Four things you should know in Yorkshire today

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Today we heard how police are looking for the killers of a Maltby pensioner; faced familiar problems on the trains from a new franchisee; saw a councillor quit over a religious row in Bradford; and were told of concerns at a lack of understanding of the link between alcohol and cancer.

Here are four things you need to know so far today:

Rotherham police launch murder investigation

Police investigating the death of a Maltby pensioner five months after he was severely beaten in his home by robbers say they are now treating it as a murder investigation.

Read the full story here: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/murder-probe-as-rotherham-pensioner-dies-five-months-after-beating-by-robbers-1-7828353#ixzz44aVAoyIL

New look, same old story on the railway

Delays and signalling problems greeted rail travellers on the first day of Arriva’s franchise of the services previously run by Northern Rail.

Read the full story here http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/transport/delays-and-cancellations-mark-first-morning-of-north-s-new-rail-service-1-7828887#ixzz44abSTPG3

Councillor quits in anti-Semitism row

A Bradford councillor accused of anti-Semitism has quit Labour and will contest the local elections as an independent candidate.

Read the full story here http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/anti-semitism-row-bradford-councillor-quits-labour-1-7828607#ixzz44acl9TSa

Concern over alcohol and cancer link

A study conducted by Sheffield University has found that almost nine in 10 people do not associate drinking alcohol with an increased risk of cancer.

Read the full story here: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/health/nine-out-of-ten-people-do-not-link-drinking-alcohol-to-increased-risk-of-cancer-sheffield-academics-warn-1-7827568#ixzz44adp5VtE