Emily Dugan

Emily Dugan is Social Affairs Editor 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. Her first book, 'Finding Home: Real Stories of Migrant Britain', was published by Icon Books in July 2015.

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47 per cent of lone mothers and fathers have to borrow money from friends

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47 per cent already have to borrow money from friends, family or banks

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Many new housing developments are being built so that wealthy tenants are segregated from poorer renters

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Footage was shot by a detainee for Corporate Watch on a secret camera

Harley Miller, Australian immigrant and NHS children’s therapist, has lived in Britain for nine years

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Schools are largely failing to bring different communities together in contrast to higher education, argues Matthew Taylor. File photo

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Ashley Rosser, who served in the RAF, at the Veterans Aid hostel in east London

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More women in the best-paid jobs helps to close pay gap

The proportion of high earners who are women has climbed to 28 per cent of the total

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Russian internet regulators send Facebook 'demand' to block access

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