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. Emily is on sabbatical until March 2015

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Psychotherapy experts from Russia and Ukraine have been barred from attending a global conference in London after the Home Office refused to believe they were delegates

Russian and Ukrainian experts barred from attending psychotherapy conference in London

The Home Office refused to believe that they were delegates

Bradford West MP Naz Shah

Naz Shah interview: Labour's new MP for Bradford West on beating rival George Galloway - and considering legal action against him

Exclusive: Naz Shah, who won Bradford West from Respect’s incumbent, tells Emily Dugan that she is determined to fight for all women’s rights

George Galloway speaks during an interview at his offices in the constituency of Bradford West, in Bradford, England, on 22 April, 2015

George Galloway defeated by Labour's Naz Shah as tactics backfire in Bradford

Respect candidate 'reported to the police over tweet'

Respect Party Leader George Galloway made repeated personal attacks on his Labour opponent Naz Shah during this campaign

George Galloway's dirty battle in bid for Bradford West seat

The Respect candidate could flex some political muscle if he wins - as Labour may need him in a coalition

David Cameron chose not to attend the Citizens UK General Election Assembly, sending Culture Secretary Sajid Javid in his stead

General Election 2015: 2,000 voters, two leaders – and one notable absentee

Sajid Javid filled in at the Citizens UK General Election Assembly – and may be regretting it

Harman speaks to journalists at the launch of the Labour Party's women's manifesto

General Election 2015: No regrets for Harman or her pink bus as she meets Plymouth voters

'The job is not yet done. I’ve noticed that Hilary Clinton has reached her prime at 67 and I’m only 64, so actually I’m about to be in my prime'

Migrant Voice’s director Nazek Ramadan came to Britain after fleeing civil war in Lebanon in the 1980s

Nazek Ramadan interview: 'If a politician is blaming migrants, lots of people will believe this'

Campaigner with one of the organisations behind ‘I Am An Immigrant’ posters alarmed at Ukip’s rhetoric

Private rented accommodation accounts for around 4.2 million households

Ukip housing spokesman Andrew Charalambous earns £800,000 – in housing benefit

Britain's wealthiest private landlords being paid millions in housing benefit despite social housing being cut

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Top one per cent of earners twice as rich as ten years ago

The top 1 per cent are now 100 per cent better off than a decade ago, their collective wealth having increased from £250bn in 2005

Janner was an MP in 1991 when he was accused of child abuse by the paedophile Frank Beck

Lord Janner prosecution: NSPCC head demands that child abuse case against Labour peer be reopened

Lord Janner will not stand trial, despite there being enough evidence to charge him with 22 child sex offences, because of the severity of his dementia

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