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Torille? Finnish underground car park chosen as the best in Europe

Finns love a celebration when they're crowned the best in the world - whether it's ice hockey or, well, basically just ice hockey. But what about underground car parks? Proud Finns might like to know that a parking structure under...

Almost 15,000 older people are missing out on basic state pension

Almost 15,000 older people in Finland are missing out on the basic state pension which they're entitled to receive. New figures released by Kela show that 14,957 people on lower incomes should be getting the guaranteed pension minimum of €784.52...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 8th October 2019

Supermarkets ready for Brexit with planning & stockpiling  Some of Finland’s biggest retailers are bracing themselves for Britain’s exit from the European Union at the end of the month, bringing in extra food items in case of supply chain problems...

Morning headlines: Monday 7th October 2019

Report: Finland’s push to use biofuel could cause ‘massive deforestation’ A new report by a Norwegian non-governmental organisation warns that Finland’s biofuel policies, if left unchanged, will likely contribute to massive deforestation. The report by the Rainforest Foundation Norway RFN reviewed the role...

CANCELED: Monday train strike called off at the eleventh hour

A planned train strike by rail unions for Monday morning in the capital city region has been called off at the 11th hour. The four hour strike would have impacted all local HSL train services, and a number of local...

Morning headlines: Friday 4th October 2019

Video link for Kuopio suspect court hearing  The 25-year old man suspected of killing one woman with a sword and injuring nine others at a Kuopio college on Tuesday is appearing by video link at his detention hearing in North...

Red Cross collections top one million euros 

The Finnish Red Cross' Hunger Day appeal raised more than €1.1 million during three days of collections last week. The amount is down slightly from the previous year. The annual fundraising drive raises money for the Finnish Red Cross disaster relief...

Kuopio latest: flags flying at half staff, and shopping centre re-opens

Finnish flags are flying at half staff around the country today, as a mark of respect for the victims of Tuesday's sword attack in Kuopio. The move comes after a request from the Ministry of Interior. One woman was killed at...

Morning headlines: Thursday 3rd October 2019

Kuopio: flags flying at half staff, as shopping centre re-opens Herman shopping centre in Kuopio is open for business again this morning after a deadly sword attack that left one person dead and ten more wounded. Herman is about 4km...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Media names Kuopio sword attack suspect Police continue their investigation into a sword attack in Kuopio on Tuesday which left one woman dead and ten people injured. The National Bureau of Investigation has taken over responsibility for the case. Helsingin Sanomat...

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Air Force’s Ruska 20 exercise takes off

The Finnish Air Force's main military exercises take off today, with Ruska 20 lasting through until 6th October. It's the largest war games of the...

Government considers new bar and restaurant restrictions

The Finnish government is considering bringing in new restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the continued spread of coronavirus. Speaking to MTV News on...

Valtteri Bottas races to victory at Russia Grand Prix

Finnish F1 driver Valterri Bottas has raced to victory at the Russian Grand Prix, at the expense of his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. Bottas lead for...

Morning headlines: Monday 28th September 2020

Government considers new bar and restaurant restrictions The Finnish government is considering bringing in new restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the continued spread...

Foreign Minister “seriously concerned” about escalating Caucasus conflict

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says he's "seriously concerned" about the situation in the Caucasus region of Central Asia. His comments come as Armenia and...

Tiny dining: Finland’s ‘smallest restaurant’ is up for sale, and looking for just the right buyer

A tiny restaurant in Töölö, part of the Helsinki neighbourhood's fabric for more than half a century,  is up for sale - but the...

Finland’s rugby champions crowned, despite disrupted Covid-19 season

Finland's domestic rugby season came to a climax this weekend after a summer season curtailed by coronavirus restrictions. Although other sports have started their competitions...

GALLERY: Autumn brings mushroom explosion to Finland’s forests

Late summer and early autumn is the time when the hidden mycorrhizae of the forest produce their fruiting bodies that are better known as mushrooms...