It was set up in 2003 by seven former staff members of the town’s existing weekly newspaper the Leek Post & Times, when that title was taken over by Northcliffe Media. It was taken over in 2006 by Staffordshire Newspapers, a division of Iliffe News & Media. The editorial offices were in Ashbourne and were shared with the Ashbourne News Telegraph.
It came out on Wednesdays. A e-edition (by paid subscription) was also available via email and on the website.
In November 2011 Iliffe incorporated Your Leek Paper into the Leek Post & Times, which they had acquired from Northcliffe five months earlier.