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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,...

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...

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Report: American officials lied to Congress over Finnish journalist’s award

A new report by the US State Department's Office of Inspector General found that American officials lied to Congress about the reasons for revoking...

Experts: Finland’s United Nations bid comes with diplomatic challenges

Finland's bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council faces diplomatic challenges that mean the Nordic nation may have to...

HUS: Start wearing face masks in shops, banks, libraries, church and more

The Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District, Finland's biggest public healthcare provider, says they now recommend that face masks, covering nose and mouth, should be...

Morning headlines: Friday 25th September 2020

Mask recommendations extend to almost all public spaces Public health authorities have issued new recommendations that means wearing a mask which covers the nose and...

Finland tightens borders, again, amid rising Covid-19 numbers in Europe

The Government has announced new restrictions on foreigners who want to come to Finland, which come into effect from Monday 28th September. The new rules...

Viking Line picks up the bill after ferry rescue company demands cargo collaterol

Viking Line will pick up the bill for maritime salvage being levied at truck owners by the company that towed the M/S Amorella into...

MPs call for littering fines to be doubled

Four Members of Parliament have drawn up a bill proposing that fines for littering be doubled, as a deterrent measure. National Coalition Party MPs Saara-Sofia Sirén,...

THL issues new face mask recommendations, as virus situation worsens

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL has issued new recommendations on wearing face masks, as the coronavirus situation continues to deteriorate. Overnight there...