No Big Ben bongs: UK government plans light show to mark moment of Brexit Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street residence will be lit up with a countdown to Britain's exit from the European Union on Jan. 31, as part of a light display to mark the moment of Brexit,.. Reuters - Published 6 days ago
Boris Johnson announces Brexit day celebrations to distract from failure to make Big Ben bong Downing Street clock counting down to 11pm on 31 January unlikely to calm Brexiteer anger Independent - Published 6 days ago
Francois: Public should help fund Brexit day bongs
Conservative MP Mark Francois has backed the prime minister’s endorsement to crowdfund the ringing of Big Ben on January 31st at 23:00 GMT to mark the UK’s departure from the European Union. He..
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UK to leave the EU with a bong - but cash needed
The 13.7-tonne bell has been largely silent since 2017 while renovation works are carried out on the Elizabeth Tower which houses it, sounding only for important events such as New Year's Eve..
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Big Ben practises its bongs
Big Ben will ring to mark the New Year for the first time since its clock face was restored. Technical tests have been carried out prior to midnight on 31st December. Report by Thomasl. Like us on..
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Boris Johnson news – live: UK will rejoin EU claims Brussels chief, as Tory squabble erupts over Big Ben bong for Brexit plans Follow all the latest developments Independent - Published 1 week ago
Boris Johnson backs away from Big Ben Brexit bong bonanza: 'There are potential difficulties' Boris Johnson appears to have backed away from expensive plans to make Big Ben bong to mark the moment Brexit happens, with Number 10 citing "potential difficulties". Independent - Published 1 week ago Brexit news – live: Long-Bailey enjoys major poll boost in Labour leadership race, as Farage 'suffers Big Ben bong firework ban' Follow all the latest developments Independent - Published 1 week ago
Brexit celebrations approved to mark UK's last moments in the EU Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has won his bid to hold a party on Brexit night in front of parliament with speeches, music and possibly the chimes of the Big Ben bell on the day when Britain is due.. Reuters - Published 1 week ago
Crowdfunding pages for Big Ben to ring on Brexit Day raise just £500 of £500,000 needed Tory MP predicts money will be raised within 48 hours, despite people having pledged only tiny fraction of amount needed Independent - Published 1 week ago
Bell-ringers and bishops bash Big Ben bong for Brexit Body representing bell ringers 'as a principle, does not endorse bell ringing for political reasons' Independent - Published 1 week ago Boris Johnson news – live: Tory MPs urge churches to ring bells for Brexit after PM's Big Ben bongs plea, as Momentum faces backlash over 'ludicrous' Labour leadership ballot Follow all the latest developments Independent - Published 1 week ago
UK's PM proposes crowdfunding to allow Big Ben to bong for Brexit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday proposed a crowdfunding campaign to allow Big Ben bell in parliament’s famous clock tower to ring out when Britain is due to leave the European Union. Reuters - Published 1 week ago
Boris Johnson says government could crowdfund £500,000 so Big Ben can bong for Brexit 'We are working up a plan so people can bung a bob for a Big Ben bong,' prime minister says Independent - Published 1 week ago
Tory plan for Big Ben to bong in Brexit day celebration scuppered Amendment to withdrawal bill not picked - in blow to scores of hard Brexit-backing Conservative MPs Independent - Published 2 weeks ago
Britain's silenced Big Ben must bong for Brexit, lawmakers demand After years of wrangling over Britain's exit from the European Union, lawmakers will on Tuesday tackle the finer detail: should Big Ben chime to mark the exact moment of Brexit? Reuters - Published 2 weeks ago Brexit news – live: Labour seeking two-year extension with EU to avoid no-deal, as Tory MPs demand Big Ben chimes to mark exit Follow all the latest developments Independent - Published 3 weeks ago
Big Ben will ring to mark New Year for first time since restored blue clock face revealed Landmark clock tower still faces two more years of repairs and redecorations Independent - Published on December 29, 2019 Brexit: Big Ben can ring out to mark Britain's exit from EU, says Speaker Lindsay Hoyle Brexiteers express delight as John Bercow's successor says he won't 'stand in the way' of commemorative bongs on 31 January Independent - Published on December 22, 2019
Extinction Rebellion protester 'dressed as Boris Johnson' climbs Big Ben scaffolding An Extinction Rebellion protester who appeared to be dressed as Boris Johnson has climbed the Big Ben scaffolding near the Palace of Westminster in London. Independent - Published on October 18, 2019 Big Ben's tower to be visible once more as scaffolding removed 'The first section coming down is a key moment in the project,' principal architect says Independent - Published on October 7, 2019 Big Ben: London's iconic landmark turns 160 years old London's iconic bell began striking the hour on 11 July 1859. BBC News - Published on July 11, 2019