5 Things to do in the next 24 hours
The city will come to a standstill again when England take on Algeria in their second World Cup group game tonight. Fabio Capello will be hoping for a morale-boosting win after drawing the first game against the USA. Pubs and clubs across Peterborough will be showing the game from 7.30pm. The city’s East of England Showground has opened its doors for the annual summer show today. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the Alwalton showground over the next three days to celebrate all things rural and agricultural. Enjoy a great day out by the River Nene on Sunday. Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival is back, and there will be a number of teams making waves from 10am. There’s lots of entertainment lined up at the site, near the Peterborough Key Theatre. The funfair is also in full swing at the nearby Embankment. Head to Ferry Meadows Watersports Centre, off Oundle Road, Peterborough and watch the annual Lakeside Sailing Club 24-hour race. It starts at 3pm tomorrow, but there will be a dramatic fly-past shortly before 2.30pm. The event raises money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Everyone’s invited to go along to Alderman Jacobs Primary School summer fete in Whittlesey tomorrow afternoon. The school, in Drybread Road, has invited a travelling zoo along for families to investigate. From noon.