CRICKET, the mini-skirt and the pub are among 21 new Icons of England unveiled today.

The second wave of cultural treasures is another step in the creation of an online collection aiming to provide a snapshot of the nation.

Funded by Culture Online, part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, it has attracted hundreds of thousands of votes for icons symbolising the nation.

The 21 new ones are: St George's flag, Hadrian's Wall, the Notting Hill Carnival, Brick Lane, the Lindisfarne Gospels, The Origin of Species, morris dancing, the Domesday Book, the HMS Victory, the mini-skirt, the painting the Hay Wain, the novel Pride And Prejudice, the Eden Project in Cornwall, the pub, Blackpool Tower, The Globe theatre, cricket, the Sutton Hoo helmet, York Minster, Big Ben and the Machin (Queen's head) stamp.

The first 12 in the collection, announced in January, were: Stonehenge, Punch and Judy, the SS Empire Windrush, Holbein's portrait of Henry VIII, a cup of tea, the FA Cup, Alice In Wonderland, the Routemaster double-decker bus, the King James Bible, the Angel of the North, the Spitfire and Jerusalem. Four waves will be announced during 2006 until the collection boasts 100. It is being assembled at