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News Releases

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Hedgehog voted Number One

ICONS and The Environment Agency has announced the winner in England and Wales' poll

Hedgehog voted Number One

What have people said about the Icons?

Celebrities and VIPs comment on the latest round of icons...

ICONS' New Icons of England

Winnie-the-Pooh, Sgt. Pepper, Doctor Who, Westminster Abbey, the Stiff Upper Lip, the Rolls-Royce and V-sign all make it onto the ICONS list - 21 new Icons of England revealed today

ICONS unveils the latest Icons of England

21 Today! Another wave of Icons of England have just been announced with hundreds of new features, photographs and interviews published on the ICONS site

ICONS Shortlisted for Award

November 7 was the deadline for voting in the annual Brighton & Hove Web Awards. ICONS is on the short-list. The Awards will showcase a wide range of websites being produced in the infamous digital city by the sea. You voted on the shortlist, and the winners will be announced November 8th.

Worldwide Coverage of ICONS

News of the release of our 20 new Icons of England flashed around the world, with coverage in the USA, Russia, China, Australia, India and throughout Europe.

New Icons of England Revealed

Sherlock Holmes, Monty Python, Robin Hood, The Archers, The Bobby, the Mini, A Pint of Beer and Rugby are all declared national Icons of England as ICONS unveils its new list of 20

ITN News Coverage of New Icons

Pub, Mini-skirt, St George's Flag and Brick Lane all featured on TV

ICONS unveils its latest Icons of England

ICONS – A Portrait of England has released its second wave of icons, attracting a wave of media attention from ITN, Sky News, BBC, Channel 5, regional radio and press across the country, and national dailies including the Guardian, the Times, the Telegraph and the Daily Star.

Mini-skirt declared a national treasure

When the controversial mini-skirt hit the streets of London in 1966, no one could have predicted it would be declared a national treasure 40 years later – but its iconic status has been confirmed today (28 April) as ICONS – A Portrait of England www.ICONS.org.uk announces its second wave of national icons.

ICONS working with the community

ICONS – A Portrait of England, a new cultural project funded by Culture Online, part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport is linking with Mencap, Age Concern and the Disabled Living Foundation nationally and the CEED Positive Action programme in Bristol. ICONS wants to encourage more people to surf the web and to participate in the project. ICONS is keen to work with charities to find ways of encouraging disadvantaged people to participate in the project.

Discover the Unexpected, Discover Icons

ICONS: A Portrait of England, a new cultural online project being launched in January 2006, promises to be a valuable educational resource for teachers. Visitors to the BETT education show this month will be able to meet members of the ICONS team at Stand SW138 and hear more about what ICONS can offer pupils in a classroom setting.

Put your town on the ICONS map!

Don’t miss out! The new ICONS – A Portrait of England project is inviting you all, in every region of the country to nominate icons of England from your area. ‘ICONS – A Portrait of England’ at www.ICONS.org.uk will paint a virtual portrait of the country through an exploration of our favourite icons, from Stonehenge to the humble cup of tea. It will identify what makes England what it is in the 21st century and will also explore culture and identity and all that it means for people living in this country.

ICONS - A Portrait of England launches

ICONS – A Portrait of England wants to help the public enjoy and celebrate the country’s cultural treasures more. It is a special project, being launched this January, that is funded by Culture Online, part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.



My icon of England is the telephone box.