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Big Ben Bongs for Last Time Until 2021

LONDON (AP) — The British Parliament’s Big Ben bell is due to sound the hour for the last time before it is silenced for repair work scheduled to last until 2021. After 12 deep bongs at noon Monday, the bell

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Big Ben Backlash: Plan to Silence Beloved Bell Under Review

LONDON (AP) — British Parliament officials said Wednesday they will review plans to silence Big Ben during four years of repairs after senior politicians criticized the lengthy muting of the beloved bell. When the repairs were announced last year, officials


Big Ben To Fall Silent For Months During Repairs

London (AFP) – Big Ben will fall silent for several months while the iconic London clock tower next to the Houses of Parliament undergoes “desperately” needed repairs next year, officials said on Tuesday. The bell, whose chimes feature on British

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