The series was founded in 1980 and published by Yorkshire Post Newspapers Ltd, which later became part of the Johnston Press group of regional newspapers across the United Kingdom. It had no website of its own; the links given below are to the (also Leeds-based) Yorkshire Evening Post website.
There were four geographic editions:
- The Moortown, Roundhay & Alwoodley Weekly News (North Leeds)
- The Headingley, Armley & Meanwood Weekly News (West Leeds)
- The Garforth, Seacroft & Cross Gates Weekly News (East Leeds)
- The Morley, Beeston & Hunslet Weekly News (South Leeds)
They all appeared on Thursdays.
The Leeds Weekly News ceased publication in July 2012, at the same time as the Pudsey Times, to enable the YPN staff to focus on the two paid-for titles.