Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
15 January 2015 06:07 PM
The poll will be a substitute for last year's plans for an official referendum, but will mean Catalans voting three times in eight months
12 January 2015 12:00 AM
For thousands of Spanish small businesses – from the Cafe Central, one of Spain’s most famous jazz bars, to the Así toyshop on Madrid’s central Gran Via boulevard, with its teddy bears and train sets – New Year 2015 was anything but welcome. Instead, for many closure looms.
11 January 2015 05:50 PM
Some small business rents were kept artificially low by a curious piece of Spanish commercial legislation, allowing only inflation-linked rises on 1994 levels
09 January 2015 09:00 PM
As he prepares to start a new season, the greatest sprinter the Tour de France has seen tells Alasdair Fotheringham that after last year’s crash he wants to go on for as long as he can
05 January 2015 06:20 PM
Wiggins widely expected to help develop young track riders
23 December 2014 06:50 PM
His village had won a slice of the €2.2bn (£1.7bn) El Gordo lottery
King of Spain’s sister Princess Cristina faces tax fraud trial over husband Inaki Urdangarin's business dealings
22 December 2014 12:00 PM
The high-profile case has damaged the image of Spain's wealthy monarchy amid harsh austerity measures in the country
19 December 2014 05:42 PM
Man ploughed his car into the headquarters of the Partido Popular
04 December 2014 06:29 PM
The two-time Tour winner was delighted this week when the British rider decided next year’s race is a top priority. He tells Alasdair Fotheringham in Gran Canaria a third triumph will be sweeter if he sees off his most dangerous rival
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.
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
- 1 End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
- 2 This restaurant has misunderstood the concept of 'cheese and biscuits'
- 3 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet