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. Her first book, 'Finding Home: Real Stories of Migrant Britain', was published by Icon Books in July 2015.

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Keith Vaz reported to parliamentary standards commissioner over lobbying visa officials for controversial cricketing tycoon

The Labour MP wrote to the director-general of UK visas and immigration, asking whether Lalit Modi’s 'travel document could be made available'

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries wants to amend the health Bill to stop
charities who offer abortions giving advice to women seeking terminations

Nadine Dorries: I was sexually abused by a vicar as a child

According to Ms Dorries, the Reverend William Cameron sexually abused her when she was just nine years old living in Liverpool

Qatar’s proposed stadium

Qatar and Russia could be stripped of World Cup - if evidence of bribery is found, says senior Fifa official

Fifa are engulfed in allegations of corruption and bribery relating to the upcoming tournaments and past World Cups

England’s women’s team, pictured in Canada last month. The tournament’s first game attracted 50,000 fans

Women's World Cup 2015: How female football is reaching a cultural tipping point

As the football competition begins in Canada, Emily Dugan reports on a series of big wins

New research suggests that the most vulnerable people in the country are being 'placed in jeopardy' by a further £1.1bn of cuts to adult social care

Most vulnerable people in country 'in jeopardy' over £1.1bn of cuts to adult social care

Councils have been forced to impose steep cuts on adult social care because the money they receive from central Government has fallen substantially

The only money many migrant parents can find to feed their children is a child poverty payout

Thousands of children in Britain being forced to live on £1 a day

There are 5,900 children in England and Wales living on the brink of total destitution because their parents cannot work or receive benefits

According to nationwide research from the TaxPayers’ Alliance, British councils own hundreds of pubs, restaurants and hotels - and even two nightclubs

From pigeon lofts to nightclubs: The unusual properties owned by councils

FoI requests show councils own hundreds of pubs, restaurants and hotels

Belz leaders in Stamford Hill said children would be banned from its schools if their mothers drove

Leaders of ultra-Orthodox Jewish group in London threaten to ban women from driving

Parents with children received a letter last week demanding that mothers cease to drive to its gates or risk having their offspring expelled

Campaigners in Scotland hold rallies outside Holyrood

Right to die: Scottish Parliament rejects attempt to legalise assisted suicide

After an emotional debate, MSPs voted by 36 to 82 against the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill

Ireland has become the first country in the world to allow same-sex marriage following a popular vote
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