Morning headlines: Thursday 28th November 2019

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Three arrested in overnight violent death 

Three people have been arrested after police found a man dead in a private home in Tomhajärvi. Police, Border Guard and ambulance crews were called to the private home shortly after midnight and found the man already dead inside, apparently as a result of a violent incident. Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the man’s death.

MTV: Nordea worker suspected of stealing hundreds of thousands

A Nordea employee is suspected of taking hundreds of thousands of euros from the bank, according to a report by MTV News. They say the man, born in the 1990s, is suspected of aggravated theft and fraud that took place in summer 2018 in Ostrobothnia and Uusimaa. The head of the investigation confirms to MTV that the investigation is looking at the bank’s former employee in the case but Nordea would not comment on the matter.

Promoting ‘brand Finland’

How does the rest of the world see Finland? According to an annual survey Finland’s image scored the the biggest increase out of 50 countries measured. Finland ranks overall 17th on the list which looks at perceptions in governance, culture, tourism, investment and immigration among other categories. People perceive Finland as being linked with good governance and environmental protection; with a competent, fair and honest government. The most room for improvement comes in culture and tourism – with Finland lagging behind Sweden and Norway in this regard.

Thursday morning weather

There’s precipitation across almost the whole country on Thursday morning: in western Lapland it falls as heavy snow; in eastern and central areas there’s snow which turns to sleet and rain further south into Jyväskylä, Tampere, Turku, and the capital city region. Temperatures range from -15°C in part of Lapland to +6°C in Åland and come with warnings of slippery road conditions anywhere there’s a mix of rainy weather and colder temperatures so be careful when you’re driving.

Finnish Meteorological Institute forecast for Thursday morning 28th November 2019 / Credit: FMI