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National Trust considers plans to ban cars from parts of the Lake District

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The National Trust is considering plans to ban cars from parts of the Lake District as the Cumbrian lake is being ‘loved to death’ by tourists. 

Kate Willshaw, officer for the Friends of the Lake District, claims there are ‘honeypots’ such as Bowness, Keswick and Windermere in the Lakes, which attract floods of tourists and massive congestion as a result. 

She said: ‘They attract people because they are an easy win. You can get to them without driving on single-track roads, and the views are magnificent.’

The National Trust is considering plans to ban cars from parts of the Lake District. It is working with the national park authority (LDNPA) for 'traffic management' in Seathwaite where tourists have piled up their cars to climb Scafell Pike (pictured)

The National Trust is considering plans to ban cars from parts of the Lake District. It is working with the national park authority (LDNPA) for 'traffic management' in Seathwaite where tourists have piled up their cars to climb Scafell Pike (pictured)

The National Trust is considering plans to ban cars from parts of the Lake District. It is working with the national park authority (LDNPA) for ‘traffic management’ in Seathwaite where tourists have piled up their cars to climb Scafell Pike (pictured)

Graphic shows where the parking restrictions would be imposed in the Lake District and the neighbouring areas popular with holiday-makers

Graphic shows where the parking restrictions would be imposed in the Lake District and the neighbouring areas popular with holiday-makers

Graphic shows where the parking restrictions would be imposed in the Lake District and the neighbouring areas popular with holiday-makers

The national park authority (LDNPA) is working with the National Trust, which owns 20 per cent of the Lake District, for ‘traffic management in Seathwaite’. 

Tourists abandon their cars in this Cumbrian hamlet before climbing England’s highest peak Scafell Pike. 

Plans suggest Seathwaite residents would be able to use their cars within the proposed zones, according to the Times.   

The Lake District saw 14.8m visitors in 2012 and this rose to 17.3m within three years, according to figures by the LDNPA. And the Lakes had 19.4m visitors last year. 

Cars are abandoned in Seathwaite as visitors go hiking up England's highest peak. A local farmer has said a 'normal Friday' consists of cars parking from the entrance of their house all the way down the road - making them keen for the proposed car-free zones

Cars are abandoned in Seathwaite as visitors go hiking up England's highest peak. A local farmer has said a 'normal Friday' consists of cars parking from the entrance of their house all the way down the road - making them keen for the proposed car-free zones

Cars are abandoned in Seathwaite as visitors go hiking up England’s highest peak. A local farmer has said a ‘normal Friday’ consists of cars parking from the entrance of their house all the way down the road – making them keen for the proposed car-free zones

Bowness is one of the 'honeypots' which attracts tourists in the Lake District, according to Kate Willshaw, officer for the Friends of the Lake District. In 2012 there were 14.8m visitors at the Lake District and this rose to 17.3m by 2015, according to figures by the LDNPA

Bowness is one of the 'honeypots' which attracts tourists in the Lake District, according to Kate Willshaw, officer for the Friends of the Lake District. In 2012 there were 14.8m visitors at the Lake District and this rose to 17.3m by 2015, according to figures by the LDNPA

Bowness is one of the ‘honeypots’ which attracts tourists in the Lake District, according to Kate Willshaw, officer for the Friends of the Lake District. In 2012 there were 14.8m visitors at the Lake District and this rose to 17.3m by 2015, according to figures by the LDNPA

Julian Glover, journalist at the Evening Standard, said this proves the days when Alfred Wainwright wrote his Lake District walking guides where he would set off from Kendal by bus have ‘long gone’.

He also called for a new approach to public transport in his September review of the national parks.  

The National Trust are in discussion with the Highways Agency, residents and the parish council, and will consider ‘other locations’ of the car-free zones.  

Julian Glover, journalist at the Evening Standard, said this proves the days when Alfred Wainwright (pictured with Sonia Harvey at the Lakes) wrote his Lake District walking guides where he would set off from Kendal by bus have 'long gone'

Julian Glover, journalist at the Evening Standard, said this proves the days when Alfred Wainwright (pictured with Sonia Harvey at the Lakes) wrote his Lake District walking guides where he would set off from Kendal by bus have 'long gone'

Julian Glover, journalist at the Evening Standard, said this proves the days when Alfred Wainwright (pictured with Sonia Harvey at the Lakes) wrote his Lake District walking guides where he would set off from Kendal by bus have ‘long gone’

A local farmer told the Times: ‘Congestion is horrendous and getting much worse. There was a fire in one of the houses near us and the fire engine couldn’t get down, there were so many cars parked.’

