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Weekly Entertainment Guide - The Elixir of Love - Newsworks.org

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 12:52 PM PDT


Newsworks.org

Weekly Entertainment Guide - The Elixir of Love
Newsworks.org
One hundred cellists from the Philadelphia region perform alongside The Philadelphia Orchestra's full cello section in a free PlayIN with special guest Yo-Yo Ma (pictured) on Saturday, April 30, 6pm at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall. ... presents ...

Authentic Florida: 6 essentials of the Suwannee River - Florida Today

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 09:59 AM PDT


Florida Today

Authentic Florida: 6 essentials of the Suwannee River
Florida Today
Soon, you'll hear the sounds of the carillon, a huge bell tower that rings out with tunes by Stephen Foster, who wrote the Florida state song — Old Folks at Home (Suwannee River) in 1851 at the state park that now bears his name. ... Famous for ...

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London's Big Ben Will Stop Ringing For Repairs - Travel+Leisure

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 09:41 AM PDT


The Guardian

London's Big Ben Will Stop Ringing For Repairs
Travel+Leisure
Though Big Ben will go silent for months at a time, visitors will still hear the five bells ring for major events like New Year's Eve. Repairs are desperately needed because cracks have developed in the tower's masonry and the belfry is corroding ...
Big Ben to be silenced for months by tower and clock repairsThe Guardian
Big Ben to be silenced for several months during repairsScotsman
Big Ben 'bongs' to be silenced for £29m refurbishmentBBC News
The Indian Express -Telegraph.co.uk
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Gallery: Picturesque Big Ben through the years - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 09:02 AM PDT


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Gallery: Picturesque Big Ben through the years
Minneapolis Star Tribune
You might be surprised to see who has posed in front of Big Ben through the years as the chimes are set to fall silent for several months to make "urgent" repairs, Parliament announced Tuesday. ... Gallery: Grammy Award-winning country and pop ...
Sounds of silence: UK's Big Ben to fall quiet for repairsHouston Chronicle
London's finest: Fun facts to know about the city's Big BenVirginian-Pilot
Big Ben will stop counting to get repairswwlp.com
Business Insider
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Nigeria: Dozens slaughtered and church burned down in latest Fulani massacre - ChristianToday

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 08:59 AM PDT


ChristianToday

Nigeria: Dozens slaughtered and church burned down in latest Fulani massacre
ChristianToday
One victim, Kingsley Ezugwu, speaking to Vanguard from his hospital bed, said: "I was coming out from the house when I heard the community bell ringing. I was going with a friend to know what the bell was all about, only to see about 40 Fulani herdsmen ...
Frankly Speaking With Jola Sotubo: Who will stop killer Fulani herdsmen?Pulse Nigeria

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Major facelift for London's famous Big Ben - Xinhua

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 08:29 AM PDT


Xinhua

Major facelift for London's famous Big Ben
Xinhua
There is evidence of serious condensation, leading to problems with damp, cracked plasterwork, and rust. Corrosion to the bell frame has caused one of the feet supporting the quarter bells and Big Ben to split." Steve Jaggs, keeper of the clock, said ...
Striking out: It's time to repair Big Ben's homeBBC News
Big Ben Will Stop Chiming During Three-Year ProjectBuzzFeed News
Time to stand still for Big Ben as iconic clock undergoes major repairs (and gets a face-lift)Telegraph.co.uk
Evening Standard
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Today's top pics: Storms lash the Great Plains and more - Daily Journal Online

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 05:40 AM PDT


Today's top pics: Storms lash the Great Plains and more
Daily Journal Online
A worker adjusts lanterns for the upcoming celebration of Buddha's birthday on May 14 at the Bongeun temple in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Similar lanterns will be displayed in all Buddhist temples around South Korea for the public ...

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If you felt dogs like cuddling, you are wrong! - Economic Times

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 05:28 AM PDT


If you felt dogs like cuddling, you are wrong!
Economic Times
Corrosion to the bell frame has caused one of the feet supporting the quarter bells and Big Ben to split," the spokesperson added. A three-year program of work will begin early in 2017. It will mean the clock being switched off and the bell silenced ...

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What's on in Spalding - Spalding Guardian

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 05:04 AM PDT


Spalding Guardian

What's on in Spalding
Spalding Guardian
Helen Holmes from Spalding and District Flower Lovers' Club with her arrangement at the Spring Flower & Gardening Show: pick up flower arranging tips at a demonstration on Wednesday. Photo: SG160416-157TW ...

