The clock, which is undergoing extensive restoration, will bong again from 23 December to New Year's Day.Read the full story ›
Big Ben has fallen silent for renovations amid a backlash from MPs over the proposed four-year timetable for the work.Read the full story ›
Theresa May says it "can't be right" for Big Ben to be silenced for four years during renovation work.Read the full story ›
The iconic clock's famous Big Ben bongs will be silenced from next week as a major conservation project is carried out.Read the full story ›
The famous bell will be silenced for "several months" as part of a £29 million repair programme.Read the full story ›
North Korea plans to feature a model of Big Ben in a miniature world theme park due to open in the capital.
The attraction in Pyongyang will also boast a a miniature version of Paris’ Eiffel Tower as the country's leader Kim Jong-Un attempts to bring an end to the “era of belt-tightening” and hardship which has left most of the country in severe poverty.
The miniature world theme park is expected to open in North Korea later this year.
Big Ben is pictured sporting a moustache as he leads the way for thousands of men who will this month fuzz-up their top lips for charity.Read the full story ›
David Cameron is backing a campaign for the tower housing Big Ben to be renamed in honour of the Queen.
Downing Street said the Prime Minister supported the move to call it the Elizabeth Tower in honour of her Diamond Jubilee.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Labour leader Ed Miliband and Mayor of London Boris Johnson are also backing the initiative, the Daily Mail reports.
A group of MPs wants to change the name of the tower housing Big Ben in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.Read the full story ›