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Peterborough actor lands US primetime show

Plenty of young people dream of making it big in films or television but many have to settle for another career because the industry is so tough to break into.

That's what Omar Skervin from Peterborough thought he'd have to do. But, after several knock backs, he decided to have one last attempt at pursuing his Hollywood dream.

And remarkably it's paid off, with a starring roal in new NBC drama 'Siberia', as Russell Hookey reports.....

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Former Leeds footballer uses blog to reveal he is gay

Robbie Rogers, USA. Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

A former Leeds United and US winger has used his blog to reveal that he is gay and announce that he is to retire from football aged just 25.

Robbie Rogers posted: "Secrets can cause so much internal damage. People love to preach about honesty, how honesty is so plain and simple.

"Try explaining to your loved ones after 25 years you are gay. Try convincing yourself that your creator has the most wonderful purpose for you even though you were taught differently."

He added: "I always thought I could hide this secret. Football was my escape, my purpose, my identity. Football hid my secret, gave me more joy than I could have ever imagined… I will always be thankful for my career.

"Now is my time to step away. It’s time to discover myself away from football."

Read: Footballers support 'amazing talent' after gay revelation.

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Funerals to begin for victims of Sandy Hook massacre

Noah Pozner
Noah Pozner's family described him as "extremely mature" and "extremely bright." Credit: Facebook

The first funerals will be held later today for the victims of the US school massacre, three days after the gun attack, with mourners gathering at two services in Connecticut.

The family of Noah Pozner, the youngest victim of the Sandy Hook shootings having just turned six, will receive relatives and friends before a service at 1:00pm local time in Fairfield.

Noah will later be buried at B'nai Israel Cemetery in Monroe, Conn.

Mourners will meanwhile pay tribute to Jack Pinto, also six, at a 1:00pm funeral in Newtown.

Jack will then be buried at Newtown Village Cemetery. He is expected to be laid to rest wearing the jersey of his NFL hero Victor Cruz.

Click here for profiles on all the victims of the school massacre.

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