Late drinks bid

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A BID by a nightclub boss in Galashiels to extend drinking times by an extra hour on Boxing night and Hogmanay looks set to be blocked.

Police and the licensing standards officer have opposed a request by Richard Crawford to keep the Indigo Rooms in Overhaugh Street open for revellers until 3am.

The councils licensing board has already agreed to 2am extensions for the midweek festive days.

But Police Inspector John Scott and licensing officer Ian Tunnah will tell the board tomorrow they oppose the 3am bid over fears of disorder.