He has policed student riots, football matches and state funerals, so a break was on the cards for a brave London police horse. But 17-year-old Chiswick has spent his retirement having serious surgery.
Vets noticed there was something wrong when the horse went right off his food and started losing weight rapidly.
Ria Chatterjee has his story.
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A lamp in the tower which houses Big Ben is to be switched off for the first time in more than 70 years.
Sir Bruce entertained audiences for more than seven decades.
Work in the tower will also pause over the bank holiday weekend.