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'There's no money to help get our kids off heroin - yet our council is having a Ball'

AN outspoken drugs campaigner has accused local councillors of having their ‘snouts in the trough’ by squandering public money at a time when there is no funding to help young addicts get weaned off heroin.

Tracy Bell lost her brother to the drug and for more than 20 years she has dedicated her life to saving others who have strayed down the same self-destructive path.

Earlier this year she launched Gus Health and Well-being to offer support for addicts and their families, and since then she has been working to find premises in the town - with the promise of financial backing from top brass at The Hygrove, who offer similar services in England.

There have been talks with the council too, but the prospects of those bearing fruit may be receding this week after the former UK Mum of the Year launched a blistering verbal assault on civic leaders.

*Read the full story in this week’s Antrim Guardian

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