Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham

Europe

Spain: Was coronavirus already spreading a month before lockdown?

Research suggests virus circulated earlier than experts believed and that there was no single 'Patient Zero'.

Spain: Was coronavirus already spreading a month before lockdown?

Spain

After more than a month in lockdown, Spain to allow children out

Fears have been growing for the health of more than eight million children in Spain who had not been allowed outside.

After more than a month in lockdown, Spain to allow children out

Spain

Spanish death toll may be much higher than officially reported

'Pieces of the puzzle will always be missing,' says one public health expert.

Spanish death toll may be much higher than officially reported

Spain

COVID-19: Why has Portugal seemingly fared better than Spain?

Less political fragmentation meant greater support for an earlier lockdown in Portugal, credited with saving lives.

COVID-19: Why has Portugal seemingly fared better than Spain?

Coronavirus pandemic

Has Spain flattened the coronavirus curve and what comes next?

Amid cautious optimism as COVID-19 deaths slow, experts seek more testing as doctors say pressure on ICU remains high.

Has Spain flattened the coronavirus curve and what comes next?

Spain

As Spain bans Easter events, Catholics make coronavirus masks

Religious associations are abandoning traditional celebrations, in line with coronavirus lockdown, to help others.

As Spain bans Easter events, Catholics make coronavirus masks

Coronavirus pandemic

In Spain, thousands on coronavirus front lines become infected

As resources run dangerously low and more healthcare workers get sick, new restrictions are added to Spanish shutdown.

In Spain, thousands on coronavirus front lines become infected

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: Why are deaths rising so quickly in Spain?

Experts say large elderly population, social behaviour and weak healthcare system have contributed to high fatalities.

Coronavirus: Why are deaths rising so quickly in Spain?

Aviation

Mallorca urges tourists to go home despite travel chaos

Dozens of flights have been cancelled, with 25,000 tourists stuck on the Balearic island.

Mallorca urges tourists to go home despite travel chaos

Brexit

Brexit-voting expats in Spain wake up to a future of change

The penny is dropping - change is on its way for Brexit-voting 'Brits abroad'.

Brexit-voting expats in Spain wake up to a future of change

Europe

Madrid talks with Catalan leaders in bid to break deadlock

No expectation of a breakthrough, but experts say the fact the discussions are happening is encouraging.

Madrid talks with Catalan leaders in bid to break deadlock

Arts & Culture

Spain's anti-fascist refugees remembered

Half a million refugees were forced to leave Spain after the civil war was lost to the forces of fascism.

Spain's anti-fascist refugees remembered