Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
14 September 2013 12:00 AM
13 September 2013 11:08 PM
Colombian wants to continue his good form after finishing runner-up to Chris Froome in this year's Tour de France
08 September 2013 06:42 PM
There was a sudden moment of absolute silence – then long faces, tears, shrugs and bitter disappointment in Madrid’s Puerta de Alcala square on Saturday evening when news broke that the Spanish capital, for a third successive time, had failed to secure the Olympics.
03 September 2013 12:00 AM
The €100m question: how can an economic basket case like Spain afford Gareth Bale, the world’s dearest footballer?
02 September 2013 09:46 PM
As the Bale deal is sealed, Alasdair Fotheringham in Madrid reports on the Spanish reaction
02 September 2013 12:00 AM
30 August 2013 12:00 AM
20 August 2013 12:00 AM
Porto’s Mercado do Bolhao market, the best known of northern Portugal’s capital city, is hugely colourful and bustling. But the two-storey market’s dense, twisting patchwork of tiny sales counters and stalls, offering everything from crates of live hens to wooden domino sets, port-tasting sessions and sackfuls of dujao and mantiga beans, contrasts painfully with the battered building it occupies.
13 August 2013 12:00 AM
01 August 2013 06:12 PM
The first day of August is popularly known in Spain as Operación Salida (Operation Exit). But those expecting the country’s embattled Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, to join the millions of Spaniards making their annual mass exodus from the towns and cities and quit – in a political sense – were left sorely disappointed.
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
- 1 Bad cattitude: Family call police after crazed and 'hostile cat with a history of violence' attacks baby before attempting to 'flee custody'
- 2 Family forced to flee home after discovering 'terrifying' nest of spiders in bananas
- 3 First Kiss: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results
- 4 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 5 Bob Crow death: 'Admired by his members, feared by employers' - Tributes pour in for RMT union leader and 'working class hero' Bob Crow