University of Central Lancashire

Chinese newly-weds honeymoon ...in Preston!

A newly-wed couple from China have chosen a somewhat unusual destination for their honeymoon - Preston in Lancashire.

Legend and Carmen Liang
Legend Liang

Legend Liang, 33, from Guangdong, China, said he wanted to take his bride Carmen, 28, to the "lovely city", where he studied 10 years ago.

And while it might not always be the most romantic spots to celebrate your nuptials, Mr Liang insisted his new wife enjoyed her outing around the city.

Legend Liang
Legend Liang

He said he wanted to show her his favourite haunts, including the flag market. An impressed Mrs Liang said she thought the city was "really nice".

The couple's visit was part of a 12-day trip around the UK which also took in London, Cambridge, Manchester, and Edinburgh.

Students at UCLan will produce a soap opera as part of their degree
A degree in soap opera production is launched, with students producing their very own drama.

Students to start own soap opera

Students at UCLan will produce a soap opera as part of their degree

Uni study could change the way ME is diagnosed

A study led by the University of Central Lancashire could change the way chronic fatigue and ME is diagnosed.

University of Central Lancashire
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The research, which has been published in the medical journal BMJ Open, found ways of diagnosing and treating patients more quickly using a process known as "the Perrin technique".

It sees patients assessed around five physical symptoms, including chest and lymph nodes and skin rashes.

Patients are currently diagnosed via a process of elimination of other conditions.

There are about 250,000 chronic fatigue and ME sufferers in the UK. The condition causes muscular pain, disabling fatigue and an intolerance to exercise.

Students join West End stars to create musical

Stars of London's West End are to collaborate with undergraduate students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to create a musical in a week top raise money for charity.

Claire Sweeney
UCLan

Claire Sweeney will join the likes of John Thompson and Michael Xavier and about 50 third year music, theatre and media students to create a friendship-themed musical lasting 30 minutes, to be performed on the evening of BBC Children in Need on 17 November.

In February 2016 UCLan students worked with the cast and crew of Coronation Street and Emmerdale to create a 15-minute soap opera.