Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
28 November 2013 12:00 AM
These days, it is pretty rare in Spain for a book to create controversy, still less gain cross-party condemnation, from the government’s Minister of Social Services to the Communist-dominated United Left coalition. But one published by the Archbishopric of Granada’s own publishing house and entitled Get Married and Be Submissive – with a feminine ending to “submissive” in the original Spanish making it clear which gender the title is referring to – has certainly succeeded.
26 November 2013 12:00 AM
23 November 2013 12:00 AM
Alasdair Fotheringham follows the first heritage trail to focus on the Spanish Civil War
19 November 2013 12:00 AM
Spain’s ageing rockers are officially in mourning after Barricada, one of the country’s best-known hard rock bands – who have ruined teenage eardrums and provoked parental cries of “Turn that racket down!” for more than a generation, began their Farewell Tour in their home town of Pamplona.
Lance Armstrong accuses former UCI president Hein Verbruggen of helping him cheat during 1999 Tour de France
18 November 2013 05:59 PM
Disgraced cyclist accuses governing body of concealing his doping
16 November 2013 12:00 AM
13 November 2013 12:00 AM
Locals sometimes claim that the centuries-old grove of beech trees in Montejo de la Sierra in Spain is the most southerly in Europe or indeed the world. Not true – that honour goes to a beechwood on the slopes of Mount Etna. But even so there is little doubt the beech grove running alongside the edge of the River Jarama just north of Madrid is among Spain’s most beautiful and ancient, as well as being very rare for these latitudes.
06 November 2013 12:00 AM
It has taken a decade of negotiations, but the building that inspired Spain’s greatest 20th century poet and playwright, Federico García Lorca, to write one of his best-known plays The House of Bernarda Alba is soon to become a museum.
The great Spain robbery: Pensioners protest as they watch their life savings vanish into the banks' black hole
04 November 2013 06:15 PM
Pensioners are set to be the biggest losers in the Spanish banking crisis as they see their life savings vanish
04 November 2013 12:00 AM
For feline-lovers impatient for London’s much-publicised cat café to open, a trip to Madrid could be in order. Spain’s first ever gatoteca and its 10 four-footed, bewhiskered occupants have been up and running – or should that be miaowing? – since early October.
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