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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...

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...

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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...

Morning headlines: Thursday 24th September 2020

Decisions expected on face masks and travel Decisions are expected today on a new regional approach towards face masks, and also on restricting travel again...

President Niinistö at virtual UN: ‘Global challenges require global responses’

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has given a speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly taking place this week in New York. However, because of travel...

Covid-19 sniffer dogs start work at Helsinki Airport

Ten specially-trained dogs are starting work at Helsinki Airport, using their noses to sniff out passengers with Covid-19. It's part of the City of Vantaa's...

THL: Stay away from public places with Covid symptoms, as virus cases increase

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL is urging anyone with even mild coronavirus symptoms to stay away from public spaces and gatherings. The...

Nordic Defence Ministers meet, as Finland postpones major international exercise

Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen (SDP) is in northern Norway today, meeting with his counterparts from Sweden and Norway for talks. The trio are in Laksel, Lemmijoki,...

Survey: Most Finns consider their lives to be ecological and sustainable

Most Finns consider that they live an ecological life, according to a new survey carried out by e2 Research and the University of Vaasa. However...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 23rd September 2020

New mask use recommendations in the pipeline The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL is reportedly preparing tighter new recommendations on wearing masks -...