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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,...

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...

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Island life: Finnish chef wins Swedish reality TV show

A chef from Åland has been crowned winner of the latest season of the Swedish reality TV show Expedition Robinson - known in other...

Ministry wants to order €100 million worth of protective equipment

The Ministry of Health has submitted a procurement proposal to buy €100 million worth of protective equipment for the National Emergency Supply Agency NESA,...

Finnair begins new round of layoff talks today

Finnair is starting additional layoff talks today involving more than 6,000 staff. Although the national carrier has announced a return to around 30% of its...

Children in low-income families hit hardest by coronavirus stresses

Children in low-income Finnish families have been impacted by the stresses of the coronavirus crisis more than children from wealthier households. A new survey from...

Morning headlines: Monday 25th May 2020

Children from low-income families impacted most by coronavirus crisis Many children from low-income families are facing fears about the coronavirus crisis, and are concerned about...

PM forced to release coronavirus papers after accusations of secrecy

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has been forced to order the release of papers that show how an expert committee handled coronavirus deliberations, after being...

Karita Mattila: Opera diva, interrupted

Overture. Opera singer Karita Mattila is as energetic on the telephone as you would imagine from scrolling through her up-beat Twitter feed. "Oh no! I've called...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 22nd May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: No new coronavirus deaths reported on Friday President criticises eurozone Covid-19 bailouts Crisis...