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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Chelsea players hound referee Bjorn Kuipers

FA Chairman Greg Dyke attacks ‘scary’ rise in surrounding referees

Dyke warns clubs it will not be tolerated in the Football League

Wilfried Zaha was in fine form

Crystal Palace 3 QPR 1: England can cure Wilfried Zaha of his United blues, says Alan Pardew

With Yannick Bolasie on the left and Zaha on the right, Crystal Palace’s wingers are among the deadliest in the league

Kick off: Supporters Club

Hotel Football, Manchester: Be a Red Devil and indulge yourself

The brand new Hotel Football feels like the Class of '92 common room

Enner Valencia is unavailable for West Ham’s trip to Arsenal on Saturday after cutting his big toe on a broken tea cup

Enner Valencia's tea break takes biscuit in list of freak injuries

The striker is unavailable for West Ham's trip to Arsenal on Saturday after cutting his big toe on a broken cup

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Arsene Wenger ignores history lesson in bid to end long Old Trafford drought

The Gunners have a dreadful record at the home of Manchester United

Ryan Giggs turns to celebrate his goal in April 1999

Manchester United vs Arsenal preview: Arsene Wenger aims to avoid more hairy moments

The memory of Ryan Giggs scoring in the 1999 FA Cup semi-final still haunts Wenger

Mesut Özil

Manchester United vs Arsenal preview: Arsene Wenger rejects Paul Scholes’ claims Mesut Ozil ‘goes through the motions’

Scholes claimed in The Independent that moving to Arsenal was the 'easy option' for Ozil

Sol Campbell has given up reported ambitions of a career as a Tory MP

How sad that Kensington will not be Sol Campbell’s political kingdom

Can there be anyone alive with a keener sense of injustice than Sol?

Olivier Giroud celebrates opening the scoring
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No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor