s Arctic priorities An Arctic conference in northern Norway, attended by Minister of Trade Ville Skinnari (SDP) raises questions about whether Finland...

Tromsø conference raises questions over Finland’s Arctic priorities

An Arctic conference in northern Norway, attended by Minister of Trade Ville Skinnari (SDP) raises questions about whether Finland sees the region as a commodity,...

WATCH: Lions, dragons and fireworks in Helsinki signal Chinese New Year

Thousands of people came out to downtown Helsinki to celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday. The Year of the Rat launched with a firework display...

THL: False alarm over suspected Wuhan coronavirus cases in Lapland

The National Institute for Health and Welfare THL says that two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus turned out to be false alarms. Two members of...

Police investigating spate of Lapland online romance scams

Police in Lapland are investigating a spate of romance scams after several incidents were reporting during a short period of time. In the latest incident,...

Big rise in the number of unemployed people

The number of unemployed people in Finland has risen month-on-month after a long period of declines. According to new figures released on Friday there were...

Two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus in Lapland

Two Chinese tourists visiting Finland from Wuhan in China are being tested to see if they have the coronavirus. The sick tourists are understood to...

Morning headlines: Friday 24th January 2020

Two suspected cases of coronavirus in Lapland Two Chinese tourists from Wuhan are in hospital in Lapland suspected of having coronavirus. A new strain of...