*//*–>*/As clear as a bellAlamy

Can London survive without le ‘ding-dong’ of le Grand Ben? If the bell does fall silent on Monday, it will be for the first time in 157 years – less than half the time we’ve been making our favourite beer.

Of course, if you do find yourself missing the chime célèbre, there is a bonne way to recreate that sound. All it takes is a couple of bottles lightly tapped together. Santé! Here’s to 1664 o’clock for the next four years…

A-level playing fieldAlamy

After yesterday’s A-level results, parents will no doubt be raising a glass or deux to their children’s success. Whether it was “Toutes nos félicitations” or “Quelle dommage”, we say: “A votre santé!” Your not-so-little uns’ supreme efforts deserve a taste supreme, non?

A familiar ring…Alamy

Incroyable! An elderly lady was reunited with the engagement ring she lost 13 years ago when weeding in her garden, after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground while picking carrots in the same patch this week.

Le grande felicitations for finding le prized possession. Now sit back and celebrate with a ring pull of a different kind… the one that opens a refreshing can of Kronenbourg 1664, bien sȗr!

We’ll drink to that!Alamy

So, mes amis, at last the good news you (and we) have been waiting for: a new study says beer is good for you. At last it’s officiel!

Yes indeed, a bouteille of beer every night – one for women, two for men – could help reduce the risk of early death, according to scientists at the University of Texas and Shandong University in China. So it seems a bottle or two of Kronenbourg 1664 could possibly be just what the docteur ordered after all…


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