Emily Dugan

Emily Dugan is social affairs correspondent for The Independent, i and Independent on Sunday. She was previously a news reporter for The Independent on Sunday. Her investigations into human trafficking have twice been awarded Best Investigative Article at the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards and her human rights journalism was shortlisted for the Gaby Rado Memorial prize at the 2012 Amnesty Media Awards.

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Rev Libby Lane will become the Church of England's first female bishop

Manchester vicar Rev Libby Lane will be Church of England’s first woman bishop

Rev Lane to lead the see of Stockport, with more women in running for promotion

Demonstrators protesting against the bedroom tax outside the High Court earlier this year

Liberal Democrats scotch bid to vote down bedroom tax

LAbour motion defeated by 32 votes

It is estimated that 18,000 children will sleep rough or in a stranger’s home after running away this year

Child runaways are put in peril by budget cuts, says charity report

Supply of safe havens is 'worryingly low' for the thousands who leave their homes
There was scant good news in the statement for those at the bottom, according to Anti-poverty campaigners

Autumn Statement: Universal Credit freeze hurts working poor, poverty experts claim

Charities speak out against budget that does nothing for the poor

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Britain's hidden racism: Workplace inequality has grown in the last decade

Comparison of census data shows ethnic minorities have it worse

UN halts food aid to 1.7 million Syrian refugees after £40m funding shortfall

Britain is the second largest country donor to the Syrian crisis

Research showed that one individual lost more than £13,000 in a gambling session lasting more than seven hours

Gamblers place 1bn bets per month on addictive fixed-odds gambling machines

The "crack cocaine" of betting

England fans show their loyalty before the friendly match against Germany at Wembley stadium

England women vs Germany women: Never mind the result, it was being at Wembley that counted

Watershed moment as team is allowed to play at national stadium

Only 4 per cent of adults have acted to make their preferences known

Patients leave end-of-life care choice to medics, survey finds

The dying want to have a say - but few put on record how they want to be treated
A major study concludes that soaring numbers of families with disabled children are being forced to go without food or heating because they can no longer afford the basics

Benefit changes mean a choice of 'eat or heat' for an increasing number of families

The cost-of-living crisis is damaging the health of children with disabilities
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