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Moorlands Advertiser (defunct)

The Moorlands Advertiser was a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper delivered to households in the District of Staffordshire Moorlands in North East Staffordshire, including the towns of Leek, Biddulph and Cheadle, and parts of the Derbyshire Dales around the village of Hartington.

It was published by Staffordshire Sentinel News and Media, part of what was then the Daily Mail and General Trust’s regional publishing division, Northcliffe Media. (Northcliffe became the major constituent of the new Local World media group at the end of 2012.) It was a companion to their paid-for evening title The Sentinel and shared that paper’s editorial offices in Stoke-on-Trent.

It had no website of its own; the link below is to Northcliffe’s portal website, which was The Sentinel‘s web presence.

It came out on Fridays.

It was sold by Northcliffe to Iliffe News & Media in July 2011, along with most of SSNM’s other titles. Iliffe promptly merged it into the Leek Post & Times, which they bought in the same deal.