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London's Big Ben to go silent for four years as chime to undergo repair

DNA Monday, 14 August 2017
The chimes of one of the world's most famous clock towers of the 19th century, the Big Ben in London, will fall silent for essential repairs for four years from next week.

The regular bongs of the Elizabeth Tower, as it is officially known, will sound for the final time at midday next Monday before being disconnected to allow...
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The Prime Minister has spoken out as Big Ben prepares to fall silent for four years. On August 21 at noon, the famous bongs will sound for the last time before major conservation works are carried out. Theresa May has called for the plans to be re-examined.

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