Emily Dugan is social affairs correspondent for The Independent, i and Independent on Sunday, covering Sarah Cassidy’s maternity leave. 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.
22 October 2013 07:35 PM
The Government faces a grilling over why it has ignored advice to close a glaring loophole amid claims that it has been swayed by lobbying from key beneficiaries of the measure
Elderly robbed by their own relatives: Family carers are abusing their legal powers and stealing their relations' assets
20 October 2013 12:00 AM
Growing numbers of elderly and vulnerable people are having their finances raided by relatives abusing their legal powers, The Independent on Sunday has learnt.
17 October 2013 07:04 PM
Britain’s most secretive court has made a further step towards transparency after its top judge called for the attendance of journalists to be its default position.
15 October 2013 06:16 PM
Watchdog says protection services are too often 'manifestly and palpably weak'
15 October 2013 10:16 AM
England’s second city singled out as a 'national disgrace' over failure
15 October 2013 12:00 AM
Hidden cameras and “mystery shoppers” could be used to keep tabs on care homes under proposals being considered by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
15 October 2013 12:00 AM
The financial savings generated by the “bedroom tax” may have been significantly exaggerated by the Government, according to research which shows the controversial policy is likely to save £160m less in its first year than the projected £480m.
13 October 2013 09:00 PM
League tables also to be introduced as part of moves to overhaul the regulation of adult care
10 October 2013 12:00 AM
Prisoners should have the right to appear in person before a Parole Board in cases where the fairness of their detention is in question, the Supreme Court has ruled.
08 October 2013 11:46 AM
Lesbian couples are nearly twice as likely as gay men to end a civil partnership, according to the latest government figures.
Apple's Tim Cook: Business isn’t just about making profit
Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime
Ukraine crisis: New navy chief 'defects' and surrenders Crimean HQ as Putin claims ultranationalists forced intervention
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
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- 2 South African rhino finally put down after roaming Kruger park for days with horn hacked off and bullet in brain
- 3 Sir Patrick Stewart patches into David Cameron and Barack Obama's Ukraine talks with packet of wet wipes
- 4 Study suggests that 'gaydars' are real - at least for women
- 5 Man stabbed with Legend of Zelda Master Sword in serious condition