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Kate Middleton shows off new sun-kissed highlights at baby bank

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The Duchess of Cambridge unveiled a blonder sunkissed hairstyle as she visited a baby bank in Sheffield yesterday.

Kate Middleton, 38,  beamed and laughed as she debuted a lighter look during the visit to Baby Basics UK, to launch a new initiative she has spearheaded, getting 19 major UK retailers and brands to donate more than 10,000 new items to more than 40 baby banks across the UK.

And following her appearance, celebrity stylist James Johnson revealed how Kate has opted for ‘a more summery’ and ‘youthful’ look which was ‘bang on trend’ for the warmer months.

Speaking of her transition from her spring-time look, James suggested: ‘I think she does look more youthful with brighter hair, more healthy, more glowy. It’s the perfect look for the summer season.’

Kate Middleton, 38, debuted a 'youthful' and 'trendy' new sunkissed hairstyle as she visited Baby Basics UK in Sheffield yesterday, according to a celebrity hairstylist

Kate Middleton, 38, debuted a 'youthful' and 'trendy' new sunkissed hairstyle as she visited Baby Basics UK in Sheffield yesterday, according to a celebrity hairstylist

Kate Middleton, 38, debuted a ‘youthful’ and ‘trendy’ new sunkissed hairstyle as she visited Baby Basics UK in Sheffield yesterday, according to a celebrity hairstylist 

James Johnson told FEMAIL that the 'fresh' ashy colouring was a trendy look for the Duchess of Cambridge

James Johnson told FEMAIL that the 'fresh' ashy colouring was a trendy look for the Duchess of Cambridge

James Johnson told FEMAIL that the ‘fresh’ ashy colouring was a trendy look for the Duchess of Cambridge 

Speaking about Kate’s hair transformation, stylist James Johnson told Femail: ‘Brighter hair is more on trend because it’s more summery and it’s fresher.

‘Obviously lockdown has been a great time to reinvent yourself because we’ve spent so long inside.’

He went on: ‘She’s enjoying the summer season and showing it throughout her hair showing brighter and lighter tones.’

He added: ‘[She’s] keeping it healthy and shining. The Duchess is known for her glossy locks, and I think this look really suits her.’

The fresh sunkissed look comes just weeks after the royal debuted a new warm auburn look as she began conducting engagements in-person again (pictured, in July launching the Royal Foundation's ££1.8 Million fund to support frontline workers and the nation's mental health)

The fresh sunkissed look comes just weeks after the royal debuted a new warm auburn look as she began conducting engagements in-person again (pictured, in July launching the Royal Foundation's ££1.8 Million fund to support frontline workers and the nation's mental health)

The fresh sunkissed look comes just weeks after the royal debuted a new warm auburn look as she began conducting engagements in-person again (pictured, in July launching the Royal Foundation’s ££1.8 Million fund to support frontline workers and the nation’s mental health)

Speaking about the light blonde tone, James continued: ‘It’s quite a trend of hers, she’ll go lighter in the summer and darker in the winter. 

‘The Duchess often chooses a more rich colour in the winter so she’s bang on trend.’

He added that the royal had perfected her ability to subtly change her hair without making drastic changes.

He explained: ‘I think she shows us how to do it properly, and how to switch it up without it being too dramatic.’

In July, The Duchess showcased a shorter post-lockdown haircut in a warm, auburn colour as she appeared on BBC to back Tiny Happy People

In July, The Duchess showcased a shorter post-lockdown haircut in a warm, auburn colour as she appeared on BBC to back Tiny Happy People

In July, The Duchess showcased a shorter post-lockdown haircut in a warm, auburn colour as she appeared on BBC to back Tiny Happy People

James also said the look ‘fitted in’ with the latest spate of good weather in the UK, adding: ‘The tone fits in with the whole weather we’ve got, and then obviously it’s nice to have warmer hair when it gets colder in the winter.’

It was only last month that Kate debuted a new bouncier, shorter blow-dried style while making her first in-person appearances since lockdown.

The royal showcased a warm, auburn colour on her locks as she marked the national launch of Tiny Happy People, an Education initiative providing a range of free digital resources to support parents in developing children’s language from pregnancy to the age of four.

And at the end of the month, the Duchess showed off the auburn colouring in her usual bouncy blow dry style as she launched the Royal Foundation’s ££1.8 Million fund to support frontline workers and the nation’s mental health at the Sandringham Estate.

