National: Three children die in house fire

THREE children have died in a house fire in a seaside town.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said the youngsters were in a property in Clarence Avenue, Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

A spokesman said crews were called at 11.58pm yesterday and a 27-year-old woman, thought to be the children’s mother, was taken from the house.

She is understood to be in a critical condition in hospital in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

An investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched.