Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
19 February 2015 12:00 AM
Ever since I moved to Spain in the 1990s one of its most distinctive, and irritating, street noises has remained unchanged: the once- or twice-weekly racket caused by the “gas lorry” on its rounds, delivering hefty bright orange metal cylinders of butane gas. Partly thanks to the recession, the noise is unlikely to stop soon.
09 February 2015 06:09 PM
The two-minute song names creating vegetable allotments for the elderly and congratulating them on their birthdays as just two of the highlights of Angel Nozal’s tenure
02 February 2015 12:00 AM
Until very recently, probably the only wild wolf in the province of Madrid – zoos excluded – was a statue of a three-pawed canis lupus in the town of Alpedrete, erected in honour of a member of the species that once roamed local sierras despite lacking one of its feet.
30 January 2015 12:00 AM
This week, the last inhabitants of Madrid’s only remaining large shanty town finally left, marking the end of a chapter of urban poverty that stretches back to the 1936-39 Civil War.
27 January 2015 12:00 AM
Soul music fans will be disappointed to learn than Catalonia’s annual Green Onions Festival, which took place this weekend, had absolutely nothing to do with Booker T and the MGs. But for foodies, the festival of the calçotada, as the rural Catalan region of Alt Camp calls its yearly mass consumption of green onions – also known as scallions – remains a real treat.
26 January 2015 05:48 PM
Author's remains had been lost for 400 years
25 January 2015 10:56 PM
Since its creation last year, Podemos has rocketed to a leading position in polls
19 January 2015 06:26 PM
Prosecution is expected to argue theft was not motivated by greed but by a desire for revenge on the cathedral clergy over failure to give the long-serving electrician a work contract
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.
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