Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
30 January 2015 12:00 AM
This week, the last inhabitants of Madrid’s only remaining large shanty town finally left, marking the end of a chapter of urban poverty that stretches back to the 1936-39 Civil War.
27 January 2015 12:00 AM
Soul music fans will be disappointed to learn than Catalonia’s annual Green Onions Festival, which took place this weekend, had absolutely nothing to do with Booker T and the MGs. But for foodies, the festival of the calçotada, as the rural Catalan region of Alt Camp calls its yearly mass consumption of green onions – also known as scallions – remains a real treat.
26 January 2015 05:48 PM
Author's remains had been lost for 400 years
25 January 2015 10:56 PM
Since its creation last year, Podemos has rocketed to a leading position in polls
19 January 2015 06:26 PM
Prosecution is expected to argue theft was not motivated by greed but by a desire for revenge on the cathedral clergy over failure to give the long-serving electrician a work contract
15 January 2015 06:07 PM
The poll will be a substitute for last year's plans for an official referendum, but will mean Catalans voting three times in eight months
12 January 2015 12:00 AM
For thousands of Spanish small businesses – from the Cafe Central, one of Spain’s most famous jazz bars, to the Así toyshop on Madrid’s central Gran Via boulevard, with its teddy bears and train sets – New Year 2015 was anything but welcome. Instead, for many closure looms.
11 January 2015 05:50 PM
Some small business rents were kept artificially low by a curious piece of Spanish commercial legislation, allowing only inflation-linked rises on 1994 levels
09 January 2015 09:00 PM
As he prepares to start a new season, the greatest sprinter the Tour de France has seen tells Alasdair Fotheringham that after last year’s crash he wants to go on for as long as he can
05 January 2015 06:20 PM
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