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. Emily is on sabbatical until March 2015
22 August 2014 12:00 AM
TUC research will be damaging to David Cameron
21 August 2014 05:36 PM
Councils struggling to cover social housing needs
19 August 2014 07:16 PM
The specialist children’s counsellor finds herself stuck in a seemingly unending struggle to remain in the UK the Australian is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
15 August 2014 02:36 PM
Oliver is top – but different spellings of Muhammad makes it the most common
14 August 2014 05:32 PM
The proportion of rape cases referred by police for prosecution is at its lowest level since records began, Parliamentary research has revealed.
13 August 2014 05:45 PM
Soaring numbers of sick or disabled people are being punished by having their benefits taken away in a Government crackdown that experts say is pushing the most vulnerable in society to destitution.
Stephanie Bottrill, who blamed the bedroom tax for her suicide, had history of depression, inquest hears
12 August 2014 06:23 PM
A woman who left suicide notes to her family blaming the bedroom tax for making her want to end her life was under “considerable anxiety and stress”, an inquest has found.
12 August 2014 12:00 AM
Social isolation is rife in Britain, according to new research showing that one in 10 people do not have a single close friend.
12 August 2014 12:00 AM
The cost of bringing up children has soared in the last year, leaving families on the minimum wage 18 per cent short of the basic amount needed to live on.
11 August 2014 12:00 AM
More than half of people in UK admit clandestine antisocial behaviour
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera writer mocked after issuing a warning about Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
General election 2015: Labour will toughen hate crimes legislation surrounding Islamophobia
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- 3 X Factor in crisis as numbers of people auditioning plummets
- 4 Baltimore riots: Furious mother marches her son home live on TV
- 5 General Election 2015: Stephen Hawking says he will vote Labour