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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Fifa president Sepp Blatter

Fifa to send anti-discrimination officers to World Cup qualifying matches

Fifa will send specific anti-discrimination officers to World Cup qualifying matches as part of its bid to eradicate racism from football terraces.

Chuka Umunna talking to himself in Swindon for his Facebook video

Tom Peck's Sketch: Chuka Umunna and the ultimate in selfies

Detractors will argue he is too slick to connect with Labour's core vote

Nicola Sturgeon during her patient appearance on ITV's Loose Women

Nicola Sturgeon on Loose Women: How the 'most powerful woman in British politics' dealt with questions on shoes and fashion

The SNP leader knew it was eight minutes she would never get back

Stuart Bingham completed an 18-15 victory over Shaun Murphy at the Crucible

Snooker World Championships: What we want, what we really really want, is the stick and the candyfloss

COMMENT: Stuart Bingham has the stick – and snooker’s world title – but no candyfloss

A competitive hand of bridge, that well-known and certainly challenging ‘mind sport’

The sport of kings, queens and aces makes its bid, but is it a bridge too far?

A competitive hand of bridge, that well-known and certainly challenging ‘mind sport’

Scott Wood is the Conservative candidate in Sedgefield, County Durham

General Election 2015: Soldier who searched for WMD in Iraq runs in Blair’s old seat

Former tank commander and Conservative candidate Scott Wood is running in Sedgefield

Jacob Rees-Mogg in Temple Cloud, with wife Helena and son Anselm providing support

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Joining the ultimate Tory Boy as he knocks on doors in North Somerset

Tom Peck joins the Old Etonian who seems perfectly in his element as he campaigns on his home patch in North Somerset

Liverpool’s players and directors show the likes of Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish a more benign form of balloon fun at their 1936 Christmas party

My Hippie Crack Shame - the legal height of scandal in these strange days

I went a bit light-headed for all of around 10 seconds

James Morrison celebrates putting West Brom ahead early

Crystal Palace vs West Brom match report: James Morrison and Craig Gardner crown Tony Pulis king on Selhurst return

Crystal Palace 0 West Brom 2: Pulis left Palace at the start of the season but returned to haunt his former club

Fifa president Sepp Blatter

If Sepp Blatter really is Jesus he wouldn’t have to be re-elected every four years

TOM PECK: Sepp Blatter, lord of all he surveys at Fifa but hardly the Light of the World

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Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific