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.
19 February 2014 12:19 AM
Persistent negative stereotypes in the media about teenagers are harming their prospects of getting a job, according to research published today.
17 February 2014 09:43 PM
Young men who have depressive symptoms and high cortisol levels are the most susceptible
17 February 2014 09:42 PM
A Romanian documentary team has come to find out whether the right-wing press is right about immigration
16 February 2014 12:00 AM
A one-to-one mentoring scheme is helping the most needy residents of one affluent city break out of a cycle of drugs, alcohol, family breakdown and sleeping rough
England captain Casey Stoney reveals she was concerned by social media reaction but has been 'overwhelmed' by positive response after speaking openly about being gay
10 February 2014 05:10 PM
The Arsenal ladies defender says she was inspired by Tom Daley
09 February 2014 12:00 AM
The lethal 'game' has claimed several lives, but now some nominees prefer doing good to behaving badly
06 February 2014 11:52 AM
There were 118,140 divorces in 2012
04 February 2014 05:05 PM
British women are having significantly more children than a decade ago, with birth rates for mothers in England and Wales up by 18 per cent, official figures show. Improvements in fertility treatments allowing people to start families later and a growing population of second generation migrants are amongst possible explanations for the rise.
03 February 2014 06:51 PM
People in Scotland may end up avoiding the so-called bedroom tax altogether under proposals by the devolved government.
'Neknomination': Internet drinking game linked to two deaths over the weekend grows in popularity amongst British students
03 February 2014 06:17 PM
An online drinking craze linked to the deaths of two teenagers over the weekend continued across Britain today, despite warnings that it was lethal when taken to its extreme.
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