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LEGO Creator Expert 10253 Big Ben officially announced [News] - The Brothers Brick

Posted: 19 May 2016 07:11 AM PDT


The Brothers Brick

LEGO Creator Expert 10253 Big Ben officially announced [News]
The Brothers Brick
LEGO's Sydney Opera House was released in 2013, but now LEGO has finally announced their next Creator Expert model of a famous piece of architecture, that grand icon of England, 10253 Big Ben. It will retail for $249.99 USD, and will be available ...

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Lego's Next Architectural Masterpiece Is a Two-Feet-Tall Replica of Big Ben - Gizmodo

Posted: 19 May 2016 07:01 AM PDT


Gizmodo

Lego's Next Architectural Masterpiece Is a Two-Feet-Tall Replica of Big Ben
Gizmodo
The top of the Elizabeth Tower can also be removed revealing an equally tiny version of Big Ben's bell behind the clock faces. But disappointingly, a matching Minifig version of the royal family is an obvious glaring omission here. Come on, Lego, at ...
LEGO Creator Expert 10253 Big Ben officially announced [News]The Brothers Brick
LEGO reveals 2' tall Big Ben Creator setSlashGear

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Battle of Jutland centenary to be commemorated at Brooksby home of Admiral Beatty - Leicester Mercury

Posted: 19 May 2016 04:59 AM PDT


Battle of Jutland centenary to be commemorated at Brooksby home of Admiral Beatty
Leicester Mercury
It will also be open from 7pm-10pm on Tuesday, May 31, the anniversary of the battle, when a half-muffled peal of bells will mark a Hoby sailor killed in the battle. During both world wars Brooksby Hall served as a convalescent home for wounded servicemen.

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Local Man To Make Heroic Trip To Paris For Spinal Injury Charities - ChiswickW4.com

Posted: 19 May 2016 04:12 AM PDT


ChiswickW4.com

Local Man To Make Heroic Trip To Paris For Spinal Injury Charities
ChiswickW4.com
He runs bell ringing practises at St Nicholas Church, Chiswick Mall and is the Training Officer for Middlesex County Bellringers. In the 14 years since his accident he has rung 24 full peals (each takes about 3 hours) and over 900 quarter peals in ...

Tributes paid to community superstar from Maldon - Maldon and Burnham Standard

Posted: 19 May 2016 01:24 AM PDT


Maldon and Burnham Standard

Tributes paid to community superstar from Maldon
Maldon and Burnham Standard
TRIBUTES have been paid to a 'very special' Maldon community superstar who has sadly passed away. Derek Brazier, 80, of St Giles Crescent, passed away after a long battle with dementia and bronchial pneumonia. His funeral was held on May 6, where ...

Dromore pupil keeps ancient art alive - Banbridge Leader

Posted: 18 May 2016 11:48 PM PDT


Banbridge Leader

Dromore pupil keeps ancient art alive
Banbridge Leader
St Malachy's won the Cunningham Cup for good striking in the annual church bell ringing contest for the Northern District of the Irish Association of Change Ringers held at Holywood Parish recently. The team was comprised of 8 ringers, aged from 13 to 50+.

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Ownership plan for GCR bridge - LoughboroughEcho.net

Posted: 18 May 2016 11:03 PM PDT


LoughboroughEcho.net

Ownership plan for GCR bridge
LoughboroughEcho.net
It is also expected to draw people to Loughborough's Heritage Quarter and attract visitors to the Grand Union Canal and Taylor's Bell Foundry. Charnwood Borough Council has accepted ownership of the proposed bridge that is being constructed by Great ...

If wet we'll turn it into a pew party for the Queen - Portsmouth News

Posted: 18 May 2016 10:11 PM PDT


Portsmouth News

If wet we'll turn it into a pew party for the Queen
Portsmouth News
If wet we'll move the party inside St Mary's Church and it will then become a 'pew party' with the same entertainment and events. The party on the Queen's official ... Back in April our team of bell-ringers celebrated her birthday in a centuries-old ...

