David Parkin rocks at the Leeds Arena and has a close encounter with Miss World

THE first direct Leeds Arena is a great venue. I visited for the first time last Friday to see the Kaiser Chiefs.

I'm sure I was one of those who said there would be traffic chaos when it was first announced that it would be built on a site at Clay Pit Lane just off the city's inner ring road.

Despite several high profile events, there has yet to be the predicted traffic foul-ups and the site of 10,000-plus people leaving the venue and good naturedly heading down into the city centre was a heartening site in a city that... For the full story register now for free or login below...