CALENDER: 10. January

 

     

Thu 10 Jan 1985

first of 2 Wham! concerts at Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan

Wed 10 Jan 2007

  Pop singer George Michael has pleaded not guilty to a charge of being unfit to drive.

Mr Michael's lawyer entered the plea at Brent Magistrates' Court, north-west London. The 43-year-old star did not attend the hearing.

The musician was arrested last October on suspicion of being unfit to drive and possessing drugs. He was later cautioned for possessing cannabis.

A further hearing was set for 7 March to hear legal argument.

Earlier caution

The singer was arrested after motorists called police to report a car causing an obstruction at traffic lights in Cricklewood, north London on 1 October 2006. He was taken to hospital.

Mr Michael was later cautioned for drug possession and released on police bail pending further inquiries over his fitness to drive. He was charged with the driving offence just before Christmas.

In February 2006, Mr Michael was cautioned by police for possessing cannabis after being found in his car at Hyde Park Corner, central London.

Wednesday's court date comes days after the former Wham! star was paid a reported 1.5m for a one-hour concert at a Russian billionaire's New Year party.