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City engineer working in Tanzania to install running water

A hospital in Tanzania that had no access to hot running water has been given a lifeline by Edinburgh engineer Dr Tom Grassie. The 47 year old engineering lecturer from Edinburgh Napier University has spearheaded a project which uses scrap-metal from disused hospital beds to create a constant hot water supply.

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery competing to be UK’s best

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh is in one of four places in contention for Britain’s richest art prize after its £17.6 million revamp. The gallery has fought off competition from the National Museum of Scotland and Glasgow’s new Riverside Museum to become a finalist for the Art Fund Prize. It was closed for two years during its dramatic refurbishment and is up against the George Frederic Watts Museum in Surrey, Barbara Hepworth gallery in Yorkshire and the redevelopment …

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