The Belfast-based journalist Ed Moloney has been given another extension of the deadline by which he must hand over his notes of an interview with a loyalist murder suspect. The interviewee, William Stobie, has been charged with murdering Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane in 1989. In the High Court in Belfast, Mr Justice Kerr granted an extension until Friday, when a date is likely to be fixed for Mr Moloney's application for judicial review.

The Northern editor of Sunday Tribune is challenging a ruling by Belfast Recorder Judge Hart that he must hand over his notes to detectives. He has refused to do so on the grounds that it would jeopardise his career and be a breach of journalistic ethics.