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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 us. There is a surprising variety of wildlife in Finnish towns. From small rodents like voles to...

GALLERY: Finland’s great tits! Also blue tits, coal tits, crested tits and more!

The Paridae is a large family of small birds found in the Northern Hemisphere and Africa. They are commonly referred to as tits over most of their distribution, but in North America they are known as chickadees or titmice. In...

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...

Interview: Finland-lead international conference finds Afghanistan at a crossroads

Finland's foreign policy soft power takes centre stage this week at the United Nations in Geneva, as the Nordic nation co-hosts an international development conference on Afghanistan. Although in financial terms the Finns are relatively small players in the Afghanistan...

GALLERY: Winter is around the corner

Winter is coming, but it will be a bit late. Sometime soon most if not all of Finland should get a covering of snow, transforming the landscape. The outlines of shapes and contours will soften, small bushes like bilberry...

Interview: Finland puts green agenda at the top of Nordic Council priorities list

Finland wants to focus on the climate crisis, sustainability, and more cooperation over security of supplies in times of crisis during its presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2021, as the region tries to recover from the...

Meet the Finn with the uphill task of helping America to heal

With America's long and divisive election campaign finally over, there are few people who would argue the last four years haven't been deeply damaging for the nation. The issues faced by communities around inequalities and injustice didn't begun during Donald...

Finnish truffle hunters strike black gold with fungus harvest

When Labradors Noora and Neea put their specially-trained noses to work, they're striking black gold in southwest Finland - but this black gold isn't oil, it's truffles. The dogs are rooting around in the undergrowth to find the latest crop...

Report: Neste responsible for rainforest destruction ‘the size of Paris’ since 2019

A new report claims that Finland's majority state-owned fuel company Neste is responsible for the destruction of at least 10,000 hectares of rainforest since 2019 - an area the size of Paris. Friends of the Earth Netherlands Milieudefensie says Neste...

Finnish Church, a hub of community life in London, facing lockdown again

The Finnish Church in London is facing another period of prolonged lockdown as coronavirus cases surge in England - and that means ongoing restrictions for the staff and those people who rely on the church's services. There's an estimated 20,000...

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Morning headlines: Monday 25th January 2021

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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...