They added how a ‘normal Friday’ consists of cars parking from the entrance of their house all the way down the road – making them keen for the proposed car-free zones.

Stopping drivers from parking at one of the main entrances to Scafell Pike would ‘be a big blow to ramblers’, a walker who parks at Seathwaite said.

Jeremy Barlow, Assistant Director of National Trust Lake District said: ‘The Seathwaite valley is under pressure – it’s a popular place to park if you plan to take in the beauty of Scafell Pike, Great Gable and the other high fells in the Lakes. 

‘This can cause access problems for those who live there including farmers, and it could restrict an emergency vehicle.’

He admitted the issue is ‘complex’ and ‘we don’t yet have a solution’ but encouraged visitors to read tips before visiting. 

Yachts are moored on Lake Windermere, which lies in Cumbria's Lake District, and attracts  people because it is an 'easy win', says Ms Willshaw

Yachts are moored on Lake Windermere, which lies in Cumbria's Lake District, and attracts  people because it is an 'easy win', says Ms Willshaw

Yachts are moored on Lake Windermere, which lies in Cumbria’s Lake District, and attracts  people because it is an ‘easy win’, says Ms Willshaw

But Ms Willshall claimed this problem is being felt in Cornwall, Devon, the North York Moors and Snowdonia. 

This comes just after Councillor Lywood, from Keswick Town Council in the Lake District, accused the LDNPA of putting tourism ahead of protecting the landscape.

He asked: ‘How can this body give more than a cursory consideration to zip wires over Thirlmere, the proliferation of 4x4s in Little Langdale, a Gondola up to Whinlatter and now a wide-strip of scarring tarmac beneath Blencathra?’ 

The National Trust will present research about the car ban at a conference in Kendal, Cumbria, on Tuesday. It will offer alternatives like electric bikes, boats and buses.   

Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism Gill Haigh, said: ‘The Lake District and wider county is visited and enjoyed by millions each year. 

‘When judged by any national or international standards, the Lake District really does not have a traffic problem.

‘Very occasionally, in certain limited areas of the Lake District, emergency works on the road network, rail disruption and limited parking can combine with a peak travel day and so inevitably there can be added pressure but even on these exceptional days you can always find quiet places to visit.

‘The rest of the time traffic flow is perfectly normal, as those of us who live and work here can attest. 

‘That isn’t to say that there isn’t progress to be made on sustainable transport and reducing carbon initiatives and Cumbria Tourism support the Lake District National Park’s Sustainable Travel Framework ambitions to reduce carbon and support the visitor experience through the development of further sustainable transport opportunities. 

‘Our recent campaign with the rail industry is a great example which resulted in the equivalent of a 1.3 million mile reduction in car journeys within the county.’

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This ‘holy grail’ foundation has been named the best in Australia

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Estee Lauder’s famed Double Wear foundation, which is renowned for staying in place for 15 hours straight, has been named the best in Australia at the Best in Beauty Awards.

The French-made brand has taken out the top gong on four separate occasions since 2013 and has returned this year to retain the title.

It has more than 379 glowing reviews on Beauty Heaven alone, with most customers calling it the ‘holy grail’ option they’ll turn to for work events and a night out. 

Estee Lauder's famed Double Wear foundation, which is renowned for staying in place for 15 hours straight, has been named the best in Australia at the Best in Beauty Awards (pictured on a model)

Estee Lauder's famed Double Wear foundation, which is renowned for staying in place for 15 hours straight, has been named the best in Australia at the Best in Beauty Awards (pictured on a model)

Estee Lauder’s famed Double Wear foundation, which is renowned for staying in place for 15 hours straight, has been named the best in Australia at the Best in Beauty Awards (pictured on a model)

The foundation (left) has a cult following among makeup artists and celebrities alike

The foundation (left) has a cult following among makeup artists and celebrities alike

The foundation (left) has a cult following among makeup artists and celebrities alike

‘I have fairly normal skin that gets a bit shiny in the T zone at the end of a long day, and this foundation is the only one where I don’t have to blot or powder. It stays perfectly in place, doesn’t transfer and doesn’t oxidise,’ one woman said.

‘I purchased this foundation after reading amazing reviews for its staying powder on oily skin and I was not disappointed,’ said another.

‘I found this makeup did stay in place throughout the day and did not slide around on my oily face like a lot of foundations do.’

