Tom Peck

Tom Peck is a reporter on The Independent's news desk with an interest in just about everything. In January 2012 he became the paper's Olympics Correspondent.

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Owen Farrell, the Saracens and England fly-half, is regaining fitness and relishing the new season

Owen Farrell ready to exorcise the ghosts of a testing summer

Losing two finals in eight days followed by heartache in New Zealand has not dimmed his desire to be England’s No 10, he tells Tom Peck

Phil Mickelson

Tom Peck: Time for corporate hilarity to play a central role in sport

VIP dining on the golf green is surely the next sensible step

Michel Platini has ruled out opposing Sepp Blatter for Fifa’s top job

Tom Peck: Michel Platini bides his time as Sepp Blatter reigns supreme as Fifa president

Frenchman will not stand against his rival in race to be the head of football's global body

Cosmin Moti celebrates his match-winning efforts on Wednesday night

PFL Ludogorets Razgrad vs Steaua Bucharest: Cosmin Moti’s late penalty heroics delight little Ludogorets

Defender stands in after goalkeeper is dismissed and saves two spot-kicks... after opening the scoring in the shootout

Harry Kane settles Spurs' nerves with their first goal against AEL Limassol

Tottenham Hotspur vs AEL Limassol Europa League match report: Harry Kane proves Spurs’ perfect citizen

Tottenham Hotspur 3 AEL Limassol 0 (Tottenham win 5-1 on aggregate)

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the high court in Pretoria

Televised trials a good idea? Did you see the Pistorius trial, your honour?

Often during the trial, justice for the victim felt like an afterthought

Romelu Lukaku fires in Everton’s second goal at Goodison Park last season as Arsenal fell to a 3-0 defeat

Arsenal vs Everton match preview: Arsenal have ghos ts of the pas t to lay at Goodison Park

Question marks hang over Wenger’s defence as they visit an Everton side exhibiting signs of a growing ambition

Gary Lineker, Ruud Gullit and Alan Shearer on Match of the Day
Jack Wilshere has not progressed as expected because of his injuries, insists Wenger

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere 'paying price for England not winning World Cup', says Arsene Wenger

The 22-year-old has not progressed as expected because of his injuries, insists the Gunners manager

Our limited generosity is being wasted on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The celebs taking part seem more interested in name-dropping their famous friends than raising awareness of motor neurone disease

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Stolen youth: Younger blood can reverse many of the effects of ageing

Stolen youth

Younger blood can reverse many of the effects of ageing
Bob Willoughby: Hollywood's first behind the scenes photographer

Bob Willoughby: The reel deal

He was the photographer who brought documentary photojournalism to Hollywood, changing the way film stars would be portrayed for ever
Angelina Jolie's wedding dress: made by Versace, designed by her children

Made by Versace, designed by her children

Angelina Jolie's wedding dressed revealed
Anyone for pulled chicken?

Pulling chicks

Pulled pork has gone from being a US barbecue secret to a regular on supermarket shelves. Now KFC is trying to tempt us with a chicken version
'I’ll tell you what I would not serve - lamb and potatoes': US ambassador hits out at stodgy British food served at diplomatic dinners

'I’ll tell you what I would not serve - lamb and potatoes'

US ambassador hits out at stodgy British food
Radio Times female powerlist: A 'revolution' in TV gender roles

A 'revolution' in TV gender roles

Inside the Radio Times female powerlist
Endgame: James Frey's literary treasure hunt

James Frey's literary treasure hunt

Riddling trilogy could net you $3m
Fitbit: Because the tingle feels so good

Fitbit: Because the tingle feels so good

What David Sedaris learnt about the world from his fitness tracker
Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb

Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb

Second-holiest site in Islam attracts millions of pilgrims each year
Alexander Fury: The designer names to look for at fashion week this season

The big names to look for this fashion week

This week, designers begin to show their spring 2015 collections in New York
Will Self: 'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

Will Self takes aim at Orwell's rules for writing plain English
Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Toy guns proving a popular diversion in a country flooded with the real thing
Al Pacino wows Venice

Al Pacino wows Venice

Ham among the brilliance as actor premieres two films at festival
Neil Lawson Baker interview: ‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.

Neil Lawson Baker interview

‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.
The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband