The Times and NightJack - the whole 'terrible' story

It was revealed yesterday that The Times is facing the prospect of fresh legal action from the NightJack blogger as the Leveson Inquiry looked in forensic detail at the paper's involvement in illegally hacking an email account and concealing that fact from the High Court.

Times editor James Harding yesterday issued an apology over the hacking of Richard Horton's email account in 2009 and revealed he had also apologised to both Horton and to Mr Justice Eady over the fact that information was withheld during an injunction hearing.

Lord Justice Leveson told Harding: "Nothing that you are discussing today is relevant to the litigation between Mr Horton and the Times. If Mr Horton wants to pursue some remedy that will be a matter for him, to take advice and do what he feels is appropriate."

Read more at the Press Gazette.