The Duchess of Cambridge (above) has done an 'amazing job in lockdown adopting simpler looks' while having to arrange her own hair, according to a celebrity stylist

The Duchess of Cambridge (above) has done an 'amazing job in lockdown adopting simpler looks' while having to arrange her own hair, according to a celebrity stylist

This includes practical half up-dos and side partings (pictured) that cover regrowth lines

This includes practical half up-dos and side partings (pictured) that cover regrowth lines

During lockdown, James revealed how the Duchess had ‘adopted simpler looks’ while having to arrange her own hair – with the royal opting for clever tricks including practical half up-dos (pictured left) and side partings (pictured right) that cover regrowth lines

James previously revealed how Kate had managed to maintain her hair throughout lockdown by opting for ‘simpler’ hairdos throughout lockdown that offer ‘longevity between washes’.

He told FEMAIL that the mother-of-three’s ‘sophisticated’ side-parting helped ‘open her face and show off her amazing cheekbones’ and covered any regrowth at the root. 

Yesterday, the Duchess visited Baby Basics in Sheffield as it was announced the royal has launched a new initiative she has spearheaded, getting 19 major UK retailers and brands to donate more than 10,000 new items to more than 40 baby banks across the UK.

Baby Banks are a crucial nationwide service, run by volunteers, helping to support some of the most vulnerable families in the UK by providing essentials such as nappies, clothing and bedding.

The new photographs of Kate's private visit were released as she launched a new initiative at  Baby Basic UK & Baby Basics in Sheffield yesterday

The new photographs of Kate's private visit were released as she launched a new initiative at  Baby Basic UK & Baby Basics in Sheffield yesterday

The new photographs of Kate’s private visit were released as she launched a new initiative at  Baby Basic UK & Baby Basics in Sheffield yesterday

The royal could be seen packing and sorting through boxes, as well as chatting to volunteers, during her visit in Sheffield yesterday

The royal could be seen packing and sorting through boxes, as well as chatting to volunteers, during her visit in Sheffield yesterday

The royal could be seen packing and sorting through boxes, as well as chatting to volunteers, during her visit in Sheffield yesterday 

The royal appeared in high spirits to launch a new iniaitive she had spearheaded at the Baby Basics UK

The royal appeared in high spirits to launch a new iniaitive she had spearheaded at the Baby Basics UK

The royal appeared in high spirits to launch a new iniaitive she had spearheaded at the Baby Basics UK

The banks have proved to be a lifeline for many struggling parents during the coronavirus crisis, but have found their services under increasing pressure, both as a result of demand and because they have been unable to accept second-hand donations on health and safety grounds. 

After hearing of this, Kate decided to put out feelers for donations from brands and high street retailers. 

In all, she has persuaded nineteen brands to donate more than 10,000 items to Baby Basics, Little Village and AberNecessities, who operate more than 40 baby banks across the UK. 

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The Bachelor’s Locky Gilbert sends home Izzy Sharman-Firth and intruder Bec Cvilikas

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The Bachelor fans were not surprised when Locky Gilbert chose Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis as his top two picks at the rose ceremony on Wednesday.

And many flocked to Twitter to call his decision to send home Izzy Sharman-Firth and intruder Bec Cvilikas predictable.

One wrote: ‘I’ve never been less on tenterhooks about a final two. Irena and Bella. Can’t be anyone else.’  

'I've never been less on tenterhooks about a final two': The Bachelor's Locky Gilbert sent home Izzy Sharman-Firth (right) and intruder Bec Cvilikas (left) in a double elimination viewers called very 'obvious'

'I've never been less on tenterhooks about a final two': The Bachelor's Locky Gilbert sent home Izzy Sharman-Firth (right) and intruder Bec Cvilikas (left) in a double elimination viewers called very 'obvious'

‘I’ve never been less on tenterhooks about a final two’: The Bachelor’s Locky Gilbert sent home Izzy Sharman-Firth (right) and intruder Bec Cvilikas (left) in a double elimination viewers called very ‘obvious’

‘Irena and Bella. Obviously. Right??’ wrote another. 

A third tweeted: ‘So I don’t think anyone will be surprised if the final two are Irena and Bella?’

‘I’m calling it, Irena and Bella are the 2,’ added another.

