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Updated 22 January: And in the end, it was the Lagunera Ana Guerra who became the fifth finalist in this year’s Operación Triunfo. In emotional scenes, the two Tinerfeños were treated to enormous applause and tears because the last six had become a great group and no-one wanted any other to leave. But in a surprise announcement, presenter Roberto Leal explained that although Agoney didn’t make the final for the series in the show on 5 February, he will still have a chance to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest. That decision will be made in the penultimate show next Monday 23 January. Updated 18READ MORE

Photo: Ópera de Tenerife. Ópera de Tenerife has announced that it is looking to reinforce its chorus by choosing new members in auditions to be held on Monday 29 January at 5pm in the Sala de Cámara in the Santa Cruz auditorium. Those interested should select and prepar a piece from the following modes: opera aria, zarzuela (traditional Spanish operetta), chamber, oratorio or “canciones italianas” (old arias). The audition call is open to men and women over 18, and those interested should send an email to info@operadetenerife.com stating their full name, date of birth, phone number, curriculum and a digital copy of the score for theREAD MORE

A kamikaze driver caused chaos on the TF5 tonight, including three accidents. The worst of it happened on the notorious El Sauzal bend, known to be a blackspot in its own right without help from drivers on the wrong side of the road. Enquiries are continuing tonight, but it seems that thankfully and miraculously no-one was killed even though two occupants of one of the other three vehicles are in hospital. Police ask drivers in the area to take extra care while works are ongoing for what is likely to be some hours. The kamikaze driver has tested positive for alcohol, and he has beenREAD MORE

A 58-year-old woman who was knocked down as a car left a garage in Santa Cruz has died, police say. The incident happened in Calle de Legazpi, a small street parallel to Calle Tome Cano, where Tráfico is in the capital. The woman was initially taken to hospital in serious condition after the accident on Friday morning, but sadly around 7.30pm last evening she succumbed to the injuries she sustained in the collision.READ MORE

A 46-year-old Venezuelan woman was killed tonight, stabbed to death by her 68-year-old partner in Los Realejos, a man she had previously denounced for domestic violence. The man, a native of Tenerife, fled as the couple’s grandchild, just 12 years old, disappeared. He sped off towards the TF5 where his car was involved in an accident near Santa Úrsula, and police say that when emergency services arrived they found the man inside the vehicle but there was no sign of the little girl who was subsequently found safe and well in a family member’s home. The man is in hospital under police guard after beingREAD MORE

Updated 10pm: Granadilla Ayuntamiento has announced that playa de La Tejita will be reopened to the public tomorrow, Saturday 20 January, since the Canarian Government’s Public Health Department has confirmed that the water is free of any fuel. Updated 19 January: The Canarian Government has deactivated its Marine Contamination Contingency Plan as of 7pm this evening with the verification that the spill has been completely stopped by CEPSA divers sealing the leaking valve. Updated 8pm: The Canarian Government has announced that the spill, of kerosene/paraffin, has been controlled.  The spill has been localized and sealed. CEPSA will now spend the next several hours carrying out necessary works at the site.READ MORE