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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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
Sadio Mane scores for Southampton against Crystal Palace
Olivier Giroud celebrates after opening the scoring
Jose Mourinho ahead of the Capital One Cup final

Chelsea vs Tottenham: No, I won’t leave England again, vows Jose Mourinho

Chelsea boss says this time he's here to stay

Jose Mourinho: 'Tottenham tried to sign me on the day I left Chelsea'

Mourinho reveals Tottenham wasted no time in attempting to lure him across London after sacking

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence