Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
19 December 2014 05:42 PM
Man ploughed his car into the headquarters of the Partido Popular
04 December 2014 06:29 PM
The two-time Tour winner was delighted this week when the British rider decided next year’s race is a top priority. He tells Alasdair Fotheringham in Gran Canaria a third triumph will be sweeter if he sees off his most dangerous rival
04 December 2014 12:00 AM
“Europe’s largest cactus park,” the sign for Cactualdea boldly announces, despite the fact that mainland Europe is 900 miles away from this particular theme park, set in the bleakly beautiful volcanic moonscapes of Gran Canaria.
03 December 2014 06:38 PM
The tortilla de patatas contained 840kg of eggs, 1,600 potatoes, 30 onions, 150 litres of olive oil and weighed 1,500kg
25 November 2014 07:56 PM
Francisco Nicolas Gomez Iglesias was briefly arrested in October and subsequently accused of impersonating public officials, including passing himself off as a secret service agent
21 November 2014 06:11 PM
Extraordinary life of 'La Pantoja' takes new turn as she begins two-year sentence. Alasdair Fotheringham reports from Madrid
Jose Luis Viejo: Cyclist the highlight of whose career was winning a stage of the Tour de France by a record-breaking margin
19 November 2014 12:00 AM
When asked about his career as a professional cyclist, Spain's Jose Luis Viejo would sometimes seem bitter that he had not achieved more. But despite sacrificing too many personal opportunities to shine, he said, for his team-mates' benefit, one remarkable triumph, however, remains as his sporting testament.
12 November 2014 06:46 PM
But as dozens more officials were detained this week in another suspected corruption case, it appears the game will have to be updated
09 November 2014 07:57 PM
'Whilst I am in charge, nothing will threaten Spain’s unity,' says Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
06 November 2014 12:00 AM
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more