Essex Police have charged a man with causing death by careless driving while over the alcohol limit.
It follows the death of an 84-year-old woman on a crossing in High Road, South Benfleet on December 30th 2015.
John Richardson, aged 48, of High Road, Benfleet, has been charged in connection with the death of Joan Gilbert. He has been bailed to appear at Southend Magistrates Court on Monday June 27.
Firefighters have put out a fire on board a boat in Colchester. The boat was moored at King Edward Quay.
Crews used one hose to extinguish the fire. No one was hurt.
Fire fighters remain at the scene of a huge fire at an industrial estate at Clophill in Bedfordshire.
The fire at the Four Winds Industrial Estate began late on Thursday night and spread quickly through nearby warehouses. One engine is still at the scene as the fire burns itself out.
An investigation has begun into how the fire started.
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue said the A6 would remain shut until Highways teams had cleaned all the water from fire hoses from the carriageway.