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Dopo 157 anni Londra "chiude" il Big Ben. Tre cose che non sapete sull'orologio più famoso - Intelligonews

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 03:48 AM PDT


Intelligonews

Dopo 157 anni Londra "chiude" il Big Ben. Tre cose che non sapete sull'orologio più famoso
Intelligonews
Il Palazzo di Westminster fu distrutto da un incendio nel 1834; poi, nel 1844 si decise di costruire nuovi edifici per il complesso delle Houses of Parliament, che includevano una torre ed un orologio. Così, si decise per la costruzione di una Clock ...
Il Big Ben non suonerà per diversi mesiIl Post

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Hatherleigh Primary children learn about Meeth church bells - Okehampton Times

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 02:57 AM PDT


Okehampton Times

Hatherleigh Primary children learn about Meeth church bells
Okehampton Times
The bells from Meeth Church were taken down as part of a restoration project on the tower, bells and vestry funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The bells made a detour before heading off to Whitechapel Foundry in London for ... at Exeter Cathedral for ...

Bells ring out on St George's Day - Cornish & Devon Post

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 02:46 AM PDT


Cornish & Devon Post

Bells ring out on St George's Day
Cornish & Devon Post
Pictured from left are Chris Wonnacott, John Barker, Lesley Barker, Irene Shoubridge, Marion Tipton, Rebecca Smith, David Shoubridge (tower captain), Jane Kelly (deputy captain) and Paul Burden. There are several more ringers, who were unable to attend ...

Cool Place of the Day: Dunwich, Suffolk - The Independent

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 02:37 AM PDT


The Independent

Cool Place of the Day: Dunwich, Suffolk
The Independent
It's said you can still hear the peal of bells from the church under the waves, and on a more humdrum note there are regular surveys and diver-assisted searches for the remains of what has tantalisingly become known as 'Britain's Atlantis'. You can ...

Iranian cabbie turns taxi into a library, exhibits 50 books - Economic Times

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 01:18 AM PDT


Iranian cabbie turns taxi into a library, exhibits 50 books
Economic Times
Corrosion to the bell frame has caused one of the feet supporting the quarter bells and Big Ben to split," the spokesperson added. A three-year program of work will begin early in 2017. It will mean the clock being switched off and the bell silenced ...

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The spoils of urban warfare - Qantara.de

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 12:40 AM PDT


Qantara.de

The spoils of urban warfare
Qantara.de
It is thought that some 80 percent of the buildings in this area were badly damaged, including listed buildings such as the historic Kursunlu Mosque or the Armenian-Protestant church. It is known that the army tore ... the cultural legacy of the city ...

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Cheadle town mayor reports on another busy week - Leek Post & Times

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 11:14 PM PDT


Cheadle town mayor reports on another busy week
Leek Post & Times
I joined local blacksmith and tower captain, Jim Plant on the roof as we lit the beacon bang on 8.30pm. We could see another beacon in the distance towards the Weaver Hills. As the beacon was lit, we could hear the crowds below signing 'Happy Birthday ...

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All your town and village news - Gazette & Herald

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 10:11 PM PDT


Gazette & Herald

All your town and village news
Gazette & Herald
Service cancelled - The monthly service on Sunday at St Nicholas' Church has been cancelled due to the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race and a local tractor run. If anyone wants further information get in touch with churchwardens Warwick and Audrey Bell.

Right Royal knees-up in Ryedale for Queen's 90th birthday - Gazette & Herald

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 10:07 PM PDT


Gazette & Herald

Right Royal knees-up in Ryedale for Queen's 90th birthday
Gazette & Herald
Beacon-lighting, parties and bell-ringing were among the events organised to mark the special occasion. A team of volunteers rang the bell at St John the Evangelist church, Welburn, 90 times, starting at noon last Thursday, with the Reverend Taff ...

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO - Florida Weekly

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 09:04 PM PDT


WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
Florida Weekly
Jim Storer is the May Artist of the Month at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. His expressive paintings of Florida scenery ... The Dingdong - By Florida Repertory Theatre through May 8. 2268 Bay St. 332-4488 or floridarep.org. .... Book ...

Seniors Outdoor Fitness World Record Attempt & first official launch in Perth of International Pay It Forward Day - PRWire (press release)

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 07:39 PM PDT


Seniors Outdoor Fitness World Record Attempt & first official launch in Perth of International Pay It Forward Day
PRWire (press release)
Perth charity People Who Care will “Pay it Forward'' on the first official launch of International Pay It Forward day at the Bell Tower on the 28th of April by hosting an event for Perth's seniors with an Outdoors Fitness World Record Attempt at 11 am ...

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'This was Moxham's Castle' - Cape Breton Post

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 04:44 PM PDT


Cape Breton Post

'This was Moxham's Castle'
Cape Breton Post
We wouldn't want to hurt the vandals, but just catch them and hold them unharmed, with an alarm bell ringing to signify their capture. This would be unkind, but it would be salutary." Today, all that remains of the old castle is its nearly forgotten ...

