Coud you please identify this spider for me which was found at the top of our bedroom curtains. It has been suggested it is a False Widow which scared me initially. However after reading other answers on your website I am reassured that they are not as dangerous as is being made out. Our local paper this evening describes them as the most venomous spider in the U.K.!
I'd say that's an Araneus diadematus, more commonly known as the Garden or Cross Spider. It's widespread and commonly found on its orb web, woven between vegetation or other convenient structures. Their colour is quite variable as the photos here show: