The scene is set for Isis's last stand in Mosul

Iraqis trapped inside the last tiny Isis-controlled pocket of Mosul have reported that militants have been shoring up defences outside the city’s Grand al-Nuri mosque, a symbolic move ahead of their final showdown with coalition forces.  In the last two days all roads leading to the beautiful medieval building on the west bank of the Tigris River have been sealed ...

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Brexit: EU nationals seeking British citizenship more than triples in past year, new figures show

The number of European Union (EU) nationals seeking British citizenship has more than tripled during the past year, in a huge surge since the Brexit vote.  In just the first quarter of 2017, 9,400 EU applicants sought UK citizenship –  three times as many as in the same period as last year.  Applications from the founding EU states France, Germany and Italy more ...

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Boss offered worker blow job if he hit his sales target

Sarah Thompson, 51, denied offering a blowjob (Picture: SWNS) An estate agent who was offered a blowjob by his boss as an incentive to hit a sales target has won a sex discrimination case against her. Sarah Thompson, 51, had apparently promised to perform the sex act on Paul Elworthy, 45, at the Your Move work Christmas party if he ...

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This Hermione Granger cosplayer from London Comic Con looks exactly like Emma Watson

Marie Time has got this cosplaying thing nailed (Picture:Jay Holmes) Hermione Granger cosplayer Marie Time might have just won London Comic Con. Not only is her Hogwarts uniform on point, but her costume is definitely helped along by the fact she resembles Emma Watson, who played Hermione in the Harry Potter film series. Marie headed to this year’s event in full ...

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Andy Murray survives Martin Klizan scare as he battles through to set up Juan Martin del Potro tie

It was an up-and-down match for Murray (Picture: Getty) Sir Andy Murray was pushed hard as he reached the third round of the French Open, eventually beating Martin Klizan in a match that lasted more than three hours. 5 alternatives as Man Utd drop Griezmann chase in favour of true no.9 The 2016 Roland Garros runner-up enjoyed periods of high-quality, ...

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Kenneth Branagh and Johnny Depp lead stellar cast in first Murder On The Orient Express trailer

Kenneth Branagh plays Hercule Poirot (Picture: 20th Century Fox) The first trailer for the Kenneth Branagh’s reimagining of Murder On The Orient Express has landed online, showing off its stellar cast. Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown got rejected from Logan after hitting Hugh Jackman Based on Agatha Christie’s classic 1934 novel, this adaptation sees Kenneth Branagh direct and star in ...

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Pavel Nedved compares Manchester United and Chelsea target Patrik Schick to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Patrik Schick is on the radar of both Manchester United and Chelsea (Picture: Getty) Juventus legend Pavel Nedved has claimed Patrik Schick reminds him of Zlatan Ibrahimovic amid speculation the Sampdoria forward could be on his way to the Premier League. Schick has burst onto the scene in Italy this season, scoring 13 goals in 35 appearances for Sampdoria, and ...

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Tiemoue Bakayoko to hold talks with Antonio Conte before completing £37m transfer to Chelsea

Tiemoue Bakayoko is on the verge of joining Chelsea, according to reports. (AFP/Getty Images) Chelsea are closing in on a £37 million deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko as the Monaco midfielder is due to hold talks with Antonio Conte, according to reports in France. Foot Mercato claim that the Premier League champions are in pole position to sign the France international ahead ...

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Attention, Londoners: A gin-laced treasure hunt is taking place on World Gin Day

(Picture: Shutterstock) Cancel any plans you have on 10 June, because it’s World Gin Day, and to celebrate, jasmine gin brand Willem Barentsz are holding a gin treasure hunt. Hair Care: Why we’re talking about hair this month This is not a drill, gin lovers. ‘The Jasmine Trail’ treasure hunt is a map hunt which will take place among four ...

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Manchester United target Gianluigi Donnarumma ‘is not a slave’ and could leave AC Milan, claims Mino Raiola

during the Serie A match between AC Milan and AS Roma at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 7, 2017 in Milan, Italy. Gianluigi Donnarumma is not a ‘robot’ or a ‘slave’ and there is a chance the Milan goalkeeper could leave the Serie A giants this summer, according to his agent Mino Raiola. 5 alternatives as Man Utd drop Griezmann ...

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