To-do over turron

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To-do over turron
TURRE: Unfair allocation of stalls at annual fair Photo credit: INDALOMANIA

MARIA ISABEL LOPEZ, currently Turre’s deputy mayor, could be barred from holding any public post for 12 years.

In 2018, when Lopez was mayor, she allegedly prevented a turron-seller from setting up his stall at the San Francisco fair in the same spot that his family had occupied since 1949.

The ex-mayor’s reasons were “arbitrary,” according to the Fiscal (Public Prosecutor) in her submission prior to Lopez’s November trial at the Almeria High Court.

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Lopez knowingly contravened the way that stalls were habitually allocated at the fair, based on tradition and seniority, the Public Prosecutor maintained.

As well as being prevented from holding a public sector post for 12 years, Lopez will also, if found guilty, be ordered to pay compensation to stallholder.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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