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August 21, 2017 3:36 PM ‘Sad, but a happy sad’: Londoners fret about four years without Big Ben’s bonging

LONDON — Big Ben rang out 12 times at noon on Monday before halting its regularly scheduled bonging for four years to allow for major renovations at the Houses of Parliament. The 13-ton bell will still sound for special occasions such as New Year’s Eve, but parliamentary officials say the bonging must be muted while the repair work is being carried out. The Elizabeth

August 21, 2017 1:33 PM Malaria from foreign travellers on rise: Deadly African strain killing on UK soil

The total number of reported cases was 1,618 - 224 more than the 1,394 in 2015. They included cases involving a deadly strain that killed six people in 2016. A spokeswoman for Malaria No More UK said: “These were all from Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest form of malaria, acquired in Sub Saharan and Southern Africa.” Research by EY and Malaria No More UK found

August 21, 2017 11:15 AM After Big Ben Rings Out, the Sound of Silence in London

Paint is flaking, there are cracks in the masonry, the roof is leaking and the metalwork is rusting. All need to be addressed to keep the clock from falling. But at 118 decibels, Big Ben’s bongs are so loud (over the human pain threshold and louder than a jet taking off) that they might startle people working at heights or damage their hearing permanently 4

August 21, 2017 10:55 AM Why Big Ben's silence upsets so many Brits

London's Big Ben falling silent for repairs John McTernan is head of political practice at PSB, a strategic research consultancy. He was a speechwriter to ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair and was communications director to former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN)The White House is one of the most instantly 4

August 20, 2017 7:05 PM Wembley atmosphere inspired Chelsea in win vs. Tottenham

LONDON -- Antonio Conte revealed that his Chelsea players had been inspired by the prospect of playing at Wembley after Marcos Alonso struck late to stun Tottenham in their first Premier League home match at the national stadium. Chelsea went into the game as underdogs after losing to Burnley on the opening weekend and were without Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas 6

August 20, 2017 5:39 PM Who needs Alex Sandro? Amazing Alonso proves value to Chelsea in smash-and-grab at Spurs

Chelsea have been repeatedly rebuffed in their summer-long pursuit of Alex Sandro all summer long but Marcos Alonso made one wonder if the Blues really need the Juventus wing-back with a wondrous display at Wembley on Sunday. The Premier League champions had arrived at Spurs' new home shorn of several first-team players through a combination of suspension 3

August 20, 2017 4:56 PM Alonso ruins Spurs’ Wembley house-warming

LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 20 – Tottenham Hotspur made a losing start to life as Wembley’s full-time tenants after Marcos Alonso’s double earned Premier League champions Chelsea a 2-1 victory on Sunday. The Spaniard struck either side of a late Michy Batshuayi own goal to get Chelsea back to winning ways after their opening 3-2 loss at home to Burnley 6

August 19, 2017 9:00 PM Raila Odinga’s win could have confronted excesses of capitalism

The greatest fear over Raila victory was economic. There was a morbid fear that his regime would dismantle the economic systems that have been gelling in the last 122 years, since 1895 when Kenya became a British protectorate. In that period, economic classes have crystallised, and it seemed Raila would have spent no time dismantling them. The social 3

August 19, 2017 7:33 PM Lethal Manchester United hit four again, Arsenal lose at Stoke

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United netted four goals for the second consecutive week in the Premier League to rout Swansea City 4-0 on Saturday and ensure their highest-scoring start to a season for 110 years. United manager Jose Mourinho said he "let the horses run freely" at the Liberty Stadium but his old foe Arsene Wenger was left frustrated after 5

August 19, 2017 10:30 AM Nigeria leader to fly home after UK treatment

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will return home on Saturday after spending more than 100 days in London receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment, his office said. The 74-year-old left for the British capital on May 7 with his prolonged absence causing tensions back home where calls have grown for him to either return or resign. A presidency 3