Ludgershall, Wilts

Posted: 18 May 2016 04:00 PM PDT

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County Senior Resources names Hall of Fame honorees - Port Clinton News Herald

Posted: 18 May 2016 12:53 PM PDT


Port Clinton News Herald

County Senior Resources names Hall of Fame honorees
Port Clinton News Herald
PORT CLINTON - Ottawa County Senior Resources inducted six new Senior Hall of Fame recipients on May 11 at their 2016 Senior Day, which was held at the Camp Perry Clubhouse. Each inductee received a plaque commemorating their service to the ...

South Metro Fire Rescue hosting grand opening of dive rescue station - The Villager

Posted: 18 May 2016 11:21 AM PDT


The Villager

South Metro Fire Rescue hosting grand opening of dive rescue station
The Villager
The event will begin with a brief ceremony including speeches from SMFR Fire Chief Bob Baker, Greenwood Village Mayor Ron Rakowsky and a representative of Adolfson & Peterson Construction as well as a bell ringing and uncoupling of a section of hose ...

Things you didn't know were Belgian inventions - Expatica Belguim

Posted: 18 May 2016 09:52 AM PDT


Expatica Belguim

Things you didn't know were Belgian inventions
Expatica Belguim
When Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax strived to fill the gaping musical hole between woodwind and brass instruments, the saxophone family was born in 1846. Armed with the vocal force of a brass instrument but with the finesse of a woodwind ...

Oconomowoc officials let Our Savior's church bell ring - Lake Country Now

Posted: 18 May 2016 08:36 AM PDT


Oconomowoc officials let Our Savior's church bell ring
Lake Country Now
Oconomowoc — Despite an impassioned plea from a group of concerned neighbors, an overwhelming majority of Oconomowoc officials backed a church's request to construct and install a bell tower and speaker system in a heavily residential area. On a 4-2 ...

Final bell ringing for careers of two PCS staffers - Grant Tribune Sentinel

Posted: 18 May 2016 08:16 AM PDT


Final bell ringing for careers of two PCS staffers
Grant Tribune Sentinel
When the school bell rings for the final time of the year Friday, it will signal the beginning of retirement for two Perkins County School (PCS) staff members. Jane Culver, currently the PCS high school guidance counselor, is retiring after 26 years of ...

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Seized, returned 400-year-old church bell to peal in La Union parish anew - Manila Bulletin

Posted: 18 May 2016 07:10 AM PDT


Manila Bulletin

Seized, returned 400-year-old church bell to peal in La Union parish anew
Manila Bulletin
Reports from the office of Mayor Martin De Guzman disclosed that the bell was transported from the West Point Community in New York, USA on April 30 and will be fetched by government and church authorities at Clark for the ceremonial rites here on ...

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Jack McCall: Splitting chicken was serious business - The Hartsville Vidette

Posted: 18 May 2016 06:02 AM PDT


Jack McCall: Splitting chicken was serious business
The Hartsville Vidette
In the background you could hear a dinner bell ringing. Then the voice of Tennessee agriculture himself, John McDonald, would come ... After church on Sunday, we had Sunday dinner. We had leftovers, if there was anything left, for supper. There are ...

15 picturesque New England towns for your next road trip - Metro.us

Posted: 18 May 2016 03:36 AM PDT


15 picturesque New England towns for your next road trip
Metro.us
Early examples of these homes—such as Isaac Bell's shingled house—actually resemble cottages. With the arrival ... The First Presbyterian Church, built in 1756, features a clock bell tower, cast by Paul Revere. ... Friedrich Nietzsche Former ...

A British Town Weighs Its Officials' Merits, With Scales - New York Times

Posted: 18 May 2016 02:00 AM PDT


New York Times

A British Town Weighs Its Officials' Merits, With Scales
New York Times
The weigh-in is preceded by a “tolling out” ceremony involving bell ringing that originated in 1678 when residents, irate at their drunken mayor, stripped him of his authority. According to records, “in token thereof it was ordered that the great bell ...

