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A quarter of the FTSE 100 is yielding 6% or more. Shares investigates why such generous levels of income are on offer and picks three stock to earn large dividends.

Also in this week’s digital magazine: ways to generate an income from ETFs, and investment trust dividend heroes that have grown their dividends by more than inflation every year for at least a decade.

Discover why Woodford Income Fund is in the spotlight again for bad reasons and learn how Labour’s utilities nationalisation plan could affect certain infrastructure funds.

Stocks under the spotlight include Tesco, Entertainment One, Euromoney, SThree and Pure Gold.

James from Sussex has squirreled away money throughout his working life

We examine why yields are so high and how to check for income sustainability

Investors are lining up to withdraw cash after dismal performance

Its content is in strong demand from Asian broadcasters and consumers

The company plans to reopen a former-producing mine in Canada next year

We look at major share price movers and key announcements over the past week

Amid ongoing political turmoil investors are turning their attention to the risks posed by a general election

How buying a more expensive passive fund can really eat into your returns

We look at trusts raising dividends by more than the cost of living

We examine how to get diversified exposure to dividends

This week’s Shares is packed with hints on how to spot sustainable dividends

Value stocks have often performed well when inflation starts to pick up 

We look at what might be influencing the stance of producers’ cartel OPEC ahead of key summit

The UK supermarket is dominant, defensive and dividend paying to boot

Specialism in high growth markets should drive a revaluation of the shares

Improving picture for embattled asset management business

We remain convinced there’s hidden value within the investment trust

We look at dividend-focused passive funds and how their selection criteria works

AJ Bell pensions expert Tom Selby explains the rules