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Ladybird books will no longer be aimed at boys or girls (Picture: Penguin) Campaigners have won a small victory: Ladybird Books have promised to remove ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ labels on their titles. There are only six titles (out of hundreds) where this still applies, but every little helps, right? In our enlightened 21st century society, complaints about gender-based marketing are commonplace. The promotion of outdated stereotypes is prevalent during the likes of CITV and Milkshake, where pink dolls’ houses, animal rescue sets and secret journals are abundant, presided over by smiling girls with immaculately straight hair and Hello Kitty knapsacks. Meanwhile the boys […] Read more →
This is good, but we can help you do better (Picture: AP) Fancy going big on the October 31 this year? To inspire and astound you here’s a round up of the weirdest and funniest items you can fill your treat bucket with this Halloween. From cute and delicious to the strange and downright scary, from one pound to thousands there’s something for every ghoul in the family. It’s time to get freaky with your cash. (Picture: Asda) 1. For the first time in the UK are glow stick lollies, at £1 a bag these really will set you apart from […] Read more →
Kate was well enough today to undertake her first public engagement since the announcement of her pregnancy (Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images) K-Middy finally felt well enough to make her first public appearance since the announcement of her second pregnancy today. Yay. And she looked fab in a bespoke Alexander McQueen grey checked frock coat (oh, how we missed the frock coats Kate) and a jaunty coordinating Jane Taylor hat. And in case you were wondering, she was carrying a black suede Roxy clutch from Brit designer Jenny Packham’s AW14 range. She accompanied Prince William to the Royal Garden Hotel, a very short distance from […] Read more →