Lyme Regis ready to celebrate Queen's 90th - Midweek Herald

Posted: 18 May 2016 01:40 AM PDT


Midweek Herald

Lyme Regis ready to celebrate Queen's 90th
Midweek Herald
At St Michael's Parish Church, a full peal of bells will ring on Saturday, June 11, at 3pm, lasting for almost three hours. The same day, a disco will be held for youngsters aged 11 to 16, at Woodmead Halls, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Tickets are free ...

Great George to chime for anniversary of University's Royal Charter - University of Bristol

Posted: 17 May 2016 10:42 PM PDT


University of Bristol

Great George to chime for anniversary of University's Royal Charter
University of Bristol
To mark the occasion, Great George - housed in the tower of the University of Bristol's Wills Memorial Building - will ring for five minutes at 1pm today. Weighing in at 9.5 tonnes, Great George is the country's seventh largest bell. It will be rung by ...

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Big Ben, other British historic sites on borrowed time - Globalnews.ca

Posted: 17 May 2016 01:28 PM PDT


Globalnews.ca

Big Ben, other British historic sites on borrowed time
Globalnews.ca
Last summer, Big Ben's bongs were off by a whole six seconds. The cast iron roof of the Elizabeth Tower, which houses the 13.5 tonne bell, is corroding. The iconic clock face is crumbling. “The clock and the dial are suffering from water ingress ...

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Of the Clergy – Sir William Blackstone - The Moral Liberal

Posted: 17 May 2016 12:11 PM PDT


The Moral Liberal

Of the Clergy – Sir William Blackstone
The Moral Liberal
It is done by giving the clerk corporal possession of the church, as by holding the ring of the door, tolling a bell, or the like; and is a form required by law, with intent to give all the parishioners due notice, and sufficient certainty of their new ...

Entertainment duo to join forces - Farnham Herald

Posted: 17 May 2016 12:00 PM PDT


Entertainment duo to join forces
Farnham Herald
All Saints Church bellringers, along with The Bell Inn, will celebrate their relationship with a Master of the Beer pageant on Saturday, May 21. It is here where the two musical groups will offer their support. ... “The choir is delighted to support ...

Tiny Houses in Austin Are Helping the Homeless, but It Still Takes a Village - Curbed

Posted: 17 May 2016 11:07 AM PDT


Curbed

Tiny Houses in Austin Are Helping the Homeless, but It Still Takes a Village
Curbed
Graham, one of the four founders of Community First, calls that the "bell-ringing" moment—comparing it to an element of the movie It's a Wonderful Life, the signal that an angel has gotten its wings—common among visitors. "'Hey, man, I want to live ...

Worcester bellringer behaved inappropriately with children, court hears - Worcester News

Posted: 17 May 2016 07:26 AM PDT


Worcester News

Worcester bellringer behaved inappropriately with children, court hears
Worcester News
But the judge today threw out his claim, clearing the cathedral authorities of bias and ruling that his treatment was "proportionate". The cathedral's ringing master, Mark Regan, had complained bitterly about T, saying his behaviour had caused ...

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UK government facing growing opposition over efforts to outlaw 'Islamist extremism' - Middle East Eye

Posted: 17 May 2016 06:09 AM PDT


Middle East Eye

UK government facing growing opposition over efforts to outlaw 'Islamist extremism'
Middle East Eye
Addressing parliament in January, Jim Shannon of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party said that plans to inspect and regulate madrassas could end up with “Sunday schools, scout troops and even bell-ringing clubs” being investigated, and cited ...

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'Pretty Little Liars' season 7 news: New trailer released; Hanna dead? - MNR Daily

Posted: 17 May 2016 05:20 AM PDT


'Pretty Little Liars' season 7 news: New trailer released; Hanna dead?
MNR Daily
While everyone searches frantically for Hanna, they get a text message that reads, "The bell tolls for Hanna." The church bells ring, and everyone looks toward the church. They race towards it, and they see a blonde girl hanging from the ropes in the ...

