Hello Mike, thank you for getting back to me:
Garage replaced spark plugs - don't know about leads will ask Mon and get back, same with fuel pressure.
Car serviced religiously every 12 months at a different garage but he does not do body work or MOT, so oil should have been changed Jul/Aug 2013.
Pre welding air con ice cold, when they brought car back to me after Welding car leaked a giant pool of water, air con I thought, but not the usual amount of water, 3 times, air con no good after that.
Did not notice any starting problems pre weld but car changed routine, will try to clarify below:
As regards ***** ***** problem: from Aug to Dec and before car had routine of driving 11/12 miles every day then parked for 9 to 10 hours, started/run fine, sometimes would stop off for petrol or to shop - no problems. It was from Jan when routine changed , car not run every day, driven same amount of miles but parked for 2 to 3 hours, it was then that I noticed it was not starting the same - taking longer to fire, only seconds but it was not it's usual pattern, that was when I put the battery on charge, it did not make any difference to the way it started.
Fault first appeared after driving 8 - 10 miles, parked for 3 hours, no problem starting, arrived home, left it running for 10 to 15 mins whilst chatting to a friend, parked it in garage, but did not turn off engine because did not like the way it was parked, so reversed out and it then cut out, it tried to start - it turned - it tried to run, but cut out, thought I had overheated it, so left it a couple of hours, still the same,would not run, left it overnight, started and run 1st turn.
Second time it happened, drove 11 - 12 miles, parked up for 2 hours, no problems starting, drove a couple of miles, parked up for 1 hour or so, started/run first turn but did not like the way it sounded when it started, seemed to take longer, did not sound right, drove 8 or so miles parked for 10 mins or less, no problem with starting/running, drove over the road so to speak, left car for 40 mins or so, would not start/run, engine turned, run for a second if that, then cut out, did not give it throttle because never had to, the more I turned the ignition, the less it ran, and the more it began to struggle..
Hope this has been some help, will get back to you on Mon when I have spoke with garage, in the meantime I cannot thank you enough, will make sure that you receive a 'bonus'.