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

Dec 27th 2020, 9:08 AM 33,874 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Oct 5th 2020, 10:18 AM 10,575 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Feb 13th 2020, 7:17 AM 20,187 Views 24 Comments

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

Countdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit day
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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
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'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain

Jan 17th 2020, 12:34 PM 24,579 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Oct 18th 2019, 9:43 PM 12,033 Views 0 Comments

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

What's going to happen in the 9 weeks between now and the Brexit deadline?
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# 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 goes silent today for four years, and UK politicians aren't happy
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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 won't ring for another four years after next week
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# Restoration Work

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

Aug 14th 2017, 9:49 PM 21,586 Views 51 Comments

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

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

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

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

Dec 19th 2016, 7:47 AM 3,340 Views 0 Comments

Their response was absolutely lovely.

England-bound Te'o: 'I'm pretty proud of where I am and where I'm going'
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# 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 7,420 Views 10 Comments

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

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Big Ben is in a bad way...

Oct 26th 2015, 10:00 AM 25,200 Views 41 Comments

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

The bongs on Big Ben bong wrong
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# 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.”

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

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

Oct 30th 2014, 2:39 PM 5,632 Views 5 Comments

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

Photos: Four brave people are cleaning Big Ben today
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Photos: Four brave people are cleaning Big Ben today

Aug 18th 2014, 3:15 PM 16,694 Views 26 Comments

Don’t look down.

CBS compare statistics of a clock and the Steelers quarterback
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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.

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

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

Apr 15th 2013, 7:50 PM 10,569 Views 1 Comment

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

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

Big Ben to be silent during Margaret Thatcher's funeral

Apr 15th 2013, 4:48 PM 6,619 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Big Ben clock tower to be renamed for Queen Elizabeth

Jun 26th 2012, 7:48 PM 10,233 Views 47 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 16th 2012, 6:30 PM 4,277 Views 8 Comments

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