Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
Claudy Criquielion: Cyclist whose many wins were overshadowed by a race he famously lost and the ensuing legal fall-out
18 May 2015 07:07 PM
Criquielion became team manager for two leading Belgian squads, Lotto and Crelan-Euphony, before moving into local politics
08 May 2015 07:58 PM
Without Bradley Wiggins or Chris Froome, pressure will be on the in-form Australian in Italy
Professor Sir Raymond Carr: Celebrated scholar whose work explained and illuminated Spanish society before, during and after the Franco regime
05 May 2015 07:35 PM
In British academic circles he was known as an amiable, self-deprecating, brilliant professor, shrouded in cigarette smoke, a keen musician with a spectacular social life - in Spain he had almost the status of a national hero
05 May 2015 01:14 AM
The application procedure for 'returning' Sephardic Jews has been criticised for cost and complication, and for the possible inclusion of a general knowledge test on Spain's constitution
02 May 2015 09:40 PM
The state might have been very different had ‘La Belle’ not gone down in a storm in 1686
02 May 2015 07:16 PM
An impressively calculated performance netted Commonwealth Games champion Alex Dowsett one of cyclng’s most prestigious prizes
21 April 2015 12:00 AM
Installed on an outside wall of a barn on a lonely rural back road in northern France is what is surely one of the rarer kinds of vending machines – selling bags of fresh potatoes.
15 April 2015 05:53 PM
The 1956 invention proved so successful that 60 million were sold in a little over a decade - but claims they helped women's struggle for equality are shaky
15 April 2015 12:00 AM
The former seminary buildings at Derio, just outside Bilbao, are so large that it takes a good 10 minutes to walk around the perimeter. Yet, by the time the seminary closed down in 1974 – when a vocational crisis began to affect Spain’s Catholic Church – the complex was reportedly home to just two future priests.
12 April 2015 10:30 PM
Wiggins' young Sky team-mate Luke Rowe was the first Briton home with a notable eighth place.
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
Tunisia beach attack: How can British Muslims respond to the latest outrages?
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- 2 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
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- 4 Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L James's Twitter Q&A didn't go exactly as planned
- 5 Facebook rainbow profile pictures likely being tracked by social network