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
07 October 2014 06:21 PM
Seven people have been charged over the alleged imprisonment and ill-treatment of patients with learning difficulties in three Devon care homes.
07 October 2014 05:38 PM
People in the north-east least likely to be out
28 September 2014 12:00 AM
26 September 2014 06:30 PM
A lesbian Jewish leader says she has endured years of vitriol from the writer renowned for her strident style
24 September 2014 07:06 PM
Youths from families with deep British roots more susceptible than recent migrants, finds study
14 September 2014 12:00 AM
Councils are scaling back assistance for adults assessed with ‘low’ or ‘moderate’ needs
Ghoncheh Ghavami: Mother of British-Iranian woman jailed for watching men's volleyball writes open letter to daughter
12 September 2014 04:19 PM
The mother of a British Iranian woman imprisoned in Tehran for watching a volleyball match has spoken publicly for the first time of her anguish at her daughter’s incarceration.
12 September 2014 12:00 AM
The romantic toll of the recession has been revealed as research shows couples who suffered most during the economic downturn are eight times more likely to have broken up than those least affected.
12 September 2014 12:00 AM
The idea of welfare ghettos where whole communities are workless is a myth, according to research by leading academics.
11 September 2014 06:17 PM
All deaths in prison up by a quarter
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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