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Wednesday morning news briefing: Brexit will start green revolution, pledges PM

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As the campaigning hots up, Boris Johnson will today make his first major general election speech - Blower

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Prime Minister bids to woo Lib Dems with environmental focus

He is promising a "clean energy revolution" as one of the prizes of Brexit. Making his first policy-driven speech of the election campaign at an electric car plant, Boris Johnson will today say that a Conservative government would spearhead the drive to tackle climate change. As Political Editor Gordon Rayner writes, the Prime Minister is attempting to appeal to Liberal Democrat voters who might consider lending their support to the Tories to keep out Jeremy Corbyn. It comes after Mr Johnson featured in a "Vogue 73 questions"-style general election broadcast, revealing he is a fan of Marmite and the Rolling Stones. And Matt looks at the impact of political pacts in today's cartoon

Meanwhile, shadow chancellor John McDonnell will today set out plans for a £26bn cash injection for the NHS if Labour wins power. But the announcement risks being overshadowed by a row with the Tories, who claim Labour's additional spending would be offset by the party's proposals for a four-day week. And Harry Yorke explains why Emily Thornberry is at risk of losing her seat to the Liberal Democrats as Mr Corbyn faces his own "Ed Balls" moment.

Lord Bramall dies: Fantasist's lies blighted hero's final years

Field Marshal Lord Bramall - the decorated D-Day veteran who served as head of the Army - has died at the age of 95. As tributes were paid last night, friends spoke of his fight for justice in his final years after being smeared by a fantasist's false allegations. He was promoted to Chief of the Defence Staff in 1982 and, as Chief Reporter Robert Mendick writes, he stood out as one of the outstanding military figures of his generation. But in 2015, aged 91, more than 20 officers from the Metropolitan Police "illegally" raided his home on the sole testimony of a paedophile and liar. Read The Telegraph's obituary of Lord Bramall.

Oxford university students have the last word on grace

The head of an Oxford college has stirred up a row after trying to abolish the tradition of saying grace before meals. Prof Kate Tunstall, interim provost of Worcester College, faced criticism over her decisions about customs after students were told of proposals to replace grace with a "range of set texts of thanksgiving from any world culture". Camilla Turner reports that one academic said it showed "students are not quite as woke as they thought".

Paywall turned off to celebrate 25 years of Telegraph.co.uk

Twenty five years ago this week, The Telegraph was the first newspaper in Europe to launch a website. A watershed moment in media history, it ushered in a new digital era. To celebrate our birthday, we have turned off our paywall to open up thousands of articles usually exclusive to subscribers (including all those in this briefing) for 25 hours - from 6am until 7am tomorrow. Look back on our 25 biggest stories in our first quarter of a century online.

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Gallery: The big picture

Beach monument | The wreckage of a Second World War US fighter plane that crashed on a beach in 1942 has become Britain's first protected military crash site. View more of our picture editor's selection of the day's best images.

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning smashed into the sand at Harlech, North Wales Credit: Wales News Service 

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Business and money briefing

Racial profiling | A CCTV company in China that is a major supplier to councils and the NHS has been advertising cameras that racially profile Uighur Muslims amid a crackdown by the communist regime. As Margi Murphyreports, the firm claims its cameras detect facial features with 90pc accuracy.

Sport briefing

Sterling row | Gareth Southgate has been forced to defend his management of the row between England team-mates Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez. Sterling was dropped for England's Euro 2020 qualifying game against Montenegro on Thursday night. Watch the moment emotions ran high on the pitch.

And finally...

One fine day | A grandmother discovered she had won a lottery jackpot just 10 minutes after being told she had beaten breast cancer. Lynne Price, 55, received her scan results moments before her husband David came home from work to announce they had won £1 million. Read on for their remarkable story.