Emily Dugan

Emily Dugan is Social Affais 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. Emily is on sabbatical until March 2015

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More than 1.2 million women earned enough to be placed in the highest tax bracket in 2013-14

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

Facebook takes down Russia page calling for mass protest in support of Putin's biggest critic

Russian internet regulators send Facebook 'demand' to block access

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

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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

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

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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

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Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

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Lobster has gone mainstream

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