A pint of real ale is suggested among a list of "national icons" for England. Culture Minister David Lammy is launching the £1m website-based project. His official list includes Alice in Wonderland, the FA Cup, Stonehenge, a London Routemaster bus and the SS Empire Windrush, which brought the first 500 Caribbean immigrants here in 1948. But real ale is on an unofficial list, along with brass bands, red telephone boxes, York Minster, Wallace and Gromit, and the M1. The Sunday Times 08/01/06 page 7

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