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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People with dementia are likely to receive poor care because of unacceptable gaps in quality, a major review by an NHS watchdog has found

UK dementia care: Watchdog finds 'staggering' 90% of British care homes and hospitals provide poor care for Alzheimer's sufferers

Nine out of 10 hospitals and care homes were found to have aspects of variable or poor care for those with Alzheimer’s and related conditions

New research suggests that Britain’s men are facing a future blighted by rising levels of loneliness and 'social isolation'

Ageing alone: Isolation and loneliness await growing number of men

Almost a quarter of men living alone have contact with their children less than once a month, compared with 15 per cent of older women

Matt and Nadine O'Connor of Fathers for Justice

Fathers 4 Justice couple lose injunction claim

The couple behind the pressure group Fathers4Justice who claimed a former lobbyist was harassing them have had an application for an injunction against him dismissed due to “a total absence of evidence”.

Fathers 4 Justice and the mother of all hate campaigns?

An extraordinary hearing will shed light on a bitter dispute involving a Conservative MP and the self-appointed champions of parental rights

Shelter claim that two-thirds of private sector rental tenants in England are 'trapped'

Five million Britons could be stuck in the 'rent trap' forever, claims Shelter

Proportion of renters unable to save for deposit leaps 13% in two years

Exploitative gangmaster fined only £500

An illegal gangmaster who made Romanian workers scavenge in bins while charging them to live in an unheated shed has been fined just £500.

Seven charged over alleged imprisonment and ill-treatment of Devon care home patients

Seven people have been charged over the alleged imprisonment and ill-treatment of patients with learning difficulties in three Devon care homes.

A rainbow flag is waved outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London

Young, middle class Londoners most likely to be gay

People in the north-east least likely to be out

ChildLine has revealed that more than one in 10 callers report bullying or sexual advances by females

Women can abuse children too - and society must confront it

As ChildLine reveals that more than one in 10 callers report bullying or sexual advances by females, one victim tells his family's story
Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah, (left) and Julie Burchill

What did this lesbian rabbi do to make Julie Burchill mad?

A lesbian Jewish leader says she has endured years of vitriol from the writer renowned for her strident style

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The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

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

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss