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Police ‘denied first aid and water’ to pepper spray protesters

A climate change activist says he was denied water, then refused first aid treatment after being blasted in the face at close range with pepper spray by officers, and taken to Pasila police station. His experience on Saturday left Till...

Meet the berry picker turning a hobby into a cottage industry

In the forests near Tammisaari one enterprising retiree has turned his hobby into a cottage industry by picking, packing and selling hundreds of liters of berries every year. Across the country you can find more than 50 types of berries:...

Strict safety measures aim to keep Liiga hockey Covid-19 free this season

Finland's elite hockey players are lacing up their skates for the start of Liiga competition with more than a dozen games taking place over the weekend. The season got underway on Thursday with a curtain raiser in Hämeenlinna where the...

New Finnish robot drives to clean up the dirty business of street sweeping

A company from Kuopio has invented a new type of autonomous street sweeper that's as powerful as a traditional truck, but has zero carbon emissions and very little noise pollution. It runs on electric batteries and tackles Finland's seasonal...

Finnish students caught up in Scotland coronavirus lockdown

Finnish students in Scotland have been caught up in a coronavirus lockdown, and threatened with expulsion from university if they're caught breaking the rules. The warnings - and on-the-spot police fines - come as 60% of all new coronavirus cases...

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 new owners will have to commit to maintaining the unique atmosphere and vintage recipes that...

Experts: Finland’s United Nations bid comes with diplomatic challenges

Finland's bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council faces diplomatic challenges that mean the Nordic nation may have to adjust its foreign policy tactics if it wants to be successfully elected, then work effectively...

Q&A – New immigration registration process for Brits in Finland

A new system for British nationals is coming into effect in Finland from 1st October, after President Sauli Niinistö signed the final legal paperwork on Friday. Under the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, British nationals already living in Finland and registered with...

‘Patient Zero’ – Following the viral exposure of a Covid-19 sports cluster

When Roni Klemola went to play ice hockey on Friday 4th September he was feeling completely fine. The 23-year old forward wasn't under the weather at all at the rink, with no suspicions he might have coronavirus before he went...

Big Brother: Reality TV show puts a new twist on life in lockdown during coronavirus

Imagine a scenario where you're isolated in your home, and have limited contact with other people. That of course is the premise for the long-running reality TV show Big Brother Suomi which returned to Finnish screens this week, but it's...

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Finland declares state of emergency over rising coronavirus cases

Finland has declared a state of emergency, with immediate effect, because of the rising number of coronavirus cases - especially in the capital city...

Kennel Club announces ban on guard dog ‘hobby training’ after horrific videos reveal abuse

The Finnish Kennel Club Kennelliitto has announced a ban on training of guard dogs as a hobby after video last week showed animals being...

Exiled Belarus opposition leader begins four-day Finland visit

The exiled opposition leader of Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is beginning a four day visit to Finland on Monday. During her trip she will meet for...

MP Elina Lepomäki makes unexpected Helsinki election announcement

National Coalition Party MP Elina Lepomäki has announced that she'll be a candidate in May's municipal elections, standing for a Helsinki City Council seat -...

Spring weather on the way this week, but watch out for ‘takatalvi’

Meteorologists are forecasting spring-like weather on the way this week, but the fairer conditions come with the warning of 'takatalvi' or 'winter backlash' still...

Helsinki hits highest-ever positive covid cases as pandemic worsens in the capital

The City of Helsinki says 274 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed on Saturday, the highest single-day tally for the capital since the start of...

Flags are flying for Finnish Day of Culture and a celebration of Kalevala

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate Kalevala, the national epic literary work written by author Elias Lönnrot in 1835. February 28th is also...

Kirsi Piha quits: Kokoomus rocked as Helsinki mayor candidate drops out of the race

The National Coalition Party candidate in the Helsinki mayoral race Kirsi Piha has announced she won't now run for election, citing an ideological split in...