Predictable: Many flocked to Twitter to call Locky's decision to send home Izzy and intruder Bec, and chose Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis as his top two picks very 'obvious' and 'unsurprising'

Predictable: Many flocked to Twitter to call Locky's decision to send home Izzy and intruder Bec, and chose Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis as his top two picks very 'obvious' and 'unsurprising'

Predictable: Many flocked to Twitter to call Locky’s decision to send home Izzy and intruder Bec, and chose Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis as his top two picks very ‘obvious’ and ‘unsurprising’

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Not surprised: One wrote, 'I've never been less on tenterhooks about a final two. Irena and Bella. Can't be anyone else.' Another tweeted: 'So I don't think anyone will be surprised if the final two are Irena and Bella?'

Not surprised: One wrote, 'I've never been less on tenterhooks about a final two. Irena and Bella. Can't be anyone else.' Another tweeted: 'So I don't think anyone will be surprised if the final two are Irena and Bella?'

Not surprised: One wrote, ‘I’ve never been less on tenterhooks about a final two. Irena and Bella. Can’t be anyone else.’ Another tweeted: ‘So I don’t think anyone will be surprised if the final two are Irena and Bella?’

‘Bye Izzy and Bec,’ another wrote.

There were also a number of viewers who were surprised that Locky would be picking his final two so soon after hometown visits.  

‘Oh I’ve been so confused how we went from 4 to grand finale. I swear it used to be 4 to 3 to final 2,’ said one. 

‘We’re overdue for a blindside,’ another wrote, as a third tweeted: ‘Are there only two roses? Wait? What? Am I missing something here?’

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'I swear it used to be 4 to 3 to final 2': There were also a number of viewers who were surprised that Locky would be picking his final two so soon after hometown visits

'I swear it used to be 4 to 3 to final 2': There were also a number of viewers who were surprised that Locky would be picking his final two so soon after hometown visits

‘I swear it used to be 4 to 3 to final 2’: There were also a number of viewers who were surprised that Locky would be picking his final two so soon after hometown visits

Locky gave his final two roses to Irena and Bella, former friends turned rivals, at the end of the rose ceremony. 

After embracing Bec, it was an emotional Izzy’s turn to say goodbye, tearing up as she hugged Locky before he walked her out.

Before leaving, he told her: ‘You’re so amazing, you bring out the best in me. I’ve had literally the best time.’

The final two: Locky gave his final two roses to Irena and Bella, former friends turned rivals, at the end of the rose ceremony. Pictured left to right is Irena and Bella

The final two: Locky gave his final two roses to Irena and Bella, former friends turned rivals, at the end of the rose ceremony. Pictured left to right is Irena and Bella

The final two: Locky gave his final two roses to Irena and Bella, former friends turned rivals, at the end of the rose ceremony. Pictured left to right is Irena and Bella

She said: ‘You’ve also got some amazing girls back there. Good luck.’

In the car, Izzy tearfully told producers: ‘I saw myself standing at the end of this whole experience with Locky. I was not expecting tonight to go the way it has. I guess it wasn’t meant to be. 

‘Right now, I’m just feeling really heartbroken. But I wouldn’t change anything,’ she added. 

Heartfelt: Before sending her off, Locky told Izzy: 'You're so amazing, you bring out the best in me. I've had literally the best time.' In the car, Izzy told tearfully told producers: 'Right now, I'm just feeling really heartbroken. But I wouldn't change anything'

Heartfelt: Before sending her off, Locky told Izzy: 'You're so amazing, you bring out the best in me. I've had literally the best time.' In the car, Izzy told tearfully told producers: 'Right now, I'm just feeling really heartbroken. But I wouldn't change anything'

Heartfelt: Before sending her off, Locky told Izzy: ‘You’re so amazing, you bring out the best in me. I’ve had literally the best time.’ In the car, Izzy told tearfully told producers: ‘Right now, I’m just feeling really heartbroken. But I wouldn’t change anything’

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JK Rowling triggers ANOTHER transphobia row

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JK Rowling is embroiled in yet another transphobia row after she directed fans to a website selling badges and stickers saying ‘transwomen are men’.

The author, 55, appeared to take aim at her critics yesterday, tweeting a photograph of herself wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: ‘This witch doesn’t burn’.

She followed up her message with a link to the Wild Womyn Workshop, writing: ‘If you are (or know) a witch who wants one of these, don’t buy from cynical chancers.’

