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WATCH: Helsinki Herring Market brings coastal food traditions to the capital

The Baltic Herring Market has been a Helsinki tradition since 1743. Every autumn fishing boats from along the southern coast and Archipelago - from Kotka to Åland - make their way to the capital city's Market Square to sell their...

WATCH: How coronavirus changed Finland’s population

Did you know that the coronavirus pandemic is already having an impact on Finland's population? According to Statistics Finland the number of people in Finland has increased this year, as a result of more Finns coming home. And in December...

WATCH: Finland’s ‘smallest restaurant’ up for sale

It's been described as Finland's smallest restaurant, serving traditional Danish open sandwiches called smørrebrød to customers in Helsinki's Töölö neighbourhood since 1964. But now the owners of Tanskalainen Voileipä are hoping to retire, and would like to sell their unique...

GALLERY: Autumn brings mushroom explosion to Finland’s forests

Late summer and early autumn is the time when the hidden mycorrhizae of the forest produce their fruiting bodies that are better known as mushrooms - but not all of them are edible. Fungi are very important organisms in ecosystems. They...

WATCH: Tampere’s new trams start a week of test trips

Tampere's new tram takes to the streets today in a week of test runs - but without passengers. The tests will take place between Turtola and Itsenäisyydenkatu station tunnel; and on Teiskontie between Sammonaukio and Kuapinkatu each day from 09:00...

GALLERY: Celebrating Finnish Nature Day through stunning sunsets

No matter the season there's always the chance of a beautiful sunset in Finland if the clouds part, or even if they don't fully disappear. With Finland being a long country the light at sunset in the south can be...

GALLERY: Discover Helsinki’s renovated Olympic Stadium

Helsinki's Olympic Stadium - designed in the 1930s, and host of the 1952 summer games - has been given an impressive new makeover. The four-year renovation project cost €300 million and sees much of the original architecture retained, while modernising...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 5 is out now

The new episode of our summer Podkäst is available now wherever you listen to your podcast content. On this week’s show Education Minister Li Andersson (Left) talks about the new coronavirus precautions in place when schools go back this week; and discusses the education reforms...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 4 out now

The new episode of our summer Podkäst is available now wherever you listen to your podcast content. On this week’s show Centre Party leader Katri Kulmuni talks about her summer 'listening tour' where she's been meeting hundreds of voters across the country - she also talks...

WATCH: Did Sanna Marin “snap” at the Spanish prime minister?

The Financial Times reports that Sanna Marin (SDP) "snapped" at the Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez during heated budget negotiations in Brussels this week. But is it true? We asked the PM to set the record straight in this video. Read the full...

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Open for business – but immigrant entrepreneurs struggle during coronavirus pandemic

Business is brisk on a Saturday afternoon in Adil Al-Massi's Tapiola barber shop. Its prime location between Ainoa shopping centre and Sokos Hotel means there's a...

One giant leap for Nokia, as telecoms company lands lunar contract

The US space agency NASA has announced $14.1 million funding (€12 million) for Nokia to build a 4G communication network on the moon. It was...

Morning headlines: Monday 19th October 2020

Appeals Court hears Raseborg conscript deaths case The Helsinki Appeals Court begins hearing the case of three conscripts killed in a level crossing accident. The...

Hundreds of ‘Brexit Brits’ lodge Migri applications – but questions remain about the process

Hundreds of British nationals have lodged applications to change their immigration status in Finland since the Immigration Service Migri opened the process at the...

Ready for winter driving? Police offer seasonal advice for motorists

With frosty mornings back on the calendar, police are offering some seasonal safety tips for motorists as road conditions turn more wintry. Vehicle windshields need...

Finns Party politician becomes the first MP to test positive for Covid-19

Finns Party MP Tom Packalén says he's tested positive for Covid-19 - becoming the first Member of Parliament to infected with coronavirus. Writing on his Facebook...

Justice at last for Namibian students as Joensuu racist attackers are convicted

Two foreign students from Namibia, who were the victims of a racist assault in September 2018, have finally seen their attackers convicted. A 35-year old...

Morning headlines: Friday 16th October 2020

VTT study: disposable masks can be washed and re-used A new study by scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre found that in some circumstances...