Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
05 May 2015 01:14 AM
The application procedure for 'returning' Sephardic Jews has been criticised for cost and complication, and for the possible inclusion of a general knowledge test on Spain's constitution
02 May 2015 09:40 PM
The state might have been very different had ‘La Belle’ not gone down in a storm in 1686
02 May 2015 07:16 PM
An impressively calculated performance netted Commonwealth Games champion Alex Dowsett one of cyclng’s most prestigious prizes
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
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
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- 3 Miley Cyrus address Robin Thicke VMA controversy: ‘He wanted me as naked as possible, but I got the heat because I’m a woman’
- 4 iPhone 6s camera: features to include 4K video camera and flash for selfies
- 5 A pint of water every day is the key to losing weight, scientists say