Furious critics were quick to point out that the website sells a series of other items they deemed ‘transphobic’, with users sharing images of badges reading ‘f*** your pronouns’ and ‘trans activism is misogyny’.

Wild Womyn Workshop, which has a category dedicated to ‘gender critical’ items, also sells a badge reading ‘dead men don’t rape’ alongside stickers stating ‘trans-ideology erases women.’   

JK Rowling is embroiled in yet another transphobia row after she directed fans to a website selling 'offensive' badges and stickers saying 'transwomen are men'

JK Rowling is embroiled in yet another transphobia row after she directed fans to a website selling 'offensive' badges and stickers saying 'transwomen are men'

JK Rowling is embroiled in yet another transphobia row after she directed fans to a website selling ‘offensive’ badges and stickers saying ‘transwomen are men’

Social media users accused Rowling of promoting transphobia by sharing the link, with one writing: ‘How about considering supporting trans-inclusive organisations instead of incredibly transphobic ones?

‘Every time I think you can’t be a worse TERF, you somehow do. The bar is literally so low.’ 

Others branded the Harry Potter author a TERF – a slur meaning a trans exclusionary radical feminist – while urging Rowling to ‘understand the damage and hatefulness you have caused a group of people.’

Another critic added: ‘Coming out being transphobic proudly now… wow… I hope one day you understand the damage and hatefulness you are continuously causing a group of people when you could have used your influence and money to help people.

‘You honestly should be ashamed.’

A third added: ‘Words cannot express how disappointed I am in you.’ 

The author, 55, appeared to take aim at her critics yesterday, tweeting a photograph of herself wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: 'This witch doesn't burn'

The author, 55, appeared to take aim at her critics yesterday, tweeting a photograph of herself wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: 'This witch doesn't burn'

The author, 55, appeared to take aim at her critics yesterday, tweeting a photograph of herself wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: ‘This witch doesn’t burn’

Pictured: A badge for sale at the store

Pictured: A badge for sale at the store

Pictured: A badge for sale at the store

Pictured: A badge for sale at the store

Furious critics were quick to point out that the website sells a series of other items they deemed ‘transphobic’, with users sharing images of badges reading ‘dead men don’t rape’

Other products at the store read 'f*** your pronouns' (pictured), causing fury to erupt over the author's tweet

Other products at the store read 'f*** your pronouns' (pictured), causing fury to erupt over the author's tweet

Other products at the store read ‘f*** your pronouns’ (pictured), causing fury to erupt over the author’s tweet

Responding to the criticism, Angela Wild, who runs Wild Womyn Workshop, told MailOnline: ‘Men are not women. No-one can change sex.

‘These simple statements are now considered “transphobic” and controversial. If some people are offended by my products because they are triggered by biological reality I am sorry for them but it has got nothing to do with me.

‘Don’t like my products? Don’t buy them. It’s not unlawful to tell the truth.’

Ms Wild, a self-proclaimed lesbian feminist, is a co-founder of the anti-trans, lesbian separatist group Get the L Out, which staged a demonstration at London Pride in 2018.

The author’s latest row comes just a week after furious backlash erupted over her newest novel, in which a male serial killer dresses as a woman to slay his victims.

Troubled Blood – written under Rowling’s pseudonym Robert Galbraith – follows detective Cormoran Strike as he uncovers what happened to missing GP Margot Bamborough. 

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Social media users accused Rowling of promoting transphobia by sharing the link

Social media users accused Rowling of promoting transphobia by sharing the link

Social media users accused Rowling of promoting transphobia by sharing the link

He fears she fell victim to Dennis Creed, who has been dubbed a ‘transvestite serial killer’ for murdering his victims while wearing female clothing.

An early review of the 900-page book by The Daily Telegraph – in which the critic states the book’s ‘moral seems to be: never trust a man in a dress’ – sparked immediate backlash online.

Furious readers rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, making #RIPJKRowling trend in the UK.

Others said the book – which had not been released at the time – is not transphobic at all and over-eager detractors should read it before jumping to conclusions.

The author's latest row comes just a week after furious backlash erupted over her newest novel Troubled Blood

The author's latest row comes just a week after furious backlash erupted over her newest novel Troubled Blood

 The author’s latest row comes just a week after furious backlash erupted over her newest novel Troubled Blood

Observer journalist Nick Cohen wrote: ‘I’ve read the latest Strike novel, and the claim it’s anti-trans is total sh***. 

