Labour party members across the north west have been gathering names for a petition against the government's plans for grammar schools.
It follows a call for a day of action against the proposals by the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the party's conference in Liverpool last week.
Ashton-under-Lyne MP and shadow education secretary Angela Rayner joined the protest in the town.
A man injured during an explosion at his home in Ashton under Lyne has died in hospital.
John Wilson leapt from his bedroom window seconds before the blast in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
His wife and daughter are still seriously ill in hospital.
Our correspondent Ashley Derricott was at the house.
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Police have confirmed a man has died after an explosion at a house in Ashton under Lyne.
A family leapt from an upstairs window just seconds before an explosion ripped through their home.
A quick- thinking neighbour rushed to get a mattress for them to jump onto. John and Hazel Wilson from Ashton-Under-Lyne were seriously ill and rushed to hospital.
Their daughter, who's in her 20s, was also seriously injured.
Our correspondent Rachel Townsend has the story.
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Ten people have been injured at an explosion at a house in Aston-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, three of which are said to be 'life threatening'.
Firefighters are currently at a property believed to have been damaged by an explosion in Ashton
Emergency services were called to the address, on Whiteacre Road, at the junction of Curzon Road, at 5.10am this morning.
Neighbours said they heard a loud band at the house shortly after 5am.
Rachel Townsend is at the scene.
Neighbours in Ashton say they thought it was a bomb as house was ripped apart by gas explosion ...
Reports of residents jumping into mattresses to escape fire. A number of people being treated in hospital
Ten casualties after house explosion in Ashton. Three people have been taken to a specialist unit with major burns