You probably know Johan Runeberg, but what do you know about Fredrika Runeberg? As the wife of Finland’s national poet, Fredrika Runeberg has sometimes been overshadowed. Here are five fantastic facts to get to know her life and contributions to Finnish culture a little bit better.
Despite what Theresa May says, the facts don't lie. EU immigration has been hugely beneificial to the UK. Research from University College London shows European migrants pay in more in taxes than they take out in state benefits. That contribution – valued at £2bn a year – is helped fuel Britain’s economic growth over the last decade. Arek Widawski is one of these people.
For the vast majority of women doing hair and makeup is a part of their daily routine. However, it's also a great way of expressing yourself, especially if you're Sonja Kataja a self-taught braider, make-up artist and model from Helsinki.
In the interests of balance, I've just spent a day reading through a bunch of pro-Brexit Facebook pages. I understand that everyone has the same right to an opinion, even if I don't agree with them and, honestly, thought I may learn something which would give me a different point of view. Which it did.
The French President Emmanuel Macron visited Finland this week. Amidst all the pomp and splendour of his mini-break, he popped into one of Helsinki Market's tent cafes for a quick coffee with Sauli Niinistö. It was not what he was expecting.
Much to the amazement of practically the entire country, in 2018 the UN declared Finland to be the happiest country on Earth. The UN stated that Finland did marvellously when it came to income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity. However, let's take a look at the real reasons Finns are so happy.
Skimping with weird lifehacks is a Finnish national sport, especially reusing old items to save money & time. Read on for some good, evergreen tricks.
You don't have to be a genius to know that Boris Johnson only ever opens his mouth to put his foot in it or to further his career. This week he's attempted both by wittering on about burqa wearing because when the UK is on the very cusp of national self-destruction, opinionating on what people wear is crucial.
A list they don't want you to know about: five destinations in Helsinki which have been deemed off-limits for President Donald Trump during the 2018 summit.