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.
16 July 2014 12:00 AM
Exclusive: More than half went into court without a lawyer fighting their side
15 July 2014 12:00 AM
Although two thirds of women in the UK are now in employment, 72 per cent say they do most of the household cleaning
St Andrews principal excluded from Royal and Ancient golf club because of her sex speaks out over members' taunts
14 July 2014 06:48 PM
Now even the golf establishment is turning against its anachronistic men-only admissions policy
13 July 2014 09:36 PM
Soaring numbers of people in private rented homes face eviction despite being up to date with their rent because rising house prices are prompting landlords to ask tenants to leave.
11 July 2014 05:59 PM
The chief inspector has told MPs that he believes local authorities still have a role in holding schools to account
Immigration: Serious failings within Government system carry 'high risk of unfairness' for asylum seekers, says High Court judge
09 July 2014 05:55 PM
Inadequate checks mean that the most vulnerable asylum seekers, such as victims of torture, are not being identified
08 July 2014 12:00 AM
Meanwhile 2m grandparents have given up work, reduced hours or taken time off to look after grandchildren
07 July 2014 06:39 PM
Two in five young people are currently unemployed or underemployed
07 July 2014 01:18 AM
Diabetes is becoming a “national health emergency” with thousands of new cases diagnosed every week, says a leading charity which warns it could lead to a rise in amputations and kidney failure.
06 July 2014 12:00 AM
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street
- 3 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 4 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh