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.

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

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'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

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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

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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


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