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WATCH: ‘Plant dating’ brings green-fingered people together

A new social interaction experiment brings together people with green thumbs for 'plant dating'. At the most recent event in Helsinki, up to 700 people took part in buying or swapping plants, meeting and chatting with like minded amateur horticulturalists. Organiser Kitta...

WATCH: “I’m afraid for the future” – thousands of students demand more climate change action

An estimated three thousand people marched through the streets of Helsinki today, most of them school students who took the day off classes to demand more action against climate change. Students also marched in other Finnish cities, part of a...

Eight arrests as protesters climb Parliament columns

Police have arrested eight people after protesters climbed the columns in front of Parliament in Helsinki. An estimated 250 people marched from the Central Railway Station to Parliament this morning, to demand more urgent action to combat the effects of...

Finland decides: strawberry jam, or almond paste?

Finns celebrate Shrove Tuesday today - known as Laskiainen in Finnish. It's a celebration of late winter, and the start of the Easter period, and blends official church religious doctrines and pagan traditions as well. In Finland some of those traditions...

WATCH: Polar bear play time at Ranua Wildlife Park

The rest of the country might be enjoying the first signs of spring, but at Ranua Wildlife Park in Lapland there's still plenty of winter snow on the ground. Which makes it the perfect conditions for playful polar bears to...

Pick 6: Helsinki’s most Instagrammable late winter locations

With some warmer temperatures in the air, bright blue skies and the promise of spring ahead, it's the perfect weather to get out in the capital city and snap some stunning pictures. So we decided to #Pick6 of the most...

WATCH: The tropical oasis in the middle of Helsinki

It's been a long winter with some bitterly cold temperatures over the last several months. Even now with spring (possibly!) coming soon, the weather has been variable from sub-zero temperatures to sudden thaws and melting ice, then back to freezing...

GALLERY: Finnish chefs awarded Michelin stars

Five Finnish restaurants, all in the capital city, have retained their prestigious Michelin stars, while a new restaurant has been awarded its first star. Restaurants Ask, Demo, Grön, Ola and Ora all kept their current Michelin star rankings when the...

WATCH: Penkkarit parade – costumes and candy for the last day of school

High school seniors across the country celebrated today with noisy and colourful penkkarit parades. It's a tradition that dates back generations, when seniors marked the last day of school before study leave and spring exams. The students dress up in costume,...

WATCH: Flowers and friendship – how Finns celebrate Valentine’s Day

Romantics from Rovaniemi to Riihimäki (and all points in between!) are saying it with flowers, and celebrating St. Valentine's Day today. In Finland however, it's not just a day for loved-up couples. It's also known as 'Ystävänpäivä' or Friends Day...

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Anti-Semitic acts in Tampere and Turku, as Finland’s leaders mark Holocaust

Police in Tampere are investigating an incident in the city involving a small group of neo-Nazis who burned an Israeli flag and denounced the...

Morning headlines: Monday 27th January 2020

Tromsø conference raises questions over Finland’s Arctic priorities An Arctic conference in northern Norway, attended by Minister of Trade Ville Skinnari (SDP) raises questions about whether Finland...

Tromsø conference raises questions over Finland’s Arctic priorities

An Arctic conference in northern Norway, attended by Minister of Trade Ville Skinnari (SDP) raises questions about whether Finland sees the region as a commodity,...

WATCH: Lions, dragons and fireworks in Helsinki signal Chinese New Year

Thousands of people came out to downtown Helsinki to celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday. The Year of the Rat launched with a firework display...

THL: False alarm over suspected Wuhan coronavirus cases in Lapland

The National Institute for Health and Welfare THL says that two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus turned out to be false alarms. Two members of...

Police investigating spate of Lapland online romance scams

Police in Lapland are investigating a spate of romance scams after several incidents were reporting during a short period of time. In the latest incident,...

Big rise in the number of unemployed people

The number of unemployed people in Finland has risen month-on-month after a long period of declines. According to new figures released on Friday there were...

Two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus in Lapland

Two Chinese tourists visiting Finland from Wuhan in China are being tested to see if they have the coronavirus. The sick tourists are understood to...