The Waterford News & Star is marking its change from a broadsheet to a tabloid today with an exclusive report that will lift the lid on the City's drug epidemic.
The new-look TCH-owned paper is being launched after extensive market research showed that readers were in favour of the switch to a tabloid.
In the first edition of the new-look Waterford local newspaper, the paper exposes the shocking statistics behind the growing use of cocaine - and the dangers it poses to the city's youth. The tragic deaths of two Waterford men after they took cocaine at a house party has put the city in the national spotlight.
The report reveals that almost 400 people in the city of Waterford alone were treated for drug and alcohol abuse last year with treatment for cocaine abuse showing the biggest rise.