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.


Four-car smash on M62 causes delays of up to an hour

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Long tailbacks on motorway

Plans showing housing proposals in the Grimescar Valley
Entrance to Grimescar Road, just off Brighouse Road at Ainley Top

Paddock man who flipped car onto roof at Ainley Top after drinking banned from road

David Bamford, 55, was taken to hospital after the smash in Ainley Top

Educating Yorkshire stars at chamber dinner

Jonny Mitchell and Mike Steer gave their views on benchmarking schools at the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce annual dinner

The ladies taking part in the charity fashion show

WATCH: breast cancer patients dazzle in charity fashion show in Huddersfield

All eyes were on the models who stole the show at the 9th annual Fashion Show hosted by the breast care nursing team at HRI and CRH

Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield

Is Lindley 'full'? Councillors have their say on latest housing plans for Lindley Moor

Concerns over schools and roads over Lindley plan

Plans showing housing proposals in the Grimescar Valley

Thornhill Estates submit application for 190 houses in Grimescar Valley

Application submitted today by developer to Kirklees Council, although it's not yet public


Lindley Moor housing scheme roadworks which caused huge delays for M62 commuters near Huddersfield are removed!

Anger over lights close to motorway junction which have led to tailbacks - let us know how you got on

Ian Ayre joins Dean Hoyle's Chairman's Lunch

Former Town chief executive Ian Ayre will talk about his role at Liverpool FC when he joins the panel for Dean Hoyle's Chairman's Lunch

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


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