Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
04 December 2014 12:00 AM
“Europe’s largest cactus park,” the sign for Cactualdea boldly announces, despite the fact that mainland Europe is 900 miles away from this particular theme park, set in the bleakly beautiful volcanic moonscapes of Gran Canaria.
03 December 2014 06:38 PM
The tortilla de patatas contained 840kg of eggs, 1,600 potatoes, 30 onions, 150 litres of olive oil and weighed 1,500kg
25 November 2014 07:56 PM
Francisco Nicolas Gomez Iglesias was briefly arrested in October and subsequently accused of impersonating public officials, including passing himself off as a secret service agent
21 November 2014 06:11 PM
Extraordinary life of 'La Pantoja' takes new turn as she begins two-year sentence. Alasdair Fotheringham reports from Madrid
Jose Luis Viejo: Cyclist the highlight of whose career was winning a stage of the Tour de France by a record-breaking margin
19 November 2014 12:00 AM
When asked about his career as a professional cyclist, Spain's Jose Luis Viejo would sometimes seem bitter that he had not achieved more. But despite sacrificing too many personal opportunities to shine, he said, for his team-mates' benefit, one remarkable triumph, however, remains as his sporting testament.
12 November 2014 06:46 PM
But as dozens more officials were detained this week in another suspected corruption case, it appears the game will have to be updated
09 November 2014 07:57 PM
'Whilst I am in charge, nothing will threaten Spain’s unity,' says Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
06 November 2014 12:00 AM
03 November 2014 12:00 AM
Around 140,000 people executed during the Spanish Civil War and afterwards remain buried and unidentified in mass graves in ravines and roadsides across rural Spain. But the poet Federico Garcia Lorca, killed in 1936 somewhere on a lonely hillside east of Granada, is the best-known.
22 October 2014 05:39 PM
Froome won the Tour de France in 2013
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
David Cameron says anyone criticising Eric Pickles' letter to Muslims 'really has a problem'
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