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Finland’s plastic home of the future turns 50

When a Futuro House was put on display in the middle of Helsinki's Stockmann department store in 1969 for a month, more than 50,000 people came to see it. In the late 1960s the world was looking to the stars,...

VIDEO: Finland’s bears prepare for long winter hibernation

It's that time of year when Finland's native brown bears are getting ready for winter. With months of hibernation ahead in their dens during the coldest and darkest part of the year, they need to fatten up before their metabolism...

VIDEO: The man who replaced his finger with a USB memory stick

Ten years ago Jerry Jalava became 'internet famous' after a blog post he wrote went viral, and lead to international media fame. The computer engineer had lost part of a finger on his left hand in a motorbike accident, and decided to...

VIDEO: Drag me to HEL

Drag performers have never been more visible. From sold-out review shows at Finlandia Hall, to the hit musical Kinky Boots on stage in Helsinki; to reality television shows, a new Netflix cartoon and your local bar or club, drag acts...

GALLERY: Finland’s next gen athletes at Buenos Aires Youth Olympics

Finland's next generation of elite athletes returned this week from competing in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games which were held in the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. Young athletes from 206 countries took part in the 12 day event, across...

VIDEO: Urban art splashes Helsinki’s concrete walls with colour

A project to brighten up some of Helsinki's most boring concrete neighbourhoods is splashing colourful murals onto some pretty big canvases. Inspired by street art movements in other parts of the world, Helsinki Urban Art was founded with the idea...

VIDEO: Finland’s first sleep class

If it's tough to go back to work on Mondays, especially with winter fast approaching, then a brand new class might be just what you're looking for in the middle of the day. Finland's first ever sleep class has opened...

VIDEO: Go inside Finland’s first ever surplus supermarket

Finland's first ever 'surplus supermarket' opened recently in Helsinki's Kalasatama district. The WeFood store takes donated items from manufacturers and partner supermarkets and sells them at discounted prices. All the groceries are perfectly fine to eat, but maybe they're nearing their...

WEEKEND: Vibrant new exhibit ties EMMA in knots

If you're thinking about how to brighten up the increasingly gloomy days when the rain comes (and the rain will definitely come!) then a new exhibit at the Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA could be the perfect autumn...

Hockey season returns: meet Finland’s newest NHL star

Hockey season returns to Finland this weekend, and the professionals of Liiga take to the ice. This year 15 teams are vying for hockey supremacy and Helsinki club HIFK have a new weapon in their arsenal, in the form of...

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Open for business – but immigrant entrepreneurs struggle during coronavirus pandemic

Business is brisk on a Saturday afternoon in Adil Al-Massi's Tapiola barber shop. Its prime location between Ainoa shopping centre and Sokos Hotel means there's a...

One giant leap for Nokia, as telecoms company lands lunar contract

The US space agency NASA has announced $14.1 million funding (€12 million) for Nokia to build a 4G communication network on the moon. It was...

Morning headlines: Monday 19th October 2020

Appeals Court hears Raseborg conscript deaths case The Helsinki Appeals Court begins hearing the case of three conscripts killed in a level crossing accident. The...

Hundreds of ‘Brexit Brits’ lodge Migri applications – but questions remain about the process

Hundreds of British nationals have lodged applications to change their immigration status in Finland since the Immigration Service Migri opened the process at the...

Ready for winter driving? Police offer seasonal advice for motorists

With frosty mornings back on the calendar, police are offering some seasonal safety tips for motorists as road conditions turn more wintry. Vehicle windshields need...

Finns Party politician becomes the first MP to test positive for Covid-19

Finns Party MP Tom Packalén says he's tested positive for Covid-19 - becoming the first Member of Parliament to infected with coronavirus. Writing on his Facebook...

Justice at last for Namibian students as Joensuu racist attackers are convicted

Two foreign students from Namibia, who were the victims of a racist assault in September 2018, have finally seen their attackers convicted. A 35-year old...

Morning headlines: Friday 16th October 2020

VTT study: disposable masks can be washed and re-used A new study by scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre found that in some circumstances...