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Around Battersea

The L’OCCITANE Group

The L’OCCITANE Group, a pioneer in beauty and well-being products using natural ingredients, has decided to reassign some of its facilities to manufacture 70,000 litres of hand sanitiser. These products will be donated to the health authorities and healthcare workers in France.

INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant

INEOS, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, has today announced plans to produce 1 million hand sanitisers per month to help with the European shortage. These will be produced according to World Health Organisation specifications and be specifically designed to kill bacteria and viruses.

A statement from The Royal Parks 

“We believe strongly that having access to green space has never been more important than it is today for people’s physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for those without a garden. It is up to all of us collectively to adhere to the latest guidance, otherwise we will have to consider closing the parks. We will keep the situation under constant review.”

Pancake perfection

Looking for the perfect pancake? Whether you’re after a classic sweet crepe or a breakfast version with bacon and eggs, here’s some of London’s Shrove Tuesday best.

Blue sky art

See works of art by the finalists and winners of Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year series at Clarendon Fine Art in Mayfair.

Vegan London

To celebrate World Vegan Month, here is our round-up of some of the best plant-based food in the capital from afternoon tea to a 10 course dinner.

Outside the box

Property developer Will Herrmann, of West Eleven, tells us why his buildings are not just “white boxes”, but high quality living spaces.