The area around St Mary de Castro church in Leicester is to be cordoned off today to pedestrians for up to six months after safety inspections found the church spire to be "in a dangerous state and at risk of collapse".
The church has been running a "Save Our Spire" campaign for the last year.
The poet Geoffrey Chaucer, who wrote the Canterbury Tales, is thought to have been married here.
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Sunday should start off dry and bright with sunny periods.
A touch of ground frost possible in sheltered parts by morning.
Despite receiving treatment at the scene, the man was pronounced dead shortly after.