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.
Oscar Pistorius trial first week: Never mind a media scrum – murder case becomes bizarre safari following the tracks of a wounded lion
07 March 2014 05:15 PM
Five days into the ‘trial of the century’ and already it’s feeling a bit like Groundhog Day. Tom Peck in Pretoria reports on the farce and the fury inside the courthouse
And the Sun Shines Now: How Hillsborough and the Premier League Changed Britain by Adrian Tempany, book review
07 March 2014 12:00 AM
The impact on the country of Hillsborough and the sanitisation of its favourite sport
Oscar Pistorius trial: Neighbour feared athlete would use gun that killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to shoot himself
06 March 2014 11:26 AM
Witness tells court he was woken up by 'gunshots' and sounds of a woman screaming
05 March 2014 10:43 AM
Athlete allegedly asked friend to 'take the blame' in wake of gun accident at a restaurant
Oscar Pistorius trial: Athlete cannot bear to listen as defence claims Reeva Steenkamp’s injuries were so serious she couldn't possibly have screamed during gun shots
04 March 2014 09:37 AM
Defence lawyer tries to discredit neighbour who said she heard woman screaming then gunshots at sprinter’s home
Oscar Pistorius trial: Sat just a few metres apart, the Steenkamps and the Pistoriuses watch in silence at the biggest trial in South African legal history
03 March 2014 05:48 PM
Reeva Steenkamp’s mother June came to the North Gauteng High Court to “really look in the eye” the man she has never met, and who shot and killed her daughter.
Oscar Pistorius trial: Witness says that she heard 'bloodcurdling screams' followed by four shots as athlete pleads not guilty to murdering Reeva Steenkamp
03 March 2014 09:44 AM
Pistorius comes face-to-face with Steenkamp's mother for the first time since shooting
01 March 2014 07:19 PM
South African justice system will face trial by media
01 March 2014 12:00 AM
Cut into a steep slope of pine trees, beneath the spiky summits of the Caucasus Mountains, what looks like a frozen water slide bends and winds round little spectator concourses and hot-dog stands, where terrible Russian accordion bands belt out terrible, pop-infused folk songs.
27 February 2014 08:30 PM
The murder trial of the world's most famous disabled athlete begins in Pretoria next week
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter
NUT strike: David Cameron announces crackdown on strike action ahead of mass industrial action
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- 2 Orange Is The New Black has not been cancelled – it was a hoax
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘Sderot cinema’ image shows Israelis with popcorn and chairs 'cheering as missiles strike Palestinian targets'
- 5 Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...