One of the region's most famous festive events has been called off.
The Melton Christmas Tree Festival, held at St Mary's in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, is thought to be the largest such display in the UK.
Last year saw more than 1,500 trees decorated and about 30,000 people visit the church.
But coronavirus has meant this year's event has been cancelled.
Organisers called it a "sad decision" but fears over a winter spike in cases, along with many volunteers being in high risk groups, had left them no option.
A statement said: "It is our intention, if conditions allow, to decorate the church in a festive fashion over the Christmas period and we hope you will find the church a welcoming and inspiring place to visit at that time."
The announcement had been made early so organisations and businesses could plan accordingly, they added.