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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Phil Hughes has died aged 25

Phil Hughes dead: Michael Hooper hopes Australia can pay tribute to Hughes with black armbands against England this weekend

Hooper and the rest of the Wallabies team enjoyed a dinner with the cricket side this year, and admits Hughes' death is 'news you never want to wake up to'

Sir Ben Ainslie (left) and Sir Keith Mills, whose company will manage the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth, announce the return of America’s Cup racing to British waters

Ben Ainslie's America’s Cup dream nears reality as UK named key race host

When Sir Ben Ainslie wants to achieve something, he has a habit of making it happen. Now he has revealed the first stages of his long-held target to get the America’s Cup to Britain and, more specifically, Portsmouth.

The Fifa sign outside their headquarters in Zurich

Tom Peck: Fifa's backers have the clout to produce change

If the storm around Fifa really is moving towards some kind of end-game, the sponsors are the key pieces

Sony 's deal with Fifa was worth around £180m

World Cup bidding process: Embattled Fifa hit by loss of second major sponsor as Sony decides not to renew deal

The governing body will now need to find a new top electronics firm, with Samsung thought likely to step in

England vs Germany: Germans will offer real test of Women’s progress at Wembley

Mark Sampson's team play one of the world's best

The teams emerge before Scotland vs England

Tom Peck: No Surrender for England fans, except to crowd psychology

COMMENT: If you're out of the World Cup in five days, you pick enemies who are no longer real

Sepp Blatter said that Fifa would violate its own rules and Swiss law by publishing corruption report

World Cup bid investigation: Greg Dyke’s call to publish Fifa report is rejected by Sepp Blatter

Football Association chairman received written reply from president of world governing body

Suspected criminality in World Cup bids? It's not that simple

Both Blatter and Eckert claim there is insufficient evidence to reopen the World Cup bids

The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad and Russia’s deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov flank Fifa president Sepp Blatter

Fifa ask Swiss police to launch criminal investigation into Russia and Qatar World Cup bids following allegations of corruption

Sepp Blatter admits internal inquiries have discovered ‘grounds for suspicion’ bribes were paid

David Bernstein has called for a Uefa boycott in 2018 or 2022

Dyke and FA join clamour for full Fifa report

German judge has refused to publish report in full

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The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss