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—Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773) [4th Earl of Chesterfield] English politician, writer

 

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VIDEO: Sargy Mann: Painting with inner vision  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:38:20 GMT
Artist Sargy Mann has been registered blind for 25 years. His paintings are highly acclaimed and sought-after. 
VIDEO: Exhibition on a changing Afghanistan  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:45:29 GMT
The Imperial War Museum's latest exhibition focuses on Afghanistan as British troops prepare to leave. 
VIDEO: Art on motorbikes in Kampala  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:19:26 GMT
Artists in Uganda are using motorbikes to carry and display street art installations as part of the Kampala Contemporary Art Festival. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:56:11 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: The smartphone that answers back  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:23:50 GMT
How one manufacturer is making its smartphone really stand out from the crowd. 
VIDEO: WW1: The Famine of Mount Lebanon  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:05:53 GMT
As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease. 
VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:41:54 GMT
As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate. 
VIDEO: Rediscovered: Lost episodes from classic comedy  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:47:43 GMT
Comedy fans are in for a rare treat after two lost episodes of "At Last The 1948 Show" have been uncovered. 
Gold prizes for Dubai commuters  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:36:31 GMT
The emirate wants people to get out of their cars to ease traffic congestion. 
VIDEO: Spider photobombs Ed Balls interview  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:37:49 GMT
A spider has unexpectedly appeared on camera as Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls was being interviewed about the latest GDP figures. 
Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:53:37 GMT
Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors. 
UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:06:37 GMT
UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance. 
The Queen sends her first tweet  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:51:47 GMT
The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery. 
Job centres to get digital makeover  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:12:33 GMT
Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres. 
Cliff Richard police raid 'inept'  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:10:39 GMT
The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee. 
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Dozens monitored for Ebola in Mali  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:06:41 GMT
EU agrees to emergency budget talks  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:19:32 GMT
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