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DING Dong Big Ben is dead…

Well, not really – but he’s going silent for the next four years and lots of people are very upset about it.

The bell at the centre of the world’s most famous clock in central London rang for the last time today (Monday 21 August). It won’t bong again for four years at least, as it’s in desperate need of repair; it has been silenced so that people can work on it.

This is the longest time the great bell has fallen silent in 157 years.

First News was there to catch Big Ben’s final bongs…

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Magic10 · 4 years ago

Yay! First comment! At least Big Ben will chime after four years, it's not like it will be forever. He is being repaired, so he can work better than ever afterwards!

banjoblaze · 4 years ago

It's still sad, though. Big Ben is an iconic British landmark.

stefano · 4 years ago

second comment

happy4456 · 4 years ago

Uuuuuuhhhh, what happens at New Years???????

happy4456 · 4 years ago

That was so dramatic!!?

rowanjean · 4 years ago

I don't live in the UK, but I'm from there and it's sad. Last chime for 4 years :( But at least after 4 years the world will be happy again as Donald Trump won't be ruling. :)