Emily Dugan is social affairs correspondent 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.
14 April 2014 12:41 AM
Millions of families are in such a perilous financial state that they are just one pay cheque away from losing their home, research shows.
11 April 2014 06:27 PM
Elderly care in the UK is getting worse, according to new figures showing a dramatic rise in the number of people reporting that the quality of help given to their relatives is unacceptable.
Report calls for 'fundamental change' in treatment of child asylum seekers who arrive in Britain alone
09 April 2014 11:59 PM
Allowing them to complete their education after they turn 18 would bring immigration law in line with legislation for British children leaving care
I can't campaign for Ukip any longer, says party's 'future face' Alexandra Swann over concerns with immigration stance
07 April 2014 07:30 PM
A woman who was heralded as the “future face” of Ukip says she can no longer face campaigning for the party because of their illiberal stance on immigration.
05 April 2014 12:04 AM
Unless the country builds smaller units of social housing the bedroom tax will continue to punish people who are stuck in the ‘wrong’ sized property
Exclusive: New chapter in 'bedroom tax' saga - now councils run out of emergency funds to help worst cases
05 April 2014 12:03 AM
Mass protests as thousands ‘driven into destitution’ by policy
05 April 2014 12:00 AM
Today, Afghanistan will begin to elect a new President. Whoever wins, it’s likely that the Taliban’s influence will rise again, with a potentially disastrous effect on the country’s female population. Emily Dugan meets women from all walks of Afghan life to hear their stories, hopes and fears
02 April 2014 07:51 PM
Academics at the University of London have found that vital research was being undermined because it is dependent on the industry for funding
Schizophrenic man who believes he is a prophet can donate thousands of pounds to the Mormon Church, Court of Protection rules
02 April 2014 06:12 PM
A man with schizophrenia who believes he is a prophet should be free to donate thousands of pounds to the Mormon church, a Court of Protection judge has ruled.
Court of Protection: NHS Trust asks judge to rule on hysterectomy for woman with serious mental health condition
31 March 2014 07:01 PM
A woman with a serious mental health condition should undergo a hysterectomy after being handcuffed and escorted by four guards to the operating table, an NHS Trust told a High Court Judge on Monday.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter
NUT strike: David Cameron announces crackdown on strike action ahead of mass industrial action
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