The two-minute drive-thru checks include tyres, lights, wipers and fluid levels. Motorists will be offered a free screenwash top up and ice-scrapers with road safety reminders. Andrew Bright, Learn and Live Co-ordinator with Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: We dont want drivers to be caught out when the ice and snow arrives. Our message is: be prepared and be safe. A winter check is better than being in a winter wreck. Our checks and advice are free and motorists visiting the drive-thru check-ups can also get their car washed by firefighters in return for a donation to The Fire Fighters Charity. Winter checks and charity car washes take place: Thursday 26 November : Thornaby Fire Station, Master Road (10am to 5pm). The Brigade will be supported at the event by Teesdale Tyre & Auto Centre. Saturday 28 November: Coulby Newham Fire Station, Bickley Way, (10am to 4pm) This event will have representatives from the British School of Motoring and Middlesbrough Councils road safety team on-hand to give top tips on winter driving. The event is being supported by Halfords Auto Centres, Derek Campbells Exhaust & Tyre Centre, National Tyre and Autocare andMiddlesbrough Tyre & Auto Centre. For winter driving tips click on the following link:
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1, 2014, file photo, UAB coach Jerod Haase reacts to play during the second half View gallery FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2012 file photo, UAB head coach Jerod Haase encourages his players during the STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Stanford hired University of Alabama at Birmingham coach Jerod Haase as its new basketball coach Friday, a week and a half after firing eighth-year coach Johnny Dawkins. Athletic director Bernard Muir is determined to return the Cardinal to being a regular NCAA Tournament contender as the program was under longtime coach Mike Montgomery over nearly two decades. Haase, who just completed his fourth season at UAB, will be formally introduced Monday on The Farm. ''Stanford University is a world-class institution which represents excellence across the board,'' Haase said in a statement. ''We will compete for championships by doing it the right way and graduating young men who will go on to accomplish great things in the world. I am humbled by the opportunity afforded to me by Bernard, and my family and I are eager to get started.'' The 41-year-old Haase is returning to his Northern California roots to coach Stanford. He was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe and even spent the 1992-93 season at rival California playing in the backcourt alongside Jason Kidd before transferring to Kansas, where he played for coach Roy Williams and later coached under him for 13 years with the Jayhawks and at North Carolina. His UAB team reached the NCAA Tournament last year for the first time since 2011 and as a No. 14 seed shocked third-seeded Iowa State, the program's first NCAA victory since 2005. The Blazers lost in the first round of the NIT at BYU this season. Haase was Conference USA Coach of the Year this season as his team finished 26-5 and 16-2 in conference play for the program's first regular-season title since 2011. UAB had school records for wins, conference victories, road wins (10) and a program-best winning streak of 14. ''Jerod has not only demonstrated his excellent coaching and teaching abilities over the years, but he also shares the values that make Stanford special,'' Muir said.
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If you live in an affected area please do not travel and if you home has been flooded stay out of the water and wait for help. Flood water is extremely dangerous, it is dirty, can be fast flowing and often full of debris the only way to stay safe is to stay out of the water. If youre driving, see water on the road and dont know how deep it is dont drive through it it only takes 30 cm of water to float a car and even less to write your car off. Our control operators are experiencing a high number of calls at the moment, so please only call 999 if it is a genuine emergency. For more information about flooding in your area please visit https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/ or call the 24 hour Floodline on 0345 988 1188. UPDATE 13:57 26.12.15 FIREFIGHTERS are working tirelessly across Greater Manchester to protect people and properties affected by severe flooding. Control operators have received hundreds of calls so far and specialist water incident units and swift water rescue technicians are working across Greater Manchester to keep people safe. Crew were called to the Waterside Pub in Summerseat, Ramsbotton, after reports of the building being unstable. When they arrived the force of the water had caused a substantial amount of the pub and an adjoining bridge to collapse, but no one was trapped. Three fire engines attended Robin Park Road in Wigan after reports of severe flooding in the area at around 8am. The crew helped to evacuate a number of shopping stores and assisted people from their vehicles which were stuck in water. Five fire engines and a boat were called to Church Street in Littleborough at around 10am after the River Calder burst its banks.
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