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WATCH: Finland by numbers – week 1

We're taking a look at some of the numbers behind the stories of the past week, so get out your calculator, abacus or just use your fingers and start counting!

Lux Festival lights up the winter darkness

The annual Lux Festival us underway in Helsinki, bringing art installations to light up some of the city's best known buildings. The five day event, which runs from Saturday 5th January until Wednesday 9th January, has a core group of...

WATCH: Espoo’s firework-free New Year’s Eve celebration

The city of Espoo staged Finland's first firework-free New Year's Eve celebration on Monday night, ditching pyrotechnics for a lavish laser show instead. The move came on sustainability grounds, and to try something different as the city reintroduced an official...

Firework safety advice for New Year’s Eve as citizens’ initiative hits target

Many people across the country will be watching firework displays as 2018 turns into 2019. Unsurprisingly it's one of the busiest nights of the year for Finnish firefighters as they get called out to medical alerts, as well as fires. "Most...

VIDEO: Santa’s Christmas Eve Message

Lapland resident Santa Claus is about to set off on his annual journey around the world to deliver presents to children (but only the ones who have been nice, not naughty!) He departs from his hometown of Rovaniemi after a...

Finland’s first vegan burger chain is changing the menu for meat-free meals

Finland's first ever vegan burger chain launched today in Helsinki with three locations. Bun2Bun has been open since spring this year cooking traditional meat patties, but now they flipped the menu, to only serve a range of vegan burgers instead. "Why...

Slush18 – five things you need to know

It's Slush week in Helsinki, as tens of thousands of entrepreneurs, startup dreamers, rich investors, party people and volunteers descend on the Finnish capital for the annual event. Over the last decade Slush has evolved from a small, intimate affair...

Deadline approaching to change summer tyres for winter tyres

The deadline for drivers to change their car tyres from summer to winter is Saturday 1st December. That's a big change from just a decade ago, when the deadline was a month earlier on 1st November, and more changes are...

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,...

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End of kaamos: Utsjoki wakes up from winter

Finland's most northerly municipality is waking up from darkness on Friday and briefly experiencing its first sunrise. The sun last set in Utsjoki on 25th...

Football stars score at annual Sports Gala

Finnish footballers have enjoyed a night of awards glory at the annual Sports Gala Urheilugaala in Helsinki on Thursday night. Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki...

Morning headlines: Friday 17th January 2020

Government to update on employment measures Minister of Labour Tuula Haatainen (SDP) is set to announce the government's latest initiatives to boost employment. The aim is to...

SK: Finns Party MPs concealed China-linked tech company cash

Two Finns Party MPs, including the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, concealed their links to a tech company that received funding from China. The...

Latvian man on trial for bomb plot to target “foreigners and Muslims”

A man has appeared at Helsinki District Court, facing charges of plotting to set off home made bombs during 2018 New Year's Eve celebrations...

Saving Amanda: Helsinki considers how to protect the famous fountain

Helsinki City Council is looking into measures to protect one of the country's most recognisable landmarks. The Havis Amanda fountain and statue, built in the...

Defence Ministers use Nordic hotline for the first time

Nordic Defence Ministers have used a special crisis hotline for the first time, to discuss the situation in the Middle East. According Defence Minister Antti...

World Jewish Congress calls Left Alliance MP “antisemitic”

The World Jewish Congress has criticized Finnish Member of Parliament Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza. The powerful US-based lobby...