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# big-ben - Sunday 27 December, 2020

'If Irish people ever thought I was brash, that would be my worst nightmare'
# Big Ben
From The42
# Big Ben

'If Irish people ever thought I was brash, that would be my worst nightmare'

Dec 27th 2020, 9:08 AM 33,530 Views 7 Comments

When the opportunity came to switch allegiance from Britain to Ireland, Ben Fletcher jumped at it.

# big-ben - Monday 5 October, 2020

Norwich City sell Godfrey to Premier League leaders Everton for club-record fee
# Big Ben
From The42
# Big Ben

Norwich City sell Godfrey to Premier League leaders Everton for club-record fee

Oct 5th 2020, 10:18 AM 10,571 Views 5 Comments

The fee for the promising 22-year-old centre-back is understood to be in the region of £20million.

# big-ben - Thursday 13 February, 2020

More than €22m extra needed for Big Ben repair works after discovery of asbestos and war damage
# London
# London

More than €22m extra needed for Big Ben repair works after discovery of asbestos and war damage

Feb 13th 2020, 7:17 AM 20,180 Views 24 Comments

The renovation work will cost about €95 million in total.

# big-ben - Friday 17 January, 2020

Countdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit day
# Clocking Off
# Clocking Off

Countdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit day

Jan 17th 2020, 10:59 PM 16,049 Views 64 Comments

A commemorative Brexit coin will come into circulation on exit day.

'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain
# Bong Bong Bong
# Bong Bong Bong

'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain

Jan 17th 2020, 12:34 PM 24,574 Views 48 Comments

The House of Commons Commission said it would be an “unprecedented approach” to fund the cost through public donation.

# big-ben - Friday 18 October, 2019

Extinction Rebellion activist in custody after climbing London's Big Ben
# London
# London

Extinction Rebellion activist in custody after climbing London's Big Ben

Oct 18th 2019, 9:43 PM 12,031 Views 0 Comments

Tree surgeon Ben Atkinson (43) evaded police for more than three hours after climbing the scaffolding.

# big-ben - Saturday 31 August, 2019

What's going to happen in the 9 weeks between now and the Brexit deadline?
# Taking Stock
# Taking Stock

What's going to happen in the 9 weeks between now and the Brexit deadline?

Aug 31st 2019, 10:30 AM 15,108 Views 31 Comments

The UK and the EU are running out of time, options and patience (you’d imagine).

# big-ben - Monday 21 August, 2017

Big Ben goes silent today for four years, and UK politicians aren't happy
# No Bongs For Brexit
# No Bongs For Brexit

Big Ben goes silent today for four years, and UK politicians aren't happy

Aug 21st 2017, 9:10 AM 23,151 Views 48 Comments

The famous clock’s bells are set to stop ringing at midday over safety concerns.

# big-ben - Monday 14 August, 2017

Big Ben won't ring for another four years after next week
# Restoration Work
# Restoration Work

Big Ben won't ring for another four years after next week

Aug 14th 2017, 9:49 PM 21,585 Views 51 Comments

The bell of the iconic clock tower is over 150 years old and needs a little conservation work.

# big-ben - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Big Ben says he'll sit down to think about whether to retire or go on for another NFL season
# Diminishing Returns
From The42
# Diminishing Returns

Big Ben says he'll sit down to think about whether to retire or go on for another NFL season

Jan 25th 2017, 1:00 AM 4,149 Views 2 Comments

The Steelers quarterback says he will ” take some time away to evaluate next season — if there’s gonna be a next season”.

# big-ben - Monday 19 December, 2016

A little girl has offered to shout 'BONG' for the BBC while Big Ben is being repaired
# Bonggggg
From The Daily Edge
# Bonggggg

A little girl has offered to shout 'BONG' for the BBC while Big Ben is being repaired

Dec 19th 2016, 7:47 AM 3,339 Views 0 Comments

Their response was absolutely lovely.

# big-ben - Monday 25 April, 2016

England-bound Te'o: 'I'm pretty proud of where I am and where I'm going'
# Rose-tinted
From The42
# Rose-tinted

England-bound Te'o: 'I'm pretty proud of where I am and where I'm going'

Apr 25th 2016, 3:45 PM 7,416 Views 10 Comments

Even the powerful Kiwi centre has been surprised by how quickly he has converted to a new code.

# big-ben - Monday 26 October, 2015

Big Ben is in a bad way...

Big Ben is in a bad way...

Oct 26th 2015, 10:00 AM 25,190 Views 42 Comments

The iconic tower clock in Westminster, London needs about €55 million in repairs to prevent ‘its hands from falling off’.

# big-ben - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

The bongs on Big Ben bong wrong
# Bong Bong Bong
# Bong Bong Bong

The bongs on Big Ben bong wrong

Aug 25th 2015, 1:17 PM 15,399 Views 25 Comments

“We don’t know why it happened. You’re talking about a 156-year-old clock; it does have a little fit every now and then. It’s a little temperamental.”

# big-ben - Thursday 30 October, 2014

'The breakdown is about hitting people': Leinster asking Ben Te'o to keep things simple
# Te'o Theory
From The42
# Te'o Theory

'The breakdown is about hitting people': Leinster asking Ben Te'o to keep things simple

Oct 30th 2014, 2:39 PM 5,631 Views 5 Comments

The province’s new signing from rugby league is relishing the chance to smash his way through rucks against Edinburgh tomorrow.

# big-ben - Monday 18 August, 2014

Photos: Four brave people are cleaning Big Ben today
# Clean Up Time
# Clean Up Time

Photos: Four brave people are cleaning Big Ben today

Aug 18th 2014, 3:15 PM 16,690 Views 26 Comments

Don’t look down.

# big-ben - Sunday 29 September, 2013

CBS compare statistics of a clock and the Steelers quarterback
# Big Ben
From The42
# Big Ben

CBS compare statistics of a clock and the Steelers quarterback

Sep 29th 2013, 8:36 PM 3,059 Views 6 Comments

Just when you thought Gene Simmons’ hair would be the most embarrassing part of the evening.

# big-ben - Monday 15 April, 2013

The Evening Fix...now with added evil Philip Seymour Hoffman
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added evil Philip Seymour Hoffman

Apr 15th 2013, 7:50 PM 10,564 Views 1 Comment

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

Big Ben to be silent during Margaret Thatcher's funeral
# London Calling
# London Calling

Big Ben to be silent during Margaret Thatcher's funeral

Apr 15th 2013, 4:48 PM 6,618 Views 31 Comments

The bell of the clock tower was last silenced for former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill in 1965.

# big-ben - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Big Ben clock tower to be renamed for Queen Elizabeth
# BONG
# BONG

Big Ben clock tower to be renamed for Queen Elizabeth

Jun 26th 2012, 7:48 PM 10,232 Views 47 Comments

The clock tower – which currently goes by the imaginative name of Clock Tower – is to be renamed Elizabeth Tower.

# big-ben - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Whales, legs and Big Ben - the best inanimate objects on Twitter
# Objectified
From The Daily Edge
# Objectified

Whales, legs and Big Ben - the best inanimate objects on Twitter

Jun 16th 2012, 6:30 PM 4,275 Views 8 Comments

Tired of celebrities? Here’s what these inanimate objects have to say about the world.