Rotherham MP Sarah Champion is teaming up with Barnardo's to conduct a parliamentary inquiry into child sexual exploitation and trafficking
The independent police watchdog has started its own investigation into police contact with a woman injured in a suspected arson attack.
Police investigating two serious sex attacks in Rotherham have released a description of a man they want to speak to.
Two people have been taken to hospital after a house fire in Thurcroft near Rotherham.
The pair were rescued by fire crews when the fire broke out on Peter Street in the early hours of the morning.
Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has accused Tory MPs of making sexist gestures to female opponents while they are speaking in the House of Commons.
She claims some Conservatives were responsible for "utterly appalling" attempts to degrade women during debates.
She claimed it was an "insidious" part of the culture in Westminster which was overlooked.
The Rotherham MP told BBC Radio Sheffield: "Some Tories are very good at gesticulating about females' assets."
Asked by presenter Rony Robinson whether she was referring to hand gestures and remarks about her "bum and breasts" she said: "Yes ... I think it is utterly appalling, it's deliberately trying to degrade people, it's sexist and people ought to be pulled for it."
She said it was "awful" and "really bad" but was unaware if Labour MPs did the same to female Tory MPs.
She said: "I don't know because I'm on the bench looking forward, but the Tories definitely do it to Labour women."
Ms Champion said she had to "pretty much ignore it" because responding would mean "you end up in a slagging match which I don't think is helpful".
She said she had not informed Speaker John Bercow about her concerns: "This is the problem, it's so insidious, it's so part of the culture there ... it's overlooked rather than ignored, I would say."
Asked how she would react if her colleagues were acting in a similar way she said: "I would be utterly, utterly appalled and I would go and say something if I saw one of my Labour colleagues doing it."
South Yorkshire Police are asking for witnesses to a collision in Rotherham in which an elderly pedestrian suffered serious injuries.
The 80-year-old woman was in the car park of Kiveton Library in Wales Road when she was in collision with a silver Volkswagen Golf.
At the time of the collision, 12.30pm on Thursday 17 October, it was not thought that the pensioner had suffered serious injuries, but her condition has since deteriorated.
A man has pleaded guilty to four rapes after he attacked three women in Rotherham on the same night. 25-year-old Nicholas Totty, of Newman Road admitted attacking one woman and then two hours later subjected two other women to a series of rapes and an assault at a nearby house.
He was remanded in custody to be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on December 17.
A 25-year-old man has admitted attacking three women and raping a teenage girl in Rotherham.
Nicholas Totty, of Newman Road, Rotherham, pleaded guilty at Sheffield Crown Court to four counts of rape, wounding with intent, assault with intent to commit a sexual offence and attempting to cause grievous bodily harm.
The charges relate to attacks on two women in Herringthorpe Valley Road and in Moorgate, Rotherham, on September 27th and a series of rapes and an assault at a house in Rotherham the next day. Totty was remanded into custody and is due to be sentenced on December 17th.
Violent crime rates in Rotherham have been cut by almost a third over the last year according to new figures. In the year ending October 2012 a total of 142 incidents of violence against a person were recorded. By this October, that figure had dropped to 98, a reduction of 31 per cent.
A councillor who stepped down from two prominent roles after he was mentioned in a report about child sexual exploitation will not face any police action.
South Yorkshire Police said it had "found no evidence to substantiate the claims" made about Jahangir Akhtar in a report in August about the sexual grooming of a teenage girl in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
Mr Akhtar stepped down from his role as deputy leader of Rotherham Council and vice chairman of the Police and Crime Panel when it was reported that he knew about a relationship between an under-age girl and man who had abused her.
Former Labour minister Denis MacShane pleaded guilty this morning to making nearly £13,000 of bogus expense claims. The ex-MP for Rotherham admitted false accounting by putting in fake receipts for £12,900 of "research and translation" services.
Sentencing was adjourned until December 19, and he was granted unconditional bail. Phil Hornby reports