Alasdair Fotheringham is Cycling Correspondent and Spain Correspondent for The Independent.
31 January 2014 12:00 AM
27 January 2014 12:00 AM
Exclusive Mark Cavendish interview: 'My whole year's about Harrogate', stage one of the Tour de France
22 January 2014 01:00 AM
Even after achieving so much in his career, 2014 holds rich promise for Mark Cavendish. Nothing could beat winning a Tour de France stage and the yellow jersey in his mum's home town
Juan Gelman: Poet whose search for his 'disappeared' granddaughter made him a symbol of human rights in Argentina
15 January 2014 07:00 PM
Juan Gelman is best-known for two reasons: his poetry, which was among the greatest produced in Latin America in the last century, and his 23-year search for his granddaughter, whose parents – Gelman's son and daughter-in-law – were imprisoned and killed during Argentina's 1976-83 military dictatorship. That ultimately successful quest for his granddaughter, Macarena, made Gelman a crucial symbol for the human rights movement in South America, but his poetry also leaves a huge legacy in his native Argentina and beyond.
02 January 2014 12:00 AM
23 December 2013 07:30 AM
The world’s biggest lottery saw millions in the cash-strapped country hoping for a big win
22 December 2013 12:00 AM
Women's organisations predict the re-emergence of 'abortion tourism', with many travelling to Britain for operations
07 December 2013 12:00 AM
28 November 2013 12:00 AM
These days, it is pretty rare in Spain for a book to create controversy, still less gain cross-party condemnation, from the government’s Minister of Social Services to the Communist-dominated United Left coalition. But one published by the Archbishopric of Granada’s own publishing house and entitled Get Married and Be Submissive – with a feminine ending to “submissive” in the original Spanish making it clear which gender the title is referring to – has certainly succeeded.
26 November 2013 12:00 AM
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
- 1 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 2 Keira Knightley topless: Usually conservative actress does own take on #Freethenipple campaign for Interview Magazine
- 3 Daily Show's Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage
- 4 When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
- 5 Brother and sister, Christopher Buckner and Timothy Savoy, arrested for 'committing incest after watching 'The Notebook''
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