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This sign in the Waterstones sci-fi section perfectly sums up 2017

This sign in the Waterstones sci-fi section perfectly sums up 2017

The times we live in, eh?

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From Flying visits? Bill Clinton in Easons, Yoko Ono in Glasnevin Cemetery Hi Bill And Yoko

Flying visits? Bill Clinton in Easons, Yoko Ono in Glasnevin Cemetery

Bill Clinton took in some bookshops in Cork today, while Yoko Ono visit Daniel O’Connell’s crypt.

From The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

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Waterstone's to ditch the apostrophe from its name

Waterstone’s says dropping the apostrophe is “more versatile and practical” in a digital world.

From Take 5: Tuesday Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

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From Sunday Tribune struggles as receiver appointed Jobswatch

Sunday Tribune struggles as receiver appointed

Newspaper continues publishing – but 46 Waterstone’s staff face uncertain future as two Dublin stores close.

FORMER BRITISH Prime Minister Tony Blair is set to give his £4.6m book advance to charity.

Blair will donate the money to a new sports centre for injured troops. Blair said he will donate all the money from his book A Journey in addition to any further royalties received. The centre, the Royal British Legion’s Battle Back Challenge Centre is due to open in 2012.

“Tony Blair decided on leaving office that he would donate the proceeds of his memoirs to a charity for the Armed Forces as a way of marking the enormous sacrifice they make for the security of our people and the world. The Royal British Legion is just such a cause,” the spokesman said.

“In making this decision, Tony Blair recognises the courage and sacrifice the armed forces demonstrate day in, day out.”

Blair’s decision to go into Iraq was a controversial one that divided the UK and many believe overshadows his legacy as prime minister.

Blair’s book is due out on Sept 1 and although he will do a series of signings, security measures mean fans will not be allowed take photographs with the retired PM.

Members of the Stop The War Coalition plan to picket Mr Blair’s appearance at London branch of Waterstones and attempt to “arrest” him for alleged war crimes.