Can anyone confirm if this is a false widow spider please? It's been living in a light fitting for a number of months, but when it decided to move to more open areas I have been asked to move it. it now lives in the garden. I would like to confirm whether my identification of it is correct. Many thanks.
Yes, this looks very much like Steatoda nobilis, the noble false widow. They do often make their homes high up in light fittings, window frames, conservatories etc. They typically don't live up to their reputation, I have one resident in my front room who is no bother at all.