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.


Rolling road block after smash shuts M62

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Recovery about to take place at crash scene

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The Nag's Head at Ainley Top

Hundreds of thousands of pounds being spent on the Huddersfield's pubs

Nags Head at Ainley Top to close for six weeks in the new year for major refurbishment

Fog set to linger and cause problems for Huddersfield drivers

M62 hit hard with visibility greatly reduced

Cedar Court Hotel boosted by six-figure facelift

Improved facilities at the Cedar Court Hotel in Ainley Top have helped boost room occupancy and revenue

Johnny Nelson (centre right) at Rawthorpe Boxing Club with Mark Reynolds (centre left) and young boxers from the Kirklees Boxing Academy at the gym in the Gasworks Club

Fancy punching your workmates? Train for new Huddersfield White Collar boxing event

White Collar Boxing originated in New York in the late 1980s. People train for eight weeks and then take on one of their work colleagues in the ring.

Glittering awards ceremony to celebrate Huddersfield's African and Caribbean communities

Stars from the worlds of sport, the arts and education will feature at the event

Linda Whitwam gives new Ainley Top restaurant a grilling - Here's what she thought

What's not to like about rotisserie chicken with fries and coleslaw from only £6!

Hundreds view plans for major Calderdale roadworks scheme planned for A629

Council say £4.5m road widening scheme will start in Autumn 2016

Artists impression of the factory, and the current St Andrew's Road car park

Polyseam to build factory on St Andrews Road car park used by Huddersfield Town fans

Bosses say up to 50 jobs to be created by 2020 at site next to Cummins Turbo Technologies plant

RECAP: M62 crash at rush hour creates long delays

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The M62 was closed eastbound between junction 24 at Ainley Top and junction 25 at Brighouse after an accident

Thousands of motorists left stuck on M62 after smash

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Tailbacks stretched at least six miles causing rush hour chaos

Breast cancer patients on catwalk cheered by hundreds at fashion show

Thirty-two breast cancer patients became fashion models for the day

Cummins' plans and site

Surveying work starts on proposed new Cummins factory site at Ainley Top

Planning application expected soon and work could begin early next year

Brian Hayhurst's Spanish diaries

Brian Hayhurst's Spanish diaries: Summer sun ended in tragedy when the rains came... and how Spain celebrates Halloween

Former Huddersfield gymnast and landlord Brian Hayhurst shares his life in Spain with wife Elaine

Did you see these crashes? Witnesses asked to help police after busy day for emergency services in West Yorkshire

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Problems range from Central Avenue, Fartown, to the M62 — but luckily nobody was killed

Police have issued a warning about the fuel money for gold scam

M62 fuel con warning after latest West Yorkshire incident

Be aware that the gang are still operating - offering gold in exchange for cash that they 'need' to buy fuel

Kirklees Local Plan: major roads around Huddersfield and Dewsbury to be improved to cope with extra traffic

15 year blueprint highlights need to upgrade roads, car parks and M62 junctions

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


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