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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Further showers or longer spells of rain for many tonight, with it being heavy at times. Strong winds will also continue.
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Further showers or longer spells of rain for many tonight, heavy at times, particularly over the hills.