There are also 24 different shades to choose from so just about everyone can find their correct colour match

There are also 24 different shades to choose from so just about everyone can find their correct colour match

The only complaint from customers is about the price, which is $59 at the majority of retailers, including Sephora

The only complaint from customers is about the price, which is $59 at the majority of retailers, including Sephora

Estee Lauder claim the unique formula in their foundation means it won’t rub off or transfer onto clothes, which is a saving grace if you decide to wear white

Even women with drier skin said it didn't look 'cakey' or crease into their lines and wrinkles after a long day

Even women with drier skin said it didn't look 'cakey' or crease into their lines and wrinkles after a long day

Even women with drier skin said it didn’t look ‘cakey’ or crease into their lines and wrinkles after a long day

Even women with drier skin said it didn’t look ‘cakey’ or crease into their lines and wrinkles after a long day.

‘Even though I have the world’s driest cheeks this foundation doesn’t settle into my pores,’ one reviewer said.

Estee Lauder claim the unique formula in their foundation means it won’t rub off or transfer onto clothes, which is a saving grace if you decide to wear white.

There are also 24 different shades to choose from so just about everyone can find their correct colour match.

'I'd give this foundation a 10/10 but I can't get too attached because of the price,' one person wrote

'I'd give this foundation a 10/10 but I can't get too attached because of the price,' one person wrote

‘I’d give this foundation a 10/10 but I can’t get too attached because of the price,’ one person wrote

The only complaint from customers is about the price, which is $59 at the majority of retailers, including Sephora.     

‘I’d give this foundation a 10/10 but I can’t get too attached because of the price,’ one person wrote.

The runner-up was MAC Studio Fix Fluid, which is oil free and gives those with oily skin types a matte finish.

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Furious music fans demand refunds after RNB Fridays Live

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Music fans who paid $200 for a festival headlined by Janet Jackson said it’s the worst money they’ve ever spent, as the star is accused of lip syncing to her biggest hits amid a pile of complaints about obstructed views and sound problems.

The issues started at the RNB Fridays Live event at HBF Park in Perth on Friday.

Fans paid up to $200 for tickets to the show but quickly became enraged when they couldn’t see the stage properly, people started smoking in the audience, sound problems were rife and Jackson was lip-syncing.

Pamela Lewis, 34, couldn’t wait to see the singer and actress perform live but told Daily Mail Australia the show was marred with disappointment.

A show headlined by Janet Jackson received a pile of complaints after she was accused of lip syncing

A show headlined by Janet Jackson received a pile of complaints after she was accused of lip syncing

A show headlined by Janet Jackson received a pile of complaints after she was accused of lip syncing

‘It was the worst performance of the night and probably the worst I’ve seen,’ Ms Lewis said.

‘Once [Jackson] was on stage she started lip syncing and it was so obvious she was dancing around trying to move the mic over her lips so we couldn’t see and she kept putting her hair over her face.’

‘Everyone started leaving and everyone was saying how disappointing it was.’

Some suggested Jackson’s microphone might have been off making it look like she was lip syncing.

Ms Lewis disagreed and said the star’s timing was all wrong.

‘She was out of time for sure. We left when she tried to sing Together Again.’

One audience member said Jackson's performance was the worst she's ever seen

One audience member said Jackson's performance was the worst she's ever seen

One audience member said Jackson’s performance was the worst she’s ever seen

Cherie Mathews said Jackson’s mouth didn’t match the screen and hundreds of people left during the Melbourne show on Saturday.

‘I looked at my sister and said “what the f***?”,’ she said.

‘People on level two and three were chanting for the Black Eyes Peas to come back on while Janet Jackson was playing.’

Other furious fans commented on the Facebook event page with the same complaint.

‘Janet Jackson’s performance was shameful… Sorry to say but she should be axed,’ said a Perth audience member. 

Another audience member said Jackson's mouth didn't match the screen

Another audience member said Jackson's mouth didn't match the screen

Another audience member said Jackson’s mouth didn’t match the screen

‘Wow the music levels are absolutely shocking!’ 

‘It was so bad. Worst $200 ever spent,’ agreed someone else. 

The problems persisted at the Melbourne show.

‘Wow the sound at the Melbourne concert was absolutely dreadful,’ said one user.

‘Janet Jackson wow nice lip syncing and nice job clearing the stadium early.’

Some furious fans said they paid for ‘platinum’ seating but were stuck with half a view from the side of the stage.

‘I had platinum seats in Perth…so upset the side of the stage was blocked and you could only see bits from the front.’

Others said the same thing happened at the Melbourne show.

