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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A pigeon shown inside Harmonds-worth detention centre

Harmondsworth immigrants kept in cells for two hours longer, secret filming reveals

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

Harley Miller: ‘I feel like I’ve been let out of prison. It was like I was under house arrest’

An Australian NHS therapist threatened with deportation from the UK has finally been told she can remain

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

Government's obsession with faith and free schools 'breeds social and racial segregation'

Exclusive: Chair of Social Integration Commission says Government has ignored impact of education policies, and calls for schools to monitor how well children from different backgrounds and ethnicities are mixing

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

Homeless Veterans appeal: Veterans’ hostel ‘overwhelmed by kindness’ for festive dinner

The Veterans Aid hostel in east London is home to 55 ex-servicemen

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon toured the Italian countyside for ‘The Trip’

Amalfi Coast beats Whitley Bay for top television backdrop

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon toured the Italian countyside for ‘The Trip’ Revolution Films

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

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
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