Big Ben

  • Britain stages grand funeral for Margaret Thatcher 17-04-2013 06:50 AM

    London: London will stage its biggest political funeral in almost half a century on Wednesday when Britain's governing elite join the Queen and global leaders to bid farewell to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, better known as the "Iron Lady". In an event comparable to that of Winston Churchill's funeral...
  • Big Ben to be silenced after 48 years for Thatcher's funeral 16-04-2013 01:17 PM

    London: For the first time in 48 years, London's iconic Big Ben will fall silent on Wednesday as a mark of respect for 'Iron lady' Margaret Thatcher's funeral. The former Conservative Prime Minister died of a stroke in London on Monday aged 87. She will be given a ceremonial funeral...
  • Lean times on the Thames: Big Ben slightly askew 11-10-2011 07:38 AM

    London: Big Ben has a little bend. Experts say the neogothic clock tower - one of the world's most recognisable landmarks - is gently leaning to one side. Documents recently published by Britain's Parliament show that the top of its gilded spire is nearly 18 inches out of line. The...