Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
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.
10 April 2015 09:33 PM
Two of the race's most popular nicknames, the Hell of the North and the Queen of the Classics, sum up both its appeal and danger
05 April 2015 12:00 AM
A ceremony carried out behind closed doors in Spain since 1759 is now a TV event
30 March 2015 12:43 AM
The appalling weather caused numerous crashes and Thomas was half-blown off the road and flipped over his bike
Volta a Catalunya 2015: Chris Froome slips to 131st place after 'returning from illness' in the Pyrenees
26 March 2015 07:18 PM
British rider loses 28 minutes to Alberto Contador on tough mountain stage
26 March 2015 12:00 AM
Even without signboards, the sizable sculpture of a pair of heavy black glasses outside Lubbock’s Buddy Holly Centre would have made it clear what it is all about.
24 March 2015 12:00 AM
“Honey don’t you be yelling at me while I’m cleaning my gun,” sings James McMurtry as he opens his regular Wednesday night set at the Continental Club – the grand-daddy of venues in Austin, Texas – with the first lines of a song off his new album.
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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- 4 Charles Kennedy 'had better judgement drunk than many sober politicians' says Ian Hislop
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