Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
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.
NSA 'tapped 60m Spanish phone calls' as country joins France and Germany in outrage over latest Snowden revelations
28 October 2013 08:46 AM
US ambassador to Spain, already summoned following early reports on Friday, to be quizzed by the foreign ministry
Alasdair Fotheringham: Three brutal climbs and sole time trial make it tall order for favourite to retain crown
23 October 2013 11:28 PM
There are none of the set-pieces like the team time trial at which Sky excels
21 October 2013 07:25 PM
Europe’s top human rights court has ordered Spain to free a Basque separatist militant, saying her extended detention was illegal and calling on Madrid to pay her €30,000 in compensation.
21 October 2013 12:00 AM
For years, the lines of florists stalls and their brightly coloured bunches of flowers have given La Rambla, one of Barcelona’s most-appealing tourist attractions, a perpetually festive air. But there are fears that they may soon disappear.
18 October 2013 12:00 AM
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
- 1 The way the police have treated Cliff Richard is completely unacceptable
- 2 Michael Brown shooting: Amnesty International sends team within US for first time as National Guard deployed
- 3 Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson police shoot and kill second young black man
- 4 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 5 Reading Festival 2014: Tesco branch replaces salad and potatoes for Jagermeister and vodka