'Wow the music levels are absolutely shocking!' one angry fan wrote on social media

'Wow the music levels are absolutely shocking!' one angry fan wrote on social media

‘Wow the music levels are absolutely shocking!’ one angry fan wrote on social media

‘The promoters should be ashamed for charging $200 for obscured seating miles away from the stage,’ one user wrote on the event Facebook page, sharing a photo of the view from their ‘platinum’ seats.

‘My wife was so excited about her premium seats only to get there and find that they were anything but premium. Very poor.’ 

Someone else also said they paid $200 for platinum seats but had a view of the side of the stage which was obscured by a cover.

The complaints didn’t stop at sound and seating.

One person accused the Perth venue of running out of drinks.

‘Running out of stock very early and only having beer or bourbon left by 7pm or so,’ they wrote.

‘When the main act clears the stadium…what a disappointment.’

A Melbourne audience member paid $200 for a platinum ticket but had a view from the side

A Melbourne audience member paid $200 for a platinum ticket but had a view from the side

A Melbourne audience member paid $200 for a platinum ticket but had a view from the side

One attendee said it was the worst $200 they'd ever spent

One attendee said it was the worst $200 they'd ever spent

One attendee said it was the worst $200 they’d ever spent

Another fan said she had an amazing time but the experience was tainted by people smoking in the audience.

‘Having an awesome time but please make it a smoke-free event next. Dancing your a*** off while drunk a*******s are lighting up next to you and blowing disgusting carcinogens over everyone is a complete buzzkill.’

While many fans said Jackson’s dancing was impressive as she pulled out her late-brother Michael’s famous crotch-grabbing move, it wasn’t enough to stop hundreds of angry fans from leaving the venue, reported WA Today

One person called it the biggest disappointment of 2019 on social media.

It was estimated around 50,000 people attended last year's event

It was estimated around 50,000 people attended last year's event

It was estimated around 50,000 people attended last year’s event

One person called this year's event the biggest disappointment of 2019 on social media

One person called this year's event the biggest disappointment of 2019 on social media

One person called this year’s event the biggest disappointment of 2019 on social media

‘Glaring lip syncing by JJ and an abrupt ending with a confetti-covered crowd blanketed in darkness,’ another concertgoer wrote.

Another person user accused the star of arriving 40 minutes late and joked that timing was not her strong point.

‘Please work on your lip syncing and timing a lot better… Definitely gave me a laugh! Come on 40 minutes late and you bring out a lip syncing performance,’ they Tweeted.

Ms Jackson ended the performance with a cascade of confetti.

Other performers included the Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, J-Kwon, Keri Hilson, Sisqo, Brandy and Jason Derulo.

Confetti covered the audience at the end of Jackson's show

Confetti covered the audience at the end of Jackson's show

Confetti covered the audience at the end of Jackson’s show

The RNB Fridays Live event will travel to Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane.

Jackson’s performance was not the only issue concertgoers had with the event, with one woman claiming she was told the seats she paid for were being demolished.

‘Can someone from RNB Fridays Live please PM me,’ she wrote.

‘Just received a call from Ticketmaster to say our seats are being replaced with a staircase… Where does that leave us? Do we now miss out because you failed to get the floor plan right?’

Sydney Showground told Daily Mail Australia seats are always removed to create a wider isle and said it was a ticketing issue.

Daily Mail Australia contacted Ticketmaster for comment.

RNB Fridays Live has come under fire in the past.

Last year’s festival at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne was labelled ‘the worst concert ever’.

Fans claimed the event was ruined by poor sound quality and there were long queues for food and drinks.

Sabrina DiGiambattista said she feared for her safety at the event last year

Sabrina DiGiambattista said she feared for her safety at the event last year

Sabrina DiGiambattista said she feared for her safety at the event last year 

Sabrina DiGiambattista previously said the tickets were oversold and she had to leave early because of safety concerns.

She said it was ‘more like a mosh pit than a standing area’.

‘It was so packed you couldn’t move without bumping into someone, very tightly packed in, it became claustrophobic, there were drinks in open plastic cups not cans like at other events.’

‘Due to this people were spilling drinks everywhere due to being bumped into, the floor was sticky and wet, if there had been an emergency or evacuation I firmly believe a fatal crush or stampede could have occurred.’

A Facebook group called ‘RnB live Melbourne robbed us…refund our money’ was set up.

Event organisers Mushroom Group told Daily Mail Australia they were not aware of any sound issues and refused to comment further.

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The six foods to boost your metabolism – and help you lose weight

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A leading nutritionist has revealed how snacking on six specific foods every day can help you lose weight, just in time for summer.