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Chimes of Big Ben to be silenced for repairs - The Times (subscription)

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 04:24 PM PDT


The Times (subscription)

Chimes of Big Ben to be silenced for repairs
The Times (subscription)
It survived the Nazis' bombs but the tower of Big Ben has fallen victim to time — the iconic bell will be silenced and the clock stopped for three years while repairs are carried out at the Palace of Westminster. Architects will chip away at the black ...

Ashbourne, Derbys

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

Tenor wt amended (from 14-0-7)

Covington, Cambs

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

URL amended

Elsworth, Cambs

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

URL amended

Eltisley, Cambs

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

URL amended

Esher, Surrey

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

Indication of toilet facility added

Old, Northants

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

Indication of toilet facility added

Upton Bishop, Herefs

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

Tenor wt (10-0-2 = with canon value) amended to approx

Walgrave, Northants

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 04:00 PM PDT

PN info, toilet indication, URL added; postcode amended

Explore New York on Sacred Sites Open House Weekend - City Guide Magazine

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 01:00 PM PDT


City Guide Magazine

Explore New York on Sacred Sites Open House Weekend
City Guide Magazine
The tower holds the world's largest tuned bell, forged in 1925. ... Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, Madison Avenue at 73rd Street, is a Gothic-style church with an almost “fairy tale” church tower and a church house by James Gamble Rogers ...

London's Big Ben to stop ringing for repairs - My Twin Tiers.com

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 12:31 PM PDT


London's Big Ben to stop ringing for repairs
My Twin Tiers.com
The great bell is housed in the 315-foot-tall Elizabeth Tower, at the north end of the Houses of Parliament. But cracks have developed in the tower's masonry and the belfry is corroding. It needs work. And so does the Great Clock. After more than a ...

Bells toll at festival - Petrolia Topic

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 11:42 AM PDT


Bells toll at festival
Petrolia Topic
It's easy to hear the bells ring out from Christ Church in Petrolia but it's not often you get the chance to see the instruments up close and in person. Curious members of the community will have the chance to do just that when the church hosts a Tower ...

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London's finest: Fun facts to know about the city's Big Ben - Bowling Green Daily News

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 09:53 AM PDT


Bowling Green Daily News

London's finest: Fun facts to know about the city's Big Ben
Bowling Green Daily News
A roadworks sign stands on Westminster Bridge, near the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, which houses the Big Ben bell in London, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Officials say the chimes of Britain's Big Ben bell will fall silent for several months ...

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London's finest: Fun facts to know about the city's Big Ben - Daily Mail

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 09:50 AM PDT


Daily Mail

London's finest: Fun facts to know about the city's Big Ben
Daily Mail
Big Ben is the name commonly used for the Great Bell in the Elizabeth Tower, which is attached to the Palace of Westminster , the U.K. parliament in London on the north bank of the River Thames. It's thought to be named after Sir Benjamin Hall , the ...

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Cheat read: Macbeth by Shakespeare - Irish Independent

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 09:03 AM PDT


Irish Independent

Cheat read: Macbeth by Shakespeare
Irish Independent
For instance, the account of a trip to perform in Loughrea, Co Galway, as part of the local priest's fundraising campaign to build a cathedral for the town shows at once the power and patronage of the Catholic Church at that time. “Our appearance had ...

How Stagecoach Became America's Most Successful Country Music Festival - L.A. Weekly

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 08:42 AM PDT


L.A. Weekly

How Stagecoach Became America's Most Successful Country Music Festival
L.A. Weekly
... Sunday service (Maren Morris). Country has come to celebrate such stylistic rule breakers since Church's last Stagecoach set, and the festival, in its 10th year of operation, has long since worked them into its booking DNA. ... If you're putting ...

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Big Ben To Fall Silent For Months - Londonist

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 07:57 AM PDT


Londonist

Big Ben To Fall Silent For Months
Londonist
Soak up the peals of Big Ben while you can. The world's most famous bell/clock/tower/whatever you want to call it will fall silent as part of a three-year programme of essential works on the Palace of Westminster. Repairs will begin in early 2017, with ...

Gigs on bridges to mark BBC Music Day - BBC News

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 07:55 AM PDT


BBC News

Gigs on bridges to mark BBC Music Day
BBC News
A UK-wide bell-ringing event is also planned for 19:00 BST on BBC Music Day, with more than 50 church towers ringing simultaneously, including Bristol and Manchester cathedral and smaller parish churches like Saint Francis Xaviers in Liverpool and St ...

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WITH VIDEO: Happy birthday Your Majesty - Bellringers mark the big day - Bucks Herald

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 05:16 AM PDT


Bucks Herald

WITH VIDEO: Happy birthday Your Majesty - Bellringers mark the big day
Bucks Herald
Haddenham Bellringers rang a quarter peal of Grandsire Doubles to mark The Queen's 90th birthday on Thursday April 21. The method was rung on five bells at St Mary's Church in Hadd
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