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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Crystal Palace 1 Stoke City 1: Neil Warnock confident of staying safe but wants to buy

Peter Crouch's equaliser left Crystal Palace frustrated after James McArthur's opener

Crystal Palace vs Stoke match report: Peter Crouch makes it honours even after James McArthur put Eagles in front

Crystal Palace 1 Stoke City 1: Crouch close to settling the ultimate bore

Devotees of the Burning Man festival may find the vibe and heat of Doha 2019 to their taste

Tom Peck: Why Qatar's quest for sporting dominance has backfired badly

If desert heat and banned substances are what you want Doha 2019 will not disappoint

Oscar Pistorius was convicted of the equivalent of manslaughter

Oscar Pistorius could yet be convicted of murder as judge approves appeal application

An appeal application made by state prosecutors has been granted

Tottenham 0 Crystal Palace 0: Fans were right to boo Spurs, says Jan Vertonghen

Vertonghen said Spurs 'should be winning these games'

Christian Eriksen cracks off an effort at goal despite the attentions of the Palace defence

Tottenham vs Crystal Palace report: Sloppy Spurs survive Palace pounding

Tottenham 0 Crystal Palace 0: Spurs' poor form at home continued as Palace emerged from White Hart Lane with a point

England’s Karl Boyes lines up a shot as Europe cruised to another Mosconi Cup win over the United States this week

Mosconi Cup 2014: Christmas can only mean the hustlers' convention

Most worryingly of all, this year Earl 'The Pearl' Strickland was tragically missing

Ben Morgan scores the first of his two tries against Australia at Twickenham last Saturday

Ben Morgan makes charge to be England’s No 8

Two tries in the victory over Australia have propelled the Gloucester forward into the heart of Stuart Lancaster’s World Cup plans, yet his Twickenham triumph was no surprise

Roberto Martinez on the touchline at White Hart Lane

Tottenham 2 Everton 1: Roberto Martinez left irked by 'lucky' Spurs handball

But Pochettino states it was NOT a penalty

Roberto Soldado wheels away in celebration
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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served

Homeless Veterans appeal

Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing

Scarred by the bell

The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
Cuba's golf revolution: But will the revolutionary nation take 'bourgeois' game to its heart?

Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
A look back at fashion in 2014: Wear in review

Wear in review

A look back at fashion in 2014
Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015. Might just one of them happen?

Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

Might just one of them happen?
War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?