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Steve Marquis
Works at Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn
Attended School of Hard Knocks
Lives in Halkyn, Flintshire
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Some cracking music tonight with Got Rhythm - olden goldies all the way!
 
Got Rhythm bring eclectic goldies from various era's and genres delivered with an easy acoustic style.  There's something for everyone.

Expect to hear / join in with all sorts of lovely music but mainly old pop songs, jazzy and latin tunes and songs.

John Bailey; guitar, vocals, percussion.
Keith Parkins; sax and flute.
Bryan Moody; double bass, guitar, vocals.

Cracking new music lined up for every 4th Thursday in the month.  
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It's hot out there and getting hotter, we'll all be in deep water if we can't stop the politicos sitting on their hands. #ClimateAction 
CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers' views on climate change have evolved over the years, and he no longer considers himself a "skeptic."
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This doesn't sound good for passive smoking let alone those who vape! https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/28/study-identifies-two-new-carcinogens-in-e-cigarette-vapor/
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I don't dwell on others only where it interferes with my health. As a consequence we'll not have vaping in the pub, they can use the outside with the rest of the smokers outside. 
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Be Power Tech Co designed air conditioner generates enough electricity to create revenue! 
According to Be Power, they have devised an air condition so efficient and unique, that it not only cools but can also generate revenue!
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Do you want a privatised NHS? The UK's Government is looking into it...

The government health minister, Lord Prior, has just suggested to parliament that he plans to launch an inquiry to consider whether we should move away from a tax-funded NHS towards one funded by insurance and co-payments.

Ask your MP (if they are a Conservative MP) or ask them to ask David Cameron in parliament (if they are not) whether it is now official government policy to consider such a move to an insurance or user-fee funded NHS, away from the core principles of the NHS that have been in place since 1946? 

David Cameron said in 2011:
'Let me make this clear - we will not be moving towards an insurance scheme, we will not introduce an American-style private system. In this country, we have this most wonderful, precious institution and idea. That whenever you're ill, however rich you are, you can walk into a hospital or surgery and get treated for free. No questions asked. No cash asked. I will never put that at risk.'

And ask your friends to do the same!
Last week the government quietly announced a review into the biggest political hot potato of all - and almost no-one noticed.
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Get prepped up and head for the hills! 
The Long Read: As the Earth’s temperature continues to rise at an alarming rate, the country faces the threat of catastrophic flooding
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We really enjoyed it last time +Steve Marquis​. We'll definitely try and make it.
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Here's how you can help people impacted by the earthquake in Italy. #ItalyEarthquake
The destruction is far-reaching, and help is essential.
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Tell @theresa_may to make the Paris climate agreement part of UK law http://bit.ly/2bfARwQ
Tell the UK Government not to abandon the historic Paris Climate Agreement. Add your name now.
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Wonderful skill, my kind of bow too!
Creating an old English Long Bow requires the perfect wood as well as a woodworker with a fine hand, and the end product is beautiful.
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12 apps to pack for that summer holiday... 
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An interesting prog on the history of the NRA in the US & how it came to be what it is today... 
When President Obama wept at a recent press conference to announce action on gun control, his tears might have been born of frustration as well as sadness. Despite frequent mass-shootings, events which some might think would strengthen the case for tighter gun laws, it is difficult for any politician or party to change the rules on gun ownership in the US. One organisation is often credited with, or blamed for that - the National Rifle Associatio...
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Coconut oil and it's amazing uses against cancer and other illnesses... 
Scientists find out that the simple coconut oil can indeed do wonders! Check out this ground breaking news suggesting that it could one day cure cancer.
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Introduction
Steve Marquis,

I'm a people person and since people are at the heart of most problems, I'm also something of a problem solver!

I'm still a design/consulting engineer at heart, spent 30 years in IT/comms after a mech eng start, worked in virtually every industry, now retired to run a pub in the UKs NE Wales mountains. That pub is now the first pub in Wales to sport a Post Office Local over a bar!

Having bought product to market I'm using my marketing skills and IT abilities to promote the business via our website and social media. I'm a Google+ early adopter and keen to develop it's use for small business and share that experience with the wider community.

I've been reflecting on the above and it occurs to me that these days I am more of a conduit rather than a creative for original thinking, however, I do sometimes have my moments!
Bragging rights
I've been a hands-on Mechanical, Design, IT & Comms Consulting Engineer that when I've had the opportunity, project/programme manages, markets, sells and writes about it all too! I'm also a wannabe Permaculturist!
Education
  • School of Hard Knocks
    Growing up
  • University of Life
    Learning to live with it
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Male
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Occupation
a Publican & sub-postmaster (+Blue Bell Inn)
Skills
networking, start-ups, product to market, marketing, social media, finding solutions
Employment
  • Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn
    Publican & sub-postmaster, present
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Halkyn, Flintshire
Previously
Plymouth, Devon - Bayton, Worcs - Clun, Salop - Nottingham, Notts - Camberley, Surrey - Blackheath, London - Deptford, London
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01352 780309
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Blue Bell Inn, Rhosesmor Rd, Halkyn, Ch8 8DL
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MarineTraffic ship positions – Android Apps on Google Play
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MarineTraffic displays near real-time positions of ships and yachts worldwide. Connected to the largest network of AIS receivers, the app co

The 93rd Minute and John Warburton- 3rd Fri each month 8pm
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Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn Post Office. We are an independent, family run & multiple award winning freehouse enjoyed by real ale, whisky & cider

Wiman Free WiFi – Android Apps on Google Play
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Why I haven't been blogging much
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A cautionary tale, with a happy ending. About two years ago I started getting pains shooting down my left leg. I went to the doctor about it

Another 15 years? EU set to relicense glyphosate
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Blukulele Nights with Uke Planet - 1st Friday Monthly
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Blues, Rags & Hollers...1st Thursday monthly at 8:30pm
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Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero
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We have entered a strange realm of "negative temperatures," which are hotter than infinity.

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News and updates on Google's products, technology and more

Real time satellite tracking for: PROGRESS-M 27M
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Track satellite(s) PROGRESS-M 27M and see where are they located now. Check when there will be the next pass over your location

Give me five minutes and I’ll give you Saturn in 2015 | EarthSky.org
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Best time to see Saturn in 2015 is here! Instructions for finding this beautiful golden planet ... here.

Mad Ed's Hot Five every Sunday afternoon! - at 3pm(ish)
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Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn Post Office. We are an independent, family run & multiple award winning freehouse enjoyed by real ale, whisky & cider

TTIP and the 2015 election: where do the parties stand?
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The 2015 General Election is just around the corner, and the party manifestos are out. We have collected together their policies on TTIP for

Idle Valley Reserve 5%
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Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn Post Office. We are an independent, family run & multiple award winning freehouse enjoyed by real ale, whisky & cider

Everything you need to know: Lyrid meteor shower | EarthSky.org
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Awesome Lyrid prospects this year! You might see 10 to 20 meteors per hour at the peak on the mornings of April 22 and 23, with the nod goin

Shortest total lunar eclipse of century on April 4 | EarthSky.org
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Western North America will see the total eclipse before dawn April 4. Eastern Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia see it on the eveni

ITV Coast & Country - We're on the telly!
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Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn Post Office. We are an independent, family run & multiple award winning freehouse enjoyed by real ale, whisky & cider

Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel (D)
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Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn Post Office. We are an independent, family run & multiple award winning freehouse enjoyed by real ale, whisky & cider

All our visiting Swim Inns customers report 100% success at learning to swim
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reviewed 2 months ago
Pleasantly comfortable, hot water, towels, etc, tea/coffee and a good night's sleep. Great value and plenty of food/drink choices a short walk away. Great value.
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reviewed 4 months ago
Typical budget hotel but good quality, friendly and clean.
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Marstons Pub but all Fullers today (everyday?) great beers, Cask Marque and a good meal.
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Does the job
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