"....the largest haul of chemicals of its kind discovered in someone's home in the country." - Burnley Citizen
"Police sealed off the home of Robert Cottage in Talbot Street, Colne, after storming the address and discovering chemical components that could be used to make explosives." - Lancashire Telegraph
"The home of another man charged with similar offences contained a rocket launcher and a nuclear biological suit...." - Socialist Worker
The chemicals were found at the home of an apparently lapsed British National Party member, as opposed to the home of a Muslim, so no front page national newspaper headlines for the discovery of the largest haul of chemicals ever found in this country.
It could be argued that the chemicals found might be used for a number of purposes other than manufacturing explosives but this wouldn't explain the press and media silence about the rocket launcher or the NBC suit that were also found in the raids.
Update: Ex-BNP member? Not quite, not according to the BNP's own rules. Ministry of Truth does the math.
Update 2: More on this story from: Blood & Treasure - large bomb apparently found, not many informed, Picked Politics - Ex-BNP member caught with “record haul” of explosive chemicals and Lenin’s Tomb - the bomb factory you won’t hear about.
Update 3: The BBC explains in an email why they never covered the story:
I have investigated how the story was missed. It appears a reporter from BBC Radio Lancashire investigated initial reports but the police "played it down". Our regional televison centre in in Manchester found out about the story only after it was reported in the Colne Times. By this time it was several days old. On investigation they discovered that reporting restrictions were in place which severely curtailed what could be said by the media.
Meanwhile, in the blog world, 'Rachel North' defends the BNP's right not to be labelled as terrorists against an Israeli national with legitimate fears about Fascism, even though white man's got a bomb complex - Mother of Satan, May 2005.
Update 4 24/10/2006: The two Fascists appeared in Preston Crown Court today and confirmed their names.
Court 10 T20061011
DAVID BOLAS JACKSON
Plea and Case Management - Case Started - 10:51
The case was adjourned until January 15, 2007 for a plea and case management hearing. Trial date provisionally set for 12 February 2007 at Manchester crown court.
Of course, far-right terrorism has never yet been classified as terrorism by the state so it's unlikely this case will be any different.
What about the Home Office race relations report that preceded Jack Straw's attack on Muslims - the other story that's not making the news?