I'm building a news website based on WordPress and my own child version of the Twentyten theme.
I've modified loop.php so that each excerpt appears on the index page as just a clickable headline, an optional thumbnail and a paragraph of body copy - no metadata or utility stuff, it's really simple.
I'd like to be able to add one, two or even more linked news items under some, but not all, of the excerpts.
The BBC News website http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ often does something similar.
I guess I could store these links as custom fields with each post - but I've no idea how to then insert them into the loop.