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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The Fifa president Sepp Blatter

Sepp Blatter says England 'must learn about fair play' as he confirms he will stand for another term as Fifa president

Blatter also seemed to confirm Qatar World Cup would not take place in the summer

The 66-year-old was born and raised with many siblings in a two-room house in Soweto

Oscar Pistorius murder trial: The woman who already knows if the Paralympian is guilty – or not guilty

Next week, an ex-journalist from Soweto will deliver her verdict in the most sensational trial in recent memory. Tom Peck tells her story

Ray Wilkins is the surprise choice as the new Jordan manager
George North

George North interview: Northampton Saints and Wales winger ready to impose his will on all

Although only 22, the Wales and Northampton winger is determined to stand taller than ever this season and take on more responsibility for club and country, he tells Tom Peck

Owen Farrell, the Saracens and England fly-half, is regaining fitness and relishing the new season

Owen Farrell ready to exorcise the ghosts of a testing summer

Losing two finals in eight days followed by heartache in New Zealand has not dimmed his desire to be England’s No 10, he tells Tom Peck

Phil Mickelson

Tom Peck: Time for corporate hilarity to play a central role in sport

VIP dining on the golf green is surely the next sensible step

Michel Platini has ruled out opposing Sepp Blatter for Fifa’s top job

Tom Peck: Michel Platini bides his time as Sepp Blatter reigns supreme as Fifa president

Frenchman will not stand against his rival in race to be the head of football's global body

Cosmin Moti celebrates his match-winning efforts on Wednesday night

PFL Ludogorets Razgrad vs Steaua Bucharest: Cosmin Moti’s late penalty heroics delight little Ludogorets

Defender stands in after goalkeeper is dismissed and saves two spot-kicks... after opening the scoring in the shootout

Harry Kane settles Spurs' nerves with their first goal against AEL Limassol

Tottenham Hotspur vs AEL Limassol Europa League match report: Harry Kane proves Spurs’ perfect citizen

Tottenham Hotspur 3 AEL Limassol 0 (Tottenham win 5-1 on aggregate)

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the high court in Pretoria

Televised trials a good idea? Did you see the Pistorius trial, your honour?

Often during the trial, justice for the victim felt like an afterthought

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game
There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

In pictures: There's a Good Girl exhibition

The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
Christmas 2014: 23 best women's perfumes

Festively fragrant: the best women's perfumes

Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up
Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition

Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

The Ox celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition
Billy Joe Saunders vs Chris Eubank Jnr: When two worlds collide

When two worlds collide

Traveller Billy Joe Saunders did not have a pampered public-school upbringing - unlike Saturday’s opponent Chris Eubank Jnr
Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Drifting and forgotten - turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?