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Big Ben's 'bong' is ringing early say clockwatchers

London - Blame it on old-age, because after all, Big Ben is 156 -years-old, but for those who set their watches by the bongs of the grand old clock, Big Ben has been running six-seconds fast for the past two weeks.

Photographing London: A journey from 675 AD to 2015 Special

London - Anyone interested in European history and medieval culture would be wise to visit London. Check out what I enjoyed during my London travels this summer.

So much to see, so little time — A stroll through central London Special

London - London is a big city with a lot of history and many interesting places to see. If your time in the city is limited, focusing the visit to the City of Westminster in central London, where some of the main attractions are located, may be the best option.

Is London's 'Big Ben' tower to be re-named Elizabeth tower?

London - A majority of British parliamentarians are in favor of naming the tower which houses the famous 'Big Ben' bell at the Palace of Westminster the 'Elizabeth' tower in honor of the British monarch.

Big Ben clock tower in London is leaning

London - The famous clock tower that houses one of the most famous bells in the world is leaning, says experts. Members of the House of Commons met Monday to hash out what to do about preserving the important landmark.

Suspects charged over plot to bomb London targets

Westminster - Nine men, who were charged with making plans to bomb several high-profile targets in London just before Christmas, appeared in court on Monday.

State trooper appeals ‘Big Ben’ Roethlisberger chauffeur decision

Trooper Edward J. Joyner, of the Pennsylvania State Police, who has been forbidden by his superiors from continuing to work as a chauffeur while off duty for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback “Big Ben” Roethlisberger, has appealed the decision.

Shun the Tories, leading commentator tells UK Lib Dems

As shuttle diplomacy continues among political parties to determine who will rule Britain, one of the country’s leading economic and political commentators is urging Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg to shun the Tories and throw in his lot with Labour.

Election projection: UK poll results will be beamed onto Big Ben

London - The BBC has announced that it will, for the first time ever, project the results of this week’s general election in the UK onto St Stephen’s Tower at the Houses of Parliament.

Happy 150th Birthday, Big Ben

Big Ben in London England is possibly one of the western world's best know clocks and today Big Ben celebrated its 150th birthday.

Big Ben Chimes Again

Big Ben hasn't delighted Londoners with hourly music for seven weeks but at noon Monday the famous bong sounded. The silence was due to maintenance. Although the chimes were quiet the mighty clock continued to keep citizens in check on what time it is.

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Big Ben  London s iconic clock  has been running six seconds fast the past week or so.
Big Ben, London's iconic clock, has been running six seconds fast the past week or so.
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The British Parliament and Big Ben.
The British Parliament and Big Ben.
A view of Big Ben in London
A view of Big Ben in London
The giant bell that is Big Ben itself  with quarter bells
The giant bell that is Big Ben itself, with quarter bells
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Big Ben displays the time clearly despite being taken from nearly two-miles-away.
Big Ben displays the time clearly despite being taken from nearly two-miles-away.
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