Ainley Top

Ainley Top village is in both Kirklees and Calderdale local authority areas and sits aroun three miles north east of Huddersfield town centre. It sits just off the main A629 road from Huddersfield to Elland and Halifax. It is situated on a hill (the Ainleys) with the M62 motorway to the north, and junction 24 of the motorway adjacent to the village.

Artist's impression of the ski slope proposed as part of the HD One project

Kirklees Council exploring potential for £9m loan for HD One development

£9m loan could kick-start major regeneration around the John Smiths Stadium

'It's not too late to save Grimescar Valley from 190-home development', objectors say

Campaigners urge residents to write to Kirklees Council before public consultation ends

LOOK: A wheel romantic! Blue Angels biker Michael Hammill weds Michelle Mathers with 50 bikers in tow

Michael is Secretary of Kirklees Chapter of Blue Angels - the oldest outlaw bike club in Europe

MP Jason McCartney asks for urgent debate in Commons on M62 following lorry crash

Colne Valley member says discussion necessary on new motorway exits and alternative trans-Pennine routes

Hotels come forward to help couple Phil Birkhead and Sophie Georgewilliams after wedding venue mix-up

Cedar Court Hotel and The Woodman in Thunderbridge have both said that they would like to help


Three car smash causes traffic chaos on M62 in between Ainley Top and Brighouse

The accident was reported just before 7am and police had to briefly close lanes to remove the cars

Motorists facing delays and diversions as busy Calderdale Way closes for repairs

There will also be a 20mph speed limit on Elland Bypass

Woman's lucky escape as car overturns in Ainley Top crash

Driver taken to hospital after crash in Brighouse Road this afternoon

LOOK: Pedal for Pounds riders head off to Blackpool

Huddersfield Town's latest fundraising ride is underway

PICTURES AND VIDEO: Driver remains critical but stable after double lorry crash on M62

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Thousands of motorists were trapped for around seven hours after the crash close to Scammonden

Tesco Express on Halifax Road, Birchencliffe before the recent opening

Thieves target Tesco Express at Ainley Top - and they got in from the roof

The burglary happened at Tesco Express in the former Grey Horse pub on Halifax Old Road

Law firm Makin Dixon says child sex abuse grooming 'massive issue' for Huddersfield

Makin Dixon has experienced rise in cases of grooming, with victims giving birth to abusers' children

Lindley Moor, Huddersfield, from Lindley Moor Road.

Controversial development plan for houses and industrial units in Lindley Moor set to be decided

And it could see Kirklees back-track on their own affordable housing policy


Long hold-ups for drivers after M62 crash

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Ten miles of traffic jams

Cedar Court Hotel staff among the awards

Three workers at the Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top, were successful in the firm's annual employee awards

BT say longstanding Ainley Top roadworks to be finished 'by end of month'

Eyesore roadworks for laying superfast broadband cables started before Christmas

Northern Powergrid

Homes and businesses without electricity after power cuts in Huddersfield

Around 40 homes in HD3 are affected by the shortage

Ainley Top roundabout up for an award

The scheme to put traffic lights on Ainley Top roundabout has been shortlisted for an award from the Institution of Civil Engineers


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