World Vignettes: ‘Big Ben is leaning,claim engineers’

The Big Ben,the iconic clock tower of the Palace of Westminster in London,is leaning and its tilt is now visible to the naked eye and is getting worse every year

Written by Agencies | Published:October 10, 2011 3:32 am

‘Big Ben is leaning,claim engineers’

LONDON: The Big Ben,the iconic clock tower of the Palace of Westminster in London,is leaning and its tilt is now visible to the naked eye and is getting worse every year,The Sunday Telegraph reported on Sunday. The top of the tower is about a feet and a half off the perpendicular and if the tilt continues uncorrected,Big Ben would fall one day. But it would take it 4,000 years to reach the angle of Tower of Pisa.

Paul McCartney marries a third time

London: Beatles legend Paul McCartney has married for a third time,tying the knot with American trucking heiress Nancy Shevell. The couple married at Old Marylebone Town Hall where Paul McCartney had married first wife Linda Eastman,also an American,in 1969,the BBC reported. Shevell,51,is a board member of New York’s transportation authority and vice-president of her family haulage firm.

Woody Allen wants Michelle in his movie

Los Angeles: After casting France’s first lady Carla Bruni in his film Midnight in Paris,director Woody Allen says that he would like to cast Barack Obama’s wife Michelle in one of his movies. The 75-year-old veteran actor-turned-director said in an interview,reported Ace Showbiz. “If I was in a room with Michelle,and I thought she was right for a part,I wouldn’t hesitate to ask her,” he said.

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