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.
26 May 2014 12:29 AM
The number of households remortgaging properties has risen to the highest level since before the recession, according to figures.
26 May 2014 12:28 AM
Families wanting to take their children on holiday during term time are mounting a legal challenge against Michael Gove’s crackdown on the practice.
26 May 2014 12:23 AM
Welfare changes blamed as figures from Citizens Advice show rise in those seeking debt advice
25 May 2014 09:09 PM
Quotas should be introduced in Britain to make sure average women succeed in the workplace as often as mediocre men, Cherie Booth QC said this weekend.
25 May 2014 07:34 PM
So-called soft GCSEs such as Media Studies and Leisure and Tourism could face the axe under a fresh overhaul by the exam watchdog Ofqual.
25 May 2014 05:47 PM
A five-month-old baby who has still not been given a name will be put up for adoption because of his father’s hostility to social workers, a High Court judge has ruled.
25 May 2014 12:00 AM
'Go and vote in your own country': Evidence of non-British EU citizens turned away at the polls despite being on electoral roll
23 May 2014 05:08 PM
Swathes of European citizens living in Britain were turned away from the ballot box in the European elections on Thursday despite registering as voters and having polling cards.
22 May 2014 06:34 PM
More than 100 parents of Nigeria’s missing schoolgirls were stood up by a delegation from president Goodluck Jonathan’s government today, after a visit was cancelled at the last minute for security reasons, The Independent has learnt.
22 May 2014 03:20 PM
The number of young people not working or studying is at its lowest level since records began, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
- 1 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns aged 27
- 3 World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict
- 4 Nicki Minaj finally releases predictable 'Anaconda' video
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence