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.

Business Profile: James Beattie, of

Sports consultancy boss James Beattie talks boxing, being deskbound and a not-so-close encounter with golfer Ricky Fowler

Black History Month events planned in Kirklees in October

Kirklees Council and dozens of community groups have come together for the national event

Huddersfield Black Community plan first awards

New scheme to reward success and achievements

Site of proposed Cummins Turbo Technologies factory at Ainley Top

Ainley Top villagers raise concerns over Cummins Turbo Technologies factory plan

Some described the plan as “ridiculous”, another said she was “gutted”, while others said they were pleased to see the company committing its future to West Yorkshire

Proposed site of new Cummins' factory in Ainley Top

Cummins Turbo Technologies' Ainley Top factory: First picture reveals plans

An image has been released showing how a factory planned by Cumins Turbo Technologies at Ainley Top would look

Cummins hope to build a factory on land currently owned by Edmund Thornhill at Ainley Top

Cummins Turbo Technologies want to build new factory at Ainley Top

Plan for green belt land at Ainley Top puts forward hopes for a 18,600sq metre factory

Lena Headey backs plans for new sports project in Almondbury

Star launches £1/2m project for school site

Waterloo sisters stage charity ball after mother's cancer returns

Ammarah and Zarah Iqbal organise ball for mum Shameem who is battling cancer for second time

Teenager Zacky Mahmood in court after speeding on the M62 at 120mph - in a car stolen from his mum

The 19-year-old was chased by police as he raced at nearly twice the speed limit through residential streets in Mirfield and Dewsbury

Council approves plan for development in Grimescar Valley

Campaigners 'disgusted' as councillors approve plan for 190 homes in Grimescar Valley

Developers win backing to build in Huddersfield beauty spot after campaigners' pleas to save valley

Grimescar Valley campaigners ready for a week of protest

Planning committee to rule on controversial housing plans

Former world boxing champ Joe Calzaghe packs punch for Rawthorpe Amateur Boxing Club

Long-established Huddersfield club set to open new gym in Milnsbridge

Grimescar Valley plans for 190 new homes recommended for outline approval by Kirklees Council officers

But it will be up to Kirklees councillors to rule on the controversial plans when they meet next Thursday

The Nags Head at Ainley Top and, inset, Alan Brook

Legendary Nags Head barman Alan Brook has died after four decades behind the pumps

Special wake at the pub on Tuesday afternoon for serving stalwart who pulled tens of thousands of pints through the years

The overturned caravan on the M62 near Brighouse

Caravan overturns on M62 at Rastrick causing delays

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Accident involving jack-knifed Land Rover happened on eastbound carriageway


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We remember the excitement of le Grand Depart in Huddesfield in July 2014 - take a look at our pictures and videos and bring that smile back!

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


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