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– TFM Soundworks
"Due to unforeseen circumstances The Game's performance at TFM Soundworks on Friday February 21st has been postponed.
"Due to transport issues The Game's flight from California has been changed and he will land in the UK on Saturday February 22nd.
"The Game has rescheduled his performance to March 5th with all supporting acts, including Dappy and Paigey Cakey, agreed to perform on the evening.
"All tickets purchased for show will be automatically transferable for the rearranged performance.
US rapper The Game did not make his plane to the UK and will not be performing in Middlesbrough tonight. The show has been postponed for the second time leaving 1,200 music fans disappointed. The Game was set to be supported by Dappy.
Management at TFM Soundworks in Middlesbrough have rescheduled tonight's The Game gig.
They posted this message to Facebook:
– TFM Soundworks
"We're hearing that THE GAME did not make his flight on time to make the show ... bare with us a second .. looking like a reschedule for Sunday 2nd March"
Management at TFM Soundworks have confirmed that tonight's show featuring The Game and Dappy has been postponed for the second time. The next date has not yet been confirmed.
The body of a man from Middlesbrough aged 70 has been discovered at the foot of cliffs near Saltburn-by-the-Sea. His death is not thought to be suspicious. Police have not yet released his name.
Excitement is building in Middlesbrough as rapper The Game prepares to board a flight from the USA to the UK. He's performing for fans at TFM Soundworks on February 21, where he will be supported by NDubs star Dappy who recently came second on Celebrity Big Brother.
Delays are expected because excavation work is underway to locate a gas escape near a busy Middlesbrough junction. Lane restrictions will be in place on the eastbound carriageway of Borough Road before the junction with Marton Road. It's unknown how long work will take.
– Gordon Thompson, Northern Gas Networks
“Please be assured that we are working hard to complete this
essential work as quickly as possible, with minimum disruption to motorists.
“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.”
Anyone who smells gas should call the national gas emergency service, any time, day or night on 0800 111 999.
Striker Lee Tomlin has signed a three-and-a-half year contract for Middlesbrough FC after having his loan from Peterborough United changed into a permanent transfer.
The fee is as yet undisclosed.
The 25-year-old initially joined from the Sky Bet League One club for the remainder of the season on transfer deadline day.
Tomlin signed for Peterborough from Rushden and Diamonds in August 2010 after scoring 28 goals in 169 appearances for the Northamptonshire side.
After completing a three-match suspension last weekend, Tomlin is eligible for selection to make his Boro debut in Saturday’s game against Leeds United at the Riverside.
Police in Middlesbrough are renewing their appeal for information following a brutal attack in the town nearly three weeks ago.
42-year-old Gerard Williams was badly beaten with a wooden weapon - possibly a baseball bat - and was in a coma for several days.
This afternoon officers distributed leaflets to 500 homes in the Whinney Banks area, in an effort to find his attacker.
Jonny Blair reports.