‘I can’t tell you why it is total sh*** without giving away the ending. So until you read it yourself, which you should, you will just have to trust me: this is total sh***.’

A Twitter user called Steve replied stating: ‘But when you combine it with all the negative stereotyping she’s done about trans women, it shows a clear pattern. 

‘It’s not anti-trans as such but it does play into the fears that trans women are cis males looking to spy on women.’

Cohen replied: ‘Read the bloody book why don’t you?’ 

In June, the Harry Potter author hit headlines after she mocked an online article using the words ‘people who menstruate’ instead of ‘women’. 

She was hit by what she described as ‘relentless attacks’ after she wrote: ‘I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?’

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Furious readers rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, making #RIPJKRowling trend in the UK.

Furious readers rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, making #RIPJKRowling trend in the UK.

Furious readers rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, making #RIPJKRowling trend in the UK.

JK Rowling pictured with Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in 2001

JK Rowling pictured with Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in 2001

JK Rowling pictured with Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in 2001

The acclaimed novelist then penned a deeply personal essay to address the controversy, revealing she was sexually assaulted in her 20s and saying she still feels the scars of ‘domestic violence’ in her first marriage. 

Rowling’s remarks sparked backlash from a range of stars including Ron Weasley actor Rupert Grint, Emma Watson who played Hermione Granger in the film franchise, Daniel Radcliffe who played Harry and Eddie Redmayne, who stars in her Fantastic Beasts films. 

But actor Robbie Coltrane – who played Rubeus Hagrid in the movies – told the Radio Times: ‘I don’t think what she said was offensive really. 

‘I don’t know why but there’s a whole Twitter generation of people who hang around waiting to be offended. 

He added: ‘That’s me talking like a grumpy old man, but you just think, “Oh, get over yourself”.’

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Frantic search for two missing 14-year-old girls who left Hobart school and dyed their hair

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A frantic search is underway for two teenage girls who left school in their uniforms, dyed their hair black and caught a bus out of town before disappearing.

Madeline Dixon and Molly Martin were last seen leaving Collegiate Middle School in Hobart in school uniform at 8.45am on Wednesday morning. 

Police are appealing for public assistance to find the two 14-year-old girls.

Tasmanian detectives released an update about 8.30pm with new information that indicated the girls had ‘attempted to alter their appearance’ after leaving school grounds.

They both reportedly dyed their hair black and changed out of their school clothes into darker outfits.

Pictured: Molly Martin

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Pictured: Madeline Dixon

Pictured: Madeline Dixon

Madeline Dixon and Molly Martin were last seen leaving Collegiate Middle School in Hobart in school uniform at 8.45am on Wednesday morning

Police claim both teens were last spotted together about 2.10pm on a bus from Rosny to Carlton.

They indicated they would get off the bus at Sorell, and police have reason to believe both Madeline and Molly remain in the area.

One of Maddie’s relatives admitted he had ‘no clue’ who she would know in the region.

‘I wouldn’t have a clue who she associates with as her side of the family doesn’t really talk to mine as much as we’d all like to,’ he said.

‘I just hope she’s okay and nothing needs to be taken any further.’

Tasmanian detectives released an update about 8.30pm with new information that indicated the girls had 'attempted to alter their appearance' after leaving school grounds. Pictured: Collegiate Middle School in Hobart

Tasmanian detectives released an update about 8.30pm with new information that indicated the girls had 'attempted to alter their appearance' after leaving school grounds. Pictured: Collegiate Middle School in Hobart

Tasmanian detectives released an update about 8.30pm with new information that indicated the girls had ‘attempted to alter their appearance’ after leaving school grounds. Pictured: Collegiate Middle School in Hobart

Maddie was last seen wearing a black Nike jacket, grey crop top and track pants. She was carrying a large shoulder bag. 

Police fear the girls may be trying to cross state borders early on Thursday morning.   

“We are extremely thankful with the information that we have currently received which has proven to be exceptionally helpful,’ a Tasmania Police spokesman said on Wednesday night.

‘I strongly encourage members of the public to notify Tasmania Police with any further information that they may have,” Sergeant Simon Ward said.

Anyone with information should contact police on 131 444. 

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