Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
05 May 2014 12:00 AM
30 April 2014 01:22 PM
13 April 2014 09:39 PM
Britons Wiggins and Thomas stay in contention until late on against specialist rivals in arduous test
12 April 2014 12:00 AM
In the tiny northerly Spanish village of Ardón, for more than 80 years householder Rosa González Perez box of assorted memorabilia has contained a lump of meteorite, the size of a marble, that landed just behind her around 9.30am on 9 July 1931. Fast forward eight decades and the meteorite has finally been dated as 4,565 million years old and been placed on display in Madrid’s National Museum.
Adolfo Suarez: Spain’s first democratically elected Prime Minister who oversaw the transition from the country’s Franco years
24 March 2014 01:05 PM
When Adolfo Suarez resigned as Prime Minister of Spain in January 1981 after five years in office he pointed out in his farewell speech that no other person in the previous 150 years had democratically ruled Spain for so long. But considerable though that achievement was, others – such as being the co-founder of modern Spanish democracy itself – were more important.
22 March 2014 12:00 AM
As any tourist discovers the first time they set foot in a normal Spanish bar and try (at a decibel rate above that of the multiple televisions with their volumes seemingly set to maximum, other clients’ semi-shouted conversations and waiters bellowing orders for tapas) to order a drink, Spain has long been known as Europe’s noisiest nation.
18 March 2014 12:00 AM
Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountain range is famous for hosting Europe’s most southerly ski station, and its pistes being just an hour from the Mediterranean’s beaches have always proved an extra draw. The downside? Traffic jams at peak hours clogging the winding 30km drive up from Granada, the nearest city.
16 March 2014 11:43 PM
Sir Bradley Wiggins has said he understands Sky team principal Sir Dave Brailsford’s wish to review his situation as head of British Cycling and Team Sky.
15 March 2014 12:01 AM
10 March 2014 12:00 AM
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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