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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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

The IOC is looking at a dedicated year-round Olympic TV channel, at a cost of some £400m

Olympic TV channel will help get kids hooked - on burgers and pop

IOC is looking quite seriously at a dedicated year-round TV channel

Jonathan Joseph scores a try for England in an Under-18 match against Scotland at
Kingston Park in 2009

Six Nations 2015: The making of Jonathan Joseph - England's new try-scoring sensation

He was apparently a shy boy with a gift for tennis and dancing. Tom Peck talks to those who know him best to find out the truth about Jonathan Joseph

The design for the first 2022 World Cup stadium, Al Wakrah, has been released, with many commenting on its resemblance to a vagina

Qatar 2022: Unapologetic Jerome Valcke rules out any compensation for winter World Cup

Premier League is among those unhappy about the change

Arsene Wenger speaks to reporters

Arsenal vs Monaco Champions League preview: Arsene Wenger says Arsenal are 'on way up' as they target quarter-final place

The Frenchman was in charge at Monaco for seven years from 1987 to 1994

Richard Scudamore is cornered during the official Premier League season launch at Capital City Academy in London on Wednesday

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Premier League chief Richard Scudamore threatens to sue over November/December proposal

Scudamore 'extremely disappointed' and considering legal action

A proposed new stadium in Al-Wakra, Qatar

Qatar 2022: What does Fifa's recommendation to stage a winter World Cup means for football?

The 2022 World Cup looks set to take place in winter with the final planned for the 23 December

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One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
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Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

Join the tequila gold rush

The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
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12 best statement wallpapers

Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

Paul Scholes column

Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?