Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 7 Mar 2016

1. Navy to intercept migrants in Aegean Sea

The Royal Navy is to join Nato forces intercepting would-be migrants in the Aegean Sea and returning them to Turkey. The announcement comes as David Cameron prepares to meet other European leaders, including Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, in Brussels to discuss the escalating crisis.

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2. William and Kate release ski holiday pictures

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released new photos of their family enjoying a skiing holiday in the Alps. The pictures show two-year-old Prince George and ten-month-old Princess Charlotte bundled up in thick winter coats, hats and mittens and smiling as they pose alongside their parents. Another photo features a solo Prince William holding Charlotte, who will turn one in May.

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Princess Charlotte to start nursery school in January

3. Sanders and Clinton: gloves off for debate

Rival US presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton held a fierce television debate yesterday, clashing over trade, guns and the auto industry bailout. Clinton remains the favourite to gain the Democratic nomination, with Donald Trump in the lead for the Republicans.

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4. Chambers of Commerce boss quits over Brexit

British Chambers of Commerce director general John Longworth has resigned after he was suspended for taking a position on the European Union referendum. The BCC is officially neutral but Longworth told the group's annual conference on Thursday he believed the UK's prospects could be "brighter" outside the bloc.

Remain-voting City lobby group calls for 'dramatic Brexit U-turn'

5. EDF executive quits over Hinkley Point plan

The finance director of French energy firm EDF has quit because he believes the firm's plan to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset could put it in financial jeopardy. Thomas Piquemal stepped down at the weekend, according to French media. The plan is being one-third funded by the Chinese.

6. Northern Lights seen from Oxfordshire

Britain was treated to a display of the Aurora Borealis last night, with places as far south as Oxfordshire and Anglesey able to see the natural phenomenon. The Northern Lights are commonly witnessed in the north of Scotland, but a solar storm and clear skies made them more widespread last night.

Northern Lights: the best pictures from around the UK

7. Missing MH370 flight 'will be found by July'

It is "very likely" missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be found by July, says Martin Dolan, the man in charge of the search. Australian ships are due to finish combing the site in the southern Indian Ocean where the plane is believed to have crashed in four months' time.

MH370: mysterious 89kg load ‘added to cargo flight list after take-off’

8. Hatton Garden raid mastermind has months to live

Brian Reader, the ringleader of the Hatton Garden jewellery raid, may only have months to live after suffering a stroke at Belmarsh Prison in London. The 77-year-old pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary and is due to be sentenced this week. However, he was too ill to attend the hearing at Woolwich Crown Court and has appeared by video link.

9. Islamic State 'plotting spectacular UK attack'

Islamic State is planning a "spectacular" terror attack on British soil, says the national head of counter-terrorism policing. Mark Rowley issued the warning as he revealed the number of terrorism-related arrests hit record levels last year, with 339 on the mainland. IS has "big ambitions for enormous and spectacular attacks", he said.

10. Briefing: Corbyn, Jarvis and the Labour leadership rumours

Speculation is growing that Labour MP Dan Jarvis could replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader after he received a flurry of payments from private party donors. Jarvis, who represents Barnsley Central, was given £16,800 from hedge fund manager Martin Taylor and £12,500 from recruitment firm owner Peter Hearn last month, which suggests the politician is "being groomed" to take over from Corbyn, The Times suggests.

Jeremy Corbyn is a 'disaster', says Stephen Hawking

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