I have running instance using parity:
parity --chain=ropsten --author=0x00c62AA7449864C21E5250533577ec628849dAE2 --rpcapi=web3,eth,personal --jsonrpc-interface=127.0.0.1 --jsonrpc-port=8545 --jsonrpc-cors=https://remix.ethereum.org and faced strange issue already for 2 days: I cannot deploy contract and send funds to anywhere from my account.
When deploying contract Parity UI always shows "waiting for confirmations". I dropped previous account, removed all databases and configurations, started node again, synced and created new account. Then mined couple of ethers. Now contract deployment explicitly failed with message "The contract deployment failed: Contract not deployed, getCode returned 0x".
All contracts are developed in the Parity editor.