Thanks to communities defying the weather and coming together to have fun come rain or shine, we have two pages of lovely summer fete photos in this week’s Herald.
Another community rallying this week is battling to save its village pub, while a familiar face comes out of fundraising retirement to help Shakespeare Hospice.
We also bring you the second in our series of features on the issue of loneliness, with a story of one community preserving old-fashioned values and looking out for one another.
Meanwhile, we have several stories that touch on people’s concerns for their communities and wellbeing, from housing developments to phone masts, climate campaigns to parking issues – but the news is far from all negative.
On the contrary, there are people of all ages standing up to be counted, fundraising for a host of causes and taking on incredible challenges.
For all this and more, including the best arts news and reviews and sports coverage around, don’t miss this week’s Herald, out today.