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Not as emotional as they used to be

THE use of words with emotional content in books has steadily decreased throughout the last century, according to new research from The University of Sheffield.

The study found ‘mood’ words about anger, disgust, fear, joy, sadness and surprise had declined in a database of more than five million digitised books provided by Google.

Workers’ reunion

A REUNION for staff at a Sheffield firm has been planned. All current and ex-employees at Davy Systems, Kvaerner, VAI and Siemens on Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield, plus partners, are welcome to attend on Friday, April 12, at the Davy Sports Club, Prince of Wales Road from 7pm.

Students’ success

TWO Sheffield students have scooped joint top prize in a prestigious national hospitality award. Final year Sheffield Hallam students Ben Cook and Holly Dixon jointly lifted this year’s award at the Young Guns student of the year after completing international work placements.