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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...

WATCH: Spectacular last gasp goal seals Helmarit win in Scotland

A last gasp goal in the 95th minute of the game sealed victory for the Finnish women's national football team 0-1 against Scotland in Edinburgh on Tuesday night. With the win, Helmarit have put themselves at the top of their...

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...

GALLERY: Nutcrackers, magpies and ravens – meet Finland’s resident corvids

In Finland there are eight species of bird in the Corvidae - or corvid - family. Some of these can be seen every day, in any part of the country, while others you can only find in old-growth forest,...

WATCH: Helsinki Herring Market brings coastal food traditions to the capital

The Baltic Herring Market has been a Helsinki tradition since 1743. Every autumn fishing boats from along the southern coast and Archipelago - from Kotka to Åland - make their way to the capital city's Market Square to sell their...

WATCH: How coronavirus changed Finland’s population

Did you know that the coronavirus pandemic is already having an impact on Finland's population? According to Statistics Finland the number of people in Finland has increased this year, as a result of more Finns coming home. And in December...

WATCH: Finland’s ‘smallest restaurant’ up for sale

It's been described as Finland's smallest restaurant, serving traditional Danish open sandwiches called smørrebrød to customers in Helsinki's Töölö neighbourhood since 1964. But now the owners of Tanskalainen Voileipä are hoping to retire, and would like to sell their unique...

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 - but not all of them are edible. Fungi are very important organisms in ecosystems. They...

WATCH: Tampere’s new trams start a week of test trips

Tampere's new tram takes to the streets today in a week of test runs - but without passengers. The tests will take place between Turtola and Itsenäisyydenkatu station tunnel; and on Teiskontie between Sammonaukio and Kuapinkatu each day from 09:00...

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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...