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
UK dementia care: Watchdog finds 'staggering' 90% of British care homes and hospitals provide poor care for Alzheimer's sufferers
13 October 2014 12:20 AM
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
13 October 2014 12:19 AM
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
10 October 2014 06:23 PM
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”.
09 October 2014 10:57 PM
An extraordinary hearing will shed light on a bitter dispute involving a Conservative MP and the self-appointed champions of parental rights
09 October 2014 12:06 AM
Proportion of renters unable to save for deposit leaps 13% in two years
08 October 2014 07:09 PM
An illegal gangmaster who made Romanian workers scavenge in bins while charging them to live in an unheated shed has been fined just £500.
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
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Andreas Guenter Lubitz intentionally crashed flight 9525 into the Alps in act of mass murder and suicide – latest
- 1 Germanwings crash: Police make 'significant discovery' at home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz
- 2 JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
- 3 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 4 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 5 Jeremy Clarkson calls on trolls to leave producer Oisin Tymon alone: 'None of this is his fault'