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'Pretty Little Liars' Season 7 Spoilers: Preview Teases Hanna's Death? [WATCH] - Australia Network News

Posted: 17 May 2016 04:22 AM PDT


Australia Network News

'Pretty Little Liars' Season 7 Spoilers: Preview Teases Hanna's Death? [WATCH]
Australia Network News
They get an ominous text from A.D. that says “The bell tolls for Hanna.” And that's when they all spot up someone at the church tower belfry. It is a hanging body of a girl from the rafters. Much to our surprise the girl somewhat resembles Hanna with ...

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Long Bennington to mark The Queen's 90th birthday in style – what do you have planned? - Grantham Journal

Posted: 17 May 2016 03:36 AM PDT


Grantham Journal

Long Bennington to mark The Queen's 90th birthday in style – what do you have planned?
Grantham Journal
Meanwhile, 90-year-olds associated with the Saxonwell group of churches will be invited to take a slice of a giant birthday cake with 90 candles. On Sunday, June 12, there will be a service of celebration at St Swithun's church, followed by a peal of ...

Round the Clubs - May 13 - Kincardineshire Observer

Posted: 16 May 2016 11:05 PM PDT


Round the Clubs - May 13
Kincardineshire Observer
Handbells were used as practice for ringing peals of bells in churches where there are belltowers and now there are many groups of handbell ringers throughout the world. The hymns, which were sung on Sunday, were the favourite hymns of people in the ...

'It's been a long time': After long silence, Troy church bell rings again - Bangor Daily News

Posted: 16 May 2016 10:12 PM PDT


Bangor Daily News

'It's been a long time': After long silence, Troy church bell rings again
Bangor Daily News
After the bell tower has been replaced and the church's structural integrity has been restored, Rossel and the congregation will work on fixing the sanctuary, which is gutted and is unusable. The Troy Union Church is clearly a work in progress, but bit ...

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Antara Tambang Legendaris dan Lonceng Penanda Waktu - National Geographic

Posted: 16 May 2016 03:35 PM PDT


National Geographic

Antara Tambang Legendaris dan Lonceng Penanda Waktu
National Geographic
Kita dapat dengan mudah menuju tiap-tiap titik wisata di Kota Perth, sebenarnya. Jarak dari satu tempat ke lokasi lainnya terbilang berdekatan, dan kalau pun mesti menyisir arah agak menjauh dari pusat kota, janganlah khawatir, kita bisa menggunakan ...

Basilica of St. Josaphat begins urgent repairs, $7.5 million campaign - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted: 16 May 2016 01:23 PM PDT


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Basilica of St. Josaphat begins urgent repairs, $7.5 million campaign
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Basilica of St. Josaphat is showing its age and in need of $7.5 million in restoration work. Credit: Mike De Sisti and Mark ... A public rally to raise funds will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Wells and Jackson streets downtown, where an ...

Mount Angel Abbey a picture-perfect restorative retreat - The Register-Guard

Posted: 16 May 2016 01:05 PM PDT


The Register-Guard

Mount Angel Abbey a picture-perfect restorative retreat
The Register-Guard
At Mount Angel Abbey, the eight cast-bronze bells in the looming bell tower peal. Six times a day, seven days a week, they call the resident Order ... with a force to make ears ring, hearts rush, and, yes, souls stir. On the final ring, the air shivers ...

Home and Away: One's true colling - Central Kentucky News

Posted: 16 May 2016 10:16 AM PDT


Home and Away: One's true colling
Central Kentucky News
At one point in the tour the verger gave each of the tourists a bell, “delivered a lecture on bell-ringing, numbered us off from the right, and pointing to each one in turn as he wished him to ring, drew forth from the unpromising assembly `Abide with Me.

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Church bells could soon ring again... - ITV News

Posted: 16 May 2016 08:22 AM PDT


ITV News

Church bells could soon ring again...
ITV News
The ringing of church bells on a Sunday morning is a tradition which goes back centuries. But for one church in Berkshire, the bells have gone silent, because the tower which houses them - was unstable. But now - thanks to engineers at the Atomic ...

Petyr Baelish (aka Littlefinger) is Basically the Alexander Hamilton of Westeros - Paste Magazine

Posted: 16 May 2016 07:51 AM PDT

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