Big Ben 'could not be silenced by the Blitz but can be by health and safety'
People are getting quite angry about Big Ben falling silent while repair works go on for four years. The last regular 'bongs' until 2021 will sound next Monday. After that, the sound has been judged too loud to carry on as normal when construction …
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