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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Nedum Onuoha puts the ball in his own net
Wayne Rooney feels the pain of being sent off last against West Ham United last week

England v San Marino: Why Roy Hodgson believes Wayne Rooney is still the right man to lead the Three Lions

Manager claims 'oratory is a much over-exaggerated quality,' ahead of Euro 2016 qualification match

Was it these ticketholders or the public purse that paid the huge cost of London 2012?

Will Norway’s refusal to meet the eye-watering demands of the IOC be the moment the world realises only dictators can host Olympics?

Initial success. Over-confidence. Downfall. It happened to the Athenian Empire, just as its great historian Thucydides foresaw, and it may have happened again.

Cesc Fabregas has excelled for Chelsea

Chelsea vs Arsenal: 'Cesc Fabregas loves Chelsea,' says Jose Mourinho

Manager has veiled dig at his Arsenal counterpart for not re-signing former captain ahead of Sunday’s league clash

Daniel Sturridge picked up a thigh strain while training with England last month

Daniel Sturridge fitness: Manager Brendan Rodgers refuses to rule out chance of striker playing for Liverpool despite injury concerns

Sturridge has not played since he picked up a thigh strain while training with England last month

This year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi were estimated to cost over $50bn

Winter Olympic Games 2022: Oslo baulks at cost and pulls plug on bid

The IOC issued a statement calling the decision 'a missed opportunity' but many in Norway do not feel the same way

Clockwise from top left: substantial talents Samit Patel, Dwayne Leverock, Colin Milburn, Warwick Armstrong, W G Grace, Mike Gatting

Tom Peck: Sporting fatties should be cherished, not punished. They sustain the satisfying illusion that we too could achieve remarkable feats

Once upon a time sport was something you did. Now it's something to watch

Tom Peck's new follicles get a trim at Taylor Taylor London

Men's hair transplants: If it's good enough for Wayne Rooney then...

Inspired by the England football captain – and a portentous trip to the races – Tom Peck decided it was time to test-drive a new hairline
Rickie Fowler

Ryder Cup 2014: Rickie Fowler’s 'USA' frat-boy cut brings ‘Happy Gilmore’ to Highlands

Californian arrives at Gleneagles with ‘USA’ shaved into the side of his head in a reminder of previous American antics

A shot from 'Bart's Bash' in Santander

Bart's Bash: 'Andrew Simpson's passion for sailing is what we want to continue,' says Bryony Shaw

The event had raised over £140,000 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee