Community campaigns to bring refugee family to De Beauvoir

22 Nov , 2016  

Four pensioners are rallying together, in the hopes they can bring a vulnerable family of refugees to De Beauvoir. They are seeking approval from Hackney Council to a house a refugee family under the Full Community Sponsorship Scheme, which allows community groups to sponsor a refugee family. If successful, the family will resettle in the UK […]

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“I haven’t got time to take pictures of dog sh*t” – new Hackney Council scheme panned by De Beauvoir residents.

23 Oct , 2016  

De Beauvoir residents are being encouraged to head out and take snaps of dog muck in the latest drive to clean up the area. The ward is now part of the ‘Love Clean Hackney’ campaign, which asks residents to report environmental incidents such as fly-tipping, graffiti and dog fouling to the council by sending a […]



MONEY, Photos & Video

What do Hackney businesses want from George Osborne’s budget?

8 Mar , 2016  

As George Osborne prepares his red box for his eighth budget next week, small businesses are waiting to see what the Chancellor has up his sleeve for this year. Mr Osborne has so far kept his cards close to his chest– apart from showing his hand on pension reform before folding on Sunday night– but many commentators expect […]

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Yummy's Cafe


From The Kray Twins to Jamie Oliver this De Beauvoir cafe has interesting connections

2 Mar , 2016  

You can’t walk into Yummy’s café, whose founder grew up with the Kray Twins, in De Beauvoir without joining a heated discussion between owner Jason Elouz, his brother Darron, and whoever is at the counter buying their lunch. The pair are known for their salt beef bagels, their storytelling, and – unusually – their family […]

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“What Makes a Man?” asks De Beauvoir exhibition

27 Nov , 2015  

Masculinity was the centre of attention during an evening of short films on Tuesday night. The What Makes a Man? event included six short films and a debate about men’s issues. Event organiser Gem Carmella said: “People say ‘there is no point, men have got everything.’ Well, only if you’re a certain kind of man.” She […]

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Olive cafe to close

26 Nov , 2015  

A family owned Egyptian restaurant is to shut its doors for good. Samieh and Homada Farrah have decided to sell the Olive Cafe on Southgate Road after a year and a half of ownership. Egyptian-born Mr Farrah has worked in restaurants for 18 years and said the couple had enjoyed a “successful 18 months” at the helm. […]

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War memorial exhibition opens at De Beauvoir church

14 Nov , 2014  

De Beauvoir residents joined together to remember the First World War with the opening of a memorial at St Peter’s Church last Sunday. Local researchers found names and addresses for most of the 163 men who died, which they displayed on a map. There was also a display of pictures by pupils from Hackney New […]

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Women's Institute De Beauvoir


Women’s Institute to open De Beauvoir branch

20 Mar , 2014  

Photo credit: Dan Tookey A resurgent Women’s Institute (WI) will open a new branch in De Beauvoir this April, the third to start in Hackney since 2010. National WI membership rose from a record low of 201,000 in 2008 to 212,000 in 2013, with 128 new groups approved across the country last year. De Beauvoir […]

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Parallel Radio De Beauvoir Hackney


Hackney takes to the airwaves

29 Nov , 2013  

A group of De Beauvoir residents have been challenged to produce a radio show in just six weeks.

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De Beauvoir café offers ‘pay what you can’ prices to homeless

16 Nov , 2013  

A retired teacher has started a café where homeless people can eat on a “pay what you can” basis.

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