In an appearance on the Today Show, acclaimed food scientist Dr Vincent Candrawinata said incorporating protein-rich meat like lamb chops into your daily diet will help keep kilos off by leaving you fuller for longer.

Everyday spices like chilli and ginger and unsweetened caffeinated drinks, including black tea and coffee, increase the body’s ability to burn fat while fibre-rich ingredients like seaweed lowers blood sugar and promotes weight loss.

Dr Vincent, who has a doctorate in molecular nutrition, also advised cutting refined sugars, processed meat and alcohol from your diet to reduce belly fat.

Acclaimed food scientist Dr Vincent Candrawinata (pictured) revealed the seven foods we should eat everyday to lose weight, including lamb, apples and seaweed

Acclaimed food scientist Dr Vincent Candrawinata (pictured) revealed the seven foods we should eat everyday to lose weight, including lamb, apples and seaweed

Acclaimed food scientist Dr Vincent Candrawinata (pictured) revealed the seven foods we should eat everyday to lose weight, including lamb, apples and seaweed

1. CHILLI AND GINGER

Adding spice to your daily meals could be the ticket to the perfect summer body, according to Dr Vincent, who recommends seasoning dishes with chilli or ginger.

Chilli contains an active component called capsaicin, which increases your metabolic rate, helps to reduce blood pressure and stimulates digestion by enhancing feelings of fullness and reducing cravings.

Ginger also improves digestion, reduces inflammation and stabilises blood sugar levels, encouraging weight loss.

2. SEAWEED

Low in carbohydrates and calories, seaweed could help you on the way to a slender figure.

There is a natural fibre in sea kelp called alginate, which inhibits the enzymes that digest fat, so less is absorbed by the body. 

In 2015, British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver attributed his notable weight loss to eating daily doses of seaweed.

Japan and China consume more than 170,000 tons of seaweed per year.

3. LEGUMES AND PULSES

Legumes like lentils, chickpeas and beans are rich in B vitamins, fibre and protein – all of which promote metabolism to speed up weight loss. 

Studies suggest that the high protein content of beans requires the body to burn a greater number of calories to digest them, compared to lower-protein foods.

Legumes are also rich in arginine, an amino acid that increases the amount of carbs and fat the body burns for energy.

Low in carbohydrates and calories, seaweed could help you achieve a slender figure thanks to a natural fibre called alginate which inhibits fat digesting enzymes, so less is absorbed by the body

Low in carbohydrates and calories, seaweed could help you achieve a slender figure thanks to a natural fibre called alginate which inhibits fat digesting enzymes, so less is absorbed by the body

Legumes like beans (bottom right) are rich in fibre and protein which promote metabolism to speed up weight loss

Legumes like beans (bottom right) are rich in fibre and protein which promote metabolism to speed up weight loss

Low in carbohydrates and calories, seaweed (left) could help you achieve a slender figure thanks to a natural fibre called alginate which inhibits fat digesting enzymes, so less is absorbed by the body; legumes and pulses like beans (right) are rich in fibre and protein which promote metabolism to speed up weight loss 

4. APPLES

Apples contain a large amount of pectin, a component which binds with water inside the body to limit the amount of fat cells can absorb. 

Apples are also a rich source of fibre, which boosts metabolism and regulates blood sugar levels.

One large apple contains five grams of fibre and 14 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. 

Apples contain a large amount of pectin, a component which binds with water inside the body to limit the amount of fat cells can absorb

Apples contain a large amount of pectin, a component which binds with water inside the body to limit the amount of fat cells can absorb

Dr Vincent said lamb has a good ratio of protein to fat, and increases the body's metabolic rate by 30 percent more than carbohydrates do

Dr Vincent said lamb has a good ratio of protein to fat, and increases the body's metabolic rate by 30 percent more than carbohydrates do

Apples contain a large amount of pectin, a component which binds with water inside the body to limit the amount of fat cells can absorb, while lamb has an excellent ratio of protein to fat

5. LAMB CHOPS

While a balanced diet should include a mixed source of nutrients, replacing carbs and fat with protein helps to keep you fuller for longer by suppressing hormones that cause hunger.

Dr Vincent said lamb has a good ratio of protein to fat, and increases the body’s metabolic rate by 30 percent more than carbohydrates do.

6. COFFEE

Caffeinated coffee is rich in antioxidants and boosts weight loss by decreasing appetite and increasing metabolism.

Dr Vincent recommends two cups of unsweetened coffee each day, one with breakfast and lunch.

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