TWELVE-year-old Leah Stanford has been chosen by the villagers of Hellifield as their Gala Queen for 2017.

This year's gala is on Saturday, August 5, with the Hellifield's Got Talent Night on the previous evening, Friday, August 4, in the marquee on the sports field.

Leah, who was chosen at a family disco held in Hellifield House, is pictured with attendants, from left, Emily Atkinson, Molly Chapman-Boyle, Jonty Capstick and Jamie Allan.