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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A sign for the new ground development is seen next to the fire damaged Archway Sheet Metal Works

Tottenham Hotspur start High Court fight with local business

The club's plans to move into a new stadium have been delayed until at least 2018 by the judicial review prompted by Archway

The devastated and shell-riven Donbass Arena in war-torn Donetsk

Shakhtar vs Bayern Munich preview: Shakhtar, the proud beacon of a nation torn apart by strife

Tomorrow's game is being forced to take place 600 miles west of the Ukrainian team's war-torn home

Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool: Memories are made of this for Alan Pardew's Eagles ahead of FA Cup meeting

The sides meet in the final game of the day on Saturday

From a poor childhood in Argentina, Angel Di Maria has earned his Chevrolet and his Manchester United shirt

Footballers are not born to fabulous wealth – those who have it earned it

It's idiots with the right connections and no talent who are running the world

The Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward (right) with £59.7m signing Angel Di Maria

Manchester United finances:Ed Woodward says new £5.1bn Premier League television deal will stem losses

Lord Sugar, formerly the Spurs chairman, likened the TV money to 'prune juice'

George North leaves the pitch with the Wales team doctor, Geoff Davies

Six Nations 2015: RFU research shows that concussion is on the rise

New report into injuries in Premiership reveals a worrying trend.

Royal and Ancient Golf Club makes Dame Laura Davies honorary member

Davies among the first seven women to be admitted to the club

The Barclays Premier League trophy

Premier League TV rights: Sky Sports and BT Sport win UK broadcasting rights as price tops £5billion

Rights for the 2016-19 seasons sell for higher than expected

Sepp Blatter has been attacked by Uefa over allegations of misconduct

Uefa blames Blatter aide for critical reform report

Blatter’s decision to stand for a fifth term as Fifa president has set it and its most powerful federation, Uefa, at loggerheads

Max Boyce and Katherine Jenkins get the Millennium Stadium crowd in tune

Six Nations 2015: It was a case of 'Cwm on Feel the Noise' for the England team this week

It will have been highly encouraging to the Welsh fans to know how seriously their noise is being taken

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War with Isis: Iraq declares victory in the battle for Tikrit - but militants make make ominous advances in neighbouring Syria's capital

War with Isis

Iraq declares victory in the battle for Tikrit - but militants make make ominous advances in neighbouring Syria
Scientists develop mechanical spring-loaded leg brace to improve walking

A spring in your step?

Scientists develop mechanical leg brace to help take a load off
Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock: How London shaped the director's art and obsessions

Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock

Ackroyd has devoted his literary career to chronicling the capital and its characters. He tells John Walsh why he chose the master of suspense as his latest subject
Ryan Reynolds interview: The actor is branching out with Nazi art-theft drama Woman in Gold

Ryan Reynolds branches out in Woman in Gold

For every box-office smash in Ryan Reynolds' Hollywood career, there's always been a misconceived let-down. It's time for a rethink and a reboot, the actor tells James Mottram
Why Robin Williams safeguarded himself against a morbid trend in advertising

Stars safeguard against morbid advertising

As film-makers and advertisers make increasing posthumous use of celebrities' images, some stars are finding new ways of ensuring that they rest in peace
The UK horticulture industry is facing a skills crisis - but Great Dixter aims to change all that

UK horticulture industry facing skills crisis

Great Dixter manor house in East Sussex is encouraging people to work in the industry by offering three scholarships a year to students, as well as generous placements
Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head

Hack Circus: Technology, art and learning

Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head. Rhodri Marsden meets mistress of ceremonies Leila Johnston
Sevenoaks is split over much-delayed decision on controversial grammar school annexe

Sevenoaks split over grammar school annexe

If Weald of Kent Grammar School is given the go-ahead for an annexe in leafy Sevenoaks, it will be the first selective state school to open in 50 years
10 best compact cameras

A look through the lens: 10 best compact cameras

If your smartphone won’t quite cut it, it’s time to invest in a new portable gadget
Paul Scholes column: Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now

Paul Scholes column

Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now
Why Michael Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Why Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Manchester United's talented midfielder has played international football for almost 14 years yet, frustratingly, has won only 32 caps, says Sam Wallace
Tracey Neville: The netball coach who is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

Tracey Neville is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

The former player on how she is finding time to coach both Manchester Thunder in the Superleague and England in this year's World Cup
General Election 2015: The masterminds behind the scenes

The masterminds behind the election

How do you get your party leader to embrace a message and then stick to it? By employing these people
Machine Gun America: The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons

Machine Gun America

The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons
The ethics of pet food: Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?

The ethics of pet food

Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?