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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Bradford City FC chairman Stafford Heginbotham (left) with Mr Justice Popplewell, in front of the stand which was burnt at Bradford’s Valley Parade ground in 1985

Bradford City stadium fire: Claims the disaster was started deliberately 'nonsense', according to High Court judge

Tom Peck analyses the many questions raised by the sensational new evidence

Crowds on the pitch at Valley Parade stadium after the stand caught fire on 11 May 1985. The disaster killed 56 supporters

Valley Parade disaster: Survivor of Bradford City fire Martin Fletcher casts suspicion on chairman in new book

Businessman Stafford Heginbotham was facing financial difficulties – and had received payouts for previous blazes

New accolades may await John Terry

Tom Peck: And the prize for the sporting personality we all hate the most goes to...

COLUMN: JT, we think, could handle the ignominy. He's certainly had worse

It's time to rebuild Manchester City's ageing side - if Uefa allows

Manager Manuel Pellegrini has asked to be judged on what happens when Uefa's constraints are lifted

Manchester City have a chance to rebuild as shackles of FFP are relaxed

COMMENT: Thinks are not as gloomy as they seem at the Etihad

Jason Puncheon celebrates scoring for Palace while Manuel Pellegrini holds his head

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City match report: Glenn Murray and Jason Puncheon deliver terminal blow to City's title chances

The last time this corner of Croydon went this crazy, Luis Suarez was down on his haunches, crying in the centre circle, hiding his face below his shirt

Brendan Rodgers reacts during Liverpool's defeat to Arsenal

Future looks bleak for Liverpool after defeat to Arsenal all but ends Champions League qualification hopes

Arsenal 4 Liverpool 1: Brendan Rodgers' side are now eight points from Champions League qualification

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers slams Raheem Sterling's agent then rules out top-four finish after Arsenal defeat

Liverpool manager tells Sterling what he thinks as awful week ends with disastrous defeat at Arsenal

Arsenal 4 Liverpool 1: Impressive Hector Bellerin finds that travel broadens the mind and widens his chances

Spanish right-back scored a great goal in Arsenal victory

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling shocked the world this week by saying he may wait until the summer before he talks about his next contract at the club

Arsenal vs Liverpool: Oh My God! Forget the election, Raheem Sterling has just said something bland...

Tom Peck: Football, like politics, is all about what Sterling didn't say

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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