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.

Barrie Goldthorpe

Dewsbury man Todd Walker faces jail after ramming an armed police vehicle during a high-speed motorway chase

Walker, of Dewsbury, admitted offences including dangerous driving at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Slaithwaite Library.

Former Slaithwaite Library among the auction lots Kirklees Council is looking to sell

Seven Kirklees Council-owned buildings or plots of land could net almost £1m for council coffers

World War One remembered

World War One: Use our system to find anyone from your area who died in the First World War

Search the full records of the more than one million casualties of World War One using our system

Progress of new Tesco store, Halifax Road, Birchencliffe.

New Tesco store set to open in Halifax Road, Birchencliffe

Developer says it should be just weeks away from finally opening

Slow moving traffic on westbound carriageway of the M62 near to Ainley Top.

Two injured in early morning M62 smash near Ainley Top

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Man and woman treated for serious injuries after car overturned

Tree blocking Halifax Road, Edgerton.

Driver has narrow escape after tree crashes onto Halifax Road, Edgerton at rush hour

At around 5.20pm today motorists watched in horror as the tree collapsed across both carriageways near Kaffir Road, completely blocking the busy road

Kirklees Business Week organisers say: Get involved

The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is set to stage the annual Kirklees Business Week and conference in October


M62 fully reopen after car crashes into central reservation

The crash which involved a Vauxhall Zafira happened just before 3pm under a footbridge on the M62 westbound between Ainley Top and junction 25 at Brighouse

Tour de France 2014, Huddersfield.
The riders on Chapel Hill.

Andrew Jackson: Is there anywhere more beautiful than Huddersfield when the Tour de France is in town?

What a day - a spectacular success for those who wanted to be part of Huddersfield history

More of your Tour de France selfies

Tour de Yorkshire 2014: What was your most memorable Tour de France moment?

We want you to tell us what your best moment was.

WATCH: Relive all the action with our videos from along Le Tour de France route

Watch the cyclists speed through Huddersfield and Holmfirth and tackle Holme Moss


Tour de France in Huddersfield: Amazing pictures from an unforgettable day

Here's all our reports and pictures from a fantastic day - take a look and bring that smile back!

More of your Tour de France selfies

Watch: Car bursts into flames on Ainley Top roundabout

The driver pulled over after spotting smoke coming from his vehicle

Tour De France 2014 at Blackley.

WATCH: Rapturous crowds gather at Blackley hill to welcome Tour de France

Mini-mountain becomes hot spot for cycling fans


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